Have you heard of “the clap,” or “a dose,” or “a drip”? These are all names for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, caused by bacteria. … read more
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What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception (EC) is a backup method of birth control for preventing pregnancy after unprotected PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex. Even though it’s commonly called the “morning-after pill,” … read more
Sexual Health People make lots of decisions about their sexuality during college, including whether to abstain from sexual intercourse or to become/continue being sexually active. Other sexuality issues that decisions are made … read more
No! Fifty Shades (both the book and movie) is full of examples of emotional abuse, including stalking (Christian uses a phone and computer to track and follow Anastasia), intimidation (Christian’s … read more
Masturbation, or rubbing your genitals, is a natural way to learn about your body and what feels sexually satisfying. Lots of guys masturbate, and others don’t. Different religions have different … read more
There are many types of contraception that vary in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, how much they cost, how easy they are to use, and whether they also protect against STIs. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the different kinds!
It’s a very complex decision! Ask yourself the following questions to see if you’re ready to have a sexual relationship.
If you use latex condoms for protection and you use them correctly every time you have intercourse, the risk of getting HIV/AIDS is greatly reduced. The most dependable ways to … read more
Yes. You can get HPV from anal sex, vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or simply by sexual contact. HPV and genital warts are usually spread by direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, … read more
There’s really no way to tell if a person has had intercourse yet, so if you’re in a relationship with someone, it’s a good idea to ask them. Besides not … read more