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  • Apr 2018

    What should you do about a pimple on the penis?

    Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals, and a pimple on the penis can have a range of causes. Knowing the signs of an STD can help people determine when to see a doctor or whether treatment is not needed. Learn more about the causes of a pimple on the penis, and the treatment options, here.

  • Apr 2018

    Over 10 percent of PMS cases linked to drinking habits

    Many women have to deal with premenstrual syndrome, but the risk factors for this remain unclear. A new review suggests that we should look to alcohol intake.

  • Apr 2018

    What is cervical stimulation and is it safe?

    Some people use the term cervix penetration to refer to cervical stimulation. With this, the small canal behind the vagina is stimulated when the penis or other object rubs against it. Is cervix penetration safe, are there health risks, and what considerations should be made by those wishing to try deep penetration?

  • Apr 2018

    Could this implant protect women from HIV?

    A study suggests that a vaginal implant with drugs that keep T cells unresponsive and inaccessible to HIV may offer a new way to reduce transmission.

  • Apr 2018

    How does sex affect your brain?

    Sex can truly be the spice of life, but what does it do to the brain, and how does it impact our hormonal activity? This Spotlight investigates.

  • Apr 2018

    How to prevent endometriosis pain during sex

    Painful sex, or dyspareunia, is a common symptom of endometriosis. We explore ways to make sex more comfortable, including positions, toys, times, and alternatives to intercourse. Why does endometriosis cause pain during sex, and how can the subject be approached with a partner? Find answers and learn more here.

  • Apr 2018

    What causes dark nipples?

    A person's nipples can change color at different times in their life. There are many different reasons why this might happen, most of which are harmless, hormone-related, and linked to pregnancy or menstruation. This article explains more about these causes of dark nipples, plus when someone might need to see a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    Are random erections normal?

    Erections, or boners, can happen at any time and without stimulation. Males of all ages can experience random erections, often first thing in the morning. They may be caused by daily changes in testosterone levels. Here, we talk about the causes and management of random erections, and links with erectile dysfunction.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes an enlarged clitoris?

    An enlarged or swollen clitoris is usually caused by normal sexual arousal. Otherwise, a hormone imbalance or medical condition such as PCO may be responsible. Medically, this is called clitoromegaly. In this article, learn more about causes of an enlarged clitoris in adults and children, and when to seek treatment.

  • Mar 2018

    Everything you need to know about wet dreams

    Wet dreams are a common and completely natural occurrence in both sexes. While they are usually associated with teenage boys, they can also affect girls and even continue into adulthood. In this article, we debunk the prevailing myths about wet dreams and list some ways to cope if a person is embarrassed or anxious.

  • Mar 2018

    Why does urine smell like ammonia while pregnant?

    Most often, an ammonia-like vaginal smell during pregnancy is caused by changes in the makeup of urine. Reasons for this include lifestyle factors such as dietary preferences, dehydration, and supplement use. This article also looks at five causes including STIs and UTIs, as well as prevention and treatment options.

  • Mar 2018

    What can cause vaginal swelling?

    Vaginal swelling can occur for a range of different reasons. This article examines 14 reasons why a person may experience vaginal swelling, including, pregnancy, allergies and irritation, infections, and STIs. We also look at possible treatment options and identify when someone should see a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    What are the white spots on my foreskin?

    Learn about the many causes of white spots on the penis and foreskin. These pimples can be harmless or the results of infections, sometimes sexually transmitted. Find out about the other symptoms that can affect the foreskin, as well as what treatments there are to get rid of white spots on the foreskin.

  • Mar 2018

    The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS

    Regardless of whether you've just received an HIV diagnosis or been living with the condition for years, HIV blogs offer useful information and support.

  • Mar 2018

    Does having a hysterectomy affect sex?

    It is normal for someone to have questions after having a hysterectomy, and to have concerns about how it will affect libido and sexual activity. Find out here how long it takes before sexual activity can resume, what to expect afterward, and how a hysterectomy may improve the enjoyment of sex with a partner.

  • Mar 2018

    Sex anxiety: How can you overcome it?

    Both men and women can experience anxiety related to sexual intercourse, which may affect their life quality. What are some ways to overcome these worries?

  • Mar 2018

    Why are there white bumps on my penis?

    There are many causes for white bumps on the penis, including whiteheads and Fordyce spots. Learn how to identify these bumps, their causes, and treatments.

  • Mar 2018

    Is it normal to have differently sized testicles?

    Most men have asymmetrical testicles. Find out what is normal, what causes enlarged testicles, and how to check for testicular abnormalities.

  • Mar 2018

    How deep is a vagina? What to know

    Just as woman can have different sized breasts, hands, and feet, the depth of vaginas also varies. Learn about the average depth in this article.

  • Mar 2018

    Why might urination happen during intercourse?

    Learn about why people might urinate during sex. This article examines the causes, treatment options, and lifestyle changes that could help.

  • Mar 2018

    Can masturbation cause hair loss?

    This is just one of many masturbation-related myths. Learn more about this and other myths, the benefits of masturbation, and what really causes hair loss.

  • Mar 2018

    What do different types of vaginal discharge mean?

    Learn about what thick, white, clear, or colored vaginal discharge means for a person's health, as well as how to prevent unhealthy discharge.

  • Mar 2018

    How long do genital warts last? What to know

    Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection. They can last months or even years. Learn more about how treatment can speed up recovery.

  • Mar 2018

    What can you do about mucus in urine?

    A look at mucus in urine, which is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and signs of bladder cancer.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes burning in the vagina?

    Learn about nine different causes of a burning sensation in the vagina, as well as treatment options and what happens if they are left untreated.