Posts tagged "std awareness month"

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: AIDS

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and there is no cure. HIV weakens the body's ability to fend off diseases and multiplies in lymph nodes. It destroys white blood cells and antibodies that make up the immune system. You can't get it from hugging, dancing, high-fives, or sharing a can of soda.
By: Stephanie Armstrong / April 28, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: The Truth About Oral Sex

Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also made…
By: Simcha / April 26, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Syphilis

Syphilis is a mighty morphing STD that is hard to detect. Its symptoms don't occur in a consistent order, but experts have narrowed them down to four stages. The primary stage is when a firm sore, called a chancre, appears around your lady parts. You can get one firm sore or many love bumps. They…
By: Stephanie Armstrong / April 25, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Every year, one million U.S. women will become infected with pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as PID, an infection or inflammation of various reproductive organs. Yikes! This common disease can cause many other problems, including infertility and other conditions that may lead to death. Sorry for the quick scare, but it's true, and you should…
By: Momie Tullottes / April 24, 2009

This Week In Sex News: Oral Contraceptives, Chlamydia Screenings, And Viagra For Girls

Researchers from Texas A&M University have found that women who do resistance exercises and take oral contraceptives don't seem to gain as much lean muscle as those who aren't on the Pill. [Medical News Today] -- This could explain why my arms aren't exactly ripped. If you weren't planning on heeding…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Hepatitis

Many people have heard of hepatitis C from Naomi Judd's public battle with the disease and her crusade to make people aware of it. However, there are seven additional forms of hepatitis in existence that few people are aware of, including the kind you can get from having sex. According to the Centers for Disease…
By: ShawnTe Pierce / April 20, 2009

Crave: The Body Shop’s New Dragon Fruit Lip Butter

For girls who love safe sex as much as new lip goo, The Body Shop and MTV have debuted a dragon fruit/shea lip butter to raise money for MTV’s Staying Alive campaign. About $5 from each fruity butter will go towards Staying Alive, which promotes safe sex and teaches HIV/AIDS awareness among young people. Beauty…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2009

You Won’t Get Tested For STDs Unless You Ask

April is STD Awareness Month, which should serve as a yearly reminder to get tested for STDs if you're sexually active. When you make your annual trip to the gyno, your doc will probably give you a Pap smear, check your boobs for lumps, and inspect your lady parts for abnormalities. But your…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: How To Put A Condom On With Your Mouth

Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly,…
By: Dr. V / April 17, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS in the later stages of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS, and about a quarter of those people don't know they're infected. Approximately 39.5 million people are…
By: E.A. Anne / April 16, 2009

German Pop Star Arrested For Possibly Giving Sex Partner HIV

German pop singer Nadja Benaissa was arrested Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany, for allegedly having unprotected sex with three men without telling them she is HIV positive. One of the men has tested positive for the virus. In Germany, the law says that anyone convicted of knowingly infecting a person with HIV faces a prison sentence…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2009

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: How Often Do You Get Tested?

It's STD Awareness Month! We've been talking a lot about the icky stuff you can get while bumping uglies, while Dr. V has urged you to have as much fun as you want, so long as you wear a condom. In the past, we've talked to the guys on our IM about how…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is one of the most commonly sexually transmitted diseases (STD), with about 700,000 people being infected each year in the United States. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 120.9 per 100,000 people in the U.S. were infected with gonorrhea. With that in mind, here's five things you need to…
By: E.A. Anne / April 14, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a very common STD among both men and women. Ladies, that hot guy you met at the club last night can spread it to you without ever knowing he has it. You also could unknowingly give it to him. Trichomoniasis can weaken the immune system and make an infected person more…
By: Momie Tullottes / April 13, 2009

Doin’ It With Dr. V: How To Protect Your Hoo-Ha

Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly,…
By: Dr. V / April 13, 2009

How I Got The Clap And Other STD Stories: The Unusual Suspect

April is STD Awareness Month, and we asked you to share your STD-related stories so we could learn from your each other's mistakes. If you have a tale involving sores, Valtrex, or a judgy gynecologist, send an email to tips@thefrisky.com. We will keep your identity anonymous. I wanted to let you know…
By: The Frisky / April 10, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: Bacterial Vaginosis

BV, isn't the most pleasant of subjects in polite company, but it's something that every woman needs to know about. Not only is it the most frequent cause of vaginal infections, it's also common during pregnancy and can cause problems as serious as miscarriage, pre-term labor,…
By: Nancy Lichtenstein / April 9, 2009

How I Got The Clap And Other STD Stories: Crabs From A Crappy Roommate

April is STD Awareness Month, and we asked you to share your STD-related stories so we could learn from your each other's mistakes. If you have a tale involving sores, Valtrex, or a judgy gynecologist, send an email to tips@thefrisky.com. We will keep your identity anonymous. My freshman year of college wa…
By: The Frisky / April 8, 2009

This Week In Sex News

There has been a lot of sex-related stuff in the news over the last couple days, which makes complete sense because April is STD Awareness Month, and, you know, the S in STD stands for sexually. A new DNA test for HPV has been much more effective than Pap smears, which means that…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2009

STD Playlist For The Party In Your Pants

When a red bump appeared on my crotch, I listened to Antony and the Johnson’s sad album about a dying tranny, “I Am A Bird Now,” while I waited to see a doctor at the walk-in clinic. Clearly, I’m a little dramatic and also, what I thought was the herp wound up just…
By: Simcha / April 7, 2009
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