Listen to this songs:

Are you tired with mainstream kpop music? Then try listen to this songs, discover more of them and definitely they’ll give you a refreshing music. In no particular order.

  • Just - Crush, Zion T.

This song will give you a sexy vibes. This is so relaxing.

You can feel the emotions and how Sanchez slay the song with his voice plus eargasmic rap voice of Verbal Jint. 

This song has nice beats and after you listen this song, you’ll have a LSS! The singer is not that well-known but i can say his songs are jjang(amazing)!

Upbeat with a slow melody and a bit of jazz type, this song will make you groove together with the rap part!  

This song is kind of similar with the first two however what makes this song apart is you can listen this on rainy days and suddenly you;ll have this certain feels. 

I recommend that give these songs a try and you’ll definitely wont’t regret it. It has been a year and half since I exposed myself to Khiphop and not-so-mainstream korean music. I still remember when I had the moment where I talked to one of freestyle town artist named STi and until I spazz to khiphop / Krnb world.

I heard condoms DON’T protect against STDs. Is that true?

Someone asked us:

Hello Planned Parenthood! I am so happy you guys have a tumblr! This made my day! Quick question! I’ve been told that condoms only prevent pregnancy, not STD’s or STI’s. This is a bit confusing to me because I thought condoms protected against that stuff too! Could could explain this to me? I would really appreciate it! I hope you guys are around forever! <3

Yo that is one dirty, untruthy rumor! As a matter of fact, latex and plastic condoms are the ONLY form of birth control that can also prevents STDs

While using condoms is the absolute best way to prevent STDs if you’re going to be sexually active, it’s not a 100% guarantee. That’s why we call using condoms “safer sex” instead of “safe sex.” Infections like herpes and HPV, which are spread by skin-to-skin contact, may live on areas condoms don’t provide a barrier against (your scrotum, thighs, or buttocks, for example). So it’s possible whoever gave you the bad info simply misunderstood this little condom side note. 

They also may have been talking about lambskin/animal skin condoms, which only provide pregnancy protection and DO NOT protect against STDs. Condoms that protect against both STDs and pregnancy are made from latex, or types of latex-free soft plastics like polyurethane, polyisoprene, and nitrile. However, lambskin and other animal membrane condoms aren’t very popular anymore. The vast majority of condoms out there today are made out of latex or plastic.

So don’t believe the “condoms don’t protect against STDs” hype — it ain’t true when it comes to latex and plastic condoms. If you’re having sex, condoms offer good protection against pregnancy, and great protection against STDs. So use ‘em! 

Also, thanks for the love. You made my day!

-Kendall at Planned Parenthood

Three students from England’s Isaac Newton Academy won top honors in the TeenTech Awards for their color-changing condoms concept, called S.T. EYE. (TeenTech Awards)

Teens think up clever condoms that would change colors to indicate STD exposure

“This is one #aftersex glow that you probably don’t want,” quipped MTV News’s Tess Barker.

Just imagine it: You’re in the, um, moment and — like a sexually responsible person — you put on a condom. But at some point, it starts to glow and change colors on you — an indication that you’ve just come in contact with a sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection.

Naturally, it would take three teenage boys to think it up. Students fromEngland’s Isaac Newton Academy have created a concept for a smart condom that would alter its luminescent hue when exposed to common STDs. There would be antibodies on the condom that would interact with the antigens of STDs, causing the condom to change colors depending on the disease.

(More from The Washington Post)

STD vs. STI


Someone asked us:

What is the difference between an STD and an STI?

STD and STI are two terms that often mean the same thing — but the “D” stands for “disease,” while the “I” stands for “infection.”. Medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms, and many STIs don’t have any symptoms. So that’s why you may hear people say STIs – it’s technically more accurate, and also reminds people that there are often no symptoms so it’s important to get tested.

But many people are more familiar with the terms “STD” and “sexually transmitted disease.” So it’s really common to hear people use these terms even when there are no signs of disease. And that’s why we tend to use STDs when we’re talking about them.

Learn more about STI/Ds.

- Alex at Planned Parenthood

I'm having a herpes outbreak.

Do you know how this is affecting my life right now? It’s not, aside from the fact that I’m not going to get laid this weekend because I’m trying not to infect my lover.

Why am I telling you this? Because having an outbreak — my first in a while, as they typically only happen once or twice a year, if that — has made me think about what it was like when I was first diagnosed. All the needless anguish I suffered because we have decided as a culture that herpes is a Horrible Disgusting Thing. So I’m going to tell my little story about it and put it in the herpes tag with the hope that I’ll provide some comfort to others who have herpes — and make those of you who don’t think twice before you crack another herpes joke.

