Typically, the more sexually experienced you get, the less of a "big deal" these seem like...
and, generally, the more likely you are to run into them.
About 20 million Americans are currently infected with one or more strains of the virus. If you have sex, you’re more likely than not to get it before you die.
Forty percent of women will contract it within just 16 months of their first vaginal intercourse.
” My next boyfriend, to my surprise and delight, disclosed his own herpes to me.
On the third day, panicked, I called up my college’s health center to book an appointment. I ditched the tears, shortened the speech, and started finding men who said things like, “I still can’t wait to fuck you” and “So?
At Good, sex-positive feminist Amanda Hess tap dances around the significance of the rapid spread of HPV in the population, minimizing its risks and attempting to make it a class issue.
Ricardus touched on avoiding STDs a little in "Dodging the Dangers of Sex (and Dating)", though his focus there was more on some of the other dangers that can arise; and I have a post on the forums that covers a good chunk of what we'll talk about in this article here: "Re: The Dangers of Sex." However, I wanted to clean that information up and put it in a more presentable (and scannable) way - hence, this post.
When you're relatively inexperienced with women, it's easy to get freaked out about STDs.
Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.
So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating.