Emma McGowan

Emma McGowan is a veteran blogger who writes about startups and sex. She's Bustle's sex ed columnist at Sex IDK and a regular contributor to Bustle and Startups.co. Her work has appeared in Mashable, The Daily Dot's The Kernel, Mic, and The Bold Italic. She’s a sex-positive feminist whose hobbies include making patterns and sewing, connecting with other women, and reading at least three books a week.

Displaying 1-12 of 17 articles by “Emma McGowan”
Birth control
Need a (really) last-minute costume idea? Go as historical birth control!
Why not use Halloween as an excuse to celebrate birth control through the ages?
Health care
7 sexual health services you can get from the comfort of your own home
Telehealth can make your life so much easier
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs, STIs)
Chlamydia: it’s not as pretty as it sounds
It’s common to have no symptoms, but if left untreated, it can be serious
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs, STIs)
Herpes: What it is, how it’s spread, and how to manage it
Health care
5 times you should go see a provider in person
Telehealth is a game-changer, but sometimes you need to go old school
Health care
How to protect your privacy when getting birth control or STI tests in the mail
It’s not as scary as it sounds
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs, STIs)
How to get tested (and treated) for STIs without leaving your house
Telehealth options for STI testing can make life easier
Health care
How to tell if your telehealth provider is protecting your privacy
Telehealth providers have to abide by HIPAA just like in-person providers
Health care
How much does telehealth cost with and without insurance?
Many insurance plans cover telehealth, and lots of telehealth options are affordable without insurance
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs, STIs)
Pretty much everyone you know has had HPV
And you've probably had it too
Why I use a diaphragm for birth control
The diaphragm is hormone-free and gives me total control
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs, STIs)
Demystifying trich, the super common STI you’ve never heard of
Everything you need to know about this curable STI
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