Sexuality is a normal, healthy, and positive aspect of human life. The American Sexual Health Association (a.k.a. ASHA) believes that everyone has the right to information and services that will help them be sexually healthy. We aim to provide resources and information that is reliable, science-based, and stigma-free.
In the recent monkeypox outbreak in the U.S., most cases have been passed on by intimate sexual contact. But does that mean monkeypox should be considered an STI? H. Hunter Handsfield, M.D., offers his perspective as an expert in STDs and public health. As he sees it, “Whether or not monkeypox (MPX) should be labeled an STI isn’t much of a debate among STI experts.”
If you’re a sexually active person— or even if you’re not right now—you probably have questions about your sexual health. How do you start that conversation with your healthcare provider? Two sexual health experts—Martha Kempner and Logan Levkoff—offer their advice.