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Topic: sexually transmitted diseases
Look, I know. I know that no one wants to use dental dams; no one even wants to talk about using dental dams. And it’s understandable—to the uninitiated, they can seem cumbersome, awkward, hard to use or just plain silly. However …. More
Dang. While we were all busy worrying about the Singularity,* super sexually transmitted diseases have been quietly plotting to beat computers and robots to rising up against humankind. And I, for one, do not welcome our gonorrhea overlords. More
With all the hot new sexually transmitted infections we have these days — HPV! Hepatitis B! — it’s easy to forget that syphilis still exists. But still exist it does, and apparently it’s plaguing the Los Angeles porn industry right now. More
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
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
Intrauterine devices—the small hormonal or copper devices inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy—could also help prevent cervical cancer, says an international team of researchers publishing in The Lancet. The researchers analyzed 26 studies, which included data on nearly … More
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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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
Last Friday, we tested your knowledge of herpes, and today we’re going to see how you did. We hope you used a #2 pencil – you’d hate to not get credit for your smarts. 1. There are two forms of … More
The U.S. Army vs. STDs: We want YOU…not to get syphilis or gonorrhea. Check out Mother Jones‘ Gallery of the military’s decades-long war against STDs, in public service posters.