Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

by Ina Park Author

STDs have been shrouded in mystery and taboo for centuries, why do we know so little about our cooties? Most of us are sexually active, yet we’re often unaware of the universe of microscopic bedfellows inside our pants. Strange Bedfellows ventures far beyond the bedroom to examine the hidden role and influence of these widely misunderstood infections. Everything from AIDS to Zika is explored; get STDs on the cellular, individual, and population-level with a blending of science and storytelling, historical tales, real life sexual escapades, and interviews with leading scientists while weaving in a healthy dose of comedy. Strange Bedfellows brings sexual health knowledge to the masses in an accessible, no-nonsense, humorous way—helping readers understand the broad impact STDs have on our lives, while at the same time erasing the unfair stigmas attached to them in a departure from the usual cone of awkward silence and shame.