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A Sexual Health Blog

Author Archives: Sondra

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Exciting contraceptive news for the United States! This week, the FDA granted three-year exclusivity rights for Plan B One-Step. Plan B One-Step, or the “morning after pill” is a one-pill backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy from occurring after unprotected sex or … Read more



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  A few months ago, The Naked Truth published about National Day of Civic Hacking and the Transgender Hackathon. This week we’ll spotlight Sexual Health Innovations. An online engagement platform modeled after civic hacking, the nonprofit organization is committed to using the power of technology to … Read more



  Earlier this week, The Naked Truth posted about discordant couples. Today’s post focuses primarily on HIV discordant couples, or “serodiscordant couples,” in which one member of the couple is HIV-positive and the other is not. The first and perhaps … Read more



Each week, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: same sex marriage in Britain, HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men, first transgender public housing facility opens in Chicago, Oklahoma … Read more



On July 15th, Chicago House opened the TransLife Center, the first transgender permanent-housing facility in the nation. Located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, the TransLife Center will provide housing, health, and employment services to the transgender community. According to the National Center for … Read more



A reblog from Huffington Post, SexualHealth.com’s very own Integrated Marketing Communications Manager appeared this week on HuffPost Live! The topic? Sex During Pregnancy: Doing the Dirty With A Bun In The Oven. HuffPost Live’s anchor, Caitlyn Becker, spoke with Carla Riseman (8.5 months pregnant), Dr. Lauren Striecher (Assistant Clinical Professor … Read more



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  Each week, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: AMA opposes gay blood donation ban, humanitarian aid encouraged to include sexual health education, STDs on the rise in Sacramento, playing safe and … Read more



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  Yes! Bringing a whole new meaning to Snapchat and Sexting, STDTriage is a mobile app that allows  you to take a photo of worrisome spots, sores, or bumps on your genitals and anonymously submit the photo(s) to a licensed dermatologist for review. Responses are … Read more



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  The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines discordant as follows: “adjective 1. a : being at variance : disagreement, b : quarrelsome; 2. : relating to discord.” According to A Way With Words, a public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family, the definition of a discordant couple is: “a pair … Read more



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Safer Sex in the Movies

  Pop culture and erotic pleasure don’t always play well together. Or, they don’t always integrate well for active, engaging audiences. A Google search for “safer sex in Hollywood film,” returns very few results. In fact, the first article to … Read more