Five months into my relationship with my then-boyfriend, I found a single blister-like sore above the entrance to my vagina.
If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you probably remember hearing a lot about genital warts, pubic lice, and hepatitis B.
The Basics Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that's sexually transmitted (similar to gonorrhea or syphilis).
The Basics Herpes is a super-common STD caused by the herpes simplex virus, of which there are two kinds: type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2).
The Basics There are several theories on why gonorrhea is called "the clap." Some say docs referred to gonorrhea as "the collapse" during WWII and that "the clap" is a shortened version (or mispronunciation of) that.
The Basics Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an incurable virus that weakens the immune system by attacking the body's T-cells (a type of white blood cell that helps ward off diseases, bacteria, and viruses).
The Basics You might be thinking: No one actually gets syphilis anymore, right? Wrong. While syphilis all but disappeared in the early 2000s, it's been on the rise ever since.
The Basics The fact is nearly all people who are sexually active will come in contact with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at one point in their lives.
Sex shouldn’t be scary. In fact, when done correctly, it should feel the exact opposite of scary. Still, the threat of getting an STI is enough to make anyone a little gun-shy.
Two sisters are putting a hilarious spin on the crap people with disabilities have to put up with in 2016.
When Donald Trump talked about late-term abortions in the final presidential debate, the Internet exploded.
Sex as a replacement for cardio is something we can all get behind. But according to a new study, it doesn't actually burn that many calories.
Raise your hand if mulled wine falls into the category of “things I bookmark every time it gets chilly, and then promptly forget about until April,” along with roasted pumpkin seeds and homemade apple butter.
If you think Indian food is too tricky to make at home, think again. This week's featured foodie is Richa Gupta of My Food Story.
Shake up your usual lower-body workout with a quick but high-intensity routine. Because let's be real: Leg day is brutal, so you might as well get it done as fast as humanly possible.
If you didn’t already know we’re obsessed with avocados, you haven’t been reading closely. Getting tired of your usual schmear and run?
In the mood for some hilarious news? ::everyone raises hand:: Here we go: Fed up with the way sex-ed and biology textbooks cover ignore female pleasure, French sexologists Marie-Noelle Lanuit and Jean-Claude decided to mow a giant clit into a field next to a high school (naturally).
Extreme weight loss is a life-altering experience—both physically and emotionally. For Samantha Geballe, a photographer from California, gastric bypass surgery made her "two adults smaller," but it was not an automatic path to happiness.
There’s been a lot of discussion around destigmatizing mental illness, but not quite as much about how we occasionally tend to romanticize it.
Fried rice was our go-to take-out order, no question. But once we discovered how to make a better-for-you version at home, we X-ed out of Seamless and pulled out a frying pan.