The Sexual Health Resources Directory

The Sexual Health Resources Directory is an extensive guide created to those searching for access to general information, specific clinic locations, testing, or resources. There are many national organizations, regional facilities, hotlines, and blogs available to those looking for direction, support, or treatment. With...

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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 Mosquitoes Transmit HIV?

It’s well known that mosquitoes are carriers for infectious 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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What Is Semen Made Of?

What is semen made of? The answer might surprise you. The first and most common misconception to address is that semen and sperm are not the same thing. While the two terms are sometimes discussed interchangeably, semen and sperm are different. Sperm are reproductive...

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for New Couples

When you’re dating someone new, coming up with Valentine’s Day date ideas can be daunting. You don’t want to go too big or bold too soon, but you also don’t want to underplay the holiday for fear of potentially upsetting your new partner. Here...

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Can You Donate Blood if You Have Herpes?

Can you donate blood if you have herpes or another STD? With January being national blood donor month, this question is undoubtedly on the minds of many. Whether you have herpes or another STD, or you are STD free, you might be curious about...

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Can a Pap Smear Detect STDs?

There are many components to the recommended annual well-woman exam, including a pap smear. Can a pap smear detect STDs? Pap smears are essential in the early detection of cervical cancer, which often involves the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV). However, it’s unlikely that...

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Yeast Infection vs UTI: What’s the difference?

Yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs) can have similar symptoms, but they’re actually very different infections. In this blog, we’ll break down the differences between the two infections and several related infections that fall under the umbrella term vaginitis. What is vaginitis? Vaginitis...

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QUIZ: How do I know if I have Gonorrhea?

If you’re asking yourself, “how do I know if I have gonorrhea,” unfortunately, the answer may not be easy to find. Gonorrhea is one of the most common STDs in the US, with the CDC estimating 820,000 cases of gonorrhea annually. Reported cases of...

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