In this clip Ashley Manta talks more about her experience of contracting HSV-2 (genital herpes). She explains how it affected her sex life and dating life, and how it got better once she opened up about it. Refusing to accept the stigma is difficult but essential, and Ashley has suggestions for everyone with or without herpes that can help make things better.
Ashley Manta talks in this clip about the reality of living with a sexually transmitted infection. She briefly covers some very real statistics, but the focus of the series is about the feeling and process of dealing with being part of those numbers. Ashley also talks about acceptance, stigma, and how an STI can be an opportunity for personal growth.
Dr. Derek Andelloux helps demystify one of the most stigmatized of sti’s: herpes. He covers how it is transmitted, what the symptoms can look like, and what preventative measures and treatments are available. He also reminds you that there is no cure and that the only way to truly get an effective diagnosis is through a visit to your doctor.
Dr. Derek Andelloux explains the various types of testing your physician can do for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). These are different depending on your age, gender, and sexual activity, and he explains what kinds of tests you can expect and which ones you may have to ask for specifically. While this doesn’t take the place of a frank discussion with your own physician, it can be a good start for keeping yourself aware of your own sexual health.
GrayDancer begins his series on blowjobs during this six-minute video. He first introduces the various topics that he’ll discuss and demonstrate during this video series; he also talks about such things as hygiene, grooming, and more. Gray and Naiia then negotiate their oral sex scene. Stay tuned for much more on the art of receiving blowjobs gracefully.
Reid Mihalko demonstrates and then reflects on a safer-sex elevator speech during this five-minute video. He covers the essentials of the speech, discusses why the speech is important, and suggests how to use the safer-sex elevator speech.