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What forms of prevention of STIs are there?

Other than the condom, are there any other methods of preventing contracting STIs? If so, do any of these also provide an effective form of contraception?
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How many times a week is masturbating good for health?

I'm 18 years old. Every weekend I watch a pornographic film and when it finishes, I do a hand job. In addition, on weekdays, I masturbate. My question is: Is it good for your health or not?
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How long will it take to show the signs of pregnancy after intercourse

How long will it take to show the signs of pregnancy after having intercourse without using any birth control method? Please assume the couple as fertile. Ex:- Nausea with or without vomiting, ...
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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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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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Longs Term Effects and Impact of Masturbation [duplicate]

So, I'm bringing a kind of sensitive topic to here. Usually there are lots of articles on the web saying that masturbation is a good stress-relief mechanism and that it can avoid some kinds of ...
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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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How soon can you know if you will have twins, triplets and can one increase this chance?

I have also heard that IVF and other non-intercourse related methods can do this. IE you can ask the IVF clinic to split the eggs before insertion? How soon do you know from a natural birth too? Can ...
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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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Does the pre-ejaculate of man contain sperm?

BeforePlay writes in 8 Pregnancy Prevention Myths: Busted: there’s also pre-ejaculate to worry about, which does indeed contain sperm and can lead to pregnancy KinseyConfidential writes in Q&A:...
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Cases of pregnancy due to pre-seminal fluid

Are there such cases that a pre-seminal fluid can make a woman pregnant? Our clinical instructor told us that there are some individuals that has a strong sperm motility and high sperm concentration. ...
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What STDs can be transmitted if both parties have no open sores/cuts?

If I recall correctly, Chlamydia, HPV, Gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV require both parties to have cuts/sores for transmission. More specific questions, assuming no cuts/sores: Possible transmitted ...
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The “gay bomb” and medical aphrodisiacs

Former Nobel laureates and other researchers at Harvard awarded the 2007 Ig Nobel Peace Prize to the creators of the "gay bomb" -- a non-lethal military weapon under development intended to induce ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HSV transmission

Can someone with HSV1 acquire HSV2 by giving oral sex?
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Hepatitis B transmission

If a man with hepatitis B has oral sex with a woman (giving or receiving), can the woman get infected?
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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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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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What is the evidence for virgin conception?

What is the quality of evidence to support virgin conception when sperm is either deposited on the vulva without penetration, or on clothing adjacent to the vulva.
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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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What are the testosterone tests that I can take to prove that my low libido is really a testosterone problem?

I understand that ( correct me if I am wrong) the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin ( SHBG) test is one of the tests that can be used to evaluate one's libido. The sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to acquire/activate subtle physical traits of different races through fluid exchange? [closed]

I'm male and have always dated different races than my own (Asian). I've noticed that when I started dating a blonde Irish girl, I suddenly developed some blonde facial hair (let's say one in 7 ...
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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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How does HIV infect people?

If a person had sex with multiple people and none of them were infected with HIV, would it cause the generation of HIV in his/her body? Does sex with multiple partners lead to the generation of HIV? ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?