Topic: sexually transmitted diseases

In The Future, Robot Prostitutes Could Help Fight Disease, Sex Trafficking, Cheaters’ Guilt

In The Future, Robot Prostitutes Could Help Fight Disease, Sex Trafficking, Cheaters' Guilt

It’s Friday, so let’s do something light and weird, shall we? Like robot prostitutes. According to some New Zealand researchers, brothels of the future will feature robot prostitutes, “a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicity, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features” which could help stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections and human sex trafficking. More »

Why You Might Not Need A Pelvic Exam After All (Thank Goodness!)

Why You Might Not Need A Pelvic Exam After All (Thank Goodness!)

Raise your hand if you like getting a pelvic exam when you go to the doctor. No hands raised here either. Maybe that’s because they are uncomfortable, embarrassing or just so damn invasive, but we have to assume no woman actually wants to have a doctor insert his plastic-gloved hand into her vagina to feel around and palpitate her organs. And yet, many physicians routinely perform this exam. But thankfully, a new study says all of that may be unnecessary. To which we say: Hooray! More »

Poll: Would You Want To Unlock Foursquare’s STD Badge?

Poll: Would You Want To Unlock Foursquare's STD Badge?

If you were about to get tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases, would you want everyone to know? Foursquare, the popular social media app that lets users check into local businesses and attractions to gain points and unlock badges, went out on a limb and assumed that you would…and they were right. Partnering with MTV to meld social media with social awareness, Foursquare created an online “movement” to encourage young people to get tested. Every time users checked into a clinic, they unlocked badges and shared their whereabouts across social media platforms. According to them, their campaign resulted in thousands upon thousands of participants. I know the Foursquare homepage says “it’s more fun with friends!” but this might be pushing the envelope.

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Oral Sex Causes More Oral Cancer Than Cigarettes

Oral Sex Causes More Oral Cancer Than Cigarettes

According to new research, oral sex causes more oral cancer than cigarettes in the U.S. $#*%! And we thought sex was supposed to be good for you…

Apparently, oral cancer has become rampant, particularly among white men, with cases increasing 225% between 1974 and 2007 (According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, diagnoses are up to 37,000 people per year). Maura Gillison, an Ohio State University researcher, blames the human papilloma virus (HPV), which she says accounts for as much as 64% of throat cancer cases and beating out tobacco use as the leading cause of oral and throat cancers. More »