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A Safe Sex Guide for LGBTQ Folks

Sexual relationships and intimacy are complicated. And when identity and sexual politics gets thrown into the mix, this can create an even more involved situation. Being communicative about …

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HPV, Oral Sex & Cancer: What’s the Risk?

When people talk about safe sex, they usually refer to male condoms, and almost exclusively in the context of penetrative vaginal or anal sex. However, using barrier protection …

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Dear LELO: How Do I Tell My Partner I Have an STI?

Dear LELO, Help! After an abnormal Pap smear, I was referred for a colposcopy… and have been told I have HPV. I have no idea who I got …

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The New STI You Haven’t Heard About Yet

We may feel like we’re fairly well versed in the ABC’s of different STDs (which are more correctly referred to as STIs nowadays) but due to antibiotic-resistant strains …

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STIs and HEX™: Some Home Truths―and Steps for Change

STIs and HEX™―Some Home Truths and Steps for Change

A well-cut suit, classic red lipstick, trench coats – some things never go out fashion. For other stuff – think flares, shoulder pads and hypercolor t-shirts – consensus …

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How a History of Sexually Transmitted Infections Sparked a 21st Century Pandemic

How a History of Sexually Transmitted Infections Sparked a 21st Century Pandemic

Startling 2014 figures demonstrating the insidious rise of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the US since 2006[1]; combined with the emergence of an apparently antibiotic-resistant strain of so-called …

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The Fascinating History of Condoms

The Fascinating History of Condoms

The condom as we know it today, strictly regulated and uniformly packed in neat foil squares, may seem like a thoroughly modern invention, yet barrier methods have been …

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