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Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it

Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it

Vaginal pain can be a temporary symptom of infection or injury. Or, it can be a chronic symptom with no known cause. Persistent vaginal pain with no clear cause is called vulvodynia. It is a common gynecological condition, affecting up to 16% of women in the United States. Fear or embarrassment may keep a person […]

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Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus

Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to the researchers at the University of Arizona College […]

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Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?

Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?

Research from the University of Rochester and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya has made an intriguing find: With sex on our minds, our honesty barometer becomes skewed, and we tend to “adapt” truth in ways that might make potential partners think of us more favorably. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that we tend to be less […]

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‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

‘Hey, What Is This?’: Social Media, Not Docs, Increasingly Diagnosing STDs

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The HIV test came back positive and the patient, full of fear and denial, took to the STD forum on the popular social media site Reddit. “I’m really scared because they said my results showed ‘HIV-1 Confirmation.’ I have to […]

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Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]

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What does a healthy open relationship look like?

What does a healthy open relationship look like?

In a culture that favors monogamy, is it possible for couples to have open relationships that work? Recent research that used a novel framework to explore types of monogamy and nonmonogamy suggests that open, consensual nonmonogamous relationships can be healthy and satisfying. New research delves into the conditions that make open relationships happy and healthy. […]

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What to know about Ben Wa balls

What to know about Ben Wa balls

Ben Wa balls, or Kegel balls, are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Some believe that these balls can help a person perform pelvic floor or vagina strengthening exercises. Others say that they can improve sexual pleasure. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Ben Wa balls […]

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Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Doctors generally advise women against vaginal douching, warning that this practice can upset the delicate balance of vaginal flora and increase the risk of infection. Now, a new study also shows that douching has associations with a higher blood concentration of harmful chemicals. A new study adds to the evidence that vaginal douches may be […]