Syphilis STD halts porn production for 10 days

Recent testing of porn several porn actors and actresses in LA prompts the main players in the adult film industry to ask for a nationwide halt to porn production as more tests are run. After a few days of stories, some of the top dogs in the porn business are suggesting that porn performers take a 10 day cycle of antibiotics to make sure they are free of this horrible STD before returning to engage in sex with other people.

HPV treatment with shots showing promise from Kenter of the Leiden University study

With the CDC estimating that 50% of people will acquire HPV in their lifetime, the odds are pretty high that if you or your sexual partner have already been exposed to HPV and may be contagious, whether they know it or not. About 10% of women who are exposed to the HPV (with strains being labeled as simply genital warts) having the internal warts turning to cancerous legions that require various types of surgeries and other painful procedures to treat and limit the damage in the vagina – it’s a pretty serious issue. When I first started reading the news story about this new HPV study, I had thought I was reading about another vaccine that may be able to be used for men, not the case, but it does appear that this vaccine treatment is very effective in treating women for the harsh HPV after they have been exposed to it.

Mature swingers more risky than prostitutes for STDs

I read this news story recently that talks about a study done where they found more sexually transmitted diseases in a group of mature swingers than they do on average in a similar size group of prostitutes. I am not a big fan of tantalizing headlines that make people believe something at a glance, and I am less fond of stories that do not explain the study’s details. I do however think that anything that can be done to raise awareness about STD or STI risks is generally a good thing.

Safer sex prostitutes or swingers?

Safer sex prostitutes or swingers?