Talking to Your Kids About STDs & Safer Sex

Safer Sex

Reader Submitted Question: I’m a 37-year-old nurse, and yesterday, I was diagnosed with herpes. I thought I had a pimple that just wouldn’t go away, but my practitioner started me on treatment yesterday. Long story short, I led a very active sex life when I was a teen. I don’t want my 12-year-old daughter to […]

Petition to Stop Twitter from Censoring Ads about Safer Sex

Twitter Banning Safer Sex Ads

This week, one of our supporters, Lucky Bloke, launched a campaign to petition Twitter’s ban on sexual health ads, and they need your help! We also need your help, because this affects The STD Project as well. —–> Sign the Petition to Stop Twitter from Banning Sexual Health Content Here <—–  Twitter has lumped ads […]

Genital HSV1 – I’m Not Dirty, I’m Just Unlucky – STD Interviews

Genital HSV1

One of the most common things we hear at The STD Project is the misconception that people with STDs are promiscuous. The assumption is that, unless you’ve slept with a ton of people (whatever ‘a ton’ is), you won’t contract an infection. When, actually, the number of partners you have is only one of the […]

Should I Tell Past Partners I Have a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Partner Notification

Reader Submitted Question: I am in my 20’s, and I contracted HSV1 when I was a teenager. I had sexual contact with one male and had safe sex with another male, and both did not know I carried the virus then. I have struggled for the last few years with HSV1 but have a supportive family & boyfriend. […]

HSV2 – Utterly Lost – STD Interviews

HSV2 - Utterly Lost

This interview speaks to one of the many reasons why we must challenge the stigma associated with contracting an STD. That someone has an STD does not mean they are a slut, promiscuous, a whore, etc. – whether they have engaged in sexual activities one time, ten times, or a hundred times. One’s sexual proclivity […]

We’re Launching a New Site Design for The STD Project!

New Design for The STD Project

If you’re seeing this post, you’ve either come to The STD Project on the day of or on some day following our big unveil. So, welcome! After a little over a year and a half since our initial launch, we’ve received some incredible feedback, and we’re ready to invest in the next step. With the […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 3

Stigma

This essay was submitted anonymously after the author participated in the STD Interviews. This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Statistics help to show just how common STDs are. According to the CDC, genital herpes is one of the most common STDs, and in the United States, about 1 in 5 people are infected. […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 2

Stigma

This essay was submitted anonymously after the author participated in the STD Interviews. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. The fact of the matter is, if you’re having sex, you are putting yourself at risk for an STD, and you should be getting tested for STDs. Most STDs don’t have symptoms, and the person […]