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Doctor insights on: Sexual Abstinence

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Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

Could total sexual abstinence stunt teenage growth?

No relationship: Longitudinal growth is not impaired by sexual activity or lack thereof. ...Read more

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Does sexual abstinence improve sexual performance?

Does sexual abstinence improve sexual performance?

Sex and abstinence: I have a problem with the word "performance." abstainence can increase libido. ...Read more

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Is sexual abstinence required before a semen culture?

Is sexual abstinence required before a semen culture?

No: No longer that would be required for you to produce a specimen. ...Read more

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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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Today I'm going to embark on a challenge of no sex or masturbation for 150 days, but before I do so I need reassurance that sexual abstinence is safe?

Today I'm going to embark on a challenge of no sex or masturbation for 150 days, but before I do so I need reassurance that sexual abstinence is safe?

Usually safe, but...: Nothing in life is 100% safe. Safety is relative, so one has to compare "situation A" with "situation B". One of the situations is the "no sex or masturbation" situation. That means looking seriously at the 2 situations, and posting another question. ...Read more

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How do you call a period of sexual abstinence?

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Sexual abstinence: I call it refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, social, philosophical, religious or legal reasons. ...Read more

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If sexual abstinence does NOT cause health issues then why do doctors tell their patients with prostatitis to ejaculate more regularly? Thanks

If sexual abstinence does NOT cause health issues then why do doctors tell their patients with prostatitis to ejaculate more regularly? Thanks

Reduce symptoms?: Some patients report and some urologists believe sexual release helps reduce prostatitis symptoms. There are no good data on this and frankly I doubt it makes an important difference. But it can't hurt. ...Read more

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I am not sexually active yet due to me not being 18 or anything above, no I have not had any sexual contact with anyone and I also don't wear condoms ever because I'm not sexually active.

I am not sexually active yet due to me not being 18 or anything above, no I have not had any sexual contact with anyone and I also don't wear condoms ever because I'm not sexually active.

????????????????????: Your post makes no sense whatsoever. This site is not a chat room and no post is ever linked to previous ones. We cannot see info you upload or place in your profile. Questions are randomly sent and viewed by site visitors. You are welcome to start over, but every post should include relevant background and ask a specific related question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after have sexual intercourse after not having sex for a long time I am not sexually active because my husband is faraway and we don't see each other until several months but I always bleed after having intercourse

Is it normal to bleed after have sexual intercourse after not having sex for a long time I am not sexually active because my husband is faraway and we don't see each other until several months but I always bleed after having intercourse

The: The most common source of vaginal bleeding after sex is from the cervix - the part of the uterus that hangs into the vagina. It is most likely just cervical irritation from the friction of sex. As long as you are premenopausal, the bleeding is infrequent and slight, and you have normal, regular pap smears, then you don't necessarily have to see your doctor for it. If you are postmenopausal, have bleeding that is heavy, or if you have had abnormal paps smears in the past, you should see your doctor to rule out more serious causes of bleeding such as cervical cancer. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm not sexually active and have not had any sexual contact. I never shaved pubic hair & sometimes my pubic hair itches. Is this crabs?

I'm not sexually active and have not had any sexual contact. I never shaved pubic hair & sometimes my pubic hair itches. Is this crabs?

Probably not: This is probably not the case unless you see something "moving" when you notice the itching, You can always have a MD check out the area for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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Is there a way to contract HPV without being sexually active? My sister was diagnosed with HPV recently, which has made me very confused. I know for a fact that she is not sexually active, has never had sex, no oral, and no sexual contact. I'm so confused

Is there a way to contract HPV without being sexually active? My sister was diagnosed with HPV recently, which has made me very confused. I know for a fact that she is not sexually active, has never had sex, no oral, and no sexual contact. I'm so confused

Hello.: Hello. There are many different strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). They cause warts. For instance hpv1 is a cause for warts on the feet (plantars warts). You could have hpv on your thumb - that means you have a wart. Saying that someone has hpv doesn't mean that it has to be sexually spread or on the genitals. I hope this was helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have sexual impotence at age 27? I am a mother of 4 but I am not sexually active with my husband can a childhood trauma cause this?

Can I have sexual impotence at age 27? I am a mother of 4 but I am not sexually active with my husband can a childhood trauma cause this?

Loss of libido: This is a serious problem. There are several possibilities. You probably have a hormonal problem and secondary emotional problem. You need to see a doctor that understands hormonal problems and help you find out the cause and then help you alleviate the condition. ...Read more

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I have found some sort of build up in my scrotum, and an exponential loss in sexual desire. I'm 19, but not sexually active. No urine or sperm changes?

