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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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more


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I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

Sexual assault help: That is totally an understandable response, and goes along with the fact that you had a bad trauma. That kind of trauma will result in you avoiding sexual relations, and possibly people as well. The best way to handle this anxiety and repair the damage is to consult with a mental health professional who can help you get through the trauma, and teach you skills to manage anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health site?

Teen sexual health site?

Iwannaknow: Iwannaknow.Com separates fact from myth and is a good resource for teens. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health problems.?

Teen sexual health problems.?

Question?: If you are asking whether teens may have problems with their sexual health, the answer is yes. Seek help. ...Read more

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Any sexual assault support websites?

Try this one: An excellent, non-profit site to help those impacted by sexual abuse: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help. ...Read more

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How harmful is practicing anal sexual intercourse?

How harmful is practicing anal sexual intercourse?

Not if careful: Firstly anal intercourse must be consensual. Recipient partner needs to relax anal sphincter as much as possible, best to use water soluble lubricant or a neutral oil ; initial insertion should be slow ; gentle. Anal intercourse should not be harmful under these conditions. ...Read more

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Do sex therapists actually have sex with their clients?

Do sex therapists actually have sex with their clients?

NO: Please, that would be totally unprofessional and a therapist could lose their license if that were the case. It is not group sex but therapy and answering questions, learning to set the stage and to relax and enjoy the relationship. For many this is not so easy due to life's experiences. ...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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Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance? (sexual transmutation?)

Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance?  (sexual transmutation?)

No, except that...: Sexual activities don't alter sports performance, except that activities immediately before the starter's gun sounds might have an impact. Also, women abstaining from sex won't get pregnant, while those actively engaged in sexual activities may get pregnant... And be unable to compete in their events due to being pregnant. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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Does an orgasm (sex, masturbation) effect your mental or physical performance?

Does an orgasm (sex, masturbation) effect your mental or physical performance?

It should affect: your physical performance if you overdo it - esp if the orgasm is powerful enough to sap your strength for at least 15-20 mins afterwards. The older you are, the less likely you will recover soon afterwards. And the refractory period is built in unfortunately, it can be the bane of male existence :) Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Tantric sex or sex therapy as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction?

Tantric sex or sex therapy as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction?

Both can be helpful: I would need to have more information about what the problem is, in order to direct you further. Both can be useful, depending on the problem. ...Read more

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Your opinion on sexual assault, harassment?

Always inappropriate: In a "civilized" society in which we live, there is no legitimate place for either sexual assault or harassment, and is a job termination offense(harassment) in most policy manuals, or a felony in the judicial system.(assault).. ...Read more

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Are sexual fetishes a mental problem?

Too Broad: I am sorry, but this question is so broad and undefined that there is no way to answer it honestly. Perhaps you can ask about the fetish you are most interested in. ...Read more

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Apathy regarding sex relationships--irresponsible?

Apathy regarding sex relationships--irresponsible?

See your primary: Care dr. Who can arrange to have various hormone levels checked. Then be referred to an endocrinologist or psychiatrist who specializes in such problems, depending upon results of your hormone levels. This is assuming you want to do something about it. ...Read more

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Is gay anal sex with condom is any health problem comes after sex?

Possibly: A condom is very protective but a few percentage of time it may not be. So the same way that a woman may occasionally become pregnant when the man uses a condom, anal intercourse could occasionally be associated with a sexually transmitted disease, including gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV infection. ...Read more

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Do women's feel any (physical )pleasure in anal sex?

The anus: Was not made for sex, it can cause infection, tears of the retum and anus , possible perforation, and can damage the rectal sphincter, so u cannot control flatus or stool so both can leak out or u can become incontinent rectally, if you feel your vagina is not tight enough u can have surgery to tighten the vagina and the opening. ...Read more

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Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy?  E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...Read more