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Jun 3, 2013

This Actor Got Throat Cancer Because He Loooves Going Down on the Ladies

So in weirder headlines, an extremely well-known actor has come clean on the cause of his battle with throat cancer. A notorious drinker and smoker, he admitted that neither alcohol nor cigarettes were the culprit. Rather, oral sex is to blame.

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Mar 9, 2012

Friday Faves: True Story – I Have HPV

I met him my first night of college. Although not the fairytale every girl imagines, we hit it off in the basement of a fraternity house. It was a passionate, whirlwind love affair that lasted about a month. Long story short, we don’t speak any more. I took it as a learning experience about relationships and the healing process was not easy.

Mar 14, 2011

10 More Things You Should Know About Sex

So last time we ran a post like this, you ladies learned a lot about sex, even though you didn't really think you needed to when you first clicked the link. 171 Facebook shares later, it was clear that you learned A LOT more than you expected. Even though we're young, college girl living the college life, we don't know sex like we think we do.

Mar 4, 2011

True Story: I Have HPV

I met him my first night of college. Although not the fairytale every girl imagines, we hit it off in the basement of a fraternity house. It was a passionate, whirlwind love affair that lasted about a month. Long story short, we don’t speak any more. I took it as a learning experience about relationships and the healing process was not easy.

Mar 1, 2011

Candy Dish: So Many Tear-Filled Jars

Inside Jennifer Aniston's 42 million dollar homeThe best sex posish for your orgasm • What are guys biggest insecurities during sex? • Scariest news ever. Half of men have HPV. • Hot or not: Kim Kardashian without makeup • Is getting dumped easier if he comes out? • The only good thing to come out of this Charlie Sheen debacle

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Sep 29, 2010

STDs: Dont Ask, Don’t Tell?

Sarah woke up one Sunday with an aching pain in her throat. The night before, she had felt a bit sick after a week of intense studying and paper-writing. But, deciding her sanity was more important than her health, she threw back a few shots of Jose and hit the town with her girlfriends.

If You’re Having Sex, Do It Safely

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, college campuses everywhere will be packed with new people to party with, new people to study with, and yes, new people to have sex with.

Sep 13, 2010

The Doc Is In: Dealing with HPV

Q: I am 23-years-old and have been with my boyfriend for 6 years. I got the Gardasil shot last year and my paps have been fine until I got my last Gardasil shot. The doctor told me my pap was abnormal a couple months after my 3rd shot. Was the shot what caused the adnormal pap? The other doctor took a look and did not find anything so she did not do a biospy. I went back 8 months later and she found a small wart and removed it.

Mar 4, 2010

The Doc Is In: I Have HPV. What Now?

Q: I found out that I have HPV. So ,having sex with my boyfriend, does that mean he has HPV too? And if either of us perform oral sex – can the warts then be transferred to our mouths? Will this lead to cancer? On the paper I got back from the doctor it said to come back in 12 months for another pap smear; will it get worse by then? I'm nervous.

Jan 28, 2010

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Dec 3, 2009

The Doctor Is In: Let’s Talk About The New Pelvic Exam Guidlines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently announced new recommendations that cut back on Pap smear screening. Why are we recommending cutting back on women’s health screening? Let me fill you in on the news.

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Aug 20, 2009

The Doctor Is In: Getting a Handle on HPV

Q: I recently found out that I have HPV. I was so shocked and upset by the news that I couldn’t really think of anything to ask my doctor. So, I was wondering what I should do. This was the first time I’ve ever been tested, so do I have to tell every guy I’ve ever been with (even those I didn’t actually have sex with)? And do I have to tell all future partners?

Apr 2, 2009

How to Tell Your Partner You Have an STD

Here at CollegeCandy, we've long urged our readers to go get tested for STDs. Getting tested for STDs is extremely important, especially when you've had multiple partners or have had unprotected sex.

