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Doctors are now prescribing doxy-PEP, a morning-after pill that helps prevent STIs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis

There's now a morning-after pill called doxy-PEP that has been shown to help reduce the risk of STI…

Kelly Burch   


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FDA clears first underwear for oral sex — it's vanilla-flavored, and tastes 'like you're eating a cookie'

The thin latex underwear are super-stretchy and have a vanilla flavor. They are only the second FDA…

Hilary Brueck   


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A woman shared a video about her herpes diagnosis on a secret TikTok account. Then, 10 million people watched it.

Sophie Miller posted a vulnerable video when she was diagnosed with herpes. She says she never expe…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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It's possible to get herpes from kissing - here's what you need to know to protect yourself and others

You can get herpes from kissing through mouth-to-mouth contact with an infected person. Though incu…

Lindsay Kalter,Jason McKnight   


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14 causes of blood in your semen, from STIs to cancer treatment, and when to call a doctor

Blood in your semen might seem alarming, but it's not always serious. Here are 14 possible causes, …

Adam Barnes,S. Adam Ramin   


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What to do when a condom breaks to prevent pregnancy, and when to get an STI test

When a condom breaks, emergency contraceptives like plan B can prevent pregnancy if you're not on b…

Carla Delgado,Jason McKnight   


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Yes, cold sores are caused by herpes, and it's nothing to be ashamed of - here's how to treat your symptoms and limit contagious spread

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) and can be transmitted during kissing, sh…

Sarah Fielding,Jason McKnight   


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Chlamydia often doesn't show symptoms - here are the best ways to tell if you have this serious STI

Symptoms of chlamydia include abnormal discharge and pelvic pain, however, chlamydia doesn't have m…

Sanjana Gupta,Lauren Demosthenes   


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6 reasons why you have more discharge than usual, from BV to STIs

Increased discharge could happen around ovulation as part of your normal cycle, but it could also s…

Ashley Laderer,Lauren Demosthenes   


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How you get HPV? The major symptoms, risk factors, and how to prevent it

HPV is a virus that may cause warts and can be passed through sexual intercourse or skin-to-skin co…

Sarah Sheppard   


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How to choose the right fitting condom and material to protect against STIs and pregnancy

A proper fitting condom should cover the entire length of the penis while leaving a bit of extra ro…

Sarah Fielding,Rosara Torrisi   


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R. Kelly wants herpes-related charges dropped from his case. Many HIV/AIDS advocates say laws criminalizing STIs do more harm than good.

R. Kelly, who is on trial in federal court in Brooklyn, is accused of having unprotected sex withou…

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz   


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Good sexual hygiene: How to clean sex toys, genitals, and avoid infections like UTIs and STIs

Good sexual hygiene is important to avoid infections like UTIs. Peeing after sex is one of the most…

Carla Delgado   


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Jenelle Marie Pierce   


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Some women experience orgasms from a 'G-spot' in their throats. Sex experts explain how it's possible.

The vagus nerve, which connects the throat to the genitals, may be the reason why women can experie…

Emme Witt   


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Anal sex is on the rise, and doctors warn 'we may be failing a generation of young women' by not telling them the risks

If done improperly, anal sex can lead to fecal incontinence, anal tumors, and anal tears. If you ta…

Julia Naftulin   


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Monkeypox: 95% spread occurred via sexual activity, says study

Sexual closeness is the most likely route of transmission in 95 per cent of monkeypox cases, accord…

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8 symptoms of the most common STDs explained

Millions of people are diagnosed with an STD every year. They're typically spread during vaginal, o…

Julia Naftulin   


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8 reasons your butthole itches and how to get quick relief

Anal itching is a common condition that can be caused by diarrhea, hemmorhoids, and even parasitic …

Adam Barnes,Debra Jaliman   


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4 key signs that you're losing too much blood during your period and what it could signal

Bleeding too much could be a sign of endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, and more — here's how to tell i…

Madeline Kennedy,Lauren Demosthenes