STDs
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 […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: My Booty Call Wants to Ditch the Condoms

photo by Alaskan_Dude Dear Em & Lo, I was celibate for the first 20 years of my life, so considering that, it was surprisingly easy to jump into bed with a guy who lives in my building…every few nights for the last two months. We have a nurturing and adventurous sexual relationship, I think, and […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: When Should I Tell a Partner About Oral Herpes?

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 here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I am a woman with oral herpes. Is this something I should tell new partners […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate, Is There Such a Thing as Vaginal Perfume Drops?

photo by longhorndave Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My girlfriend’s vaginal fluids sometimes smell and taste funny (not a good funny). I read […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with HPV and Men?

photo via Flickr This week, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, I am BEYOND confused because none of the information related to HPV seems to focus very much on HPV in men. Once a man has it, […]

Pop Culture
Let’s Talk About Sex (a Documentary)

Its title may be tired, but the documentary LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX is as relevant and necessary as ever in a country that’s schizo about sex, with teens paying the price in crazy rates of pregnancy and STDs. A winner of the Youth Award at the Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema Festival and an official […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: Oops! I Forgot to Use Condoms

photo by trec_lit Dear Em & Lo, I’ve been sleeping with this guy for about three weeks, and our semi-non-relationship began the night after he broke up with his girlfriend of 8 months. We used a condom the first couple times, but then we stopped. I’m on the Pill and while I’m not worried about […]