Rhode Island Finds Increase in STDs After Rise of Social Media Dating
Increases in the rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases in Rhode Island have led local health officials to warn that high-risk behaviors could be to blame, including the use of social media to “arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters." Among the statistics, HIV rates have
Ways to Deal With Painful Sex
You're in the mood and your partner is ready, so you make a beeline to the bed with plans to rock the sheets. But then you feel it—a dull ache, an itchy rash, or a searing out-of-no where jab. When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be confusing and worrisome. "Pain during sex
How New STD App Might Change Safe Sex Practices
When it comes to sex with a new partner, safety can be a huge concern –- but what if proving you're free of sexually transmitted diseases could be as easy as showing your partner your results on a smartphone? California-based company Healthvana's goal is for people to have easy access to their own
7 Myths About Getting Pregnant
We'd like to think that we've gained a little expertise about baby-making since our teenage years. After all, we no longer think you can't get pregnant your first time or that birth control ruins your future chances of having a baby. But apparently most women still have a ton of misconceptions
ToiletFinder.com: Where to Go When You Gotta Go
If you were thinking of applying for that job posted on Craigslist—the one for a professional toilet reviewer--you are too late. The position has been filled says, Michael Li, creator of the website ToiletFinder.com. Li, a professional computer programmer and web architect, tells ABC News that he
Government to Sex Partner: 'You Have an STD!'
David Miller, a public health worker in Washington state, provides a free and anonymous service to those who have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease: He'll track down their ex-partners and deliver the bad news. Miller, a 35-year-old registered nurse and the TB/STD coordinator for
Lice Land on Growing List of Superbugs
As bacteria and other pests evolve to evade medications, infections that were once easily cured with a few pills or creams can become chronic or even deadly. According to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, "Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched
Leftover Jewelry From an Engagement? Sell It Here
The new auction website, "I Do, Now I Don't," tells stories of failed engagements and marriages.
What Jennifer Aniston Wouldn't Let Justin Theroux Bring Home
Jennifer Aniston has said that Justin Theroux makes her “extremely happy,” but, in a new interview with GQ magazine, he admits he’s had to make certain sacrifices for his bride-to-be. “I have these beautiful wax-museum pieces—handmade, from the 1800s—from a museum of curiosities. They’re just...
Top 10 Myths About Safe Sex and Sexual Health
You know the best place to get information about your sexual health is from your doctor, but for whatever reason—convenience, privacy, or anxiety and urgency—you may one day find yourself searching the Internet for answers to intimate and important questions. It's great to learn more about your