The Rhode Island Department of Health recently announced that rates of HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis are up across the state. Though media reports focused on the role of hook-up apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, the department attributes the rise to both better testing and a host of high-risk behaviors.
Part memoir, part sociological study, and part self-help treatise, Modern Romance zeroes in on contemporary dating mores with a perceptive eye toward the shifts that have taken place over the past several decades. While the book is immensely entertaining, however, it is not fluff.
Between the high-tech sex toys, transplanted uteri, lab-grown penises, and perils of hookup apps, 2014 sometimes sounded like a science fiction novel. But we can’t forget the news about IUDs and STIs that came out this year, either.
The dating site PositiveSingles boasts that it offers a safe, confidential place for adults living with sexually transmitted diseases to connect with others in similar situations for support and possibly romance. A recent jury verdict in California, however, suggests the site is anything but confidential.
This week, TLC’s latest gawkathon follows a man as he struggles with scrotal lymphedema, new evidence links breastfeeding (and how long you do it) to intelligence, and two women sue a dating site for revealing too much personal information.