STD Awareness Month

It’s STD Awareness Month

Every year, April is set aside as a time for an annual awareness campaign to help deter the spread of STDs. Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partners with multiple healthcare advocates and organizations in order to create opportunities to educate the public about their sexual health and help everyone get tested… Read More

Sexual Health News

Top 8 Sexual Health News Stories of 2017 # 4 – 1

2017 saw many stories hit the news circuit that directly related to your sexual health. Some stories held a higher level of impact than others. As we wrap up the year, we’d like to take a look back at the year’s eight biggest sexual health news stories. Today, we’re looking at numbers 4 through 1…. Read More

Sexual health news

Top 8 Sexual Health News Stories of 2017 # 8 – 5

2017 saw many stories hit the news circuit that directly related to your sexual health. Some stories held a higher level of impact than others. As we wrap up the year, we’d like to take a look back at the year’s eight biggest sexual health news stories. Today, we’re looking at numbers 8 through 5…. Read More

STD Myth Exposed

STD Myth Exposed: You Only Get STDs From Vaginal Sex

Some people are under the impression that if sex doesn’t happen vaginally, then a person cannot get an STD. This is simply not true. STDs can be transmitted through any form of sex. This includes vaginal, anal and oral sex. Oral sex and anal sex are still sex and can still carry the risks and… Read More

STDs and Blood Donation

STDs and Donating Blood: What You Need To Know

One of the best ways to help in a crisis or tragedy is to donate blood. Donating blood can help a friend, a family member or even a total stranger in a life threatening situation. If you are considering donating blood you should keep a few things in mind because not all people are eligible… Read More

Dental dams: What are they?

Dental Dams: What are They?

One of the best ways for sexually active people to prevent the spread of STDS and HIV is to practice safe sex. Safe sex means that protection is used during sexual acts. We’ve written in the past about the use of both male and female condoms as effective forms of protection during sex. Today, we’re… Read More

Do Birth Control Pills Prevent STDs?

STD Myth Exposed: Do Birth Control Pills Prevent STDs?

Some people find themselves under the misconception that birth control pills will protect them against both pregnancy and STD infection. While birth control pills can be an effective tool to prevent unplanned pregnancy, they do not protect someone from STD infection. Other forms of contraception, such as the use of latex condoms, can help prevent… Read More

Why Can't Men Be Tested For HPV?

Why Can’t Men Be Tested for HPV?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is one of the most common STDs in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most sexually active people in the U.S. will contract HPV at some point in their lives. There are many strains of HPV that can be passed through sexual contact. Some of… Read More

June is Men's Health Month

June 2017 is Men’s Health Month

June marks the time of year for many special events. One of the most important is Men’s Health Month. Anchored by a Congressional health education initiative, the month of June has been officially known as Men’s Health Month since 1994. Throughout the month, health care providers and health organizations will be offering screenings, health fairs,… Read More

Boston Pride

Top 10 Largest Pride Celebrations in the US: # 9 Boston

Boston Pride As June approaches, we have decided to take a look at some of the nation’s largest LGBTQ pride celebrations. Throughout the month of June, cities all over the country will be celebrating with festivals and parades. The next city we will be looking at is Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Pride Parade is put… Read More