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Episode 57: Sex Nerd Sandra

Sex Nerd Sandra #57: HPV, STIs & TMIs

FACE HERPES, TESTY TESTERS, & the CANCER VACCINE! Part 1 of 2 Episodes on STD & Contraceptive Basics, veteran Nurse Practitioner Patty Cason lays down the STI knowledge, focusing on HPV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Syphilis & the new Gonorrhea Superbug. ALSO: Health Benefits of Sex, Intimate Partner Violence, STD vs STI, vaccines, testing, Prophylactic Doilies, Dental Dams, Hep C, Herpes 1 & 2 the Worst PSA EVER!


Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner specializing in gynecology.  She is passionate about educating other health care providers about the need to address their patients’ sexual and reproductive health issues adeptly and sensitively.  To accomplish this, Patty lectures and conducts trainings across the US on sexuality, contraception, STIs, vaginal and vulvar health and disease, cervical cancer prevention, PCOS, and incontinence.  Patty believes human beings and our society thrive on daily health sex.

Patty lovingly provided excellent resources on several topics:

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  1. Khayra says:

    Some must-listen episodes should be put up as a featured link. This is so great for non-listeners to hear.

  2. Sean says:

    How may I get in contact with Patty. I am a heal care worker and would love to network with her and talk about some of the issues that were discussed in this episode.

    @ Todd. The HPV vaccine has a cut off at 26 because research didn’t find that the vaccine benefited women above that age and to my knowledge, men weren’t used is these vaccination studies for the older age groups. Generally it’s assumed that most people have been exposed to HPV by 26 and the relative expensive vaccine won’t benefit those patients much, but that’s a generality and doesn’t address an individual’s specific medical needs. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns and would like to ask for the vaccine “off label”.

  3. Todd Mason says:

    Even more informative than the usual packed (and sometimes packing) episode…I certainly wondered why the HPV vaccine has an age cutoff. but hadn’t pursued it…

  4. Imriel says:

    Great episode! Any text resources for those facts Patty talks about in the episode? (HPV factoids, etc.)