STDs
Sexual Health
Get a FREE Hex “Super Condom” to Help Fight “Super Gonorrhea” & Other STIs!

April is STD Awareness Month (thanks to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, aka the CDC) and it could not be more relevant in 2016. We started this year with the knowledge that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections are on the rise in the USA; then came the discoveries surrounding the spread and implications of Zika […]

Dear Em & Lo
Why You Have to Tell Your Partner If You Have HPV

 photo via flickr Many experts, including doctors, will tell women that they don’t need to inform their male partners if they have HPV. The reason given is that 80% of sexually-active adults have or will acquire HPV — in other words, basically everyone — and also, the virus is much less likely to harm a […]

Sexual Health
STIs Are on the Rise. You Can Thank Tinder.

by Amanda Chatel for YourTango | photo via flickr “Thanks to Grindr or Tinder, you can acquire chlamydia in five minutes.” When Grindr hit the online dating scene, it seemed too good to be true. An app that you have right in the palm of your hand that can pinpoint just how close your next potential hookup […]

Sexual Health
5 STDs You Should Worry About More Than Ebola

photo via flickr Yes, yes, yes, you should be very concerned about Ebola… if you’ve traveled to Liberia recently. (Or know someone who has.) But you should be very concerned about STDs… if you’ve had sex recently. Especially if you’re not in a long-term, monogamous relationship with someone who would never cheat on you (and, […]

Sexual Health
April Is STI Awareness Month – Want Some Free Condoms?!?

sponsored post Prepare to have your mind blown by these stats (and check out the infographic below): There are 65 million people in the U.S. who are living with an incurable STI Each year, STIs lead to infertility in more than 24,000 women in the US One in two sexually active persons will contact an […]

Sexual Health
EMandLO.com Ranked 6TH in STDcheck.com’s Top 100 Love Blogs!

sponsored post In 2012, GetSTDtested.com released their list of the Top 100 Sex&Love&Dating Blogs, and our little ol’ humble home site EMandLO.com not only made the top 10, we were ranked third! This year, STDcheck.com has done their own TOP 100 SEX, LUST & LOVE BLOGS and we made their top 10! (Excuse us while we do The Running Man.) But this time […]

Pop Culture
10 Thoughts on The Wolf of Wall Street

photo via IMDB 1. Not since Requiem for a Dream have drugs looked so unfun. 2. This was billed as a black comedy. Which part was supposed to be funny, again? 3. Okay, so the part where Jonah Hill whips out his (prosthetic) dong in the middle of a party and starts jacking off to […]

Videos
Everything You Need to Know About HPV

HPV is a tricky little STD: it takes a second to contract, but a lifetime to understand. So a few years ago, we broke HPV down for you, in video form. It’s worth a review — we even relearned a thing or two! MORE FROM EMandLO.com: Dear Dr. Kate, Can Hand Warts Be Transmitted to […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Telling on a Cheat Could Save a Life

Reader Jay Bee said the following in response to our post, “Your Call: Should I Tell Her He’s Cheating on Her?” As someone who may die from the cervical cancer my cheating exhusband gave me from one of his mistresses, you NEED to tell the wife. I highly doubt you are the first person he’s cheated […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What Will Men NEVER Tell Their Partner?

photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What are some sex-related things a guy will NEVER tell the person he’s dating?” To ask the guys your own question, click here. Straight Married Guy (James Glazebrook):  What he really wants to do. Openness is the key to any […]

Websites
GetSTDtested.com Has Excellent Taste in Blogs

Last week, GetSTDtested.com released their list of the Top 100 Sex&Love&Dating Blogs, and our little ol’ humble home siteEMandLO.com not only made the top 10, we were ranked third! (Excuse us while we do The Running Man.) Only OkCupid’sOkTrends(#1) and EmpowHER.com (#2) beat us out. Now, we know this was just a clever marketing technique by GetSTDtested.com to drum up some […]

Research
Naked News: The HPV Edition

poster via NCCC-online.org We’ve been writing about sex and sexual health for more than a decade, and HPV still makes our heads swim. It’s such a complicated subject — complicated further by the emotional and political climate surrounding the vaccine — and guidelines on HPV seem to be constantly changing. It’s been in the news […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate, Can Hand Warts Be Transmitted to Genitals?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My boyfriend has 2 warts on his fingers. We have been trying to treat […]

News
World AIDS Day Is Today

Today marks “the beginning of the end of AIDS”: Add a patch to the One and Red campaigns’ 2015 Quilt, pledging to buy at least one Red gift this holiday season, and you’ll get to choose one of The Killers six consecutive Christmas songs benefiting Red for free. You can watch events unfold live tody on the One […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate, How Long Do STDs Take to Show Up on Tests?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, How soon after sexual relations would an STD test register a newly transmitted virus? […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Vanessa, Did My Girlfriend Give Me Herpes?

photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I’ve been with my current partner for six months, and I just got […]