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What are examples of risky sexual behavior?

What are examples of risky sexual behavior?

Risky behavior: Consider at any given time who could get hurt, and this would be risky, such as not using contraceptives, having intercourse with married people, having sex in public places, and so on. All of these could be thought of as risky sexual behaviors. ...Read more

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What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

Personality,intoxica: tion, maturity, family-or-origin training, past experiences--all can weigh in. My general training suggests that immaturity may be the biggest risk, followed by impulsivity. ...Read more

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How frequently does an average american women engage in some kind of sexual behavior? Once a day?

How frequently does an average american women engage in some kind of sexual behavior?  Once a day?

Varies: It varies according to age and relationship status. Studies suggest an "average" frequency for married women is about once or twice a week. Some women prefer daily sexual activity and others may have sex only rarely, like every 6 mo. Older couples may become abstinent for a variety of reasons. There is no right or wrong in terms of sexual frequency. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice, as sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise, as having a better body image will improve your desire
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What can be done for addictive sexual behavior?

What can be done for addictive sexual behavior?

Consistent Therapy: The best treatment has to do with consistent therapy aimed at the reasons for the behavior along with behavioral and supportive strategies for containing it. Therapy will often include family members and spouses/partners. Occasionally medications are used to try to decrease sex drive or compulsive behaviors. ...Read more

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How can you stop your addictive sexual behavior?

How can you stop your addictive sexual behavior?

Sex addiction: Sexual addiction has many components similar to other addictions. A good psychological intake is helpful to determine underlying components of the addiction, consider medication to help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ocd, etc., and then find a support group such as sexaholics anonymous (sa) or sex and love addicts anonymous (slaa). Also individual and group psychotherapy are helpful. ...Read more

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Inappropriate sexual behavior---i feel as though I cannot help myself?

Inappropriate sexual behavior---i feel as though I cannot help myself?

Start with help: Start with your primary care doctor and explain the situation. He or she can guide you to help. If you don't have a doctor or insurance, start a search for mental health facilities in your area or free/low cost clinics. Most areas will have a place you can go. Admitting the thoughts/feelings you are having is the first step - go for it. You'll be happy you did. ...Read more

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How common is it to have addictive sexual behavior nowadays in the u.S.?

How common is it to have addictive sexual behavior nowadays in the u.S.?

Pretty prevalent...: Sex addiction statistics from the society for the advancement of sexual health conservatively estimate that 3%-5% of the U.S. Population suffers from sexual compulsion disorders. This is likely an underestimate becos' it is based on those seeking treatment for sex addiction. Many of those afflicted avoid exposure & cannot be easily tracked. Other estimates are as high as 10%, ( i.e.~ 30millions!). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inappropriate sexual behavior?

Age/consent: One definition is legal, i.e., inappropriate sexual relations with minors. Another definition is by consent. Two people who are so engaged in sexual activity and one of them doesn't like it. ...Read more

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My husband has dementia and is now having some sexual behavior. Is this normal?

My husband has dementia and is now having some sexual behavior. Is this normal?

Yes, it can happen: This is a very common symptom in dementias. The nature of the behavior varies widely but it can be one of the things that most troubles others. A geriatric physician may be able to offer appropriate medication. Geriatric psychologists can help with understanding and suggesting behavioral interventions individuals will be a bit different, but the issue is very normal for dementia patients. Best. ...Read more

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I need resources for dealing with compulsive sexual behavior? When is it abnormal?

I need resources for dealing with compulsive sexual behavior?  When is it abnormal?

Let's talk: If your sexual behavior hurts someone, if it interferes with relationships, or activities of daily living (eating, bathing, working, school), if it leads to stealthiness or lying. If it leads to excessive guilt, then you should seek help. First stop is your family doctor, then on to a psychologist who is trained in sexual disorders. ...Read more

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Inappropriate sexual behavior, as though I cannot control myself; could someone have spiked my drink?

Inappropriate sexual behavior, as though I cannot control myself; could someone have spiked my drink?

Once or Often?: If you are talking about a one time event, then depending on the setting and circumstances, it is certainly possible for you to have been drugged. If you are talking about something that occurs often, then you may be struggling with internal issues. If you are concerned about this it would be worthwhile to seek out a therapist to discuss and evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Could brain tumors cause weird sexual behavior?

Could brain tumors cause weird sexual behavior?

Yes: Brain tumors can cause many disturbances of behavior including a form of hypersexuality called the "kluver-bucy syndrome". Patients with this syndrome may seek sexual contact with both men and women, and tend to use their mouths to evaluate any new thing in their environment. Usually these patients have disease, whether infection or tumor, in both temporal lobes. ...Read more

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How accurate is a hCG blood done the second week after risky sexual behavior?

How accurate is a hCG blood done the second week after risky sexual behavior?

Not very: First. in High School you would have learned that conception occurs one to five days after sex. Second. After conception it takes ten to fourteen days for a new fetus to be big enough for the mother's body to even detect it is pregnant. Only then could a test possibly be positive or valid. Missing a period is when you test. Not before. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior while taking meds?

If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior while taking meds?

NO!: You should wait until you have completed your medication and test negative for gonorrhea and other stds before resuming intercourse. All partners one has prior to infection should observe the same practice. ...Read more

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If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior as long as condoms are used?

If a person is tested positive for gonorrhea, it is okay for he/she to continue engaging in sexual behavior as long as condoms are used?

Still pass germs: Condoms do not always prevent transfer of gonorrhea germs or others for that matter. Since it causes infertility and life altering pelvic inflammatory disease in women there is good reason to stop and not resume until fully cured. ...Read more

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