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    A guy once told me he’d rather get hit by a car than get oral herpes. Thinking rationally, that makes absolutely no sense. A car hit can kill you or permanently injure you, affecting dramatically your quality of life. Oral herpes–the virus that causes cold sores on the lips–is something that over 60% of the U.S. population has. Aside from being annoying, itchy, and a bit painful for a few days when you have an outbreak, oral herpes really doesn’t affect your life that much. But when it comes to STIs, we’re not thinking rationally. Our fears, instilled in us by systematic and pervasive

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Dutch teens have better sexual health outcomes than US teens--why? More #SexPositive culture! By Justin Lehmiller ow.ly/6UWg30bW88r ... See MoreSee Less

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A new study using a sample of about 3,400 heterosexual med students finds that #prejudice toward #bisexuals (beyond general #homophobia) is partly due to a trait called “need for #closure” (NFC). For people scoring high on this preference for simple ways of structuring info, bisexuality is too “ambiguous:” According to the results, higher levels of NFC predicts negative evaluations of #bisexual people after accounting for negative evaluations of #gay/#lesbian people, and higher levels of NFC also predict an explicit preference for #monosexual people over bisexual people. These results suggests that differences in evaluations of #sexualminority groups partially reflect different psychological processes; NFC may be a particularly salient factor in #bi prejudice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/Nhs730bIyAq
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