STI Education

Having a sexually transmitted infection shouldn’t be a point of shame and it also doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. That's why Lovehoney & TBD Health have teamed up to destigmatize STI's, debunk the most common myths surrounding them and show you how you can have happy, fulfilled sex life no matter you or your partner's status.


Meet the Experts


Dr. Jessica O’Reilly

Jess O’Reilly (@SexWithDrJess) is a sex and relationship expert with a background in education. Her research and passion involves teacher training in sexual health and she volunteers in schools and universities to help bring better sex & relationship education to students across Ontario. Jess is also a television personality, author, podcast host (@SexWithDrJess Podcast) and international speaker who has facilitated hundreds of corporate workshops and retreats in 40 countries from Lebanon to Costa Rica.


Lauren Haines MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Lauren Haines, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner providing sexual health services for TBD Health, an innovative startup that offers at-home STI testing. Lauren also founded her own sexual health practice, where she focuses on evaluating and treating sexual dysfunction as well as overall sexual health.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Justin runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. He is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. Dr. Lehmiller has also published more than 50 academic works, including a textbook titled The Psychology of Human Sexuality that is used in college classrooms around the world.

Q&A with Dr. Jess O'Reilly

If you're dating and have a positive STI diagnosis, what should you disclose and how should you do it?

How can someone support their partner who has an STI?

Q&A with Lauren Haines MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

What are the most common misconceptions about STIs?

What steps should someone take to find a sex positive provider?

Q&A with Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Why does STI stigma hurt everyone?

Why do we shame and blame people with STIs for their status, but feel sympathy for people who contract bacterial or viral infections non-sexually?


Handy Resources to Help You


Recommended Products

A positive STI diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. In fact, there are several products that you can use to remain intimate during a transmissible period.

Here are our expert-recommended products from Dr. Jessica O’Reilly to play with no matter your status.

You can reduce STI transmission risk by not sharing sex toys and/or using condoms on sex toys and be sure to clean and dry your toys after each use.


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