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Tinder Now Matches You With Cuties AND STD Clinics

Luckily for all of us braving the swipes of the dating world, Tinder has just made it even easier to hook up responsibly with their new Health Safety section on Tinder,…

Bronwyn Isaac | January 25, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Study: You Probably Have Herpes

In its first ever global assessment of the prevalence of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, the World Health Organization reports in the journal PLoS ONE that two in three…

Newser | October 29, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Do Something New: Get Tested For HIV

Getting tested for HIV might be daunting, but it’s worth it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 2, 2015 - 10:30 am

If You Don’t Want An STD, Don’t Move To These Cities

If unrolling a Trojan isn’t part of your regular lifestyle, this terrifying new CDC report on sexually transmitted infections will tell you which cities you should stay far away from…

Beejoli Shah | February 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A Guy’s Advice: How To Tackle The Awkward Condom/STD Convo With Your New Man

When it comes to awkward conversations with the new guy you’re dating, the STD/birth control chat takes the cake. It’s the necessary talk that neither of you want to have,…

YourTango.com | November 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Planned Parenthood Opens “Virtual” Clinics In Minnesota & Washington State

Planned Parenthood is now offering online services in Minnesota and Washington State, in which patients can receive STD counseling or get a prescription for birth control through a video…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2014 - 5:30 pm

NYC Politician Announces On Twitter That She Has “High Risk HPV”

Melissa Mark-Viverito made an unusual admission for a politician on Sunday night: New York City’s City Council Speaker announced to her followers on Twitter that she has high risk HPV.

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Can You Get It Up For The Thong Condom?

Condom companies are always coming out with new designs that promise to be “ribbed for her pleasure” or “extra thin” — there’s even a condom coming soon that’s made from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The 13 Emotional Stages Of Thinking You Might Have An STD (In GIFS!)

We’ve all been there. You had a one night stand, engaged in spontaneous travel sex, or found out your significant other was a big, fat cheater, and soon after, something…

The Frisky | April 1, 2014 - 10:00 am

Professors Tested Fifty Shades Of Grey Library Book & Discovered It Has Herpes

Everyone makes fun of me at the office for being a germophobe. But read this story and tell me I’m wrong: professors in Belgium ran toxicology and bacteriology tests on…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 9:20 am

Don’t Panic! 6 Other Things It Might Be (Besides An STI)

The condom broke or –shame on you! — you didn’t use a condom and something is itchy/burning/funky down there. We’re not judging you. What’s done is done. There’s no use…

The Frisky | September 24, 2013 - 11:00 am

Our Biggest Regrets About College Sex

College! It’s all about exposure to new ideas, learning skills for your future career, and, oh yeah, ceaseless romantic floundering. After high school, higher education is likely the last time…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

North Carolina Pols Actually Thought Requiring Parental Consent For STD Testing Was A Good Idea

Thank God somebody in North Carolina’s state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The Right To Protected Sex: Bill Introduced To Decriminalize Condom Possession

Anti-trafficking advocates, LGBT organizations, lawmakers and public health advocates have gathered in Albany, New York today to push for new legislation about condoms.  Yes, condoms.

Currently 39 million…

Sarah Gray | April 23, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Arkansas State Senate Passes Bill To Defund Sex Education

Abortion foes in the Arkansas State Senate passed a bill yesterday to ban certain funding grants to Planned Parenthood.  The chosen grants heading to the chopping block?  Sex education. Which…

Sarah Gray | April 10, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Are On the Rise

Here’s some unsettling news: Chlamydia and gonorrhea, both which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women, are on the rise and both are more prevalent in women than…

YourTango.com | December 17, 2012 - 12:50 pm

What’s The Point In Suing Someone Over An STD?

A New York City woman is suing a “major Republican fundraiser” after he gave her herpes. What a catch! Not only did he give big bucks to Mitt Romney, but…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Do Not Want: STD Cupcakes

A UK baker known as Miss Cakehead, famous for her anatomically correct treats and recently, the Human Meat Shop, has taken dessert to a macabre level with her limited edition…

Ami Angelowicz | October 11, 2012 - 2:20 pm

“Jersey Shore” Cast May Have Signed STD Contracts — Shocker!

Oh, those demure “Jersey Shore” kids! When MTV signed up Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, and the rest, it knew it had an explosive mix of sex, alcohol, and cheesiness, and the ratings proved this is…

The Stir | July 4, 2012 - 10:30 am

One Direction Band Members May Have Gotten Chlamydia From A Koala

I’m sure you read the title of this post and were confused. I was too. I knew that there was a chlamydia epidemic amongst the Australian koala population after hearing…

Ami Angelowicz | April 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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