STD

Sex

How I Enjoyed Sex Again After My Herpes Diagnosis

After Emily Depasse received a herpes diagnosis in 2015, she felt unloveable and hopeless about her future. Over time she realized that the STI wasn't a life sentence—and she was worthy of pleasure.
Emily Depasse
3.14.19
HIV

What I Learned from Testing Men for HIV at Gay Bathhouses

I brought the clinic to people in my community who—for a number of reasons—might not otherwise set foot in one.
George M. Johnson
2.26.19
Health

9 Things All Good Sex Party Hosts Will Have on Hand

The less obvious items you need in your Amazon cart before throwing a sex party.
Grant Stoddard
6.5.18
Sex

Reddit Gave a Teenager With Autism a Shockingly Helpful Sex Ed Lesson

"All I knew was porn, and that didn’t help."
Eric Spitznagel
4.2.18
Unscrewing Ourselves

Should You Sue Your Partner For Giving You Herpes?

People have successfully sued their ex-partners for infecting them with the virus. But is it a useful way of holding irresponsible sexual behavior to account—or does it stigmatize STD sufferers?
Sirin Kale
10.18.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

STD Horror Movies Prey on Our Fears and Misconceptions About Sex

The micro-genre is a rare place to push prevailing myths about sexually transmitted infections to the extreme, exploring themes of promiscuity, perversion, and violation.
Sarit Luban
10.17.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Japan is hoping Sailor Moon can fix its syphilis problem

Dexter Thomas
10.8.17
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Real Problem with Hollywood's Depiction of Herpes

A brief history of unfunny and inaccurate representations of herpes—a virus that the majority of the population lives with.
Britni De La Cretaz
10.5.17
herpes

This Paleolithic Dick Gave Us Genital Herpes

Nuts to you, Nutcracker Man.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.17
Sex

People Told Us How They Found Out Their Partner Cheated in Six Words

"Reading novel he wrote about it."
Anna Goldfarb
9.29.17
Health

More Men Have HPV Than Women, New Report Says

A new study from the CDC found that almost half of all adults have HPV, the most common STD in the US.
Kimberly Lawson
4.6.17
LGBTQ

How One Local Health Clinic Is Dealing with the Gay Male STD Crisis

Epidemic rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia among men who have sex with men aren't subsiding—and Trump probably isn't going to help.
Kristina Marusic
2.9.17
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