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What is HPV? How is it transmitted?

What is HPV? How is it transmitted?

HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a term that refers to over 150 types of viruses. Some types of HPV cause genital warts and other types can cause cancer, including anal, penile, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Oral cancers can be caused by HPV infection, too.

If a person hasn’t had sex in a long time, how can they prepare for a new sexual relationship?

If a person hasn’t had sex in a long time, how can they prepare for a new sexual relationship?

New relationships can be exciting, but if you haven’t had sex in a while, you might feel a bit apprehensive about the “first time” with your new partner. The following slides offer some points to consider.

What are “Blue Balls” and “Blue Vulva”?

What are “Blue Balls” and “Blue Vulva”?

Sometimes, people feel some minor discomfort in their genitals if they have been sexually aroused for a significant period of time but haven’t reached orgasm. This aching, heavy feeling is often referred to with the slang terms blue balls (for people with penises) and blue vulva (for people with vaginas).

Do women reach orgasm more quickly during masturbation or partnered sex?

Do women reach orgasm more quickly during masturbation or partnered sex?

Every woman is different, and the time it takes for a woman to reach orgasm can depend on her situation.

What do the terms “shower” and “grower” mean in terms of penis length?

What do the terms “shower” and “grower” mean in terms of penis length?

For many men, penis size is important, as it represents their masculinity and virility. Sometimes, the terms grower and shower are used to describe what happens to a penis length as it goes from a flaccid to an erect state.

Is a lack of morning erections a concern?

Is a lack of morning erections a concern?

The lack of a morning erection isn’t necessarily a concern. Sometimes, men wake up at different points in a sleep cycle, when an erection isn’t occurring.

Is a penis transplant possible?

Is a penis transplant possible?

Yes, penis transplants have been performed, but they are not yet routine procedures.

What is vaginal discharge and what is the purpose of it?

What is vaginal discharge and what is the purpose of it?

Every woman has vaginal discharge. Some discharge/fluids are perfectly normal, but others may be sign of infection.

Can a vasectomy cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Can a vasectomy cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

It’s very unlikely. For most men, erectile dysfunction (ED) after a vasectomy is not caused by the procedure itself.

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