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sexual activity, including specifically sexual intercourse.

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How do STIs and STDs physically enter the body?

Nurses and health practitioners will tell you to wear a condom to prevent contracting an STD/STI, and will supplement this with "diseases and infections can be transmitted through bodily fluids which ...
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Why do age-related DNA transcription errors not manifest in children as readily as their parents?

When cells replicate, there is the occasional transcription error. As a person ages, these transcription errors accumulate. The reason that a lot of the elderly develop cancer, is the DNA governing ...
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How can someone that is HIV positive not be contagious?

According to https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/nyheter-och-press/nyhetsarkiv/2019/juni/ingen-risk-for-hiv-via-samlag-om-behandlingen-ar-valinstalld/ (In Swedish but I assume there are similar ...
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What term is used to define long duration sexual intercourse addiction/hunger? [closed]

Sexual need between partners/couples often grows time to time. Sometimes it crosses the usual duration like it takes more than an hour to satisfy and it grows more as they continue. But that growing ...
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In contraceptive effectiveness ratings, are “typical use,” and “perfect use” self-reported?

The effectiveness of contraception methods is typically reported as two percentages: typical use and perfect use. Typical use is the measure of how the average couple is likely to use the method, and ...
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Are contraception effectiveness percentages per-user or per-use?

The efficacy of contraception methods is typically given as two percentages: typical use, and perfect use. For both of these, is the denominator of the percentage the number of couples who used the ...
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How to ensure that sex with a new partner will be safe for health?

I want to be as certain as possible that sex with a new partner will not do any harm to my health. I know the common notion about "safe sex", but it seems oversimplified and generally primitive tools ...
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At what point would blood loss impede the ability to achieve an erection?

So first I feel I should clarify this isn't to support some vampire fetish. No this is actually to bring some scientific fact to my fictional work. How many pints in a one month period could an ...
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Is ShockWave Therapy Useful For ED or not?

I read the following in an article from a Facebook page for a clinic in the Lebanon region, and I am trying to know if this choice is good or not?: Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy, or ESWT, is a ...
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Does the usage of PC muscle to achieve multiple orgasm in males cancels or transfers the ejacuation to the bludder?

There is a concept about dry/multiple male orgasm. Most common idea is what by practicing clenching of ones pubococcygeus (PC) muscle just before a point when the process of ejacuation begins, a male ...
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Are there reasons why fertility awareness methods of family planning are not widely promoted? [closed]

Based on quite a bit of research into this area it seems that 'fertility awareness methods' can be very effective if not on par with many other popular contraceptive methods: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
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How much body fluid required to actually transmit a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

While reading about sexually transmitted disease, I always wonder how much body fluid is actually required to transmit some diseases, specially in the case of other kinds of sex (masturbation, hand ...
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Why is HIV singled out from other STIs?

If HIV is an STI, then why is HIV often listed separately? Examples: HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact sheet STDs and HIV – CDC Fact Sheet What You Need To Know About the Links Between ...
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Is injaculation different than retrograde ejaculation?

I have been reading lately about injaculation as a mean of preventing the ejaculation during an orgasm, by applying pressure on a particular spot of the urethra in order to stop the semen. This seems ...
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What's with anal sex and HIV?

There always seem to be much vaguely stated health reading material about anal intercourse increasing the risk of the transfer of HIV/AIDS, but it never reads precisely; so my question is: does ...
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Drug to prevent sexual desire?

Is there a drug to decrease sexual desire or prevent it? Are there therapies to eliminate the habit of frequent masturbation, if one were to want to postpone sexual behaviors until a future ...
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About contraception pills efficacy

It is supposed to take "placebo pills" when a woman is on her menstruation and just only the first time she start taking contraception pills is mandatory to consume a pill on the first day of the ...
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Maximum time for symptoms of pregnancy to show up? [duplicate]

Just wanted to know what is the maximum possible time for symptoms of pregnancy to show up after having unprotected sex(assume conception occurs)? What I mean is visible symptoms,not something like ...
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What is the life expectancy of a sperm in dried semen?

How long can sperm survive when semen dries? Can dead sperm cause pregnancy? For example, if semen were left to dry on the toilet seat for 2 hours, and a woman were to use the toilet, is there ANY ...
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Sleeping with the penis in the vagina

Are there harmful side-effects of a couple sleeping with the penis in the vagina?
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Can low libido be a side-effect of schizoprenia medications?

I suffer from schizophrenia and depression and take medication for this. My current medication are Qutipin (200 mg) Oxetol (600 mg) Bupron (300 mg) Arip (30 mg) Qtencare (tablet) I consulted ...
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Can the morning after pill affect your body temperature?

It's not something I can find much information about online... but is it possible that the MAP could send your hormones out of whack and result in feeling really warm at times?
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Is scalpel-free vasectomy safe and effective?

