Breaking the STI-gma
Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month
April is STD Awareness Month. So, to raise awareness, as well as dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding this important aspect of our sexual health, I have enlisted the help of Jenelle Marie Pierce of The STD Project. Join us on April 19, 2017, as we talk about STIs and STDs.
Some of the topics that will be discussed:
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases or Sexually Transmitted Infections? Is there a difference? If so, what?
- Who is at risk? Is sexual contact the only way?
- Myths and misconceptions about the infections, as well as those who are infected.
- Prevention and Testing
- Life after diagnosis? Let’s break the stigma. Having an STI/STD does not make someone “damaged goods”.
STIs and STDs: Talk about it!
If there was ever a sex-related topic that needs to be discussed, this is it.
We, as sexually active beings, need to raise awareness about STI risk, spread and prevention. We also need to be addressing this on a personal level, within our relationships. Reducing the stigma associated with STIs will go a long way towards making this easier. I will ask Jenelle for some tips on how to have this conversation with those with whom you want to have sex.
To commemorate STD Awareness Month, and to raise awareness of the show, I will be giving one lucky listener The Clap. Okay, it isn’t what you think … I have acquired an adorable (I think it is adorable) stuffed representation of the Gonorrhea microbe. It comes along with information about the microbe and associated infection. It is easy to enter the contest. Click on the contest below and enter your name and email address. All of the recordings of entrants and selection of the winner is handled by Reward Fuels. (I am hoping that this will be an effective way to host contests).
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The contest will run until May 31st, 2017 @ 11:55 pm eastern.
- The STD Project
- Additional References (from The STD Project website)
- World Health Organization Fact Sheet
- Centre for Disease Control Fact Sheet
A little bit about:
Click on the images to see a brief bio and contact information for Jenelle Marie Pierce and Camille Beaujolie.
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