Just because you're older, doesn't mean you are immune to sexually-transmitted diseases. Expert Christine Baumgartner breaks down everything you need to know to avoid getting STDs.
Got a little something going on down…there? Well, there's an app for that! First Derm lets you send in intimate selfies for STD and dermatological evaluations.
While, as a whole, we may be getting better at practicing safe sex, there are still some of those people out there who are messing everything up by not playing along. Whether it's lack of education and awareness, apathy, or just straight-up not giving a damn, here are the people who REALLY need to get it together when it comes to using condoms.
As humans, we rely on heuristics (simply put, using experiences to problem-solve) a bit too much. In the majority of our daily lives, this is okay. But not when it comes to sex. Just because someone looks like they don't have a disease doesn't mean they don't. And just because you assume your partner is on the pill doesn't mean they are (can you say 'pregnancy scare'?). Clinical sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe has a few things to tell you on the collision of sex and heuristics, so listen up.
April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. The CDC estimates that at any given moment there are 110 million STIs out there, both new and existing, among American men and women. Here's an infographic filled with important information every sexually-active person should know.
New research reveals 20% of people will go to bed with someone who has a sexually transmitted infection, and 39% of those people actively choose to NOT use protection when doing so. Why are we becoming so lax about STIs? Is it because we're numb to the possible consequences? Or do we just not care because medicine will "fix" it?
When you're out there playing the dating game, looking for love, you always want to look and feel your best. As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Who wants to meet the person of their dreams looking like they just rolled out of bed? A little maintenance can go a long way, and I'm not just talking about how you do your hair and apply your makeup. Everyone on the dating scene should perform these maintenance routines once a year or so, to make sure you're on top of your game.
Yesterday, just two days before World AIDS Day, Hillary Clinton rolled out plans to help rid the world of AIDS. While efforts will focus largely in sub-Saharan Africa, where providing access to medication is a major priority, we're not off the hook at home.
We love dirty jokes, bragging to our friends about our sexual exploits and basking in the glow of our sexual prowess. But when we meet a new partner, most find it easier to open their legs than their lips. In 2012 honest open discussions between dating singles about sex is still repressed by puritanical norms and adolescent emotions. Good girls don’t talk about it and good boys don’t ask.
To snip or not to snip? That is the question in regards to circumcision. For some, especially those who practice Judaism, it's a religious ritual. For others, it's a preference. For those who choose to make the cut, however, there may be substantial health benefits.
As I’ve gotten older, I tend to care less what other people think of me. This isn’t to say that I’m a self serving, greedy wench however; I no longer allow the fear of others’ opinions to influence better judgment. When I jumped back into the dating scene after a nearly 15 year hiatus; I was blessed with ignorance. Sporting new shoes and dress, I loaded-up my new handbag with dating essentials: Lipstick-check Powder-check Keys-check Wallet with cash, ID-check Condoms-check