Category Archives for "Sex"
Living in San Francisco at the time I just knew I was probably within stones throw of some orgy. I’d been to Burning Man enough times to know that these things happen, man. I just needed to find out where, when, and how I could get in.
You’ve seen Eyes Wide Shut right? I’ve always assumed it was one of those kinds of things. You get told an address, whisper a secret passcode (“fidelo”) to a cloaked individual (you yourself must also be cloaked) and are then let into a dimly lit castle filed with beautiful naked bodies writhing everywhere. That’s all good and fine but how do you find out about the secret party in the first place?!
Today we discuss the differences between HPV and Herpes, the stigmas attached to these particular Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and also go into some of the lesser known STIs that you should really know about. To top it all off, we touch on how to keep yourself safe, and how to have the often difficult conversation about sexual health that should usually preclude a sexual encounter with a new partner.
Our guest this week is Julia, a nurse practitioner at a major sex and reproductive health clinic here in the SF Bay Area. She’s been working at this clinic for over 3 years and has seen thousands of patients. It’s clear that she’s really really good at what she does, and we’re really excited to have her on the show.
We had a lot of fun recording this podcast, hope you enjoy it!
Talking about sexual health doesn't come natural to us. It's never easy, can be full of shame, and we were never shown how to do it. But not talking about it is how STIs get spread.
Here's four reasons why you should talk about your sexual health first.