Often confused, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) aren’t actually the same thing. An infection —which is when bacteria, viruses, or parasites attack the body —comes before a disease. And while an infection may result in zero … Continue reading Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Types, Symptoms and Treatment
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), prompting many to wonder how to get rid of herpes naturally. The herpes virus can live dormant inside a person’s immune system for a lifetime, periodically causing blisters that … Continue reading How to Get Rid of Herpes Symptoms Naturally
When you think of using protection during sex, your mind might default to penetrative intercourse. But the reality is, protection also matters during oral sex—even though people sometimes ignore or overlook that fact. A condom in your mouth? Does anyone … Continue reading Do I Need To Use Protection For Oral Sex?
Worldwide, more than 300 million people have viral hepatitis without knowing. There are various types of viral hepatitis, and in a lot of cases, people don’t experience any symptoms — meaning it can go undetected for years. While many viral hepatitis patients … Continue reading What is Hepatitis? – Viral Hepatitis Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
U.K. public health officials warn that an STI called mycoplasma genitalium could become antibiotic-resistant in several years. Misdiagnosis and treatment of the condition could lead to the infection becoming a superbug. MG is usually undetected but symptoms are similar to … Continue reading STI Mycoplasma Genitalium Could Become Untreatable in 5 Years
You know what the “S” in STD stands for, right? True to their name, the vast majority of sexually transmitted diseases stem from sexual contact. But there are non-sexual behaviors that can carry risks too. “People are always asking me … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Get an STD—That Aren’t Sex
When you hear the word “herpes,” there are likely two phrases that immediately come to mind: “cold sores” and “genitals.” Continue reading 7 Facts You Never Knew About Herpes
After all that time you spend making sure your vag-scape is silky smooth, it can be pretty unnerving to find some ugly bumps cropping up like weeds in your lady garden. Continue reading 5 Reasons You Have Bumps Down There Besides Herpes