2018 is almost over, so chances are you’ve seen plenty of year-end lists already, from music to movies to TV shows to pop culture moments. We couldn’t bear to be left out, so we made our own: the most popular blog posts from 2018.
This year, we wrote about social media self-care, unhealthy relationships with food, human trafficking, tips for staying healthy when you eat out, and so much more. But you all spoke loud and clear: unsurprisingly, the most popular posts were answers to your own questions about sexual health and bodies! Check them out below.
1. YOU ASKED IT: WHY DOES MY CONDOM KEEP SLIPPING OFF?
Oops! Condom mishaps are surprisingly common, but they’re much less likely to happen when you use condoms the right way, every time! Here’s why your condom might slip off, how to keep it from happening again, and what to do in the meantime.
2. YOU ASKED IT: WHY DOES MY VAGINA SMELL?
Good news: vaginas are supposed to smell! Here’s what’s normal, what’s not, and how to take care of your changing body.
3. YOU ASKED IT: AREN’T CONDOMS ENOUGH?
If you’re using condoms, do you really need to use another method of birth control, too? Well, we definitely recommend it.
4. YOU ASKED IT: HOW DO I HAVE SAFE SEX AS A GAY GUY?
Unfortunately, it can be hard to find information about how to have safer sex when you’re not 100% straight. Here’s what you need to know if both you and your partner have penises.
(Wondering about how to have safer sex as a lesbian? We answered that question last year.)
5. YOU ASKED IT: CAN YOU USE LUBE WITH CONDOMS?
Lube is a great way to make sex feel better. However, not every kind plays nice with condoms. Here’s how to find a lube that works for you without ruining your condoms!
Happy New Year, and we look forward to answering more of your teen health questions in 2019!
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 10,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.