Sex Week Edition: Nice Apps! Top 5 for Sexual Health

If you’re looking for a list of the top Kama Sutra apps, you’re not going to find that here.

Rather, it’s critical for millennials to remember the importance of maintaining sexual health, because for some reason, we so easily forget to do so.  Especially if you’re not interested in becoming twenty-something parents… yet. And just in case your school system failed to teach you the gory details, nothing about an STD or STI is sexy.

These apps will help you stay healthy, whether or not you’re sexually active.

My Days (iPhone and Android)
The week of every woman’s life she can’t live with…or without. And while no one likes to talk about it, it’s critically important that you at least know – and record – the deets.  This period and ovulation calendar stores all the pertinent details, including some of those unexpected: mood, temperature, weight fluctuations, and whether or not you took you pill. Best part is, it’s free.

Birth Control (iPhone)
Here’s to hoping your school system didn’t fail you, and at least taught you how to practice safe sex. Though it seems the Durex Baby App doesn’t really exist, perhaps this app will give you a better understanding of all of the contraceptives on the market.  Stay informed, stay safe.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an Android version that really compared.

myPill – Birth Control Reminder (iPhone and Android)
For how often you take that little thing, it’s amazing how easily you forget to do it. And, let’s face it: phone alarms and calendar alerts go off so often, it’s so simple to hit ignore and completely forget about it. This app will not only remind you to take your pill on a daily basis, but during your period, it turns the alarm off.  The Android version is slightly different, and costs a dollar. But considering how often you’ll use this app, it’ll be worth the buck.

Sexual Health (iPhone and Android)
First and foremost – be safe! But, it’s also important to know the signs and symptoms of when there’s a problem. Also, you need to know the types of conversations you and your partner should have, prior to getting physical. This app will provide all the details, and more (yikes!).

ZocDoc
How many times have you needed to schedule an appointment, but didn’t do so, due to the inconvenience of it all? Shots, blood drawing and more, it’s easy to understand how we let this life-essential fly under the radar. Again, no one likes going to the doctor, but it’s certainly a necessary evil.  Much like OpenTable, this former McKinsey consultant-created app allows you to schedule a doctor’s appointment (ahem, your annual check-up?) easily and on-the-go. You don’t even have to have a conversation with the receptionist! Score.

Do you have any suggestions for apps for sexual health? Let us know in the comments! Have you used any of these? How did they work for you?

Ashleigh Rainko I’m not a drama queen; life's more exciting with exaggeration. I’m not high maintenance; I just know what I want. Mobile apps, innovation, reinvention – and generally all technology – never cease to amaze me. I’m a PR pro, iPhone addict, UMich grad, Jackie O-aspiring metro-Detroit native, who has the gritty, true perspective on our millennial culture. And while you’ll likely find me wearing seersucker, you can feel free to take me seriously.

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