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Tag Archive | "STDs"

Best Condom Tagline Ever

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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We just saw this awesome condom TV commercial from Trojan the other day. We’re not necessarily endorsing the product, just the ad. First of all, the tagline “You can’t wait to get it on”? Genius. How has this not been used to promote condoms before? Second, you gotta love the taboo busting: yes, women buy [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Can I Use the Withdrawal Method?

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Dear Em & Lo, I’m really new here to this website, being from the Philippines. It makes me happy to have found you because the topics here are very helpful to me. So, I’m seeking advice. I really love having sex with my boyfriend, I can’t stop myself from doing it, it makes me feel [...]

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It’s National STD Awareness Month

Friday, April 16, 2010

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This is just a friendly neighborhood reminder that April is National STD Awareness Month. Yes, if you’re having sex, you’ve still got to worry about those pesky little infections. So several organizations are working to encourage you to get tested. Use Planned Parenthood’s widget to confirm whether you should get yourself to a clinic. MTV’s [...]

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Herpes – the Good News, the Bad News, and the Really Bad News

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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photo by Nathan Csonka A new study out from the CDC shows that herpes is twice as common in women than men, and three times as common in blacks than whites. A massive 48% of new herpes cases are among black women. We called on Dr. Vanessa Cullins, an obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: What STDs Should I Get Tested For?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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STD toys from Giant Microbes Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I‚Äôm a woman in her early ‚Äė30s with a pretty active sex [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can I Get HPV Orally?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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photo by db*photography Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Can you get genital HPV orally? – Orally Fixated Dear O.F., Yes, you can.¬† [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Help, Something’s Off Down There!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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photo by striatic Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, For nearly 5 months I have had a sour tasting vaginal discharge.¬† It is [...]

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Dream Interpretation: An HIV+ Boyfriend in Target

Monday, December 21, 2009

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photo by phigonggoi Other people‚Äôs dreams are never interesting‚Ķexcept when they‚Äôre about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri: My boyfriend and I have been on rocky ground lately and I can’t seem to break through the tension. There’s [...]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Should I Ask About Herpes Before a Kiss

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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photo by peasap Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, Considering the pervasiveness of oral herpes, how come you never hear about asking [...]

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Dear Dr. Kate: I’m SO Confused About HPV!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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photo by db*photography An anonymous poster on our site — calling themselves “medical knowledge” — recently wrote the following in response to an edition of our advice column about HPV. So we asked our own Dr. Kate — of Gynotalk.com — to clear things up, as it were. First, the anonymous comment: 80% of sexually [...]

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