What are STDs and STIs?

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are some of the biggest risks that come with unprotected sex. But what are they exactly? The Condom Depot Learning Center is going back to basics to talk about STDs and STIs.

Q & A: What is a Micro Tear?

Q: I see you guys talk about micro tears in condoms a lot, but I don’t know what they are, and in all honesty, it’s kind of freaking me out? Do condoms normally come with tiny tears in them? Does spermicide cause them? PLEASE ANSWER.

Next Gen Gardasil Shot

Hopefully, you already know about HPV, the skin-to-skin sexually transmitted virus with over 40 distinct subtypes, some of which can cause oral, anal or cervical cancer or genital warts.

Hooray! Herpes Vaccines Are Underway!

Combining herpes with a toxic bacteria and injecting it into your body sounds like a terrible idea, right? At first, absolutely. But surprisingly, this seemingly horrific combination may be exactly what all us sex loving folks have been waiting for, the key to a herpes-free future in the form of a preventative vaccine.

What is HPV?

With all the trouble with the Gardasil vaccination (including it not working so well for black women and it not being allotted to those over the age of 26), we’ve been hearing a lot about HPV in the news lately. But just what is this STD and what will happen if you, like over half […]

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in people under the age of 25. But it’s also one of those ones that you don’t really hear about a lot of people having.

HIV Killing Condoms May Cause Irritation

Great news out of Australia! Starpharma, a pharmaceutical company from the land down under reports that they plan to market a condom within the next few weeks that comes with its own antiviral gel and lubricant.

Got STDs? There’s an App For That.

That’s right, worrywarts and hypochondriacs. There’s an app for that weird bump or rash you got after unprotected sex.

Undetectable Viral Load and HIV Transmission Risk

If you or someone you love lives with HIV, chances are, you’re familiar with the term, ‘viral load.’

Protect Yourself From Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

When you’re thinking about the most common STD and STIs, chances are, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is not the first worry that comes to mind.