Sexual Health in the News: Aug 11 - Aug 17

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Four Things to Consider Before You Have Sex on the Beach - US News & World Report
NCSH facilitated an interview with Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, MD in this article on what to consider before having sex on a beach.

Older Adults With HIV: An Overlooked Population? - Science Daily
This article features NCSH member ACRIA, who recently presented on how older adults are often overlooked when it comes to HIV prevention and treatment. 

You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online - But Should You? - NPR
As rates of sexually transmitted infections increase, more in-home testing kits are becoming available online. But do they get the right tests to the right people?

Pubic Hair Grooming: How Often People Hurt Themselves - Forbes   
What could possibly go wrong when you use a sharp object or hot wax on your private areas? Apparently a lot, according to a survey just published in JAMA Dermatology.        

7 Other Health-Related Benefits of Birth Control Pills - Bustle
In addition to preventing mini-yous, hormonal birth control has a number of other health benefits.          

Older Men With 'Low T' Can Improve Their Sex Lives With Testosterone Therapy, Study Says - Men's Fitness
Guys in their 50s and 60s who suffer from hypogonadism can enjoy a greater quality of life with testosterone-replacement therapy, according to a new study.

Masturbation Relieves Anxiety, Helps You Sleep, and Boosts Your Sex Life. So Why Don't More Women Do It? -
After centuries of being treated as the act that shall not be spoken of, female masturbation is finally shaking off some of its cultural baggage.

A Shocking Number of People Are Having Unprotected Oral Sex - Refinery29 
In a recent study of 2,171 adults, 34% said they never use a condom during oral sex.

Porn Study Reveals Surprising Data About Early Lives of Playboys - Inverse
A new study looked at the relationship between a guy's age of first porn exposure and adult attitudes toward sex, and found some interesting differences.


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