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What you need to know about Syphilis

  Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore typically on your genitals, rectum, or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane contact with these sores. After the initial infection, the syphilis bacteria can remain inactive (dormant) in your body for…

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Things you should know about the Herpes virus

  Infection with herpes simplex virus, commonly known as herpes, can be due to either herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral-to-oral contact to cause infection in or around the mouth (oral herpes). However, HSV-1 can also be transmitted through oral-genital contact to cause infection…

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Chlamydia, the silent infection

  Chlamydia can cause vaginal discharge. It may resemble pus or mucus. The initial damage that chlamydia causes often goes unnoticed. However, chlamydia can lead to serious health problems. If you are a woman, untreated chlamydia can spread to your uterus and fallopian tubes (tubes that carry fertilized eggs from the ovaries to the uterus). This…

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Let’s talk about vaginitis

  Vaginitis is the inflammation of the vagina. It’s due to an imbalance of yeast and bacteria that normally live in the vagina. Many triggers can cause an infection in the vagina and vulval areas. The most common cause is bacteria. Other common causes include: yeast viruses parasites environmental factors sexually transmitted infections (STIs) exposure to chemical irritants and allergens   Infection…

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When the vagina gives off a fishy smell

Though a simple STI to treat, it is, arguably, the most unpleasant and uncomfortable thing to experience. Trichomonas vaginalis is the tiny organism that is responsible for this infection. This infection which affects both men and women is pronounced in women and causes the vagina to give off a fishy smell. That infection is none…

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Let us talk about consent. What is it like?

  This is how sexual offenders start to coerce a person into giving consent “If you really loved me, you would have sex with me” “You don’t find me attractive anymore otherwise you’d have sex with me” “If we don’t have sex I don’t think we can be together” Consent is an active, affirmative, conscious,…

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Does porn have any benefit?

  Of what use is porn, what benefits does it bestow in the consumer? This is a highly debated topic and many people and organizations have pulled their weight behind both sides of the arguments. What are the risks of consuming porn? Here are some of them. Addiction: because of the nature of porn, it…

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The facts about wet dreams

  What was it like for you the first time you had a wet dream? Is it the same feeling you have each time you have a wet dream? Some teenagers, even men, may feel embarrassed or even guilty about having wet dreams. But they are a normal part of growing up and you can’t…

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The psychology of Porn addiction

  While the arguments for and against pornography continue to rage on, it is important to reflect on how pornography addiction begins. Pornography is any video, audio, written material, or pictures created for the purpose of causing sexual arousal and used as a form of sexual gratification. A person is said to have an addiction…

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Will human rights change language vocabulary?

  Mine is not a fight or quarrel but a concern. This concern is for language and rights. In the last decade, there has been a lot of strides in pushing rights for sexual minorities.   A lot of organizations have taken it upon themselves to change the terminology about gender identities. So, I was…

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction

  Diabetes is a medical condition arising from excess sugar circulating in the blood. Usually, after a heavy carbohydrate meal, the body converts all the sugar in the body to be used as energy or stored. The hormone, Insulin, controls the conversion of sugar in the blood. However, in diabetic conditions, Insulin is either absent…

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How to prevent injuries during sex

  There is a lot of tension these days in relationships. Many of those tensions revolve around sex. People cheat, change partners consistently, move from relationship to relationship. You say women don’t know what they want, others say men are dogs. In some quarters the word on the street is that gay men never stay…

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Kissing: A clash of tongues

  Wet sensations, tongue rolling, mouths moving against each other. The head swells and you can feel your heart beat against the wall of your chest. You feel you want to go into your partner, to feel their soul. Suddenly, you feel hot not minding if it’s freezing cold, if you persist in this act,…

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The different sides of voyeurism

  Voyeurism is defined as an interest in observing unsuspecting people while they undress, are naked, or engage in sexual activities. The interest is usually more in the act of watching, rather than in the person being watched. The person doing the watching is called a voyeur, but you might hear them casually referred to…

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What does it mean to give a fellatio?

  Whether you use the technical term fellatio or call it a blowjob, going down, giving head, or something else, performing fellatio is an act that requires a lot of trust and a little bit of knowledge. We mostly think of fellatio as being one person licking or sucking a partner’s penis. Keep in mind that while…

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What you didn’t know about cybersex

  Cybersex isn’t one thing. Instead, the word describes a group of activities that has one critical thing in common—it takes place over the internet or another electronic network. In other words, cybersex is fundamentally virtual and does not involve person-to-person physical contact. It can be an activity for one, two, or even more, and can…

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Why exhibitionism is becoming a trend today

  If you’ve ever wondered why it feels so freakin’ good to walk around your house naked, it could be because you’re an exhibitionist. Don’t get me wrong: I recognize that you don’t have to identify this way in order to just fully embrace a braless moment. But feeding off of your S.O.’s attention while you parade around without…

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So what is this thing called bestiality?

  Humans having sex with animals is called bestiality. Zoophilia refers more to the bigger picture of people who have a desire to form sexual relationships with animals. Not all zoophiles necessarily engage in acts of bestiality, but the vast majority do, hence the two terms often being used interchangeably. The most common animals involved…

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The dark side of erotic asphyxiation

  Erotic asphyxiation is the official term for breath play. This type of sexual activity involves intentionally cutting off the air supply for you or your partner with choking, suffocating, and other acts. People who are into breath play say it can heighten sexual arousal and make orgasms more intense. However, it isn’t without its…

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So, what do you know about orgy?

  An orgy is a sex party where guests freely engage in open and unrestrained sexual activity or group sex. It is not a new sexual practice, stories from ancient Rome and Greece can attest to that. Basically, orgies are organized for people of any of the sexes: it could be an all-male thing (as…

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All you need to know before you buy sex toys

  Sex toys also called adult toys or “marital aids” are objects people use to have more pleasure during sex or masturbation. Sometimes sex toys can also have medical uses if you have sexual dysfunction or a medical condition. There are many different types of sex toys, and people use them for lots of different reasons. It’s totally normal…

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Can urophilia be dangerous for you?

  Urophilia, also known as “golden showers” or “watersports,” is a sexual variation where people derive pleasure from urine or urination. The arousal is associated with smelling, feeling, or tasting urine, as well as urinating on someone or being urinated on by someone else. Sometimes, the pleasure derives from the physical urine (i.e., the warmth…

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Why having unprotected sex isn’t smart

  Having unprotected sex is not a wise thing but it does happen. Among young people, even adults, emotions can become high and sex happens without thinking of putting on a condom or any other contraceptive. Unprotected sex is any sex without contraception or a condom. A lot of persons, especially young girls and women feel afraid…