That Ain’t True!: 10 Sexual Health Myths

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  • Men Cannot Contract HIV From Women
  • Lube Is Only for Anal Sex
  • Douching Is Good For You
  • My Girl Is on the Pill, We’re Good
  • All STDs are Curable
  • Don’t Believe the Hype!
  • Only Promiscuous People Get STDs
  • You Can’t Get Pregnant on Your First Time
  • If I Had an STD, I Would Know
  • Pulling Out Works
  • You Can Catch an STD From a Toilet Seat

All STDs Are Curable

Yes, there are STDs that can be cured with the help of a pill— gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — but know that treating those has become harder because of antibiotic resistant strains. Most important, STDs such as herpes, HPV and HIV have no cure. 

 (Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

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