Condomology 101

Yes, you’ve read it right, condomology – the study of condoms. Condoms are among the most used contraceptives in the U.S. by people who are not in a long-term or monogamous relationship. There’s an easy explanation: it’s the only contraceptive that protects against both pregnancy and STDs. However, not everyone is a big fan. Apart…

Birth Control Methods

Above image from Bedsider, which has an excellent birth control method guide. Before we get started, it should be noted that while birth control methods are meant to prevent pregnancy, they may not have any effect, or limited effect, on protecting against STDs. Read more about the different kinds of STDs and how they are…

Do you have Herpes?

Chances are, unless you are a virgin, you’ve at least been exposed to herpes. Eeek, right?! Well, chances are you’ve probably never been tested for it, either. Many people are familiar with oral herpes, aka HSV-I, which usually manifests around the mouth area. But most people are ill-informed about genital herpes, aka HSV-II, which usually…