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Everything you need to know about this common STI

IT seems like everybody’s talking about human papillomavirus (HPV) these days. From flyers in your health care provider’s office to ads in subway cars, information about HPV is everywhere. And that’s a good thing because HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) out there. In fact, the CDC reports that almost everyone who is sexually active will get HPV in their lifetime unless they are vaccinated.

It’s not as scary as it sounds

Getting sexual and reproductive health services can be…awkward. The whole process of going to the doctor, getting up on that table, and talking about your sex life can be enough to make even a seasoned sex educator blush. But luckily, there’s a way you can get your birth control and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests without having to look another person in the face: telehealth.

Don't panic, it's normal

It’s safe to say everyone’s lives have been upended by the coronavirus. But what happens when your sex life starts to disappear because of it? If you’re quarantined with your partner, it can be easy for people to assume you’re getting it on the regular. You’re home more often than usual with all those opportunities to have sex in the kitchen, on the couch, and maybe even in the bed. But these aren’t exactly regular times, are they? And plenty of people are finding that despite having more opportunities to do so, they just don’t want to have sex right now. So how do you get back in the groove if the pandemic is wrecking your libido?