Tag Archives: STDs

Porn, Condoms, Feminism, and other internal conflicts

TweetMany people who know me, know that I love (some) porn. And not just to get off. I’m the kind of girl who will curl up with a bag of popcorn and watch porn with friends. But that doesn’t negate the fact that like many feminists, I have some issues. There is a discourse to be [...]
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It’s STD Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested!

TweetApril is National STD Awareness Month, which means it’s also the fifth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign. 1 in 2 sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25, and most won’t know it. So getting tested is super important. And it’s something that you kinda have to take responsibility for yourself. I think [...]
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I Had HPV and Lived to Tell the Tale

TweetAs a follow-up from Maya’s post yesterday and for #HPVDay today, this is a guest post by Bryce Covert, a writer and editor who works on feminism, economic equality, and progressive politics. You can find her work here. I was 24 when I found out that my health insurance would cover the full cost of [...]
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Fight sex-negativity by tweeting that you’ve had HPV tomorrow

TweetCourtney mentioned the “so-called Ayelet Waldman overshare” yesterday, but I think it deserves its own post because I agree so hard with Jill that this is why we are losing as a culture. To recap: After Michele Bachmann made ridiculous and patently false claims about the HPV vaccine in an effort to score political points [...]
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New study on young people and STDs shows how sex negativity is detrimental to your health

TweetA new study, released early this week, found that 10% of young people who tested positive for one of three common STDs—chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis—claimed they had abstained from sex (defined as vaginal intercourse) in the last 12 months. Although the researchers do point out that some of the youth could have simply forgotten they’d [...]
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