Sexual Conditions News & Features
As U.S. Syphilis Cases Rise, Those at the Epicenter Scramble
- 19th-Century Doctors Prescribed a Dangerous Douche: Liquid Mercury
Patients dabbed it on their sores or inhaled it. Doctors administered it using a device made by a French instrument-maker: a receptacle for holding the liquid mercury compound, with a green hose and attachments of various sizes for insertion into the vagina or urethra.
- U.S. Syphilis Cases Reach 70-Year High
April 12, 2023 — Cases of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis soared in 2021 to the highest total in more than 70 years, a new report says.
- U.S. STD Cases Totaled 2.5 Million in Pandemic’s Second Year
March 16, 2023 — Sexually transmitted disease cases rose in the second year of the pandemic, including a startling 49% jump in syphilis cases among women, according to preliminary data from the CDC.
- Pleasure Quest: In Search of the Elusive Orgasm
Female orgasm remains a taboo topic, not only at the dinner table but even in clinical circles.