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.


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How Long After Contracting an STD is it Detectable? 

How long after contracting an STD is it detectable? Unfortunately, that’s a fairly complicated question. You see, each individual sexually transmitted infection and disease is unique. As you might imagine, every infection has a different incubation period. This affects how quickly the infection can be spotted by an STD test. Making matters worse, this timeframe […]

A Guide to STD Testing for Men

A Guide to STD Testing for Men

Regular checkups are important, and STD testing for men is a critical piece of any man’s overall health. Recently, sexually transmitted diseases have been on the rise. Twenty million new infections occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, one in three people are carrying one. If you are sexually […]

Safe is Sexy: Can You Catch STDs From Sex Toys?

Safe is Sexy: Can You Catch STDs From Sex Toys?

We all love some good ol’ fashioned sex toys, whether we’re using them alone or sharing them with a partner during a sexy night between the sheets. But can you catch an STD from them? Let’s explore. Can You Catch STDs From Sex Toys? The short answer here is: “yes.” Sexually transmitted infections, as well […]

Safe is Sexy: Celebrating Global Orgasm Day

Safe is Sexy: Celebrating Global Orgasm Day

It’s time to celebrate Global Orgasm Day. Well technically, 11:11 GMT is the specific time to celebrate. This holiday hopes to achieve world peace through “psychic energy” by gathering millions of people together, all to come at the same moment! Let us take a moment to explain: What is Global Orgasm Day? Achieving world peace […]

How to Test for STDs At Home

How to Check for STDs At Home

The rate of sexually transmitted infections has skyrocketed, so knowing how to check for STDs at home will help you to test with ease of mind.  This is certainly an improvement from the traditional time-consuming clinic visits.  It’s time to get with the times.  Say goodbye to long waiting room lines and awkward doctor conversations! […]

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How Do You Test For Herpes?

How do you test for herpes? Because herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, we hear this question a lot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every six people between the ages of 14 and 49 in the nation has contracted genital […]

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When to Take a Gonorrhea Home Test

A gonorrhea home test may be more appropriate for your health than you realize. This infection is on the rise. In fact, it is the fourth most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States with 400,000 cases reported nationwide. If caught early enough, gonorrhea is curable with treatment. But in order to get diagnosed […]

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Who Should Take an HPV Test At Home?

Anyone who has vaginal, oral or anal sex is at risk of getting HPV, but it is not recommended for everyone to take an HPV test at home or in a clinic or doctor’s office. With an estimated 79 million Americans infected with HPV, it is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Chlamydia Test Kit

Thinking of ordering a chlamydia test kit from myLAB Box? That’s great! Today, we’ll go over everything you need to know! What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? The chlamydia infection is actually caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently […]

How long do STD tests take

How Long Do STD Tests Take?

How long do STD tests take? That’s a question we see a lot at myLAB Box. Unfortunately, the answer may be more complicated than you may expect. How Long Do STD Tests Take at a Clinic? If you’re testing at a clinic, a routine screening might end up taking all day. There are a lot of […] ’s Guide to Winter Dating ’s Guide to Winter Dating

It’s time to make the most of these chilly winter months, so allow us to introduce the Guide to Winter Dating!  Sure, it may seem tempting to put your dating life aside and stay inside until the ice thaws. The truth is, these winter months can provide some of the most romantic, date-worthy opportunities of the […]