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face mask blog sex with emilyThere are many things we don’t yet know about the Coronavirus. But one thing is certain: wearing a face mask helps protect you and everyone around you.

Hmm, a small covering that you can wear to stop the potential spread of disease, to keep you and others safe…remind you of anything?

That’s right folks, I’m talking about condoms. Of course there are major differences between these two prophylactics. But there are also, and perhaps even more, parallels that I’d like to point out between them. Face masks are kind of like the condoms of Coronavirus. And just like actual condoms, everyone and their mother should be using them.

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When faced with the news that you’ve contracted an STD, it’s totally understandable to get caught up in a tidal wave of emotions.

You might feel fear, shame, confusion, maybe regret. It’s a lot to process on top of whatever treatment you have ahead. There’s a lot of negative stigma often associated with the topic of STDs. We tend to hear a lot about how to prevent them, but not what to do when they actually happen. 

With almost 20 million new cases of STDs/STIs each year in the U.S. alone, it is a struggle that’s very real! Although for as difficult as the journey can be at times, going on to live a rewarding life – sex included – is still totally possible with the help of a few key tactics along the way. Continue Reading

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, condoms play a key role when it comes to sex these days. Between how easy they are to get, and how much protection they help provide, there’s no denying the 98%-worth of perks they bring to the table.

So much like the trendiness of Facebook or state of T.J. Miller’s career, would you believe the use of condoms is actually on a steep decline?

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81dfc91a9f285173d1e26291a2f10fd6If you’re sexually active, there’s a good chance you’ve heard these dreaded four little words:

“You should get tested.”

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are definitely the LAST things you want to be thinking about when getting hot and heavy, whether it comes up pre-or post-play. But with 110 million Americans infected at any given time, chances are you’ve felt that pang, knowing something isn’t quite right down there. And as awkward and uncomfortable (literally) as STIs can be, living with one that is undiagnosed is infinitely worse. Continue Reading

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