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I'm 20 years with active sexual life. Recently I noticed that anytime that I'm about to penetrate her, I'm suddenly flacid, could my smoking be reason?
In part: It's unlikely to be the only reason, but smoking is well-known to worsen sexual performance both by it's effect on the nervous system and the circulatory system. Nicotine withdrawal in between smokes also contributes to anxiety which is another part of sexual underperformance. Quitting is very likely to help. ...Read more
Have terrible vaginal odor for 2 wks. Had total hysterrectomy 30 yrs ago. Not active sexually. What could be causing this?
Need check up: The vagina should never smell bad. If it does, that's usually a sign of an infection or a bacterial imbalance. This is sometimes more common in menopause because the lack of estrogen causes a deficiency of the healthy bacteria that guard the vagina from abnormal germs and maintain the correct ph balance in the vagina. See a gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have an active sexual life and have multiple sexual partners. Is there a discreet way to get tested for stds?
Perhaps: Some state health services offer anonymous testing for hiv. If you see a physician and you have hiv, your physician may feel obligated to inform your sexual partners that they have had sex with someone who is HIV positive, but they are not allowed to name who that is. It's very important, though, to be tested for all std's for your health and for the health of your partners. Please use condoms. ...Read more
I got a paragard 3 weeks ago. I am late for my period and have a brown discharge? Worrisome? My husband and I have been active sexually.
Probably not: If your paragard was inserted while you were on or just after your period, you should not have to worry about pregnancy just because you and your husband have been sexually active. The brown discharge may even be your period starting. The stress of the insertion may throw your period off too. Such concerns are part of the reason I routinely see patients back for a post-insertion check at 1 month. ...Read more
What could be the reason of periods delay after accupuncture? Not active sexually but got periods after 50 days and after 2 accupuncture sessions.
Today when I pee, I pee and at end let out a white fluid I think is semen, butburns, and iam not active sexually at this moments. Penis itchy too
20 year old, irregular period since past few months, pain starts in the right ovary when it's delayed. Is it something serious? Not active sexually
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Your irregular periods can be addressed at that time ...Read more
I have pcos and take homeopathy med. I am late 1 week delayed, having clear watery like discharge. Not active sexually. But at times self arousal?
Irregular cycles: In pcos, it's very common for menstrual cycles to vary in length. Ovulation is irregular also, because the ovary often isn't making all the hormones needed for an egg to fully mature. If the homeopathy doesn't seem to be helping, it may be time to re-visit your obgyn physician. Homeopathic physicians I know in india, collaborate with allopathic physicians for the best health of their patients. ...Read more
Last mensturatn cycle ws of 34 days n this 1 ws of 46 days. Wot may b d reasons for such late cycles? . Age-18 ; active in sexual activities.
Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?
???????????: This public site is not a chat room. Your questions are not linked. If you are trying to clarify a previous question there is no way we can link it to this statement. To get the most from this site, each submission should contain background information and ask a related question. This statement does neither. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
Nice question: On the surface it seems rather self-explanatory. But delveing into the question, there are many layers of possibility. Traditionally, sexual activity meant having genital-genital intercourse. But this has expanded in current times to have a much wider definition to mean genital-anal, oral-genital, or intimate activity with another involving genitalia. Medically this is important std perspective. ...Read more
Know thyself...: "Know thyself and to thyself be true." The first step is self gratification in the absence of a partner until you develop a relationship with someone in which you desire to "share bodily fluids". Most people are more than "blow up dolls" for tension relief and have feelings and activities/interests that they want to share with a partner. ...Read more
No they can't: Girls are born with a hymen that blocks part of the vagina. It is a thin membrane. It is often broken with a first sexual encounter, but can break for other reasons, such as an impact from a bike seat. Your gynecologist can tell if this membrane is still there, but not why. Unless you have caught a disease, such as warts, your gynecologist cannot tell by looking if you are active. ...Read more
Sexually active: Not significantly unless one becomes pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Several things: One issue common in menopause is pain with sex. This is due to dryness and decreased lubrication. This can be overcome with some OTC treatments like Lubrin or replens or can be treated with various estrogen preparations (creams, pills, patches etc) Some women in the menopause will receive testosterone supplementation to help with libido ...Read more
It is normal in as far as your choice is fine. While sex activity is a normal and good part of the human experience it comes to us in different ways. If you want to be sexually active then ask your girlfriends what they do or how they meet sexual partners.
If you are embarrassed then let's get you some information. I often recommend the female sexuality manifesto: "our bodies our selves". ...Read more
What are you eating: One can gain weight if one is eating more calories than one uses in a day. There are lots of high calorie foods and its easy to make choices that add up to alot of calories. You need to look at what you are eating and the portion sizes as well as your total activity level as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Nothing specific: As you age and you hormone levels change, there will be noticeable changes in your body - unless you conceive. Teh sexual activity itself will not induce any specific changes in your body beyond what one might expect from the actual sexual activity (some tearing of the hymen can occur, you risk for urinary bladder infections can increase, and of course the risk for std's is present). ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Any adult age: Sexual activity is a serious issue with many aspects that might not be uppermost in the minds of younger people. A mature outlook is important. Generally 18 years is a reasonable cut off point. Below this age, judgement is suspect even though the anatomy and lust are there. After that most are mature enough to engage in the full spectrum of sexual activity. ...Read more
Doubtful: I'm not sure how much weight you have gained and over what time period. There is not any reason that I can think of that would cause weight gain just because you are now sexually active, unless we are talking about a pregnancy. If you are worried about a possible pregnancy you will need to take a pregnancy test. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Yes: Sexual activity is available to those in wheelchairs. Talk to your doctor who can help you with the details. Do not be embarrassed to speak to your doctor about this. Most doctors that I know want to help. ...Read more
Calculation: Based on an obstetrical wheel for estimated date of conception, you may have conceived approximately march 9, 2013. Remember, though, that last menstrual period calculation of due date has approximately two weeks error built in. If your due date was estimated by early ultrasound (10-12 weeks), then this date of conception is pretty accurate. ...Read more