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Is there any upside in receiving a with-needle vasectomy instead of a no-needle vasectomy?

https://gentleproceduresdallas.com/vasectomy/no-scalpel-no-needle/: Our clinic also offers a different method of anesthesia called “No-Needle Anesthesia”, which eliminates the need for a needle ...
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Is the quality of sperm higher when ejaculated outside a lab building than when inside one?

Context of the question: storing sperm in cryobanks. I read the following comment: I could find the relevant citations when I have some time, but I seem to remember some research findings that show ...
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Is an open-ended vasectomy easier to reverse than a closed vasectomy?

Is an open-ended vasectomy easier to reverse than a closed vasectomy? https://www.vasectomy.com/question/is-open-testicular-end-vasectomy-better-11304 says: So the proponents of [open-ended ...
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Are open-ended vasectomies less likely to cause post-vasectomy pain than closed vasectomies?

Are open-ended vasectomies less likely to cause post-vasectomy pain than closed vasectomies? I have found https://www.vasectomy.com/question/is-open-testicular-end-vasectomy-better-11304: This is ...
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How does the length of the vas deferens excised during vasectomy impact the risk of recanalization after a vasectomy?

The studies I've found so far are old and/or inconclusive. https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(02)04924-5/fulltext (2003, not a large sample size and a surprisingly high spontaneous ...
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Does the risk of recanalization increase if a person chooses an open-ended vasectomy (which closes only testicular end of the vas deferens)?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326737#vasectomy-reversal: The risk of recanalization may increase if: a person chooses an open-ended vasectomy, which closes only one end of the vas ...
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Does fascial interposition significantly improve vasectomy success when mucosal cautery is the method of vas occlusion?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC406425: Fascial interposition significantly improves vasectomy success when ligation and excision is the method of vas occlusion. A limitation of this ...
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Is there any long-term upside in having an open-ended vasectomy instead of a closed vasectomy, given that all open vasectomies will eventually close?

https://www.theturekclinic.com/blog/choosing-an-open-or-closed-vasectomy-in-beverly-hills/: First off, all open vasectomies will eventually close. It’s what the body does with leaks. It just takes ...
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Is there any upside in receiving a vasectomy using traditional incision approach instead of a no-scalpel vasectomy?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6464377/ only found upsides in using the no-scalpel vasectomy: Two randomized controlled trials evaluated the no‐scalpel technique and differed in their ...
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Is sexual desire after a vasectomy diminished?

Wikipedia indicates: Some studies have found that sexual desire after vasectomy may be somewhat diminished.[4][5] But the references [4] and [5] are quite old. Have more recent studies converged on ...
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What's the equivalent of “premature ejaculation” medical condition in female sexual health?

I don't believe this line: men are from Mars and women from Venus. From here, I learned that men and women feel orgasm same but different. Premature ejaculation (PE) is when ejaculation happens ...
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? [UPDATE] Does it hold even for protected sex, given ...
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Is the status of “sexually-active” self-reported by the patients?

In the medical and social research concerning "sexual activity" of man or woman, for example: Can tampon use cause hymen changes in girls who have not had sexual intercourse? Nevertheless, ...
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Risks of unprotected anal sex versus vaginal?

I know that anal sex has higher chances of transmitting HIV for both partners. What I haven't been able to find is if there are risks of unprotected anal sex not present on unprotected vaginal sex, ...
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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 ...