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.
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
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.
Reddit Gave a Teenager With Autism a Shockingly Helpful Sex Ed Lesson
"All I knew was porn, and that didn’t help."
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?
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.
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
This Paleolithic Dick Gave Us Genital Herpes
Nuts to you, Nutcracker Man.
People Told Us How They Found Out Their Partner Cheated in Six Words
"Reading novel he wrote about it."
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.
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.
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A Sex Worker Explains How to Get Over Your STD Paranoia
Though I don't keep track, I've had hundreds of lovers and have never experienced an STI or a pregnancy scare.