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What Happens If You Use an Expired Condom? - Refinery 29
Condoms have expiration dates for a reason. So, if your condoms expired last year, should you take a chance like you might with an expired jar of salsa? NCSH spokeswoman Dr. Nerys Benfield and NCSH Member, Deb Arrindell, from ASHA, are both quoted.  

6 Things Guys May Have Forgotten About Condoms - Cassius Life
Condoms come in a variety of sizes, textures, colors and materials. Despite the evolution of condom design and performance, many guys still haven't found the perfect fit. Here are some tips. The story is written by NCSH member Tyomi Morgan.

8 Symptoms of Gonorrhea You Might Be Totally Missing - Women's Health
Gonorrhea can be transmitted via oral, anal, or vaginal sex. It's important to recognize gonorrhea symptoms in women, including eight warning signs that should send you straight to your doctor. NCSH provided background information for the story; it also features Elizabeth Torrone, PhD, CDC's Division of STD Prevention.  

10 Health Benefits of Having More Sex - CNN
The health benefits of sex go way beyond the pleasures of orgasm. You get a health boost in all sorts of ways, from lowering blood pressure to stress reduction. Here are some health reasons you need to schedule sex tonight.  

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from "the House of Gaslight" in the Age of #MeToo - Vanity Fair
On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, Monica Lewinsky reflects on the changing nature of trauma and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.   

The Top Reason Applicants Are Turned Down From The Bachelor Is Herpes - Jezebel
A new excerpt from Los Angeles Times staff writer Amy Kaufman's forthcoming book reveals that herpes is the biggest reason people don't get cast on The Bachelor or Bachelorette.

15 Facts About the Rhythm Method of Contraception - Cosmopolitan
If you're curious about the calendar method, are considering trying it or are maybe already using this as your birth control, here are 15 facts about the method, which is considered to be 76-88% effective.

Safe Sex for Women Who Hook Up with Women Is Important & Here's How to Have It - Elite Daily 
While sex ed for straight people has a long way to go before it's up to snuff, there's even more work to be done when it comes to teaching safe sex options to young queer people.

A Final Consensus: Does Birth Control Really Make You Gain Weight? - Marie Claire
Marie Claire chatted with the top medical experts and scoured virtually every study published to find out, once and for all, whether or not birth control actually makes you gain weight.

9 Weird Things That'll Boost Your Sex Drive - Your Tango
There are natural ways to boost your libido without much effort-and most of them are really enjoyable. Here are nine surprising things that may increase your sex drive.

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