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by Gina Colonette, blogger
There are many online outlets to get sexual health information from, but what about social media? Now you can use Twitter to update yourself on sexual health news and entertainment, oh joy! Click ahead for the best Twitter accounts (and a hilarious take on social media and sex).
Everyone has a twitter account, really. Condom brands, health websites, and sex advice websites included. Why not procrastinate on Twitter while learning something about sex and health.
A simple search of “condoms” on Twitter will come up with a long list of condom brands and condom promoters. Some of them valid, others are just for fun and games. LifeStyles Condoms started their social media campaign in June. They started off by posting alarming statistics about HIV/AIDs and HIV Testing Day. These days you may see a happy birthday here and there but they still have relevant information on sexual health. You’ll find their tweets to be a mix of information, advice and a little self promotion.
Lifestyles’ rival Trojan is doing something quite similar. They tweet about themselves of course and sexual health awareness. They don’t tweet as much at LifeStyles, but if you are a die hard Trojan fan, follow them!
A little less self promotion and little more sexual health news can be found at Medical News Today Sexual Health’s twitter account (MNT_SexualHealt). Just about every hour they are tweeting about the latest in sexual health news. Did you know kissing and sex can trigger allergic reactions in some people? You would if you were following @MNT_SexualHealt. Plus, they need more followers, they only have 164 (and counting).
If you really want to know some weird sex facts, check out @OMGFactsSex. Although you may read something strange like, “The average sperm count of American men has actually declined since the 1950s,” it’s most likely true, because they fact check their information. Daily tweets about sperm, reproduction and sex should keep you up to date about the past, present and future of sexual health.
It’s not just Twitter that is jumping on the sexual health wagon— Facebook and Foursquare are too. Many of the sites that have Twitter accounts have Facebook accounts too. It’s a matter of preferences for which one you choose to follow. Learning about sexual health doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with it and choose your source of information.