While researching online, I read about scalpel free vasectomy. With any procedure, there are risks and benefits. How safe and effective is this procedure? How does that compare with a traditional ...
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Having sex with someone who's had many sexual partners,

There's someone who I've been getting to know and she's particularly free-spirited and very smart and mature for her age (in college). As our discussions have started to lean more towards us ...
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Lack of sex drive [closed]

I m married for almost 6months. My husband doesn't have any sex drive. He touched me only once or twice till date. He doesn't want to go to any doctor. Please suggest me medicines to increase his ...
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Is Anilingus healthy?

Some animals do Anilingus, so it might be reasonable to think that also among healthy humans anilingus might be without harm or is even healthy to strengthen the immune system or has some other ...
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Data on “perfect use” vs “typical use” of contraceptives?

Different kinds of contraceptives have different yearly failure rates depending on whether the user of the contraceptive follows all the proper procedures for the contraceptive ("perfect use"), or ...
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Can Viagra cause a spontaneous erection?

I was watching T2 Trainspotting movie, where Franco took too many Viagra. Franco is involved in a chase scene between him and his rival Mark. After the thriller chase is completed he takes a look in ...
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Can my Girlfriend Get Pregnant 9 Days before her period? [closed]

My Girlfriend's period starts at May 20/May 21. To cut the story short, we had non penetrative sex on May 11th and I ejaculated outside (Far away from her vagina). She also has been using a period ...
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How can I detect condom failure? [closed]

I use condom to prevent the transmission of HIV in anal sex. How can I know if the condom is broken before or during the sex? What's the feeling when the condom breaks during the sex? If there are ...
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Getting rid of sex drive

What are the options for a young healthy man to get rid of sex drive for good? I think the desire for sex is a weakness, a chain in the neck, and enemy of a focused mind. I want to get rid of this ...
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Birth Control Pills. Abnormal Bleeding

Is it normal to still have breakthrough bleeding in between periods if you have been on birth control for over a year?
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Which has lower rate of getting pregnant and/or a venereal dicease in condom vs pill?

If you use either a pill or condom to have sex with your partner, what is the probability of getting pregnant and/or getting a venereal dicease in each case? I wonder which is more effective in terms ...
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Anorgasmia with SSRI and SNRI prescriptions

I am adding to the beginning of this question the caveat that I am npt asking this for me or anyone in particular. I am studying counselling and have come across this issue whilst researching and it ...
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If someone has a bacterial throat infection (tonsillitis), can it be transmitted sexually (penetration)?

If there is an infection in the throat such as tonsillitis, where transmission is through the air "in droplets when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes", then does this imply that sexual ...
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Late taking birth control pill

I've been taking the combined birth control pill for the past two months, but I've been away (in another country) for Christmas and I forgot to take the third batch with me. When I got home, I took it ...
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Is sex allowed during mononucleosis?

I've been diagnosed with mono 3 weeks ago. I've talked to the doctor and he said that I should avoid any kind of physical activity because it may enlarge my spleen damage it seriously. Is it True? Is ...
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Research based help for premature ejaculation?

What are the most reliable scientific achievements, evidence based, to help with men that want to last longer during sexual intercourse?
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How long do you have to take an SSRI for before PSSD becomes a risk?

PSSD or Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction really worries me. This is when you carry on experiencing the sexual side effects of an SSRI for years after stopping taking the medication. If you take a single ...
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Does male ejaculation shortens life span?

I read many articles about this. I even talked to my doctor and other people. But it looks like everybody has an opinion, but nobody actually really knows if it's true. Let's take 25 year old male. ...
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Vibrator side effects

I'm curious about side effects of vibrators because I see a lot of women, who can't have sex with men in reality. They decide to use vibrators as a solution. So I would like to know is there any side ...
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Is biking linked to erection- or fertility problems?

Is there any proven link between biking a lot and erection problems? Fertility problems?
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What influences vaginal odor?

Some women have an unpleasant vaginal odor. This can sometimes influence their sexual activity. What influences this vaginal odor? Eating habits? Use of tampons? What can be done to limit this ...
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Is it normal for a lady to experience blood after intercourse a month after her hymen was broken?

How long does it take for a woman's vagina to get accustomed to have sexual intercourse (meaning no pain and no blood)? Is it normal to continue seeing blood during intercourse after the first time ...
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How to get rid of erectile dysfunction?

Erection problems happen mostly with men. What causes it and what is happening in the body?
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Is amyl nitrite used for sex?

Do people use it for sex somehow? What is the effect? Just in the book,"Fight Club", the author describes this drug in a sex related context.
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What are the real chances of HIV transmission? [closed]

I am really confused about this matter. I've heard a lot of versions from doctors and on internet. To be more specific: A pathologist that claimed to have worked with HIV positive patients for 10 ...
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Risks of having an unwanted child - worrying as a man

As a man that had sex with a woman, what are the risks of having an unwanted baby if: the vaginal sex was unprotected at some point, but without ejaculating inside she was on birth control pills (at ...
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Fructose from the Seminal Vesicles

I have been contemplating how chronic gut-originating infestations such as Candida overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) link to symptoms in the male reproductive system, i.e., ...
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Sperm donation - where should I donate?

I recently discover sperm banks pay for sperm donation all over the world. I'm an Italian citizen. Which are the best countries in Europe to donate semen? In terms of: Guarantees I won't have to ...