I have found some sort of build up in my scrotum, and an exponential loss in sexual desire. I'm 19, but not sexually active. No urine or sperm changes?

For 19 year old guys: This is markedly abnormal. It's something that you need to have a doctor help you with. It's usually a sign of an endocrine problem like inadequate amounts of testosterone when a young man loses interest in sex. Sometimes things are more complicated, like a different medical issue, a new awareness of sexual identity and sometimes depression, or even another hormone issue. Please see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is a condom the best way to protect against a std? Other thn abstinence. Q sexual partner I hav had I always made sure they wore a condom is this good

Is a condom the best way to protect against a std? Other thn abstinence. Q sexual partner I hav had I always made sure they wore a condom is this good

Protecting Health!: Great job.

Condoms do not protect against every single std, but most of them. It also protects against unwanted pregnancy.

This is a healthy practice to continue until you are in a committed monogamous relationship and your partner is std free. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Teen sexual health causes problems. Why don't they teach abstinence?

Abstinence is taught: Unfortunately that is often ineffective since our sex drive is one of the most powerful forces in our existence. When teens act on the drive they often have the least information and this often leads health problems. ...Read more

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I am a 67 YO female in good health. I recently (tried to) become sexually active after a 13 year abstinence, but experienced severe pain.

I am a 67 YO female in good health. I recently (tried to) become sexually active after a 13 year abstinence, but experienced severe pain.

Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia can have many causes. It's important you see your doctor to rule out anything serious. Physical examination of the vulva (external genitalia) may reveal clear reasons for pain including lesions, thin skin, ulcerations or discharge associated with vulvovaginal infections or vaginal atrophy. An internal pelvic exam may also reveal physical reasons for pain including lesions on the cervix ...Read more

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Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Statistically abstinence does not completely prevent sexually transmitted diseases, why?

Definition of Sex: When people are asked what abstinence means, their answers range from no penetration or oral sex up to "anal is ok, just not vaginal sex". Given that the definition is in doubt, it's not unexpected that stds can still occur in abstaining people via oral sex, mutual masturbation or even anal penetration. ...Read more

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I am having a light menstrual period with cramping after two years of no menstruation. I have recently become sexually active after long period of abstinence. Last pap & mammogram 4 months ago normal.

I am having a light menstrual period with cramping after two years of no menstruation. I have recently become sexually active after long period of abstinence. Last pap & mammogram 4 months ago normal.

Need exam: Any woman with post menopausal bleeding should be evaluated for possible endometrial carcinoma

since you are on angeliq, (estradiol and drospirenone) you have been reducing the risk of endo ca.

The bleeding could also be from micro tears in the vagina from intercourse.

See your gyn and let them check you out. ...Read more

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What causes discharge, if you are not sexually active?

What causes discharge, if you are not sexually active?

Various things: Most common is bacterial vaginosis. Next most common is a yeast infection. These are not sexual ly transmitted, but can cause a discharge. Also, other irritations can cause a discharge.. ..even something like a little piece of toilet tissue caught in your vagina. Get it checked out to find out exact cause and how to treat. ...Read more

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How do you get urethritis if you are a male and not sexually active?

How do you get urethritis if you are a male and not sexually active?

Easy.: Urethritis is an inflammation of the lining of the urethra. Although infection with a sexually transmitted disease is a common cause of urethritis, there are many diseases that can cause inflammation of the urethra without infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I have balanitis from if I am not sexually active?

Can you tell me what could I have balanitis from if I am not sexually active?

Here are. ..: It's caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, ; the overgrowth of local microorganisms, leading to intertrigo syndrome as that under female breasts, in armpits and groin folds between thighs ; external genitalia of men ; women, notably in those being obese. Similarly, chronic skin inflammation in glans penis in those with redundant foreskin with poor hygiene occurs as balanitis; not sex alone. ...Read more

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What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

Which type?: There is strep A, a well known cause of throat infections; strep B, a common transient germ in the poo or female genital tract, and many others. I suppose you are interested in the genital strep B, which is randomly found in about 1/3 of women at any time. It is just a common germ found in nature picked up on your hands. You ingest the germ and it survives the gut to end up in other places. ...Read more

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If we are not sexually active also should we get papsmear test done after 30years?

If we are not sexually active also should we get papsmear test done after 30years?

Pap testing: Pap testing to detect cervical cancer is essential whether or not you are sexually active. The frequency of pap testing has been changed from one to three years in uncomplicated negative patients, but still needs to be done. ...Read more

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Is it true menopause comes sooner if woman is not sexually active with enough frequency?

Is it true menopause comes sooner if woman is not sexually active with enough frequency?

No: The timing of menopause has nothing to do with the frequency of sexual activity. The average age for menopause is 51. ...Read more