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There's a Legitimate Reason You Should Never Use Expired Condoms – Insider
The FDA requires that all condoms have an expiration date, and this date actually means something important. Condoms become less effective after they've passed it. The NCSH facilitated interviews with Coalition members, the American Sexual Health Association and the National Coalition of STD Directors, as well as with the Montefiore Health System.

How Bad Is It to Leave a Tampon in Too Long? – Refinery29
Even though you may be able to wear the same tampon for more than the allotted time, that doesn't mean it's a good idea. Keeping in a tampon for too long could result in an overgrowth of bacterial that can lead to a vaginal infection. NCSH member, Dr. Katharine O'Connell White is quoted.

Does the Size of Your Areola Mean Literally Anything? – Refinery29
Everyone with nipples has areola — and they come in all different shapes and sizes. NCSH member, Dr. Katharine O’Connell White discusses all things areola, including what may cause these variations in size, shape, and color.

Grindr Admits It Shared HIV Status of Users – NPR
The same-sex dating app Grindr says it will stop sharing its users' HIV status with other companies, after it was discovered the app was allowing third parties to access encrypted forms of the sensitive data.

The 3 Most Promising New Methods of Male Birth Control, Explained – Vox
A male birth control pill, a daily gel, and a nonsurgical vasectomy are making their way through clinical trials. In the next decade, the male contraceptive landscape could look more similar to the female contraceptive landscape—and it’s about time.

In Case You Missed the ‘Condom-Snorting Challenge’ — And Didn’t Know It’s a Bad Idea – Washington Post
A game called the “condom-snorting challenge” has gotten recent publicity, but, like other dangerous dares that have swept social media, teenagers have been trying it for years.

Why the Secret to a Happy Sex Life Could be Hidden at the Grocery Store – Chicago Tribune
According to a new study, the key to relationship harmony — and a more robust sex life — is hidden at the grocery store.

Men Are Concerned About What #MeToo Is Doing to Men at Work – Washington Post
A recent survey, “Sexual Harassment at Work in the Era of #MeToo,” sought to measure the impact of the #MeToo movement in the workplace. Researchers found that political views, gender, and age affect how people perceive the consequences of the recent spotlight on sexual harassment.

Untreatable 'Super Gonorrhea' Case Could Be 'Tip of the Iceberg' – Fox News
The medical community is sounding the alarm after a man in the U.K. has become the first patient with a type of gonorrhea infection that is not responding to the antibiotics commonly used to cure it.

What’s the Difference Between STDs & STIs? Here’s What You Need to Know – Elite Daily
Generally, the terms STD and STI can be used interchangeably, but there are some subtle differences and some really important reasons to understand the distinction.

3 Things No One Tells You About Having Sex After Giving Birth – In Style
Dr. Jenn Mann answers a reader’s question about recovering her sex life after giving birth. Bottom line:  you need to understand that desire is affected by both physical and psychological well-being, both of which may have been severely impacted by pregnancy and childbirth.

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