Dear Kim, It feels like everyone I know is on PrEP! Is there a gay man out there who isn’t? Give it to me straight – how do I know if I should be taking PrEP, and who do I talk to if I want to get it? Thank you, Surrounded By Preppers Dear Surrounded,Continue reading “Ask Kim: Should I Take PrEP?”
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Ask Kim: Do I Need a Rectal Swab?
Dear Kim, I read on HGLHC’s website that you do a rectal swab as part of your routine STI test. That seems kind of embarrassing to me! Do I really need a rectal swab? Thanks, Feeling Awkward Dear Awkward, This is actually a question we get a lot! We do recommend that most people getContinue reading “Ask Kim: Do I Need a Rectal Swab?”
Ask Kim: Is Monkeypox Deadly?
Dear Kim, I’ve been hearing about deaths from Monkeypox in the news, and I’m kind of freaked out. Can you give me the facts? Am I at risk of dying from Monkeypox? Thanks, Scared Dear Scared, It’s totally understandable that you’d be a little frightened by the news reports on Monkeypox deaths. Outbreaks like thisContinue reading “Ask Kim: Is Monkeypox Deadly?”
Ask Kim: Sexual Networks
Dear Kim, From what I’ve heard about Monkeypox, the majority of folks getting it are gay men. But, I also know it isn’t a disease that only affects gay men. So, why is it spreading especially among gay men? Thanks, Wondering Dear Wondering, This is a great question. A lot of the messaging around MonkeypoxContinue reading “Ask Kim: Sexual Networks”
Ask Kim: UTI or Yeast Infection?
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?”
Ask Kim: Can I Give Myself an STI?
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: Should I get the COVID Vaccine Booster?
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?”
Ask Kim: Getting Back to Dating
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”
Ask Kim: Is Masturbation Normal?
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?”
Ask Kim: STD Awareness Month Edition
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”