STDs

  • HIV & AIDS Fear and Anxiety

    By Avert

    This page is designed to help those who feel anxious about HIV and AIDS. It could be a fear that they are infected with HIV, or it could be a fear of being at risk of HIV infection. Are you …

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  • Quickies for Guys and STDs/STIs

    1. STIs – or sexually transmitted infections – are the most commonly reported diseases in Colorado and are among the most common diseases in the world. In 2013, about 25,000 people in Colorado …

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  • What Is “Safe Sex”?

    As we say here at Beforeplay.org, “Safe is sexy!” And boy do we ever we believe it. But what does “safe sex” really mean? Preventing pregnancy? Getting tested for STDs? Talking to your partner? …

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  • Gay or Straight: Do STDs Discriminate?

    We’ve heard some Beforeplayers ask, “Am I more at risk of getting an STD or STI if I’m gay or lesbian?” The answer is: it’s not about who you are, it’s about what you do. Just as …

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  • The Signs and Symptoms of STDs

    “How can I tell if I have an STD?” Wow, that’s a loaded question. We get lots of Beforeplayers asking us about certain symptoms and if they might be the signs of an STD/STI. Unfortunately …

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  • Is Swallowing Semen Bad for Me?

    Performing oral sex on a male partner typically has the same, familiar outcome as other kinds of sex: out comes the cum. For some couples, the performing partner will swallow his or her partner’s …

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  • A Shot at Lowering Cancer Risks

    We’ve talked about it before, and now we’re going to shout it from the rooftops again: the HPV vaccine is not only a great way to prevent the STD HPV, but it also helps prevent several different …

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