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The Must-Read Article On Herpes

Yes, yes, I know you’re probably thinking: “I don’t have herpes, why should I read an article on it?” Actually, you might. By some estimates, anywhere from 60% of adult Americans to 90% of adult Americans have herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1), which most commonly manifests as cold sores. There is not much stigma in having a cold sore, whereas the genital sores associated with herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2) can cause not only physical pain but also emotional stress around disclosure. According to the CDC, around 16% of Americans have HSV-2, but around 80% of them are unaware that they have it. Continue Reading →

Is cleaning a faucet like giving a hand job?

I never saw it that way until I watched one of my favorite Current TV shows, Target: Women – in particular, an episode on Cleaning. Watch the clip here and keep in mind that Lysol cannot be used to protect you or a partner from herpes. She’s making fun of that idea. (I’m sure you all know that but I’d be remiss to send you to watch a clip on various cleaning issues and how they relate to sex without pointing that out). Continue Reading →