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What is it? Genital warts are skin-colored or whitish bumps that appear on your genitals or anus. The warts are common and caused by certain types of HPV. As much as they are annoying, luckily, they are easily treated and are not dangerous for your health. How do you get it? You get genital warts from having skin-to-skin contact with someone who’s infected, often during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Which means that the virus can be transmitted even though no one cums, or even without penetration if there is skin contact. You might even be infected without being…Read More

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What is it? Chlamydia is a very common STI that can infect both women and men. It’s a bacterial infection that transmits through unprotected sex and can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, eyes, and throat. As opposed to some other STIs, the silver lining is that it is easily cured with antibiotic medicine. How do you get it? Chlamydia is as mentioned an STI that is transmitted during sexual contact as vaginal, anal or oral sex. The infection is carried in semen (cum), pre-cum, and vaginal fluids. The infection is transmitted if you have unprotected sex with…Read More

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Ah, the biology of the human body is so extremely fascinating! Where do all these feelings actually come from? Are they real? Our body is designed to attract partners, thus we emit pheromones designed to appeal to those who are genetically compatible with us. These pheromones are released from our glands. In addition to attracting a partner through our scent, some more or less successfully resort to flirting and body language. When you have successfully attracted a partner, your body is wired for lust. And when all you want is to merge with that other person, you are actually…Read More

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Many women ask themselves, "Should I get on birth control?" You may be surprised to know the majority of reasons for starting.  According to a study by the Guttmacher Institute, 82% of teens use the pill for non-contraceptive reasons. Additionally, more than half of all users use it mainly for other reasons than preventing pregnancies. There are many different reasons why you might benefit from starting the pill and we've listed the most common reasons below.  Sex - Let's be honest, the most obvious for many, is starting birth control to use to prevent pregnancies. Birth control plays a huge…Read More

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Vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, oral sex, masturbation; and the list of human sexual experiences goes on. Some do it for pleasure, some do it out of boredom and some do it because they want to procreate. Whatever your reason for indulging in sexual activity is, it says more about your body than you might know. By keeping track of your sexual activity, combined with your cycle you’ll be able to understand more about your body and sexual health than before. Why should you track your sexual activity? If you’re trying to get pregnant Keeping track of when you had…Read More

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Did you know that your clitoris has more than 8,000 sensory nerve endings? That's more than the penis! The female reproductive system is immensely complex and ever so interesting. Here is a guide to lay out the major parts of your reproductive system. To break it down, the reproductive system consists of both outer parts, and inner parts. The outer parts: Vulva: The collective name for all your sexual organs outside your body. It is actually more correct to use this term than the more popular name vagina. Mons: Finally, the fatty tissue below your bellybutton actually has a purpose…Read More

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Oh, no, not again! That awful itch. Damning the fact that you are not a cavewoman, scratching yourself in public might not always be socially acceptable. Carefully adjusting your pants might do the trick, but either way, you need to deal with it ASAP. The fungus called Candidia Yeast infection is caused by a type of fungus called Candida. This yeast normally lives inside your body, at places such as the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina. We even have it on our skin, and normally we don’t have a problem with it. However in those occasions where candida decides…Read More

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Ever wondered how your trusted rabbit came to life? Let us take you through the fascinating history of sex toys. Spoiler: Your ancestors were just as horny as you, if not more! Experts believe sexual aids have been around for several thousand years, with the first ever trace of sexual artifacts over 30,000 years ago! In the Middle East, historical reports reference Egyptians and Greeks using unripe bananas, or camel dung coated in resin as sexual aids. Whereas in ancient Greece, in particular, reports claim traders made and sold objects called ‘olisbos’, intended to help wives achieve sexual penetration while…Read More

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Hitting up the health center again, awkwardly standing in line to get tested, and for what?  “I feel fine, I’m sure Jack, or John, or what's-his-name is STI- free.” Well, that’s the thing though, you never know. If not careful, yesterday's bliss can easily result in tomorrow’s pain. Girl, take charge of your sex life and practice safe sex. Being prepared, being ready, and being safe is healthy and wise. Safe sex is a term of protecting yourself and your partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. Many are not aware of the risk they pose from having…Read More

