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A 21-year-old member asked:

are depression medications likely to affect my sex life?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Often they have no effect or can even improve it as your mood improves (decreased libido is a common symptom of depression.) however they can also cause decreased libido in men and women. The most common sexual side effect is to caused delayed orgasm in men and women.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Possible: Some ssri's like Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (as well as tca's and maoi's) can interfere with sexuality. Wellbutrin, which increases norepinephrine and dopamine, often does not interfere, and in some cases, actually enhances sexual responsiveness.

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Will I get pregnant if I shower or bathe right after sex?

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Yes: Even if you shower, bathe or douche right after intercourse, you can still get pregnant. Many a woman has found that out the hard way. There are a lot of options for birth control and we can almost always find one that works for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it harmful to refuse to take medication for ADHD and depression?

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Depends: Most experts agree that adhd should be treated to decrease the risk of drug abuse, nicotine abuse, academic failure, financial catastrophe, poor/failed interpersonal relationships, job failure, poor self esteem, motor vehicle accidents and citations, unwanted pregnancy, and felonious activity. The jury is out on depression, but a study showed less brain cell death in treated depressed patients.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I make my bf j'off before we have unprotected sex... Could this prevent me from getting prego. Even if it is unprotected?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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No: This is not effective form of birth control. Use a condom.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with an irregular period?

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Dr. Nurit Winkler
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No: Unprotected intercourse can put you at risk of sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancy. Especially with irregular periods it is difficult to estimate when are you ovulating and what are the most “fertility days” in your cycle.
A 35-year-old member asked:

My friend insists that I should perform oral sex on her. Is this hygienic if I have bad gums?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Gums vs. hygiene?: If by stating you have bad gums that you have untreated periodontal disease caused by poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care then you may be harboring many potentially harmful organisms in your mouth and will likely transfer them to her when doing the act. If by bad gums you mean that they are receding yet you have good oral hygiene and get regular dental care then you should be fine.

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