by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, I have one more nasty STD to give you the dish on–and ladies, this one affects you! The vagina has good bacteria and bad bacteria. This one is the kind you don’t want: Bacterial vaginosis.
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger This week, we’re talking about an STD that will stay with you forever. Bummer! It’s no joke, genital herpes don’t go away and like every other STD this not something you don’t want to contract because of failure to protect yourself.
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger As STD Awareness Month continues, I hope you all are taking the opportunity to get tested. Why? Because STDs, like gonorrhea, greatly affect people in our age group—and having it is no fun.
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger April showers bring May flowers—and STD Awareness. How are you celebrating STD Awareness Month? Hopefully not with an STD! In honor this month’s festivities, let’s dig into STD facts each week. I’m going to get to the most popular one first. It seems chlamydia and gonorrhea are a favorite… Continue reading STD Awareness Month: Starting With a Common One—Chlamydia
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger You work out for good health and to tone up your feminine curves, but how about improving your sex life and self-esteem? I’m sold! Exercising can improve your sexual self-esteem. It will help you feel better about you. Dust your gym bag off and then head straight to the bedroom! Look… Continue reading One Reason to Keep Exercising: Better Sex!
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger (Courtesy of westword.com) Getting your period is not the most exciting part of being a woman. Sometimes it slows you down or makes you groggy. But some women have it worse; their periods literally disrupt their daily lives. They’re suffering from cyclic heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and not getting… Continue reading Heavy Periods Disrupting Life?
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger I was having a casual conversation with my friend, Briana, about a common conversation topic—sex—when she joked, “Virgins still exist??” The joke was in reference to a friend of mine who still has her “special gift.” “Of course they do,” I said. Not only do they exist, the number… Continue reading Is virginity the new black?
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger For years, men have said Maryjane increased their desire to have sex. A new study says Maryjane, weed, or good ol’ marijuana, can actually cause sexual dysfunction in men. It begs the question—is the blunt really worth it? If you are reading this with a blunt in your hand,… Continue reading Enjoy your bong hit—and flaccidity
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger Which term do you prefer? Fellatio, head, blow job, eat-out or go-down-on? Any way you put it, we’re talking about oral sex—desirable, pleasurable, and the cause of certain cancers. Many people don’t consider oral sex “sex,” but oral can get you in just as much trouble as vagina-penis “interactions.”… Continue reading Oral Favors Lead to Cancer
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger When it comes to talking about cancer, people often want to be tested early to prevent it from growing. Pap smears are one of those tests. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ new guidelines, women no longer need yearly pap tests. As of fall 2009 the… Continue reading The Low Down on Pap Smears
by Gina Colonette, blogger First date or first time, Valentine’s Day will be extra special this year. The good thing about the wintertime is you don’t have to worry about your allergies, right? Wrong! Here are some allergies to discuss with your partner before you plan a sexy date-turned nightmare. Kiss of Death Food allergies… Continue reading Allergic to Love/Sex
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger If you think the weather outside isn’t affecting your sex life, think again—you may be having a dry spell because of the city you live in. Want to boost your sex life? You may want to consider a move to somewhere like Miami. The makers of Trojan Brand Condoms… Continue reading Sex-ing in the rain
by Gina Colonette, sexual health blogger Boom! Bam! Boom! Those are the fireworks that will be going off in your bedroom the next time you have sex or masturbate. Just grab a bottle of lube (personal lubricant) and you’ll be on your way to sexual pleasure. It may seem far-fetched, but a recent study done… Continue reading Pleasure is in the Lube
by Gina Colonette, blogger Those little swimmers are more than what meets the eye (or microscope). I’m talking about sperm, not to be confused with semen. They are well known for their job of fertilizing the egg, which of course leads to pregnancy. But how much do you really know about sperm? Sperm are the… Continue reading Sperm facts you didn’t know
by Gina Colonette, blogger AIDs Awareness month started Wednesday with World AIDs Day. It’s a day for people around the world to come together and recognize the importance of being aware of the prevalence of HIV/AIDs in our society, as well as get tested. This December, remind yourself why talking about AIDS and HIV is… Continue reading AIDs Awareness Every Day
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).
by Gina Colonette, blogger When you head to the gynecologist, you may have a few question in mind when considering a form of birth control. What kind am I going to get? Pill, patch, shot, intrauterine? And how affective is it? But your doctors may have some different questions: what’s your race and socioeconomic status? What’s… Continue reading Race and Birth Control: What’s race got to do with it?
by Gina Colonette, blogger (Courtesy of anytimecondoms.com) If you have a latex allergy, there is no need to be shy about it. Rather than worry about STDs and unwanted pregnancies, there are a variety of non-latex condoms to choose from. And guess what—you don’t have to be allergic to latex to like them. So how do… Continue reading Condoms Please, Hold the Latex
by Gina Colonette, blogger (Courtesy of heartcurrents.wordpress.com) If you have a burning sensation when you urinate, you may have E. coli growing in your urinary tract—it’s called a Urinary Tract Infection, a UTI. It can be painful, but it’s easy to prevent. To keep E. coli out of your urinary tract all you need are… Continue reading Keep UTIs away, one cranberry at a time