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“Beyond the Bisexual Bridge” Study Explores HIV/STD Rates Among Bisexual Men


Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

William L. Jeffries published the results of his study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, studying the factors of why bisexuals acquire sexual infections and ways that the issues can be addressed. He attempted to explore the belief that bisexuals are the “bridge” between homosexual and heterosexual populations for transmission of sexual diseases. In his […]

Herpes Virologist Hosts #Reddit #AMA to Discuss Herpes


Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

If you’re unfamiliar with an #AMA session on the social forum website Reddit, here’s how it works. An individual posts a topic introducing themselves, most often bringing up their interesting profession or unique circumstance in life. This section is extremely popular on the platform. The most famous subject was the bisexual man with two penises—the […]

Oregon School Offering Condoms to 6th Graders?


Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Will parents in this Oregon school district pick up pitchforks, march down to district headquarters, and disembowel the heads of school administrators?  According to an article appearing on Yahoo!, that appears to be the situation happening in the Gervais School District after a unanimous decision to allow condom distribution to middle school kids. It sparked controversy […]

Study to Explore Factors That Lead to Bareback Sex


Posted on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Chicago Tribune recently published a story reporting about the rise of HIV among gay and bisexual young men. Several theories were explicitly hinted at in the article: Lack of education about condoms in poor communities. Lack of access to contraceptives (hinting at affordability). Follows the recurring trend of HIV infections among all sexual orientation […]

How Can Males Prevent HPV?


Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

January is Cervical Health Month! HPV is perhaps the most pervasive infection floating around sex circles. What’s unique is that the symptoms are readily visible—genital warts may appear much later, if at all. For men, symptoms aren’t always clear. Penis bumps are normal appearances, perhaps noticeable since adolescence. Unless the bumps seem highly unusual, most […]

What’s Behind the Increase of Gonorrhea and Syphilis?


Posted on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

The CDC reports that in 2012, gonorrhea and syphilis rates have increased by 4.1 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Another trend that’s troubling medical professionals is the rise of antibacterial resistant “superbugs” that threaten to hamper treatment of these sexual infections. According to the same report: “With increased resistance to the fluoroquinolones and the declining […]



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