Monthly Archives: September 2010

Is Anal Sex Safe?

Q: I am in a committed relationship and want to try anal sex. Is it safe? Is there anything I should be concerned about or aware of? — Gin, Florida A: Anal sex is usually safe, assuming you take some … Continue reading

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Anal Sexual Health: How to Have Safe Sex

You need to be aware of the risks involved in anal sex so that you can practice safe sex. If you and your partner want to explore anal sex, it’s important to take it slowly and safely, and learn how … Continue reading

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Birth Control: Condoms 101

Learn more about condoms, one of the simplest and most popular forms of birth control. One of the most popular forms of birth control, male condoms are the most commonly used birth control method used by men. In fact, 18 … Continue reading

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Good Reasons for Sexual Abstinence

Sexual abstinence can keep you from getting pregnant and protect you from STDs. Some people choose abstinence for other reasons as well. Many young people and adults are choosing to abstain from sex these days, for many different reasons. Even … Continue reading

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Changing Unwanted Sexual Behaviors

Q: I am in my mid-fifties and a recovering alcoholic for more than six years. I am also a newlywed and very happy. But I have a problem staying away from having “cybersex” affairs with women over the Internet and … Continue reading

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A Guide to Masturbation

Masturbation is a good way to learn about your own body, and it can even help improve your sex life. Masturbation has long been a sensitive topic for many Americans. While sex experts consider it basic to sexual development, for … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Vaginal Cuts

Find out what causes irritating vaginal cuts and learn how to prevent them. Vaginal cuts and tears are a common problem in women who are sexually active. Although usually not serious, vaginal cuts can be uncomfortable and irksome. The good … Continue reading

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Yeast Infections and Vaginal Itching

Discomfort ‘down there’ can be unpleasant and embarrassing — so it’s important to learn how to deal with yeast issues and itching. Many women have experienced intense vaginal itching at some point in their lives, often as the result of … Continue reading

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Your First Gynecologist Exam

If you’ve never been to a gynecologist, you may be nervous about what happens during an ob-gyn exam. Put yourself at ease and use it as an opportunity to learn more about your body and your health. A gynecologist is … Continue reading

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How We Respond to Sex

Researchers are finding that old notions about sexual response and orgasm aren’t necessarily true. Both men and women were once thought to go through four clear-cut stages during sex, but some researchers and clinicians now say the real picture is … Continue reading

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