The Safe Is Sexy Blog

Enjoy a happier and healthier sex life with tips and news from the myLAB Box Blog! There is no better day to start than today.

 

symptoms of gonorrhea in men

What Are The Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Men?

Today we’re looking into the symptoms of gonorrhea in men. This is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States. A recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) study indicated that there were 400,000 reported cases of the infection nationwide. Often nicknamed “the clap,” gonorrhea can lead to serious consequences if it […]

Can I Get a Free STI Test?

Can I Get a Free STI Test?

Is there such thing as a free STI test? In short, the answer is yes. However, there are a few factors you may want to consider and some things you’ll need to know before going this route.   Do I qualify? Quite often, to be eligible for free STI testing, you need to meet certain criteria […]

signs of chlamydia

Look Out For These Signs of Chlamydia

We should all be on the lookout for the signs of chlamydia. After all, it is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Anyone who has been diagnosed with this STI knows how difficult it is to detect without regular testing. It affects men and women in very different ways, so let’s take […]

When should I get a full STD panel test?

When Should I Get a Full STD Panel Test?

For anyone who dances the horizontal shuffle, a regular full STD panel test is a must. STD testing used to be awkward, costly, and inconvenient, but with the rise of home testing from myLAB Box, now it’s a breeze. Here are a few situations where a full panel test is non-negotiable:   New to the […]

Can I use a homemade STD test?

Can I Use a Homemade STD Test?

If you’re channeling your inner Walter White and feel the urge to craft a homemade STD test, you’d better think again. Some things are just too good to be true and the existence of a legitimate homemade STD test is one of them. Unless you have a full laboratory and a “Ph.D.” behind your name, […]

How to avoid oral STDs

How to Avoid Oral STDs

Oral STDs are a direct risk of having oral sex, but if you’re like 85% of sexually active adults*, that’s still not going to stop you from playing the skin flute. The most common and high-risk STDs can be passed orally, including: Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis Herpes HPV HIV Trichomoniasis Oral STDs often don’t show any […]

Why Is It Called ‘Gonorrhea’?

Why is it Called ‘Gonorrhea’?

The name “gonorrhea” stems from the longer medical name for the bacteria that causes it: Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. It’s not surprising that with a name that difficult to pronounce correctly, the general population refers to it as simply “gonorrhea.” There are many other slang terms for the infection, which can lead to a bit of confusion. […]

3 Things You May Not Know About the HSV Virus

3 Things You May Not Know About the HSV Virus

The HSV Virus, more accurately referred to as the Herpes Simplex Virus, is thought to be the second most common STD. Surprisingly, even with how common this virus is, there are still some basic facts about it that are relatively unknown, and some myths and misconceptions that need to be dispelled. 1. There’s no cure, […]

Get Tested During STD Awareness Month

Get Tested During STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month. Throughout the month (and always!), myLAB Box is working to raise public awareness about the impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections. Why STD Awareness Month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of sexually transmitted diseases and infections is higher than it has ever been! […]

syphilis symptoms

Recognizing Syphilis Symptoms

We’d all best get acquainted with the various syphilis symptoms. According to a 2015 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this sexually transmitted infection is even more rampant than initially suspected. Syphilis is spread primarily through sexual activity, so it pays to test often and regularly. Everyone is at Risk for Syphilis The truth […]

Signs of STDs in Seniors

Signs of STDs in Seniors

Signs of STDs present themselves in the same way, regardless of age. Seniors are now increasingly more likely to contract STDs for a variety of reasons. However, since people (including doctors) don’t often associate the elderly with sexual activity, seniors with STDs often go undiagnosed. Yes, even the elderly have sex Combine effective treatment for […]