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.

10 Signs of an STD in Men

Many people aren’t familiar with the symptoms of an STD in men. In fact, some of the signs may surprise you. Here’s a quick and easy checklist if you aren’t sure!   1. Discomfort or burning sensation after urination This symptom accompanies a variety of STDs from trich to the clap, and Mycoplasma genitalium.[1] Burning […]

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How to Do an STI Check the Way You’d Check Your Car

Performing an STI check isn’t all that different from maintaining your vehicle. Everyone knows you need to run a series of tests to keep your car running smoothly. If your vehicle isn’t running correctly, you aren’t going to get around town very well. The same could be said about your sexual health, especially if you […]

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Total Control: myLAB Box’s 10 Panel STD Test

Update: The Total Box is has been improved! Our 10 Panel STD test is now a 13 Panel STD test.  Our premiere combo box has been updated to test for all 13 of the top sexually transmitted infections in the United States. myLAB Box’s Total Box is exactly what you need to take full control over your sexual health. For full details […]

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What Are The Top HIV Symptoms in Women?

Over one million Americans are living with HIV.[1] Not only that, but HIV can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. With that said, women accounted for 19% of all HIV diagnoses in the United States.[1] HIV Symptoms in Women There are also some specific HIV symptoms in women that would not affect […]

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How Do I Test for Syphilis?

As the rate of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States has begun to skyrocket, it is now time more than ever to test for syphilis. Here’s why: This infection, caused by the bacteria known as Treponema pallidum, is a highly contagious disease that is spread primarily through sexual activity. The infected person is […]

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I’m Married. Should I Still Get Tested for STDs?

There’s an unfortunate myth that the only people who get sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are promiscuous. That simply isn’t true. STDs don’t pick their carriers based on virtues. People in monogamous and married relationships can test positive as well. STDs affect everyone. They can be transmitted in various ways beyond unprotected sex with risky partners. […]

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6 Ways To Avoid Getting an STD in the New Year

The number of sexually transmitted diseases has gone through the roof! The three most commonly reported STDs in America, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, are more prevalent  than ever before. So, what can you do to protect yourself and avoid getting an STD in the coming new year? According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Making Trans Healthcare More Transparent

In recent weeks, transgender rights have been strongly represented in the media.  The season premiere of Modern Family featured the first trans child actor. CMT announced that trans actress Jen Richards will join the cast of Nashville. The Amazon comedy series Transparent took home three wins at the Emmy Awards. The importance of trans recognition […]

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Adults Only? Not Anymore! – STD Testing for Minors

At the 2016 AIDS Conference, Prince Harry recently addressed a crowd of young people: “It is time for a new generation of leaders to step forward. It is time for us to step up, to make sure no young person feels any shame in asking for an HIV test.” That’s just what we’re doing at […]

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Just Us Girls : myLAB Box is Joining Forces with Glow

We’re excited to announce a brand-new partnership: we’re teaming up with Glow, a company that helps women to take an active role in their reproductive and sexual health. Right now, Glow is featuring myLAB Box on its website, as well as its Glow and Eve apps, as part of the launch of the company’s new […]

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Charlie Sheen, Freddie Mercury and the Rise of HIV Testing

If you’ve been remotely paying attention to the news, you’re almost certainly aware of the Charlie Sheen HIV saga. With tiger blood and all of those years of him “winning” stuff… the actor has certainly made a (not-always-great) name for himself in the media. But let’s focus on the positive for a second: when Charlie […]

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Lessons Learned From AIDS 2016

As the 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) wrapped up, we took a step back to appreciate the broader points. AIDS affects over two million people worldwide, with more cases popping up every day. The South African-based conference extensively discussed medical advancements, industry news, prevention and treatment, as well as plans for eradicating the disease […]

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