Sexually Transmitted Infections Part 1: Get To Know Your STIs
Jul 2010 07

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Hello Genesee County!

Welcome to the Sexpert blog! This is a place to hear about the latest interesting and relevant topics in the realm of sex and relationships [Read More…]

Sexually Transmitted Infections Part 3: Knowing Yourself is the Best Prevention
Oct 2010 22

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Knowing Yourself is the best Prevention: How To Take Care and Protect Yourself From Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Since the most common symptom of STIs is [Read More…]

Condom Getting Confidence
Mar 2011 21

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What was the first time getting condoms like for you? A little scary? A recent article highlights Ben Affleck’s fear when at 18 he first bought condoms. The following [Read More…]

Where are the pictures?
Oct 2011 21

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With immediate access to internet at the tip of our fingers, our generation has become more dependent on the internet to diagnose any symptoms that we think we might have. Most of us have taken a health class (although it has been as far back as high school) that gave a brief outline of STIs (sexual transmitted infections) with pictures. And as if it wasn’t awkward enough to talk about STIs I don’t think teachers effectively facilitated a way to discuss safer sex and STI prevention without completely scaring us.

The pictures that were shown are often the worse cases that probably come through the clinic or doctor office. Not to mention, each person reacts differently to infection, so symptoms vary from person to person and most STIs are asymptomatic meaning that even when it is the case that one has contracted an STI there are no symptoms at all. This is what makes the transmission of STIs so easy. It’s not merely that we are not telling our partners, although sometimes that is the case, but more so it’s the simple fact that we don’t even suspect that anything is wrong.

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