The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers
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The Rape-aXe: Giving Women Teeth in a World of Rape Dangers

Rape is a serious problem, both in the United States as well as around the world. In South Africa, occasionally referred to as the rape capital of the world, some statistics claim there is a rape every 17 seconds. Faced with bleak numbers like that, and working with rape survivors, Sonnet Ehlers despaired over the grim …

3 Tips to a Positive Body Image for Great Sex
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3 Tips to a Positive Body Image and Great Sex

Somewhere between Kim Kardashian’s bottom, Hugh Jackman’s abs and Scarlett Johansson’s breasts, lies the rest of us. The reality of our bodies and daily lives differs greatly from those of celebrities, yet the imagery we witness online, on magazine covers and in movies bombards us with impossible standards of physical “perfection.”

The fact is, most of …

Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?
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Why Do Men and Women Have Sex Dreams?

Dreams with a sexual theme can be a surprising occurrence during an otherwise uneventful night asleep, but both men and women can experience them on a regular basis.

Multiple theories exist on whether dreams hold any significance. Sigmund Freud thought dreams to be the product of unacceptable desires, Erich Fromm believed them to be an expression …

Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?
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Does Sex Protect Men from Prostate Cancer?

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – – Men who ejaculate often may have a lower risk of prostate cancer than their peers who don’t do it as frequently, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers followed about 32,000 men starting in 1992 when they were in their 20s and continuing through 2010. During this period, almost 4,000 of the …

10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun
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10 Ways to Make Masturbating More Fun

Lets talk about masturbation! Just about everybody is doing it! Singles. Couples. Young adults. Senior citizens. Your neighbor. Your boss. You get the picture, right?

Masturbation is healthy, safe, and don’t forget fun! It’s a perfect way to pass the time if you can’t sleep, waiting for your boo to get home from work, waiting for …

Erectile Dysfunction - A Woman's Point Of View
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Erectile Dysfunction – A Woman’s Point of View

It’s hard to get down if you can’t get it up. Erectile Dysfunction is such a depressing title for a condition, yet almost all men who experience ED also wind up feeling a certain degree of depression as a direct result. There are also men suffering from ED where the cause is depression. Either way, …

Targeting Social Media Increases HIV Testing
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Targeting Social Media Increases HIV Testing

By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – Promoting HIV testing on some of the same social media sites that men who have sex with men and transgender people use to meet friends and sex partners can raise testing rates in these communities, according to results of a U.S. trial.

“Our results are surprising because we were not sure …

Getting a Brazilian Wax can Increase Your Chances of Getting STDs
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Getting a Brazilian Wax can Increase Your Chances of Getting STDs

There was a time when having a full bush was perfectly normal, with the occasional trim for beachwear.  The advent of the Brazilian wax changed the dynamic of normalcy.  What was once a conscious erotic fashion statement is now a standard way of manicuring your kitty.

So, which one is better for you? Au natural or …

6 Weight Loss Myths That Successful Slimmers Ignore
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6 Weight Loss Myths That Successful Slimmers Ignore

If someone tells you that weight loss is easy, you can be sure of only one thing: they’re trying to make a fast buck. On the other hand, you can be equally wary of people who insist that slimming is hugely complicated and that only their secret (yet scientifically proven) methods will work.

The truth is, …

What to Do If You Miss Taking Your Birth Control Pill
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What to Do If You Miss Taking Your Birth Control Pill

The birth control pill is one of the most reliable methods of birth control available.  If taken properly, fewer than 1 in a100 women will bet pregnant. This translates into being 99% effective.

Unfortunately, one of the few downsides of using the pill is that you have to be insanely consistent in taking it.  For maximum …

WHO Advises Traveling Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika-Affected Areas
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WHO Advises Traveling Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika-Affected Areas

A worker uses an electronic microscope to observe mosquitoes at “Grupo Avance” (Advance Group) laboratory where biochemists are developing a possible Zika-repellent clothes detergent additive in Santiago, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) advised pregnant women on Tuesday not to travel to areas …

Which Contraceptive Do I Choose After Childbirth?
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Which Contraceptive Do I Choose After Childbirth?

Following the birth of your baby, birth control might not be high on your priority list. However, it’s essential that you seriously consider a contraceptive before you resume sexual activity, as you can fall pregnant again soon after having a baby.

Leaving the decision about postpartum contraception until your first period arrives might be too late, …

10 Ways Yoga Leads to Better Sex
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10 Ways Yoga Leads to Better Sex

Downward-facing dog pose. Bound angle pose. Legs-up-the-wall pose. Just the names alone have a sexual connotation. From the low lunge to the plow pose, there is plenty of mystic mingling when you contemplate yoga and sex. Not only are the poses and stretches deeply arousing, practicing them on a regular basis can actually lead to …

5 Dangerous Complications of Untreated STIs
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5 Dangerous Complications of Untreated STIs

The Dangers of Untreated STIs

Although no one ever expects that they will acquire a sexually transmitted infection, STIs are common, with an estimated 20 million STIs contracted each year in the United States. These infections are most prevalent among the under 25s, but anyone can develop an STI if they don’t take the necessary …

Avoid Catching a Cold this Winter: Have More Sex
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Avoid Catching a Cold this Winter: Have More Sex

Want a fun way to avoid catching a cold this winter?  Have sex. Lots of it.

It’s old news that sex is good for your heart health and weight loss efforts, but did you know that frolicking between the sheets as the weather gets colder can help you avoid  catching a cold or the flu?

Sex, T cells and your …

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Grew after Angelina Jolie’s Surgery
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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Grew after Angelina Jolie’s Surgery

By Andrew M. Seaman

(Reuters Health) – When celebrities’ health problems make the news, media reports help shape public knowledge about those conditions and procedures, suggests a new study from Austria.

Following Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie’s May 2013 announcement of her breast removal surgery to prevent cancer, women reported better knowledge of breast reconstruction options, researchers …