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Do Condoms Prevent STDs?

Condoms are often one of the first types of birth control we learn about in our youth. Some of us were taught about them during school sex ed classes, with an awkward gym teacher instructing us on the best ways to apply a condom...

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How Long Does It Take for Birth Control to Work?

There are lots of different factors that come into play when choosing the birth control method that works best for you. How much does it cost? How easy is it to access? What are the side effects? And one of the most important: How...

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Can You Get an STD From Someone Who Doesn’t Have One?

If you’re about to have sex with a new partner, before engaging in sexual activity, you should ask them about STDs. If they tell you they don’t have any STDs, you should ask them when they were last tested. It’s not for lack of...

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Can You Get STDs From Anal Sex?

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the question of whether or not you can get STDs from anal sex. On the one hand, there are many people who don’t consider anal sex to be a form of sexual intercourse, and in that instance,...

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Do STD Home Remedies Work?

Many people, when faced with a possible STD infection, are tempted to seek out STD home remedies for their infection. It’s understandable: Getting tested and treated for an STD can be intimidating. However, it’s important to know that, no matter what STD you may...

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STDs That Cause Infertility

When left untreated, there are a number of STDs that can cause additional and often more severe health complications, and this includes STDs that cause infertility. There are a few STDs in particular that can be responsible for infertility in both men and women....

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10 Common Myths About STDs

With the hesitancy to talk openly about STDs and safer sex practices also comes pervasive misinformation and myths about STDs. In this blog, we’ll tackle 10 common myths about STDs and why they’re not true. 1. If someone has an STD, you’ll be able...

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What’s the Difference Between an STI and an STD?

What’s the difference between an STI and an STD? The two terms are often used interchangeably, and while that usage is not always considered to be incorrect, there are some notable differences between the two terms and what they stand for. STD is by...

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Can Mosquitoes Transmit HIV?

It’s well known that mosquitoes are carriers for infections viruses, but can mosquitoes transmit HIV? In this blog, we’ll break down this common misconception about mosquitos and HIV symptoms and answer that question. Mosquitoes are notorious for spreading more than a few dangerous infections,...

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