They need our help now more than ever.
Always use protection.
Ugh. We love science.
Best stock up on condoms.
And Sesame Street ain't happy.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a good chance you have an STD.
Hopefully you don't know much about chlamydia except that you don't want it.
Holy crap, for the second time in recorded history a patient has been cured of HIV.
So CC's lovely editor Alex was browsing Reddit this week and came across this post, with a guy asking if it was unreasonable to ask his girlfriend of four years to give him a blow job without a condom. My initial thoughts? That must taste weird, very latex-y and possibly like spermicide.
The other day, my supervisor barreled into the office and proceeded to freak out about this article he'd read in the New Yorker about a new strain of gonorrhea that can't be treated with antibiotics. He and my other boss - both of whom are married and ostensibly free from contracting STDs - were utterly appalled and proceeded to disparage people who have casual sex, and said they hope this news would teach the "floozies" a lesson.
Gonorrhea (nicknamed The Clap) is only one antibiotic away from becoming untreatable. Yep, all the previous treatments are no longer responding.
I went to the health center and got my regular 6 month check up and I came up positive for…something.
Across the border in my home country of Canada, rates of STDs have rapidly been increasing since 2000. Syphilis cases have increased 10 times over, while chlamydia rates have increased 66 percent. Public-health experts are saying that this can partially be attributed to the popularity of online dating.