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Does a Yeast Infection Smell?

Does a Yeast Infection Smell?

Does a yeast infection smell? A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. It often causes itching, irritation and a change in the texture of your vaginal discharge. However, it is not often accompanied by a foul odor. Therefore, you may wonder what causes your vaginal discharge to smell. Does […]

Dating & Myths About Gonorrhea

Dating & Myths About Gonorrhea

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, so let’s discuss some myths about gonorrhea! What? That’s not what you were expecting us to say? Well, believe it or not, gonorrhea is rampant these days. While you’re out there dating, it’s definitely something you want to be aware of. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates […]

What are Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms?

What are Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms?

It is important to recognize bacterial vaginosis symptoms so you can keep the balance of bacteria in your vagina healthy.  Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection. It occurs when there is an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the vagina. While the causes of the infection are still not entirely clear, a […]

After Testing, How Fast Do STD Results Come Back?

After Testing, How Fast Do STD Results Come Back?

How fast do STD results come back once you’ve gotten tested? That depends on your method of testing. The traditional visit to the clinic or other medical facility can be quite different from the fast and convenient at-home screening. How Fast Do STD Results Come Back From the Clinic? You made an appointment, took time […]

STD Home Kits: The Future of Self Care

STD Home Kits: The Future of Self Care

As an innovative testing solution, STD home kits provide convenient, meaningful results from home in just days.  This means that the future of self-care is today.  Now you can stop relying on your doctor and your insurance for the status of your health. It’s time to take your welfare into your own hands.  This empowering […]

Yeast and Women’s Health: A Primer

Yeast and Women’s Health: A Primer

Yeast: it’s more important than many of us realize. All vaginas, even healthy ones, contain yeast and other bacteria. Every woman’s nether regions actually contain an entire delicate ecosystem of various microorganisms. Most of the time, this ‘ecosystem’ can actually be quite beneficial. Yeast and certain “good” bacteria keep your vagina fresh and clean. These […]

Test On Your Own Time with At Home STD Tests

Test On Your Own Time with At Home STD Tests

At home STD tests are the way of the future. Don’t believe us? Just think about it: we order our groceries online, reserve cab rides on our phones and have Amazon set to one-click-ordering. Yet, when we need to check in on our health, we call the doctor to make an appointment, take time off […]

Understanding BV: Bacterial Vaginosis


Understanding BV: Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis, or BV for short, may be on a lot of women’s minds. If it’s not, it should be! It’s one of the most common causes for abnormal vaginal discharge. Below, we’ll go over some ways BV can affect your health. What is BV? BV is a mild infection of the vagina caused by […]

What Is the Cost of STD Testing Without Insurance?

What Is the Cost of STD Testing Without Insurance?

Paying the cost of STD testing without insurance probably doesn’t seem very enticing.  However, when you consider the cost difference between paying with insurance and testing from home without insurance, you may change your mind. Why Insurance Isn’t the Best Option First, it’s important to understand why you may not want to pay for your […]