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What if You’re in a Relationship & Attracted to Someone Else?

It doesn’t matter how in love you are, how mature you are, or how much you enjoy sex with your partner. It’s pretty common to feel attracted to someone else even if you’re in a happy, healthy relation…

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5 Myths About Pulling Out, Busted

The withdrawal method, a.k.a. pulling out, sometimes gets a bad rap—some people don’t even consider it a “real” method of birth control, even though 60% of couples have used it at least once. Because …

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Is HPV the Common Cold of the Sexually Active World?

One of my patients’ most common questions is, “Um, I’ve got some new bumps...down there. Can you check them out?” First off, if you ever notice something of concern “down there,” please go see your…

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Does the HPV Vaccine Work?

Research shows that Gardasil works—and it may work better than expected. In an article last year, we said it was still too soon to tell whether Gardasil, a vaccine that protects against 4 common st…

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Research Finds Sex Can Still Feel Good With Condoms

We've heard some pretty colorful excuses for not using condoms (a.k.a. the only birth control method that protects against STIs). Reducing sensitivity is definitely a big one. Fortunately, science is …

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The Key to Making Sure People Get Tested: Making it Easy

Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Early diagnosis and treatment means better long-term health and less likelihood of passing the infection on…

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5 Myths About Herpes, Busted!

Herpes is common. Really common. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six adults has genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by he…

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A Female Condom?

Imagine a product for women that prevents HIV-AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases as well as pregnancy. That a woman can pick up at the drugstore, no prescription needed, and insert up to eig…

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