Risk Factors for STDs
Why is it important to have safe anal sex?
Anal sex may not carry a risk of pregnancy, but that doesn't mean it isn't risky. Anal sex can be fun, but practicing safer anal sex is critical if you want to protect your rectal, and overall, health.
STDs & the Elderly
Sexually transmitted diseases aren't only a problem of the young. Older people can suffer from them, too. In fact, there are several reasons why older adults may actually be in more danger from STDs than their younger companions.
What are the odds of my getting an STD if I have sex?
What are the odds of getting an STD if you have sex? No reputable doctor is going to be able to answer that question without a lot more information, and even then, they still might not be able to do so.
Calculating Your STD Risk Profile
Everyone who is sexually active is at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease. How high is your risk of STDs? Well, it depends both on who you are and who you're sleeping with. Here are some things to think about when calculating your STD risk profile.
What does it mean for a disease or a condition to be "socially stigmatized?"
It's bad enough being diagnosed with an STD, but it's even worse when people start judging you for that diagnosis.
Risk Factors for Acquiring an STD
There are a variety of factors which influence your risk of acquiring an STD. Some of them are biological, some of them are behavioral, and some of them have to do with your environment.
The Hidden Dangers of Nonoxynol-9
Nonoxynol-9 (N-9) may reduce your risk of pregnancy, but it can actually increase your risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. Learn more about why this spermicide that is supposed to protect you might be damaging your health.
How Does STD Infection Increase HIV Risk?
Numerous STDs increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. How do STDs increase the risk of HIV? Does treating STDs reduce the risk of becoming HIV positive?
Is Oral Sex Safe Sex?
People like to think that oral sex is something they can do casually, because it's risk free, but that's just not the case. Oral sex - both giving and receiving - puts you at risk of a number of STDs
Myths About Safe Sex
I have been infuriated by some of the things I read on the Internet when it comes to safe sex. Everywhere I look, there are people spouting ridiculous untruths to get their partners to sleep with them without a condom...
How Can Circumcision Reduce A Man's Risk Of Acquiring HIV?
Circumcision can reduce a man's risk of acquiring HIV.
Why Are Young Women More Biologically Susceptible To Cervical Infections?
The transformation zone of the cervix is larger in young women.
Binge Drinking May Increase Susceptibility to HIV
When you drink it's hard to make good decisions. That may increase your risk of HIV and other STDs.
What Are the Risks of Having Oral Sex Performed by a Prostitute?
Once a month or so, I receive an e-mail from a man who has visited a prostitute for a blow job and wants to know what the risks of oral sex are.