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  • May 2019

    How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina

    Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to treat and prevent razor burn in the pubic area here.

  • May 2019

    Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

    Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerous vaginal wounds may require medical treatment. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about urethral syndrome

    Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here.

  • Apr 2019

    What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?

    Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

    Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about female sex hormones

    Summary description Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play crucial roles in sexual development, sexual desire, and reproduction. They also influence body weight and hair, bone, and muscle growth. Learn more about the types and roles of these hormones here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is it safe to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness?

    Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is blue balls a real condition?

    Blue balls is the informal term for epididymal hypertension, which causes uncomfortable or aching testicles if a person is aroused but does not ejaculate. Learn more about the myths and facts here.

  • Apr 2019

    What causes a low libido?

    It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.

  • Mar 2019

    What does herpes look like?

    Herpes is a condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. People may notice herpes symptoms across the body, including in the mouth, on the genitals, or in the eyes. This article discusses what herpes looks like, describes the symptoms, and provides pictures to help identify herpes.

  • Mar 2019

    Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

    A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.

  • Mar 2019

    Home remedies for getting rid of hickeys

    Hickeys, or love bites, are bruises that can appear when someone sucks on another person's skin. Hickeys tend to disappear on their own after several days, but some home remedies may help get rid of them faster. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes pain in the testicles?

    A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.

  • Mar 2019

    How to remove warts with salicylic acid

    Warts are usually harmless but can be bothersome if they appear in certain areas. Learn how to use salicylic acid for wart removal in this article. We also cover other treatment options.

  • Mar 2019

    Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

    People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.

  • Mar 2019

    What is an orgasm headache?

    Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches during sex should see a doctor, as they can be a symptom of a serious condition. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    What to know about genital warts in women

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of genital warts in women here.

  • Mar 2019

    What does scabies on the penis look like?

    Scabies is an infestation of the skin by tiny parasitic mites. On the penis, scabies can cause crusty, blister-like sores and intense itching that may get worse at night. Scabies mites spread through close, prolonged contact between people, such as during sex. Learn more about scabies on the penis here.

  • Mar 2019

    What are the risks of anal sex?

    Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks. Learn more about the risks of anal sex, and how to avoid them, here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes pain in the penis?

    Many situations and conditions can cause penis pain, including Peyronie’s disease, balanitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and more causes of penis pain here.

  • Mar 2019

    What to know about bipolar disorder and sex

    Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more.

  • Feb 2019

    Small penis syndrome: Everything you need to know

    Small penis syndrome is not a physical condition but long-term anxiety about the size of one's penis. It is a type of body dysmorphic disorder. Learn more about the symptoms here.

  • Feb 2019

    How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

    Among the many changes that women experience during pregnancy, they may notice that their sex drive increases or decreases in different trimesters. Learn more about sex drive changes and the safety of sex and masturbation during pregnancy here.

  • Feb 2019

    Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?

    While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    What causes cramps after sex?

    Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article.