We are a few friends that started this site to help inform more people about STDs – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’re millennials that have day jobs, and were learning how to navigate the dating world just like anyone else.
Because we live in a complex society, where free sex is just a swipe away, and a person’s sexual/dating history is documented on web archives for ANYONE to see – it can be a bit challenging to understand human interaction these days.
You can cyber stalk someone on Facebook, and feel like you’ve known them for years – forgetting that we usually show the best aspects of our lives online, forgoing the embarrassing, miserable, mistakes we’ve made.
Because of the intrusive nature of technology, society has become less honest, less aware, and less inhibited when it comes to practicing safe sex. We trust each other so easily, but we also never seem to build those long-lasting connections that withstand the test of time.
One the one hand, we’re very accepting of all sexual preferences. On the other hand, we’re not very accepting of ourselves.
Sexual health is a topic that we don’t even talk about with our closest friends and relatives. It’s pretty taboo, yet we’re seeing chlamydia epidemics in high schools, more single parent households, and an incredible increase in STIs in teenagers.
As a generation, we’re great at bringing people together, but destructively unaware and uninformed about sexual health and safety.
Between the three of us, we have profiles on the majority of the modern dating apps, and have had our fair share of STD scares & diagnosis. We’ve lost friends and relatives to HIV/AIDS, and others get diagnosed with genital herpes, cervical cancer, and more.
I guess you could say we’ve seen it “all.” And it isn’t pretty.
STDs are nothing to be proud of, but they’re also nothing to be ashamed of. Millennials are far too uneducated about the consequences of having unsafe sex – beyond pregnancy. Sure, we may have taken a sex ed class in school that force fed abstinence & a ton of worst-case-scenarios. But the fact of the matter is, most of us will encounter an STD or STI in our lifetime. Especially if we have multiple partners, and sometimes even in a monogamous relationship where one partner becomes unfaithful. The days of “waiting until marriage” are behind us, and the sexual revolution leveled the playing field when it comes to the roles of pursuing and receiving sex.
The intention of this site is to inform you about safe sex, debunk STD myths and facts, and to help our readers shift from judgement to awareness.
STDs are so common, and yet so taboo. Being from a 1st world country, we’re incredibly lucky to have medications that can help treat and even prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
STDs can ruin your life. Contracting an STD can ruin your self-worth. Stay safe, stay aware, and get tested frequently if you’re sexually active.
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