STDs & Herpes

Posted on the Oct 08, 2012 by Betty Dodson
Hi Betty, Last year my ex and I were both diagnosed with HSV-1. At the time we were not exclusive and he had just split up with his girlfriend. We tried to make things work between us, as this was an...
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Posted on the May 08, 2012 by Anonymous
It’s finally come to pass. I might actually have an opportunity to have sex – with someone I like – who may end up being someone I keep. This, she says, after one date. With advancing age comes the...
Posted on the Apr 25, 2012 by Betty Dodson
Hi Betty, I have been having sex with a male partner for a month or so. I have some questions about safer sex practices. I have found that the best way for me to orgasm is when he rubs the tip of...
Posted on the Mar 20, 2012 by Betty Dodson
Dr. Betty, I hope you are in good spirits, as you're reading this. I have met a potential sexual partner, who revealed to me on our first coffee date that he has herpes, and is on daily antivirals....
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Posted on the Feb 22, 2012 by Anonymous
February 12th marked the beginning of Sexual and Reproductive Health Week; this year’s campaign is Not Everything has to go Viral. I attended a nursing conference last week that focused on...
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Posted on the Dec 29, 2011 by Betty Dodson
I wrote to you a while ago asking you why you thought I was afraid of sex/men, and whether it had anything to do with the pain I'd experienced for years as a result of having a thick hymen, or...
Posted on the Nov 16, 2011 by Betty Dodson
Hi Dr. Betty, First off (and I know you've heard this from me a million times before): love the site, love the work you are doing, and you are absolutely my #1 sex guru forever. I turn to you again...
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Posted on the Aug 18, 2011 by Lawrence Lanoff
My college roommate was dead at 19. So was David. Eric was dead by age 17. Some nights Eric worked till daybreak as a hooker on the Westside piers and then stumbled directly into class. He and I...
Posted on the Jul 21, 2011 by Carlin Ross
I don't know what I love best - the thong guitar, the dancing nipples, the bouncing ball sacs or the shooting penises.  This ad by the French Aids support organization is brilliant:
Posted on the Jul 19, 2011 by Eric Amaranth
We've heard on the male erectile function drug advertisements on how you should check with your doctor to see if you are healthy enough for sexual activity. We've also heard the urban and not-so-...
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Posted on the Jul 14, 2011 by Eric Amaranth
The last time I was getting my STD testing done, I asked the doctor if she'd heard recently of drug-resistent forms of gonorrhea or chlamydia. I'd already heard about drug-resistent syphillis...
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Posted on the Jun 20, 2011 by Betty Dodson
Hi, I want to know about the safest sexual practices I can use, besides abstention. I am lesbian, single and want to insure I'm not bringing anything home I don't want. Are gloves and dental dams the...
Posted on the Jun 19, 2011 by Lawrence Lanoff
On the heels of masturbation month, I’m happy to announce that satan fondles himself. I discovered this while reading a most enlightening blog entitled, “Is Burning Man to Blame for the Increase in...
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Posted on the Jun 07, 2011 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr Betty, Two years ago when I was 21, I had intercourse for the first time with a boyfriend I had been dating for about a month. It was anal intercourse because I was on my period and felt too...
Posted on the Mar 30, 2011 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr. Betty, Your opinions on HSV2 have made me look at the virus in a whole new light. You've really changed my mind, and I can feel your support! It's really not a big deal, and my partner...
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