Men's Health Sexual Health / STDs

What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality describes a lack of sexual attraction. Asexual people may experience romantic attraction, but they do not feel the urge to act on these feelings sexually. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, like being gay or straight. It is different from celibacy or abstinence. Asexuality exists on a spectrum, with much diversity in people’s experiences and […]

Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Sexual Health / STDs

STDs: How do you get one?

People can contract and transmit sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through several types of sexual contact. Doctors more commonly use the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although vaginal-penile sex is one of the most common means of STI transmission, people can contract them through anal sex, oral sex, and, in rare cases, heavy petting. STIs are […]

Sexual Health / STDs Women's Health / Gynecology

Vestibular papillomatosis: Everything you need to know

Some people have small bumps on their vulva and around the labia. These bumps are called vestibular papillomatosis, and they are not harmful. Vestibular papillomatosis is not a disease. It requires no medical treatment and is not contagious. In this article, learn more about vestibular papillomatosis, including its appearance and how doctors diagnose it. Share […]

Psychology / Psychiatry Sexual Health / STDs

What does a healthy open relationship look like?

In a culture that favors monogamy, is it possible for couples to have open relationships that work? Recent research that used a novel framework to explore types of monogamy and nonmonogamy suggests that open, consensual nonmonogamous relationships can be healthy and satisfying. Share on PinterestNew research delves into the conditions that make open relationships happy […]

Sexual Health / STDs Women's Health / Gynecology

Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Doctors generally advise women against vaginal douching, warning that this practice can upset the delicate balance of vaginal flora and increase the risk of infection. Now, a new study also shows that douching has associations with a higher blood concentration of harmful chemicals. Share on PinterestA new study adds to the evidence that vaginal douches […]