The first time I remember even having any thoughts about herpes was sometime in the 1990s, when I started seeing Valtrex commercials on TV. I remember in particular one shot of a woman riding a bike, a bit of imagery that seemed designed to make you think about her poor diseased crotch. And I remember thinking “Dear god, that must be so horrifying. I’m so glad I’m not one of those people.”

In early 2005 I became one of those people. My ex-husband — who, at the time, was my brand new boyfriend — had the tiny beginnings of a cold sore on his lip. It was barely noticeable, and after sharing a bottle of wine we both somehow forgot it was there. And then we had oral sex. And then, immediately afterward, I said “Oh my god, you just went down on me and you have a cold sore!”

A day or two later, a small blister appeared on my inner labia. I went to the doctor. It was herpes. I got the dreaded Valtrex prescription. My mother, who is always so supportive, told me that no man would ever want me and that my future children would be born blind. I was convinced that my sex life, which had always been so important to me and had been characterized by spontaneity and adventurousness, would now be limited to condom-covered sex with whatever poor chump was willing to expose himself to the risk of my contaminated vagina. I was heartbroken.

Fortunately, one of my friends disclosed to me that she also had herpes, had gotten it the exact same way, and that it had by no means been the end of her sex life. I cannot overstate the importance of that conversation, how it comforted me and made me realize that all the cultural messages we receive about herpes are a bunch of bullshit. If you have a cold sore on your lip you probably don’t think much about it, aside from aesthetic concerns; you avoid kissing people on the mouth or anywhere else until it goes away, and that’s it. Genital herpes is the exact same thing. I’d take a herpes outbreak over a yeast infection or UTI any day. I’m not unclean or a horrible person, I’m just someone with a relatively harmless virus — one that between 65% and 90% of the world’s population also has.

A few months ago a friend and I were observing some douchey teenage boys hitting on some teenage girls and my friend made a crack about one of them having herpes. “Hey,” I said, “Don’t make fun of herpes. I have herpes.” She was shocked, but was also receptive when I took a few minutes to educate her about it. Herpes jokes don’t really bother me personally, but I would love to see an end to them, because they make it so much harder for people who are newly diagnosed. There’s a ton of stigma attached to STIs in general, obviously, but herpes gets a particularly bad rap because you can’t get rid of it. There’s no reason for herpes to be as feared or reviled as it is, though. It’s a minor skin condition. That’s it.

I’ve had to disclose my herpes to a few new partners over the years, including the person I’m seeing now. Everyone has wanted more information, but no one has reacted badly. My current partner and I are making efforts to avoid transmission, but I think he also understands that on the off chance that he were to get it, it wouldn’t really be a big deal anyway. For most people, it’s not. If you do a Google image search for genital herpes, you will get a ton of horrifying photos back that are nothing like what I — or most people with herpes — have experienced. In fact, I just took a look at my lady business in the mirror, and nothing’s even visible; I only know I’m having an outbreak because I noticed the characteristic minor burning sensation yesterday and was subsequently able to feel the bump with my fingers.

So, that’s my herpes story. I hope it helps someone. And I hope that people who don’t have herpes — or who think they don’t — will stop making it out to be the mark of a disgusting Slutty McSlutterson. It’s just something that happens to people — a lot of people — and shouldn’t be nearly as big a deal as it is.

April is STD Awareness Month

STD/STIs in NYC may be more common than you think. Get the facts so you can protect yourself, get tested, or get treated. NYC also provides free or low-cost services to help you stay healthy:

What is the difference between a STD and STI? STI (sexually transmitted infection) and STD (sexually transmitted disease) are sometimes used interchangeably.  More recently, STI has become the preferred term because some associate ‘disease’ with illness or symptoms. In fact, many people with STIs may be infected but do not show any symptoms.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I really appreciate your blog. It's amazing. I looked around your page but I didn't find anything on this topic. Sooo here it goes! I'm 17 and I have recently had sex with my boyfriend for the first time. I would like to make an appointment with a doctor or a clinic but I don't want my mother to be involved. Could you please tell me about my Doctor-Patient confidentiality (since I am still a minor) and give me advice about visiting a gynecologist. Thank you so much!

Congrats on deciding to take care of your health and your sexuality!  Each state has different laws regarding confidential healthcare services for minors.  Here is the simplest chart I could find that goes state-by-state for the most common types of reproductive healthcare teens need to access:

Click here to download the whole document as a PDF.

It’s pretty broad, but here’s some info specifically about finding STI services (that includes testing and treatment):

Click here for the whole document.

And lastly, here’s a more expanded document specific to birth control services:

Find the whole document here.

