Dear Kim, I know that many folks assigned female at birth are prone to UTI’s or yeast infections, but I’m not sure I know the difference. What are the symptoms of each and how can I tell the difference? Thanks, Unsure Dear Unsure, This is a really common question, so I’m glad you asked. You’reContinue reading “Ask Kim: UTI or Yeast Infection?”
Is it possible to give yourself an STI? I think I heard once that you can give, but I’m also afraid this is a silly question so I’ve been afraid to ask. Can you clear this up for me (no pun intended)?
Dear Kim,There’s a lot of talk about COVID-19 booster shots. I already got two shots back in May – why will I have to get another? I thought I was all set on immunity!Thanks,Got the Shot Dear Got the Shot,A lot of people are confused about getting a booster shot, so you’re definitely not alone.Continue reading “Dear Kim: Should I get the COVID Vaccine Booster?”
Dear Kim, At long last it seems like COVID-19 is finally starting to go away at least in Connecticut. A lot of my friends are back to dating like before. Is that safe? Are there any precautions I should still be taking for COVID? Thank you, Cautiously Romantic Dear Romantic, Things have been looking upContinue reading “Ask Kim: Getting Back to Dating”
Dear Kim: How often is it normal to masturbate? I’ve heard so many contradicting things, like men masturbate more than women, that masturbating a lot is bad for you, that masturbating a lot is GOOD for you…it’s so confusing. Can you tell me what is and isn’t normal when it comes to masturbation? Signed, AmContinue reading “Ask Kim: Is Masturbation Normal?”
Dear Kim, I have heard of STD’s like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, but I don’t really know that much about each of them. What is the difference? What symptoms do each of them have, and how are they treated? Sincerely,STD Confusion Dear Confusion, It is easy to mix up all the different STDs – it’sContinue reading “Ask Kim: STD Awareness Month Edition”
Dear Kim, I get an STD test regularly to keep myself and my partners safe, but I have a question about part of the testing process. Before the test, my provider always asks a ton of questions about my sex life, drug use, and relationships. To me, it seems kind of irrelevant. Why do providersContinue reading “Ask Kim: Why do we ask so many questions during STD testing?”
Dear Kim, I’ve heard a lot about PrEP. I am a single gay man and occasionally hook up, and my doctor has mentioned PrEP to me. How effective is it? Is it safe? Thank you,Sexual Prepper Dear Prepper, I’m so glad you asked! PrEP is a really great tool for a lot of people toContinue reading “Ask Kim: What Is PrEP?”
In October, we will be starting a NEW feature on our website: Ask Kim! Kim Adamski, our HIV Prevention Specialist, is here to answer your health-related questions. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 860-278-4163 to ask a question, and your question may be featured!