My Herpes > Your Self-Loathing – A Love Letter to a Family Member


To say I’m feeling a bit mentally perplexed today is probably a gross understatement, yet other ways of describing my current state of heart and mind are eluding me entirely. So, that’s the best I’ve got right now: mentally perplexed. Let’s preface this post with: this could be seen as one of my few ‘woe is me’ […]

What It’s Like to Get STD Testing Done with a Private Provider

STD Testing

At The STD Project, we make a point to personally try all of the services or products we recommend on our site. Our policy is that if we do not believe in the efficacy of the product or service, we don’t suggest it to our readers. It’s as simple as that. Last month, I had […]

Kirsty Spraggon on Living with Herpes – Happy Hump Day Podcasts


I am pleased as punch to bring you today’s special guest, Kirsty Spraggon from! Kirsty graciously offered to be interviewed for a podcast, after having recently ‘come out’ publicly about living with herpes to her viewers, all of YouTube, and a rapt TEDx audience. Kirsty is both eloquent and inspirational, and I think you will […]

STDs: The Gift that Keeps on Giving? Shared Inspiration


They say, ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemon-aid,’ and in the land of all things STD – here at The STD Project – we like to make everyday sayings like that work for us. So, along the same vein, we believe a positive, inspirational message is a great way to make lemon-aid (or if […]

I Have HSV2! *does golf clap*


Stop the presses, people; I have herpes – genital herpes – and more specifically, I have the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2)! Enthusiasm and exclamation marks intended. No, but, really, I’ve actually known I’ve had herpes for years and years (14, as of the date of this post)…. So, why this post in the […]

What Stigma & Living with an STD Took From Me


Full disclosure: The title of this post should probably read, ‘What I allowed stigma to take from me while living with an STD,’ but something about that seems a bit less poignant. So, humor me, for a moment, as I embrace the mellow-dramatic today. Anyhow. I was sitting on the couch a couple of weeks ago […]

Why Talking About STDs is Healing – Happy Hump Day Podcasts

About STDs

Hiya, folks! We’ve got an interesting podcast in store for you today – I think it’s bound to inspire, and it further outlines the foundation of The STD Project and why we talk about STDs all of the time – out loud! See what you think… What to Expect When You’re Expecting…a Podcast In an […]