Sex and Aging

Dildos to the Dump!

Dildos to the Dump!

I recently celebrated my 55th birthday. As time has gone by, I find myself enjoying my birthdays more now than when I was younger. I have none of that: “let’s pretend it’s not happening” feeling that many of my friends have. I love cake and presents and if nothing else, my birthday allows me to […]

September 26, 2014 0 Comments

Sex education

Five Things You Should Know about Herpes

Five Things You Should Know about Herpes

As most of my calls here at ASHA are about genital herpes, I thought I’d clear the air. TV shows, movies, and society as a whole create this stigma around herpes when really, there’s not too much to be scared of. Most of the time, genital herpes is a mild skin condition that can be […]

September 3, 2014 0 Comments

HPV

HPV Vaccine Rates are Up, But…

HPV Vaccine Rates are Up, But…

In July the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the most recent data on HPV vaccine coverage. The trajectories are certainly moving in the right direction with most measures of the HPV vaccine and adolescents: the number of girls and boys starting and completing the vaccine series increased from 2012 to 2013, with […]

September 9, 2014 0 Comments

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