All healthcare providers are “mandatory reporters” which means that state laws aside, if you tell healthcare providers something that leads them to think you are at risk for sexual, physical, or emotional abuse they are required to report it to the state.  That means, for example, that if you are a 15 year old and come in for STI testing and mention to a provider that your partner is 25 years old, they do not need to tell anyone that you’re getting STI testing, but they do need to report to Child Protection Services that you are in a potentially abusive relationship.

If the information listed above is not clear regarding your state and your rights as a teen in that state, search for a clinic near you and call them.  You can say, “Hi, I’m 17 years old and wondering about your confidentiality policy.  Can I come in for birth control and STI testing without you notifying my parents?”  Just lay it out on the line - you don’t have to tell them your name, just get all the info you need to know before you come in.  Consider asking, “I’m on my parents insurance and it is important to me that they not know I’m getting STI testing.  Is there a way for me to pay out of pocket on a sliding scale for those services?  Do you know any place in the area that offers free or reduced cost services to teens?”

anonymous asked:

I have an awkward question. I am new to sex work, and I don't know how to ask (and trust) about being tested. Do I just trust condoms or what do I do?

DO NOT TRUST MEN (OR ANYONE) ABOUT THEIR STATUS!

Most people do not get tested nearly enough, straight people especially, and straight men most especially of all. Straight men are also notoriously, documentedly, and unashamedly liars about their status and the last time they got tested, this is truly a documented fact in studies.

They DO NOT CARE about your health, what their other partners have, what you might have, what they might spread. They just do not. Don’t even bother asking them.

USE CONDOMS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

There are times when it may not be possible, try to minimize contact as much as possible, try to get them off thru hand job, etc. research PEP and PrEP in your area, where to go to get it, how to get it, whether it’s covered by insurance or grants, &c. It’s EXPENSIVE without insurance or grants.

Be aware that HIV isn’t the only thing to worry about anymore, all stis are on the rise, esp bacterial ones, and some strains of gonorrhea don’t respond to the antibiotic cocktails anymore. If you’re allergic to penicillin syphilis may be a problem, dameeldritch knows more about that than me.

Hpv is not a big deal in itself but it is the leading cause of oral cancer and oral cancer is the fastest growing cancer (so I hear). It’s also connected to cervical and anal cancer. Most people don’t show symptoms but the rates of actually clearing the virus from your body are unknown and probably comparable to herpes: some people do, most people don’t but never or rarely have outbreaks, outbreaks in this case being anything from warts (nbd), abnormal paps, to early stage anal or oral cancer.

USE CONDOMS. Don’t ask them. Act like it’s a given and they are so lucky to be sexy with you in a condom. If they say ANYTHING act surprised and confused.

anonymous asked:

Ok so I had a Pap smear and results are abnormal.. Meaning I have HPV. Not the wart type though! The type you don't even know you have. Guys can't get tested for it so they won't ever know they have it unless they have had sex w a girl who has it. Anyway would this rule out becoming an escort? I was vaccinated against it but it's a different strain that vaccines can't prevent. Hpv can cause cancer, that's the worry. But most cases it goes away.. I'm not sure where I stand in this. Help

It’s estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people contract HPV at least once in their lifetime.  (from the same article: “ many sexual healthcare providers consider that HPV is simply a symptom of people being sexually active, because it’s just that common”)  Some studies have also shown that 60% of people who have HPV have cleared the virus from their systems within six months, and 90% have done so within two years, although it is difficult to test for having cleared the virus specifically. 

Basically, I would say that choosing to have genital contact with people who have ever had genital contact with anyone else, even with perfect barrier use (which is estimated to be about 75% effective in preventing HPV with condoms, and higher with the use of dams)  is accepting the possibility of contracting and/or spreading HPV, in the same way that choosing to work in, say, a pre-school, is accepting the possibility of being a vector for conjunctivitis.  I don’t think any reasonable expectation exists that only people who are certain that they’ve never contract any strain of HPV be sexually active, professionally or otherwise.

It’s incredibly common and the long-term health effects are treatable and infrequent (HPV causes fewer than 10,000 cases of cervical cancer a year in the US, and the HPV vaccines, while they do not protect against all strains, do protect against those most likely to cause cancer), and so I would unequivocally say that there is no reason that an abnormal Pap smear should ethically bar you from doing full service sex work, nor obligate you to disclose that fact to future clients.  

Obviously, getting regular pap smears and practicing safer sex are important harm reduction habits when it comes to HPV, but you’ve obviously got the former covered (yay! go you! 10 pts!), and somehow I doubt you need any reminding in regard to the latter.  Go forth and make bank.  

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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted infections are reported each year, split between eight commonly transmitted conditions: HPV, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, genital herpes, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B. LiveScience reports the CDC’s best estimate is that 110 million Americans, or about 1 in 3, suffer from these conditions at any particular moment. And the infections cost around $16 billion to treat each year.

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