sti

safe sex

We Asked Porn Stars How to Avoid Getting an STI

They depend on their sexual health to make a living, and know how to protect their bodies.
Mark Hay
10.25.18
STDs

Three Ways to Get the HPV Vaccine if You’re Over the Age of 26

A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.27.18
Essays

I Thought I Had Herpes for Two Years

I really should have gotten a second opinion.
Jordan Foisy
5.14.18
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
Sex

Many Teen Girls Don’t Know They Can Get an STI from Other Girls

A new University of British Columbia study looks at high schoolers’ understanding of safe lesbian sex.
Sarah Berman
1.11.18
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
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
ask-hole

A Hostage Negotiator Explains How to Tell Someone You Gave Them an STI

Stay calm, don’t sugar-coat it, and remember: They have a right to be annoyed.
Sirin Kale
2.7.17
ask a hooker

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.
Lydia Faithfull
12.4.16
Sex

Where Are Our Next Generation Condoms?

Three years since the Gates Foundation handed out $100,000 each to several projects, progress has been slow, but steady.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
Health

The Terrifying Rise of Super STIs in the Age of Dating Apps

Hawaii recently saw the nation’s first cluster of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. In the age of Tinder, here’s how health officials are pushing STI prevention.
Linda Yang
10.25.16
Durian

Durian-Flavored Condoms Are Here to Help You Not Get Laid

Production of the condom has already begun and its manufacturer believes it will be “a hit among Asians.”
Nick Rose
6.29.16
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