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We know by now that archeologists and researchers tend to find the most peculiar things about our history.  Everything from the first dildo, the first attempts at birth control, and now even grooming techniques for your vajayjay. Turns out that it all started with the ancient Egyptians. As in most other aspects, the ancient Egyptians were rather civilized, and probably some of the first to start grooming their pubic hair. The general opinion in ancient Egypt was that having pubic hair was uncivilized, thus it had to go. As history will have it, the trend followed in ancient Greek…Read More

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Life as we know it can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Take it from me, ex-professional stressor. Maybe you have finals coming up, someone close to you is ill, or maybe there is just too many things on your plate at once. It is all perfectly normal, but by sneaking in some de-stressing, your everyday life will improve significantly. Why so stressed? The first step is always to understand what is exactly stressing you. The National Institute of Mental Health definition of stress is "the brain's response to any demand,". Sometimes it's painfully obvious what that is, other times…Read More

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It's time to learn all about syphilis! What is it? Syphilis is a bacterial infection that’s spread through sex and is easily cured with antibiotic medicine. Syphilis causes sores on your genitals, that’s called chancres, these are often painless and not that easy to notice. The infection is one of the more severe ones if it’s not treated, as it can cause permanent damage. Worst case scenario if not treated, is brain damage, paralysis, and blindness. How do you get it? Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The way in which to prevent it is by…Read More

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Let me take you back to the Fall of 2007. It was a normal day - I was wearing my standard uniform of skinny jeans and Uggs while dancing in the schoolyard to "Umbrella." As I hurried in to change for P.E., I immediately was struck with a very familiar sensation spreading throughout my insides. My period had arrived. And this is why I started using birth control. My temperature rose into a burning fever while sudden dizziness and hot sweats took over- not to mention the feeling that someone was also stabbing my uterus from the inside. The only thing…Read More

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For some reason, many of us don't spend enough time thinking about our vagina's health. Therefore we have put together a small guide on how you can make your hoo-ha happy! Douching and soaps Did you know that your vagina is actually a brilliant self cleansing organ? It naturally rids itself of unwelcome bacterias and dead cells. A healthy vagina has a pH that is normally about 3.8 to 4.5. Douching and other intervaginal cleansing methods, can actually interfere with the natural pH, and thus make you more susceptible for bacterial infections. When showering, stay away from those strong…Read More

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What is it? The IUD or intrauterine device is a little T-shaped plastic object that is placed into your uterus by a provider. In the US, there are five different types you can choose from.  There is both a hormonal and non hormonal option that prevents pregnancy from three to twelve (!) years.  Hormonal The hormonal IUDs are Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena and Liletta. They are all the same shape - tiny, plastic and T-shaped and each release a small dose of the synthetic hormone progestin called levonorgestrel. This thickens the cervical mucus, making it very difficult for sperm to…Read More

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What is it? The implant, (brand name: Nexplanon), is a hormonal contraceptive that is inserted under your skin on your upper arm. Sounds creepy but it is a small rod that you won’t notice or feel. It releases a low dose of progestin into your body, similar to the mini-pill. How do you use it? The implant is inserted by a doctor and left for up to four years. You can take it out whenever you want. The main take away is that you don’t have to do anything for four years in order to not get pregnant. How much…Read More

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What is it? The ring is a small, plastic, flexible ring that you literally put in your vagina. It then will continuously release low doses of progesterone and estrogen. This prevents eggs from releasing from the ovaries as well as thickens the cervical mucus (to block the sperm from the egg).  The ring is about as effective as the pill if you use it correctly. So, how do you use it? You put it in your vagina, either twist it or make it into a small ball before inserting it. Once inside, leave it in there for three weeks,…Read More

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Hello everyone in the The Garden State! We now serve New Jersey! Now, users in New Jersey will be able to use our birth control app to get a prescription for their birth control and have it sent right to their door! As a special welcoming gift to all new New Jersey users, we are offering FREE BIRTH CONTROL to new users! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, and enter promo code ‘NEW JERSEY’ at checkout. Users will receive $30 off their order, which equates to up to…Read More

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