Apr 2, 2009

The Doctor is In (Take 2)

We took the embarrassment (and speculum!) factor out of the equation and asked you, the CollegeCandy readers, to submit the questions you had regarding STDs and sexual health to our new pal, OB/GYN Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Apr 2, 2009

Why Everyone Should Get Tested

[The following post is courtesy of Vanessa Cullins, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs at Planned Parenthood. If anyone knows...

Apr 2, 2009

Everything You Need to Know About STD Tests

Do you have that burning, itching, inflamed, oozey feeling south of the border? Maybe you don't see or feel anything obvious but you just have that nagging suspicion that last week's man-whore frat-guy gave you more than his number.

Apr 2, 2009

7 Myths About HPV Debunked

While all STDs are serious, HPV might be the most important for young college women to know about. HPV is the most common STD in the U.S. today and a reported 5.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

Apr 2, 2009

Anyone Can Get an STD. That Includes YOU.

Okay, ladies, it’s time for a sneak peak behind closed exam-room doors. Outside, we are bombarded with the constant message that sex is all about fun, excitement, and personal empowerment - our bodies, our choice. Inside, however, we see a disconnect between these choices and unexpected consequences.

Apr 2, 2009

The Truth About STDs

When I found out that 25% of college students have a Sexually Transmitted Disease, I laughed. Surely that statistic referred to the more promiscuous students, or those who were dumb enough not to use a condom during sex.

Mar 26, 2009

Circumcision May Lower Risks of STDs

As we all know from our high school sex ed classes–and some of you from experience– it’s a basic fact...

Mar 24, 2009

Have You Seen Your Doctor Lately?

When’s the last time you took a trip to visit your good old friend, the doctor? Chances are you’ve missed some really important appointments! It's time to suck it up and face the music, sister.

Mar 12, 2009

I Went and Got Tested

After reading about one CollegeCandy writer’s scary STD experience, I realized that I had not been tested in over 4...

Sep 3, 2008

Sex Is Great. Safe Sex is Best.

Here at CollegeCandy, a lot of the writers are constantly criticized for their sexual choices so much that the word...

Jul 11, 2008

Medical Mystery, Meet Sex Education

In Sex Ed, we had to take “Name that STD” tests. In college, our RA’s handed out “Safe Sex” kits...

Jun 18, 2008

I Like Sex. Does That Make Me a Slut?

Some may disagree (and some may do so strongly), but sex is a large part of many college ladies’ lives....

May 29, 2008

Pillow Talk with Diana: Chlamydia, Herpes, and HPV, Oh My!

Q: I gave head to a guy I met when I was studying abroad, and now I’m worried about STDs....

Mar 28, 2008

Ode to My Vagina

Hello down there! You and me, we’ve had a pretty good run so far. I don’t think I thank you...

Mar 14, 2008

1 in 4 Teen Girls Have an STD. WHY?

While so many parents out there seem to be overwhelmingly concerned with keeping their teens’ Myspace pages private and making...

Mar 9, 2008

HPV: What Is It? And Could I Have It?

The first time I heard about HPV (Human papillomavirus), I’m pretty sure it was during a flash of a Gardisal...

Sep 14, 2007

The Pill: Protecting You Against Cancer AND Babies!

Good news for all of us sexually active birth control laden ladies. Studies show that our trusty BC may now...

Aug 22, 2007

Don’t Drink the Punch!

Starting college is arguably the best thing ever. So many new people, new classes, new ideas—it’s like an ocean of...

Aug 10, 2007

Protect Yourself From HPV

I knew that HPV was a “popular” STD, but I never realized just how widespread it was. According to health...

May 25, 2007

My Vagina Is Closed For Business.

So I got the first shot for the HPV vaccine the other day. I don’t really mind the gyno…except for...

Apr 13, 2007

One More Reason To Play It Safe

If there weren’t already a million and one reasons to use protection, there’s now one more. A recent study by...