Tag Archives: STIs

Herpes

In Ancient Rome, an epidemic of cold sores prompted Emperor Tiberius to ban kissing in public ceremonies. Today, cold sores still occur in epidemic proportions. Herpes has become a bit of a cultural joke. Some sayings about herpes include: “Glitter … Continue reading

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HPV

This summer, I gave a presentation at Planned Parenthood about HPV. I wanted to present about an STI, and the coordinator suggested HPV because of Michael Douglas. For those of you unable to attend, here is the information from my … Continue reading

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Rape Culture

I’ve heard the term rape culture being tossed around, and though I tended to agree with the sentiments around it, it was never one of my top issues. It is now. I was raped a couple times by my high … Continue reading

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User Manual

Minx advocates it so much on Poly Weekly, and since I’ve begun to actually date new people as a solo poly, I figured I should probably get around to writing my user manual, so here goes. This is a living … Continue reading

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I Love Planned Parenthood!

All my life [or at least a part of my subconscious since I was in late high school], I’ve wanted to work in sex. I never wanted to be a prostitute (though to be paid for sex is on my bucket list), … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood

I began volunteering at Planned Parenthood recently, and just completed the required STI training class. Planned Parenthood is such a wonderful sex-positive environment! It’s not kinky, which I appreciate, but of course everyone is sex-positive and fine with kink and … Continue reading

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Less Jealous, and Equally Satisfied

A study I recently heard about doesn’t surprise me one bit, though may be an interesting perspective for monogamous people. Is monogamy better than non-monogamy? It is currently the only culturally accepted relationship structure, however, it is difficult to justify. A … Continue reading

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