It took years for Davis, founder of The STD Project , which encourages awareness and acceptance of various sexually transmitted diseases, and spokesperson for Positive Singles , a dating site for people with STDs, to come to terms with the diagnosis she got at age When she was diagnosed with herpes almost three years ago, Whitney Carlson, 29, a social media editor in Chicago, had a similar reaction. The infection, which is caused by the herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 viruses and passed via skin-to-skin contact, can show up as a cluster of sores on the mouth area or genitals. Around two-thirds of people worldwide under age 50 have herpes simplex 1, according to the World Health Organization , and around one in every six Americans between ages 14 and 49 has genital herpes, usually caused by herpes simplex 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Tinder is an American geosocial networking and online dating application that allows users to anonymously swipe to like or dislike other profiles based on their photos, a small bio, and common interests. Once two users have "matched", they can exchange messages. Tinder launched in within startup incubator Hatch Labs   as a joint venture between IAC and mobile app development firm Xtreme Labs. Sign up requires a mobile device. Tinder operates on a freemium business model. Introduced to engineer later technical co-founder Joe Munoz for a hackathon, they built the prototype for MatchBox in February The team worked out of the personal office of Justin Mateen,  who had known Rad since age 14, also came from a Jewish-Iranian family from the Los Angeles area,   had attended the University of Southern California , and became an entrepreneur at the same time as Rad, but was not yet a part of MatchBox or Cardify.
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Many STDs are asymptomatic, meaning there are no outward symptoms to alert you to the disease. Instead, they may cause serious health problems years later. While you might not be able to completely eliminate your risk of contracting an STD, you can reduce the risk. The following are 10 ways to lower your chances of contracting an STD.
Adult performers rely on their bodies for their livelihood, so they tend to take very good care of them. We spoke to adult entertainment insiders about how the professionals maintain their sexual health—and how you can, too. The more you do it, the less frightening it becomes. And porn stars know—they do it all the time. And even among performers who aren't working in PASS, there is a "common courtesy and unwritten law" of a day testing period, according to adult performer Brett Rossi.