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How can diabetes affect a woman’s sex life?

How can diabetes affect a woman’s sex life?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Women with diabetes may experience sexual difficulties. If not properly controlled, high blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels, including those needed for good sexual function. It can also inhibit blood flow to the genitals, which is needed for heightened sensation and lubrication.

What is Movember?

What is Movember?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Movember is an initiative designed to raise awareness of men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health/suicide prevention. The name “Movember” is a combination of “mo” (for mustache) and “November” (the month that the initiative takes place).

Do HPV vaccines prevent cancers and genital warts?

Do HPV vaccines prevent cancers and genital warts?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

HPV vaccines are an effective way to reduce the risk for certain types of cancer and genital warts, but they do not eliminate the risk completely.

What should I know about viral hepatitis and sex?

What should I know about viral hepatitis and sex?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

Hepatitis is a type of inflammation that affects the liver. Common symptoms include jaundice (yellowing of the skin), diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

What role might androgens play in COVID-19?

What role might androgens play in COVID-19?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Research published in May 2020 suggests that androgen sensitivity might contribute to the severity of COVID-19 infections in men.

What should I know about anal sex and HIV risk?

What should I know about anal sex and HIV risk?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

Anal intercourse – when one partner inserts their penis (or a finger or sex toy) into the other partner’s anus – is a highly risky activity for transmission of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) as well as other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).

Is erectile dysfunction (ED) just part of aging?

Is erectile dysfunction (ED) just part of aging?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Not necessarily. It is true that a man’s risk for erectile dysfunction (ED) increases as he gets older, but lots of older men still have rigid enough erections and satisfying sex.

What are some sex-related risk factors for oral cancer?

What are some sex-related risk factors for oral cancer?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

Oral cancer affects areas of the mouth and throat, such as the lining of the mouth, the soft palate, the pharynx, tongue, and tonsils.

Can an inguinal hernia affect a man’s sexual function?

Can an inguinal hernia affect a man’s sexual function?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Some men with inguinal hernias do report sexual problems, although the situation might be temporary.

What is fetishism? Can it be treated?

What is fetishism? Can it be treated?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Mental Health & Psychology

Fetishism is a type of paraphilia that occurs when a person is sexually aroused by an object or body part that is not usually considered sexually exciting. (The object itself is called a fetish.) Some of the most common fetishes include:

What is gender fluidity?

What is gender fluidity?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

The term gender fluid (sometimes written as genderfluid or gender-fluid) describes a person who does not have a fixed gender identity. In other words, that person does not feel that they identify completely as male, female, or another gender. Their gender shifts on a continuum or spectrum.

Is oral sex safe for pregnant women?

Is oral sex safe for pregnant women?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

In most cases, yes, giving and receiving oral sex is safe during pregnancy. However, pregnant women should be careful if they decide to have oral sex, as there are some risks.

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