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Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Gay Men Should Get the HPV Vaccine

I am 31 years old and I paid out of pocket to get Gardasil.
Matthew Terrell
10.31.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Weird Way You Can Get an STD in Your Eye

And we don’t mean from a wayward squirt.
Matthew Terrell
10.30.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

How Can We Unscrew Ourselves?

At Tonic and Broadly, we're taking a close look at the future of sex ed because, let's face it, America's relationship with sex is complicated.
Lindsay Schrupp
Kate Lowenstein
10.26.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Stop Substituting Spit for Lube During Anal Sex

There’s a romanticization of spit fucking in the gay community which far precedes 'Brokeback Mountain.'
Matt Terrell
10.25.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Female Condom Is Ideal For Anal Sex

So why hasn't the FDA approved it?
Matt Terrell
10.20.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Only 13 States Require Sex Ed to Be Medically Accurate

And half the country is pushing abstinence-only, which, STD rates have shown us, is not exactly effective.
Letizia Adams
10.20.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The UK’s Free Healthcare System Isn’t Doing Much For its STD Problem

How can people get treated if they're not even able to get tested?
Ellie Broughton
10.20.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

I Prefer to Date Men Who are HIV Positive​

Research shows that if they're getting treated, I'm not at risk of contracting it from them—even without a condom.
Cole Grissom
10.19.17
Under the Knife
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
10.17.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why Aren't Straight Men Told to Get Regular STD Tests?

Women and gay men carry the STD-testing burden.
Shayla Love
10.13.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Your Doctor Isn’t Looking for Gonorrhea in the Places You Might Have It

Even as this common STI is reaching epidemic and untreatable levels.
Matt Terrell
10.13.17
STD Glossary
STD Glossary

HIV and AIDS: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

HIV is the most feared STD out there—but should it be?
Alexandra Ossola
10.12.17