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  1. sexual health
    STD Cases in the U.S. Have Reached an All-Time HighA report from the CDC shows a staggering 2.46 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STDs.
  2. science of us
    Beware Autumnal GonorrheaThe STI (and many other infectious diseases) fluctuate with the seasons.
  3. science of us
    An STD You’ve Never Heard of Could Be the Next SuperbugMost people with MG don’t even know they have it.
  4. sexual health
    A Record Number of Americans Contracted STDs in 2016, CDC ReportsDating apps may be partly to blame.
  5. super bugs
    Terrifying Untreatable Strains of Gonorrhea Are on the RiseWrap it up, folks.
  6. bieber beat
    Hanson Says Justin Bieber’s Music Is Like ‘Chlamydia of the Ear’In an interview with an Australian radio station.
  7. More Than 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Were Infected With HPV Between 2013 and 2014The figure increases to 42 percent for all forms of genital HPV, according to a CDC report.
  8. am i dying
    Why Does It Hurt Every Time I Have Sex?No, it’s not supposed to feel that way.
  9. Just When You Thought 2016 Couldn’t Get Any Worse, We Now Have Record STD LevelsGird your loins.
  10. dumpster fires
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Have Hit a Record High in the United StatesGird your loins.
  11. actually good things
    Thousands of Women in Texas Will Get Low-Cost IUDsThanks to a $2 million donation to Planned Parenthood.
  12. sexy times
    The $25 Condom for Men Who Hate CondomsIs this really worth it?
  13. sex ed
    Mike Pence Doesn’t Understand How Condoms WorkTrump’s running mate needs some help here.
  14. herpes
    A Herpes Vaccine Is in the WorksPlease let this work.
  15. biological clocks
    Should You Take an at-Home Fertility Test?Real talk about your eggs.
  16. evolutionary stumbling blocks
    Prehistoric STDs Might Explain MonogamyPolygamy isn’t so cool when you’re infertile.
  17. viva antibiotics
    Syphilis Outbreak Finally Answers Question ‘What Happens in Vegas?’We doubt it will stay there.
  18. needles
    Does the HPV Vaccine Work? Yes. Yes It Does.So can we stop the debates?
  19. Zika Has Been Transmitted Sexually in TexasHere is another reason to wear a condom.
  20. sorry no
    Why Aren’t Straight Men Told to Get STD Tests?Women must be getting STDs from somewhere, after all.
  21. the inevitable
    Oh, You Don’t Have Herpes? What’s That Like?More than two-thirds of people under 50 are infected.
  22. things that are not really subtle at all
    Tinder Would Rather Not Be Mentioned Alongside Chlamydia, Thanks The app developer is demanding an L.A. billboard be taken down.
  23. sex ed
    Could This Technology Make Condoms Obsolete?Here’s what the future of STD prevention might look like.
  24. A Vaccine for the ‘Silent’ STD Could Be ComingChlamydia is terrible and a lot of people don’t know they have it.
  25. real talk
    Can Talking About Herpes Make It Less Shameful?Ella Dawson is a blogger on a mission.
  26. bad news
    Public Health Workers Will Call Your Ex If You Have an STDYou weren’t brave enough, so now it’s a government service.
  27. stds
    HPV Vaccine Might Not Protect African-American WomenIt covers strains more commonly found in white women.
  28. Nathan Fielder Has a New Twitter Experiment About Parents and STD’sNathan Fielder, host of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You, has been performing funny experiments on Twitter in which he asks his followers to […]
  29. truth and consequences
    How Stressed Should We Be About Super Gonorrhea?Dinner-with-in-laws stressed? College-exam stressed? Mortgage-foreclosure stressed?
  30. health
    Hip Manhattan Neighborhoods Have a Lot of SyphilisThe Department of Health has the terrifying data.
  31. stds
    Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Make Girls More PromiscuousBecause that would be way worse than them getting cancer. 
  32. sex ed
    Super Gonorrhea Here to Ruin Blow Jobs ForeverFor real, no more joking around, use condoms.
  33. buried treasure
    EPA’s Gowanus Cleanup Reveals Sunken Vessels, Possibly From the Eighteenth CenturyThe ships may be from the canal’s heyday as an industrial highway.
  34. the great white lay
    Marty Thomas Definitely Did Not Get Crabs From a PuppetIn fact, the Broadway star is suing Twitter over just such a claim.
  35. international intrigue
    U.S. to Guatemala: Oops, Our Bad About the SyphilisThe U.S. infected mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis.
  36. stds
    Jersey Shore House Full of HerpesBut you already knew that
  37. neighborhood watch
    What If Park Slope and Chelsea Could Swap Lives for a Day?Like a neighborhood version of ‘Freaky Friday’!
  38. the morning line
    The Bronx Was Burning • A brutal fire in the Bronx engulfed a four-story house filled with immigrant families, killing eight children and one adult. Witnesses relate terrible images of children tossed out of the windows in a last-ditch attempt to save them. A basement space heater is cited as the cause. [NYT] • A Barack Obama fund-raiser scheduled for tomorrow in midtown has caused what the Daily News terms a “ticket-buying frenzy.” The $100 event at Grand Hyatt will be aimed at “younger people” — for the moneyed elders, there’s a $1,000-a-head reception at the same hotel, but earlier. [NYDN] • Know those ubiquitous, slightly nagging TV ads telling women to vaccinate against the human papillomavirus? Funny thing: None of the city’s STD clinics and immunization centers have the vaccine. [MetroNY] • And now he’s a lawyer: George Pataki is joining Chadbourne & Parke, a law firm housed in 30 Rock, as a consultant on environmental issues. Wait, wasn’t he supposed to be running for president? [NYP]