Topic: stds

Jersey Shore Will End This Fall, But STDs Are The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Jersey Shore Will End This Fall, But STDs Are The Gift That Keeps On Giving

MTV announced this afternoon that the “sun will set on the shore” after Jersey Shore‘s sixth and final season airs this fall.  I was planning on reminiscing over the fist pumps, baby bumps, alcohol poisoning, closeted cast members, the awful impression Italy now has of America, domestic disturbances, Guidettes and meatballs, but no– something else caught my eye while reading about the epic conclusion of the Jersey Shore:  Each cast member has a clause in his or her contract regarding STDs. More »

STD Week: Severed Head of Patron Saint of STDs for Sale

STD Week: Severed Head of Patron Saint of STDs for Sale

I’m not kidding: You could own the skull of St. Vitalis of Assisi, an Italian monk and hermit who is incidentally the patron against sicknesses and diseases affecting the genitals. It comes in a lovely display cabinet and can be yours for the low, low price of 700 to 1000 pounds. It’s being auctioned in England on Sunday– who’s up for a trip? Pictured above is St. Vitalis as he appears in religious art; image of the skull itself after the jump, so that those of you who have no desire to see a severed head will not be forced to look at it on Crushable’s homepage. More »

STD Week: 10 TV Characters Who Had STDs

STD Week: 10 TV Characters Who Had STDs

STDs have a special spot in television: Often, TV likes to pretend they don’t exist, a phenomenon TV Tropes calls “STD Immunity.” Luckily, though, there ARE, in fact, a number of shows that not only acknowledge STDs, but also (and perhaps more importantly), expose their main characters to them. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but for your entertainment and information, here are 10 television characters who have or had STDs: More »

STD Week: Crushable’s Official STD Playlist

STD Week: Crushable's Official STD Playlist

No STD Week would be complete without a soundtrack, so here’s your official Crushable STD Playlist. Listen to it when you’re sick, when you’re not sick, when you’re freaking out that you might be sick but aren’t sure if you are… I’m sure you can all come up with plenty of occasions during which to play it. Happy listening! More »

STD Week: MTV Does a Terrible Job of Educating Teens About STDs

STD Week: MTV Does a Terrible Job of Educating Teens About STDs

Though 16 and Pregnant and its companion show Teen Mom have been praised for educating teens about contraception and pregnancy, that’s about as far as MTV’s sex ed program goes. Though they’ve really gone the extra mile to give multiple perspectives on teen pregnancy, including airing a special on abortion and including 16 and Pregnant episodes that feature adoptions, STDs never come up. More »

Welcome to STD Week on Crushable

Welcome to STD Week on Crushable

It’s summertime! You’re shopping for bikinis, figuring out your summer travel plans, and deciding what to wear to the first day of your internship. It also might mean that you’ve met the perfect summer fling. And before you get down to business with Gustavo or Jean-Pierre, it’s time to take a refresher course in sexual health. More »

Sex on the Wire: Amanda Seyfried’s More Than A Mean Girl… She’s Now Ryan Phillipe’s Girlfriend

Sex on the Wire: Amanda Seyfried's More Than A Mean Girl... She's Now Ryan Phillipe's Girlfriend

Amanda Seyfried talks about her new relationship with Ryan Phillipe and her past heartbreak with Dominic Cooper. (People)

A conservative columnist claims that monogamous sex is best for society. (The Frisky)

New research suggests that having a deluded view of your husband or wife means you’re more likely to have a successful marriage. (Boston) More »

Nothing To Be Sore About Here: Dating Sites For Herpes Sufferers

Nothing To Be Sore About Here: Dating Sites For Herpes Sufferers

Never having done online dating, I only vaguely knew about different niche dating sites: dating sites for different religions, dating sites that catered to married people wanting to have affairs, dating sites that pimp out sea captains, and those that specialize in “Adult Baby” fetishes; you know, that desire in all of us to put back on a diaper and suck our thumbs with our soul mates.

Here is one I never heard of: dating sites for herpes sufferers. More »

Off the Market: Sensis Condoms with QuikStrips

Off the Market: Sensis Condoms with QuikStrips

How old were you when you first learned how to put a condom on a guy? Do you still not know how to do it? You’re not alone: 30 percent of condom application is done incorrectly the first time around, meaning that even guys who ostensibly do this like, all the time, often fumble around in the dark while trying not break the mood. Even “flipping” a contraceptive — meaning that you put it on upside-down and then have to flip it over — increases your risk of getting STDs. Not so hot. More »