Sexual Consent 101: A Basic Guide to Consent

The most important part of engaging in sexual activity? Consent. Despite consent being so important, it’s one of the most widely misunderstood, even controversial, aspects of sexuality. STD Testing Facilities wants to change that; that’s why we’re breaking down the basics and giving examples of consent, so everyone can be a more respectful sexual partner. […]

How are Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Transmitted?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both bacterial infections and are quite common. In fact, chlamydia is the most common infection in the United States, and gonorrhea is the second-most reported one. Together, they comprise the majority of STDs worldwide. They are predominantly spread through vaginal and anal intercourse, but can also be transmitted by oral sex. […]

How Is HIV Transmitted?

It is not uncommon to wonder how you can get HIV. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be transmitted through anal, penile-vaginal, and oral intercourse. With this said, of these activities, anal intercourse (also known as “anal sex”) puts someone at the highest risk for transmission of HIV by a large margin. Oral intercourse is […]

How Reliable Is STD Risk Calculator?

From a theoretical point of view, STD Risk Calculator is highly reliable in that it is based on peer-reviewed science and mathematical laws of probability. However, there are a number of practical issues that limit the reliability of the tool. To begin with, STD Risk Calculator uses accepted scientific data to prepare its results and […]

What Are my Chances of Getting an STD?

This is a common question. Your risk for getting an STD depends on a number of complicated factors.   What are my chances of getting an STD? STD Risk Calculator can be used to determine your risk of getting chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, herpes (genital herpes caused by HSV-1 or HSV-2), and HPV (an infection […]

Chances of Getting HIV

What are your odds of getting HIV? Your odds of contracting HIV depend on a number of factors.   Condoms are very effective at helping to prevent the spread of HIV. The risk of your partner being infected affects your risk of contracting HIV. Some sexual activities are more risky than others. Vaginal and anal […]

Chances of Getting Herpes

What are your odds of getting herpes? Your odds of contracting herpes depend on a number of factors.   Condoms are effective at reducing the transmission of genital herpes (HSV-2). The risk of your partner being infected affects your risk of contracting herpes. Your partner needs to have herpes to pass it on to you. […]

Condoms Made Out of Grass

The Australian-native Spinifex grass is potentially changing the future of condoms everywhere. It the quest to produce thinner and thinner barriers between sexual partners to provide protection and still maintain “natural” feel as much as possible, this grass is being used to help bridge that gap. The University of Queensland claims to have found a […]

Real STD Risk If Not Identified

Have you participated in any of the activities below? Don’t you owe it to yourself to be safe? What about your partner(s)? Choose to be safe! I Want to Be Safe! Any of the following activities put you in a category that is at a higher risk of having contracted an STD, also known as […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Skanksgiving

What Is Skanksgiving? To get everyone on the same page, Skanksgiving is a term used for Thanksgiving Eve or the night before Thanksgiving. (More on how it got this name in a second.) Skanksgiving is the busiest bar night of the year. Yes, it beats St. Patrick’s Day and all national sporting events. School-Year Effect […]

Info on Chlamydia

How Common Is Chlamydia? As far as STDs go, chlamydia is about the best-case scenario if you do contract an STD or STI. After all, it doesn’t carry lifetime effects like herpes or HIV do. It has not been shown to be potentially cancer causing like HPV. It is pretty easily cured with an antibiotic […]