Topic: STDs

A Comedian Got People To Text Their Parents And Imply They Are Spreading STDs

A Comedian Got People To Text Their Parents And Imply They Are Spreading STDs

For the past little while, Comedy Central comedian Nathan Fielder has been using the power of Twitter to convince people to play pranks on their loved ones, like texting their parents about drugs “by mistake” or telling their significant others they haven’t been completely honest with them. While I think that last one was kind of mean, I’m pretty amused by his latest bit of mischief: getting people to text their parents implying they might have not only contracted, but passed along, an STD: More »

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Caused By HPV, Oral Sex (Not Smoking, Drinking)

Michael Douglas' Throat Cancer Caused By HPV, Oral Sex (Not Smoking, Drinking)

Michael Douglas has been cancer-free for more than two years–but while fulfilling a recent promotional duty for his Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, the actor proved to be surprisingly frank about his diagnosis. Douglas, 68, recently revealed that it was oral sex–not usual suspects smoking or drinking–that caused him to develop a “walnut-size” tumor in the back of his throat. More »

‘Stand Tall, Get Snapped’: Photographer Edo Zollo Seeks To Destigmatize People Living With HIV

'Stand Tall, Get Snapped': Photographer Edo Zollo Seeks To Destigmatize People Living With HIV

Living with HIV is a frightening prospect, but millions of people do so every day. For some, the stigma accompanying their status is even more terrifying: people can be cruel, demeaning and afraid of those with HIV, treating them as though they are less than human or that they are to blame for the condition. Photographer Edo Zollo seeks to change these misconceptions through his series, “Stand Tall, Get Snapped.” More »