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  • 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.

  • Feb 2019

    Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?

    Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.

  • Feb 2019

    Why playing board games could improve your love life

    Oxytocin levels rose in individuals who did a painting class or played board games with their romantic partners. Levels were highest in men who painted.

  • Feb 2019

    What causes cloudy urine?

    Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

  • Feb 2019

    5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

    There are many misconceptions surrounding menstruation that may make coping with it more confusing. In this Spotlight, we unpack and debunk the top myths.

  • Feb 2019

    Does Clomid work for male infertility?

    Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

    The secondary stage of syphilis has symptoms including sores on the genitals, mouth, and anus. Diagnosis involves a physical exam. Learn more about secondary syphilis here.

  • Jan 2019

    How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

    HIV can cause a rash to develop on the penis. This is an early symptom of HIV that may spread to other areas of the body. The rash may appear red or crusty. There are other potential causes. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know

    Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications in males.

  • Jan 2019

    Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

    La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿Qué la causa, funcionan los remedios caseros? En este artículo responderemos estas preguntas y más.

  • Jan 2019

    ¿Qué significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal?

    Aprenda qué es lo que significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal para la salud de una persona, así como las posibles causas de una secreción vaginal no saludable.

  • Jan 2019

    Orgasmic dysfunction: Everything you need to know

    Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person cannot orgasm despite feeling sufficiently sexually aroused. In this article, we cover the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.

  • Jan 2019

    Can masturbation cause erectile dysfunction?

    There are many myths and misconceptions about masturbation, including that it may cause erectile dysfunction. Learn more in this article about why this is not true.

  • Dec 2018

    Síntomas, causas y tratamiento para el herpes

    Existen dos tipos de herpes: VHS-1 (herpes tipo 1 u oral) y VHS-2 (herpes tipo 2 o genital). Descubra las diferencias entre ellos y las opciones de tratamiento.