Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Patient Expert

Alisha Bridges is a freelance health writer on the topics of sexual health, skin care, and psoriasis. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades. Alisha is the creator of www.Beingmeinmyownskin.com, a site dedicated to sharing what it’s like to live with psoriasis. She is also a student at Georgia State University pursuing a career as a physician assistant with a concentration in dermatology. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @alishambridges.

Psoriasis, Intimacy, and Finding Love

Credit: iStock Growing up, I felt as though I would never find someone who made me feel comfortable enough to show my psoriasis to them. After all, I even had some family members who had never seen my disease. I was terrified of intimacy and the idea ...
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Pap Smear. Pelvic Exam. STD Test. What's the Difference?

Credit: Thinkstock When I was younger I assumed any vaginal examination would automatically include a Pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). As I got older, I came to realize that my assumptions were false. Although the three ...
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Ladies, Did You Know You Could Use Food to Increase Sexual Drive?

Credit: Thinkstock So it’s time to have sex, but you really aren’t in the mood. You make up every excuse in the book to avoid participating in hanky-panky, including being too tired or having a headache. If you are a woman who has experienced not wan...
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7 Psoriasis-related Events You Should Know About

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in the psoriasis community and to meet more people like you? Check out these seven events designed with psoriasis in mind! Team NPF** When:** Varies** Where**: Various locations The National Psoriasis ...
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9 Psoriasis Role Models You Should Know

Credit: Thinkstock Check out these nine psoriasis advocates: Most are new to the community Whether you are looking for a guy to look up to, a gal to follow, advice from a parent of a child with psoriasis, or someone of color to relate to, this list p...
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Thinking of Having a Tattoo Removed? Read This First

Credit: Thinkstock _What story is your tattoo telling about you? Is it a tale of remembrance? Love? Or regret? _ Most tattoos tell stories unique to the people who have them. But for people like Dejuan U., some stories end up told in the “wrong place...
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