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Vaginal dryness after delivery

Since I gave birth, I have been experiencing vaginal dryness with penetration. Is this normal? Vaginal lubrication is often an issue for women postpartum (after delivery), especially for women who have chosen to breastfeed. While not such an issue during pregnancy because of the increased fluids in your body, after delivery many women notice a […]

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Too loose after delivery?

I’ve heard rumors about women losing vaginal tone and becoming loose after childbirth. Is that true? Some skin and pelvic floor tone is lost during pregnancy and childbirth because the weight of the pregnancy and the compression of internal organs stretches out the pelvic floor. If the woman does not have good pelvic floor strength […]

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Low Libido after Delivery

Since delivery, I have had very little interest in sex. It is not at all uncommon for new parents to experience a drop in libido. If you experienced a difficult delivery, especially a Cesarean birth, you may still be physically recuperating. Any delivery can cause bleeding, and recovery can be slow as you your body […]

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Painful Scrotum & Epididymitis

In the past two weeks, I’ve noticed blood streaks in my ejaculate. My testicles are a bit tender because I’ve had to wear a support/crotch harness at work (to prevent a fall), and it feels pretty uncomfortable to wear. Could I be doing any damage? Is there something I should do? This sounds like a […]

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Ejaculation and Prostate Cancer

I heard that if a someone ejaculates on a regular basis it can help prevent prostate cancer. Is this true?  The seminal fluid that results in ejaculate comes from (er, is derived from) four independent sources: The potential urethral pathway of the semen is prepared by the “pre cum” fluid which is chock full of […]

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Why not use spermicidal condoms?

I would like to know more about the use of spermicidal condoms. What are the health implications of using one, and what are the alternatives? We recommend that people who use condoms for sexual intimacy do not use condoms with spermicide. There are several reasons for this. 1. First, spermicides are chemical detergents. Nonoxynol-9, the […]

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How can we avoid condom breakage?

We like using condoms, but every once in a while they break. Recently, they’ve been breaking every other time we use them, and it’s beginning to scare me. Should we be getting stronger condoms? Is there any way to decrease the chances that our condom will break? First, any intact condom is a good condom. […]