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Everything you need to know about this curable STI

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health , safety, stis

You’ve heard of chlamydia. You’ve heard of gonorrhea. But have you heard of trich (pronounced like “trick”)? Trich—which is short for trichomoniasis—is the most common non-viral STI. According to Dr. Ina Park, Associate Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and medical advisor to the American Sexual Health Association, it’s more common than chlamydia and gonorrhea combined. It’s also the most common curable STI. That’s right–curable.

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Including 10 legitimate non-hormonal BC methods

Good news and bad news, folks. The bad news is that the following 10 groceries are NOT birth control:

  1. Papaya
  2. Neem
  3. Asafoetida
  4. Figs
  5. Ginger
  6. Smartweed
  7. Wild…
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It’s time to say goodbye to STI stigma

A lot of people are really scared of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They’re the bogeyman of the bedroom; the sneaky bugs that are just waiting to get you every time you have sex. But the reality of most STIs is very different from what most sex ed and late-night Googling would have you believe.

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Dyspareunia, or pain during sex, is more common than you might think

Sex is all about feeling great—until it doesn’t feel great. Unfortunately, dyspareunia (pain during sex) is more common than you might think. In fact, it’s so common that 3 out of every 4 women experience it at some point in their lives. (Although some people enjoy experiencing pain during sex, that’s not the kind of pain we’re talking about. We’re talking about the kind that’s unwanted and a total mood-killer.)