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.
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
I Thought I Had Herpes for Two Years
I really should have gotten a second opinion.
Reddit Gave a Teenager With Autism a Shockingly Helpful Sex Ed Lesson
"All I knew was porn, and that didn’t help."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”