STD Spotlight: Hepatitis B

hepbOn our journey through commonly sexually transmitted diseases, what they mean, what to do about them, and how to prevent them, we land at Hepatitis B. Hep B is a typically overlooked STD, most likely because it’s placed in a whole separate category with it’s counterparts A & C, and because it’s symptoms are quite different from the more “typical” seeming infections. However, Hepatitis, especially strain B, is a very common infection spread through unprotected sex play. Luckily, it’s also very avoidable. Read More »

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STD Spotlight: Gonorrhea

gonorrheaIt’s that time, Fangirls! Time to enlighten ourselves about STDs and how they seem so big, bad, and ugly but that we can fight them with the power of awareness. And how we try to make talking about them not so lame or scary or like we’re sitting in a high school health class. Huzzah! Have no fear of the Clap!Read More »

STD Spotlight: HPV

hpvI recently got into a heated discussion about things related to HPV, Fangirls, and it reminded me how important of an STD it is to talk about. When we think about sexually transmitted infections or diseases, HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, seems to be overlooked much too often. That has to change for a laundry list of reasons, friends.

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STD Spotlight: Chlamydia

It’s time we got into the nitty gritty of things. We’ve talked protection, circumstance, contraction. However, there’s so much more to be covered when it comes to sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia is arguably the most common STD in the United States. Some statistics seem to show that HPV is the most common, but for this sake, we’ll just say they’re tied. Chlamydia runs rampant on college campuses, is very easily contracted, but thankfully, can easily be avoided with a few steps, too. Read More »

Let Talk About: Getting Tested

Fangirls! We of course talk a lot about sexual health here at Fangirls Are We. We’ve had chats about all sorts of stuff and safety how to-s, but today we’re emphasizing one very vital step in being a sexually healthy human. You may do every great, sexually positive thing in the book, but you can never truly know & get updated on your status until you get tested. This term gets thrown around a lot, but I never see a lot of explaining. So today, I’m going to go through whos, whats, wheres, whens, and hows of getting tested.

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The Walking Dead: Double Tap Recap

So, firstly I’d like to apologize for dropping the ball on recapping last week, especially since the episode was so intense. Real life hit hard last Monday when I had to register for classes for the Spring Semester on top of a pile of homework and classes all day. HershelKillAnyway, like I said, last week’s episode was so crazy! You know how there is usually 1 big event that stands out for the whole episode? There was 3.Read More »