Incurable Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a common bacterial infection that infects over 700,000 Americans each year.  Sometimes, there are not even symptoms with gonorrhea.  However, untreated gonorrhea can lead to many devastating health complications.  For instance, gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease … Read the rest

Oral Sex: No Big Deal?

Oral sex is fast becoming a common risky practice, especially among young people.  There is a pervading notion that it is no big deal because it is “not sex.”  I had a friend once who described oral sex as merely … Read the rest

Sex in Our Culture

Every day, we are inundated with sexual images. Some are certainly overt. Pornography, a multibillion-dollar industry, is literally a click away. Additionally, many popular films feature explicit sex scenes (Brad Pitt in Troy enough said). However, you may not be … Read the rest

Why Abstinence?

Abstinence is not outdated or old fashioned but very wise. Sex can make things very complicated and messy, both physically and emotionally. However, waiting for sex means:

Every month if you or your partner’s period is late, you are free … Read the rest

Six Bad Reasons to have Sex

Are you convinced that you are ready for sex? How sure are you? Some of the common arguments that teens use to justify having sex are quite faulty. Keep reading!

1) Everyone is “doing it.”

Reliable studies have shown that … Read the rest

Six Things Every College Freshman Should Know

All around the US, millions of high school graduates are getting ready to head off to college in the next month or two.  As a current college student, I can guarantee you that these are going to be some of … Read the rest

Happy National HIV Testing Day

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Happy National HIV Testing Day! Do you know your HIV status? If you have had sex (oral, anal, or vaginal) outside of a lifelong mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner, you need to get tested.  Even if you always … Read the rest

Withdrawal/Pulling Out: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!

Coitus Interruptus, better known as pulling out or withdrawal, is when the man withdraws his penis from the woman’s vagina right before he ejaculates in order to prevent pregnancy.  Initially, this may seem like a great form of birth control.  … Read the rest

Happily Ever After?

Sweet, passionate, and exciting are all adjectives that you may describe first love, which is often during teenage years.  First love is consuming; the thrill of a first date or kiss can leave you easily lost in thoughts about your … Read the rest

STD, STI, STI, STD…What’s the difference?

When we hear discussions about sexual health, the terms STI and STD are thrown around a lot. Well using acronyms does wonders for convenience, but falls short on explaining the significance of these words. STI stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection. … Read the rest