Sexual Health

Turns out pubic hair removal is more dangerous than you think

Handle with care...<p>Whether you choose to remove your pubes or not is obviously completely up to you. But the practice of shaving, waxing or using scissors is leading to a surprising number of injuries in America, according to a new study.<p>The survey published in JAMA Dermatology showed that about a …

Health

The Surprising Dangers of Grooming Your Pubic Hair

Most adults in the U.S. shave, wax or groom their pubic hair. But the practice is leading to a surprising number of injuries, according to the latest …

Health

A lot of people are getting injured while shaving their pubic hair

But how big a deal is it really?<p>Look, do what you want with your pubic hair. Shave it off, give it a coconut oil hair mask, braid it, bedazzle it, whatever. Do what makes you feel good. But for heaven's sake, be safe when you're doing it.<p>Apparently, plenty of pube shavers out there have some pretty …

Hair

The Archers – giving stealth sexual health advice for the over-50s

The soap opera’s latest frank storyline featuring a character visiting an STI clinic has caused a stir. But it’s a rare and helpful reminder that sexual health isn’t just for the young<p>The Archers has raised eyebrows with a sexual health storyline. After an incident with a fruit picker and a split …

UK News

A Doctor "Prescribed" More Orgasms For This Woman — and Was Completely Right

Carly Portch was being proactive when she went to a new general practitioner for a physical. The radio host from Australia wasn't feeling sick — just the typical stress and exhaustion from work — but had gained some weight and wanted to "take stock" of her health.<p>She blamed feeling sluggish on her …

Lifestyle

Absolutely everything you need to know about condoms

From the different sizes available to where to find ones that are latex-free.<p>Condoms are one of those things we learn about as teenagers (anyone else still cringing at how badly taught those PSHE lessons were?), but there's actually so much more to them than 'put on penis and you're good to go'. So …

Condoms

Why are STIs on the rise in Australia?

Sexually transmissible infections are nothing new, but in recent years, STI rates in Australia and other developed nations have been rising at an …

Australian News

Sexual health shake-up in south-west London unsafe, experts say

Cost-cutting plans in three boroughs will lead to more STIs, HIV and unintended pregnancies, senior doctors warn<p>Senior doctors have warned that a major shake-up of sexual health services in three London boroughs will lead to more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.<p>As …

Health Care

Archers sexual health storyline to 'help fans talk to children about STIs'

It has tackled issues from domestic violence and dementia to robotic cow milking.<p>Now, listeners of the Archers may be left spluttering on their tea and biscuits as it turns its sights on sexual health, bringing an unexpectedly detailed look at an STI clinic to the ears of Middle England.<p>Those …

Contraception

THIS Might Be Why Your Discharge Is So Heavy

It's *probably* nothing to worry about...<p>Amy Schumer once said that she wanted to "just once take off a pair of underwear and make it not look like I blew my nose in it," but unexpectedly soiling your underwear with unusually heavy discharge doesn’t <i>always</i> leave you laughing.<p>While excess …

Women's News

7 Reasons Why Your Pee Is Burning All Of A Sudden

Help your lady parts cool it if you're feeling the heat.<p>As Liz Lemon would say, burning pee is the <i>worst</i>. That's why we asked Alyssa Dweck, M.D., ob-gyn, co-author of <i>The Complete A-Z Guide for Your V</i>, and Keith Baar, Ph.D., to break down some of the nitty-gritty reasons behind this annoying feeling, …

Health

Many female cancer patients have sexual health concerns

In women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer, according to …

Cancer

SEXUAL HEALTH: It’s no laughing matter

When men’s bodies turn effeminate and they grow a huge belly, it might be time for a medical intervention.

Kenya

PSA: Public Spaces Don’t Always Have To Accommodate Your Personal Needs

First world problems.The post PSA: Public Spaces Don’t Always Have To Accommodate Your Personal Needs appeared first on MadameNoire.

All the symptoms of the 10 most common STIs

From chlamydia to genital herpes and public lice.<p>It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve had sex or how many partners you’ve had; <b>anyone can get an STI.</b> So always make sure you use condoms - remember they're the only contraception that protect against both unwanted pregnancies and STIs.<p>Sexual health …

Public Health

30 Percent of Women Have This Down-There Infection—and They Don’t Even Know It

<b>What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)?</b>The vagina is a delicate microbiome and everything from your diet to your wardrobe can affect it. Bacterial …

Vitamin D

Only one-third of Americans use condoms: CDC

Only about a third of Americans use condoms, a new federal report shows.

Public Health

Condom use on the rise, but still only a third of men wear them

An alarming number of people are still having unsafe sex.

On the Rise

What Your Upbringing Says About Who You Are in Bed

“Tell me how you were loved and I will tell you how you make love,” sexuality expert, therapist, and author of <i>The State of Affairs</i>, Esther Perel said …

Relationships

What Are the Symptoms of Thrush in Men and How Is It Treated?

Overview<p>Key points<p>Thrush in men is caused by yeast, and it may affect the genitals. This is also known as a male yeast infection.<br>• Uncircumcised men …

Men's Health

A Third of U.S. Men Use Condoms, but Not Every Time

A third of U.S. men say they use condoms at least some of the time when they have sex, a new government survey shows.<p>But just 19 percent of men reported condom use every time they had sex, the survey from the National Center for Health Statistics found.<p>Just under 24 percent of women aged 25 to 44 …

Health

Home STI tests: How they work and where to get them from

You don't always have to go to a clinic - hallelu!<p>Getting regular STI tests is super important, no doubt about it. Whether you're sleeping with the same person, or living your best casual sex life, as long as you're doing it safely, we're here for it. Unfortunately, it's been reported TWO THIRDS of …

US Men's Condom Use Is on the Rise

More than one-third of adult men in the United States now say they use condoms during sex, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for …

Cool Stuff

14% More Men Are Using Condoms: Study

Condoms are one of the best ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, but they are not an especially well-used form of birth control in the …

Public Health

Male Sexual Health Is Hard To Talk About

Men like to talk about sex almost as much as we like having it. But we’d sooner giggle at a Cialis commercial than admit to our friends, and maybe even our doctors, that we have a problem with erectile dysfunction. Is it normal? It doesn’t happen in porn. Most of our friends never talk about it, so …

sexual

5 Things to Do at the Gynecologist

One stop shop.<p><i>This advice was written by Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute of Reproductive Health</i><p>During the more than two decades I’ve spent working in the reproductive health and rights movement, I’ve fought to expand access to reproductive health care, to defeat …

Emergency Contraception

What Usher's Herpes Allegations Teach Us About Sexual Health And The Law

A recent lawsuit against the singer highlights the importance of being honest with your sexual partners.<p>Pop star Usher is facing a civil lawsuit in California over allegedly exposing multiple former sexual partners to herpes without notifying them beforehand, infecting at least one, according to a …

Lisa Bloom

Your Clitoris Is Like an Iceberg — Bigger Than You Think

Who says the clitoris is pea-sized? Well, for a very long time, science did. But sometimes science gets it wrong before it gets it right.<p>And even …

Women's Health

‘Uncomfortable and disgusting’: Uganda's 1.2m unwanted condoms

The government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on female prophylactics, but poor take-up is sparking concerns of a rise in HIV infections<p>Uganda has been left with a mountain of unused female condoms after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars buying in more than a million of the …

Africa

Women Are Suing Usher for Giving Them STDs

<i>Photo: Stephen J. Cohen / Getty</i><p>Usher is being sued by two women and a man for allegedly giving them herpes during a sexual encounter, according to …

Public Health