sexual health

  • What you need to know about Natural Cycles, the first FDA-approved pregnancy prevention app

    The numbers for Natural Cycles, the first FDA-approved pregnancy prevention app, are actually better than those for hormonal birth control, which fails 9 percent of the time.

  • New study confirms νaginal hygiene products do more harm than good

    If you use a feminine wash, you might want to reconsider it.

  • Here's how quickly women can lose interest in sex

    Female sexuality also declines significantly with age whereas men tend to stay interested through to their 70s.

  • What it's really like to be a victim of stealthing

    Legal experts confirm that non-consensually removing a condom during sex, aka 'stealthing', is indeed rape.

  • ‘Locker Room Banter’ or Far Worse? Trump’s Lewd Language, Analyzed by Psychologists

    Trump's bro-talk dehumanizes women, experts say. And they fear its repercussions if he's elected president.

  • 16 Best Foods for Your Sperm

    In a small study of healthy men aged 22 to 80, researchers found that those older than 44 who consumed the most vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and folate had 20 percent less sperm DNA damage (an alteration in the chemical structure of sperm that affects fertility) than those who consumed the lowest amounts of these nutrients. Research has also found that supplementing with zinc and folic acid, the manufactured form of folate, can increase sperm count in both fertile and subfertile men. Thankfully, these nutrients are super common and found in a variety of foods.

  • What pregnancy means for your sex life before and after the baby arrives

    There are plenty of ways people can keep the flame burning during and after pregnancy. Couples need to talk–not necessarily talk dirty but speak openly about sex and their changing needs and wants, says Catherine de Pierrepont. “It’s hard to talk about sexuality in general so if you have a new life, a new baby, and other priorities, people just lose their connection with each other,” says de Pierrepont, who just completed her PhD thesis on sexuality and parenthood, gathering data from nearly 70 Ontario couples.

  • The Crazy Reasons This College Student Was Asked to Leave the Gym

    Grace DiChristina in the outfit she wore to the gym. One Santa Clara University student is speaking out against a gym dress code — and the bizarre reasons behind it. When she asked a supervisor why, she wrote on Facebook, she was given two reasons.

  • U.S. STD Cases on the Rise for the First Time Since 2006

    Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have risen for the first time since 2006, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “STDs continue to affect young people —particularly women — most severely, but increasing rates among men contributed to the overall increases in 2014 across all three diseases,” the CDC said in a press release. STD cases are increasingly sharply among gay and bisexual men, and primary and secondary syphilis (the most infectious stages of syphilis) have been on the rise among men who have sex with men since 2000. The data found that people between the ages of 15 and 24 made up almost two-thirds of all reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but CDC researchers say there may be even more undetected cases.

  • Lambskin Condoms and Pulling Out: Everything You (And Charlie Sheen) Need to Know

    If you haven’t heard about lambskin condoms, read on about the potential dangers. The actor told Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview that he had informed all of his sexual partners of his HIV positive status.