The Safe Is Sexy Blog

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

Mild, Medium and Hot Symptoms of STI

↵Mild, Medium and Hot Symptoms of STIs

You should think of the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as a spectrum. They can be non-existent, or they can be really painful and unpleasant. In fact, some symptoms can be easily confused with other conditions like the cold or flu. Read more about STD symptoms here: https://www.mylabbox.com/resources/std-symptoms-guide/ To illustrate the point, think of […]

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5 Reasons Why Walk In STD Testing Isn’t for You

5 Reasons Why Walk In STD Testing Isn’t for You

Walk in STD testing isn’t for everyone. That’s a normal feeling to have, and you definitely aren’t alone. If any of the following reasons sound familiar, you know that walk in STD testing isn’t for you.   1. Waiting rooms are the worst Waiting in a room full of people isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. […]

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When the best STD health clinic is right at home

When the Best STD Health Clinic is Right at Home

A number of unpleasant factors keep people from walking into an STD health clinic. Each factor contributes to the rise of undiagnosed STDs that continue to go untreated and are then passed on to new partners. The dreaded waiting room Finding time to get yourself to a walk-in STD health clinic is hard enough in […]

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Why You Can’t Always Get Same Day STD Results

↵Why You Can’t Always Get Same Day STD Results

When it comes time to get tested, same day STD results are everyone’s obvious preference. The truth is that while many clinics, labs and other STD testing services will throw around the term “same day STD results”, it can take anywhere from a few business days to several weeks to get results. But why? There […]

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Is There Such Thing as an Instant Chlamydia Test?

Is There Such Thing as an Instant Chlamydia Test?

The short answer is yes: an instant chlamydia test does exist. When it comes to getting STI results, most people would agree that faster is better. However, while fast is great, accurate is best and rapid testing is not always accurate testing.[1][2]   Two types of tests “Instant” tests do exist, and they can provide results […]

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Test for an STI at Home

↵Test for an STI at Home

Testing for an Sexually Transmitted Infection, or STI, at home is no longer just a dream. At-home STI test kits are a convenient reality and they’ll ship to your front door anywhere in the U.S. myLAB Box is the first nationwide home STI test service, built to put you in control of your sexual health.   […]

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How Managing The Symptoms of HIV Can Help Prevent AIDS

↵How Managing the Symptoms of HIV Can Help Prevent AIDS

The early symptoms of HIV* are generally reminiscent of the flu. Headaches, fever, sore throat and a body rash are usually the first and most common symptoms to arise. Less commonly, you may experience other flu-like symptoms, such as swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, muscle aches and joint pains.   Test Yourself Often […]

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5 ways to pass the time while waiting for STD test results

↵5 Ways to Pass the Time While Waiting for STD Test Results

For all myLAB Box tests, your STD test results time is 5-11 days. This includes 1-3 days to get the kit in the mail, and 2-8 days for lab processing and results.* Here are five ideas for how to pass the time while you’re waiting for STD test results:   1) Catch up with friends Especially in times […]

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Why it's Tough to Talk about Symptoms of HIV in Men

Why it’s Tough to Talk about Symptoms of HIV in Men

Order Your At Home STD Test Now The association of homosexuality with HIV might create uneasiness around discussing symptoms of HIV in men. Between our society’s struggle to accept different sexual orientations and the perceived severity of an HIV infection, bringing this topic up is tough. Here’s what you should know, and what you should do […]

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gonorrhea symptoms

↵Gonorrhea Symptoms: Avoid The Clap

Gonorrhea symptoms can pop up in many sizes and forms! Even worse, they might not show any symptoms at all. Often nicknamed “the clap,” gonorrhea is one of the most deceptive sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A gonorrhea infection could have serious consequences if it remains undetected and untreated. Because of this, we at myLAB Box […]

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Who Should Get a Test For STIs, and When?

Who Should Get a Test For STIs, and When?

You might be wondering if you should be getting a test for STI concerns. Maybe you’re thinking that it isn’t really necessary. Maybe you don’t feel any symptoms and you think that kind of stuff only happens to other people. Well, guess again.   Do you have sex? If the answer is yes, you need […]

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How to test for STDs at home

↵Step by Step: How to Test for STDs at Home

Here’s how to test for STDs at home: When you suspect there may be some thunder down under, the last thing you want to do is leave your house. myLAB Box has made it super easy and convenient to diagnose that storm.   Order online You don’t even need to get out of bed. Use […]

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