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What Happens during Sexual Intercourse

Heterosexual intercourse occurs whenever a man puts his penis into a woman’s vagina. That’s the minimal definition. But sex is about more than that simple act. As such, you may be curious, or you may want [more…]

How to Talk to Your Daughter about Her Period

Talking about the miracle of menstruation is a necessary part of helping your daughter make the transition from little girl to young woman. While the thought of discussing such a personal matter can leave [more…]

Anatomy of the Human Penis

Knowing how a penis functions can provide useful insight into sex and the human body — whether you want to understand the penis and male anatomy better or learning about it for the first time. [more…]

The Human Vagina and Other Female Anatomy

Understanding women's sexual (or reproductive) organs such as the vagina, uterus, and vulva is as integral to sex as understanding the penis. Demystifying female anatomy is key to good sexual functioning [more…]

Changing a Nappy Step-by-Step

Changing a baby’s nappy (or diaper) requires attention to details and to baby. The two most important rules for safe and stress-free nappy changing are: [more…]

Soothing a Crying Baby

Babies cry for lots of different reasons and respond differently to soothing techniques, such as the following. Find out what works for your wee one: [more…]

Activities for You to Share with Your Baby

As well as having fun with bub, you’ll be developing his abilities and muscles when you try the following activities. Both you and baby can benefit! [more…]

Activities to Enjoy with Your Toddler

Activities that stimulate and develop your toddler’s senses, imagination, coordination and other skills can also be great fun — for you and your child. Try the following:     [more…]

Ages and Stages of Your Child's Development

As your child gets older, she develops new skills and abilities. The following table provides a general overview of what you might find your child doing at a certain age. It’s important to note that this [more…]

Being a Great Dad For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

Being a great dad takes patience and perseverance, but is a heap of fun and one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Your child will love every minute you spend with her, whether you’re changing [more…]

How to Get Your Elder to Accept Help

Getting an elderly person to accept that they need help when the abilities they've relied on throughout a long life are diminishing can be difficult for you and the elder you're caring for. The tips in [more…]

How to Help an Elder Get the Most out of Doctor Appointments

Often, part of caring for an elder includes accompanying them to medical appointments. To make the most of these healthcare sessions, encourage your elder to use the following tips to promote a healthcare [more…]

Ground Rules for a Family Meeting about Eldercare

If your family is faced with getting or continuing care for an elderly loved one, a family meeting can be productive in airing issues and concerns and brainstorming solutions. Tips on running a fruitful [more…]

How to Reduce the Stress of Caring for an Elder

Caring for an elder can be rewarding and personally enriching, but it is also stressful. Using the tips in the following list can help you relieve your stress and improve quality of life for both you and [more…]

Eldercare For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Caring for an elderly family member or loved one brings its own stresses and rewards. Your first step may be to convince your elder to accept help. A family meeting can help clarify issues and solutions [more…]

How to Find a Relationship

If you're looking for love, you know it can be hard to meet someone you want to have a relationship with — especially given the constraints of modern life. Use the tips in the following list to determine [more…]

How to Build a Relationship

Getting involved in a romance is the first step toward building a relationship that lasts. If you're looking for a long-term love, the tips in the following list can help you develop your attraction into [more…]

How to Use Arguments to Improve Your Relationship

Every relationship has conflict — arguments and disagreements go hand-in-hand with love and affection. But with Dr. Kate's Make-A-Deal technique, you can settle disagreements [more…]

How to Make Love Last

Everyone knows that it's much easier to start a relationship than it is to make one last. If you've found your special someone, keep your love alive with the tips in the following list: [more…]

Relationships For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your relationship with that special someone plays a large role in your life. First, you have to find Mr. or Ms. Right and then take the time to develop the skills to build the relationship and keep it [more…]

How to Deal with a Permanent Erection

What's commonly called a permanent erection is an erection that won’t go away within four hours; the medical term for this condition is priapism. In priapism, blood becomes trapped in the penis and cannot [more…]

How to Deal with Low Libido in Men

Lack of sexual desire, or low libido, can affect men and women. Low libido isn't just a “slump,” but a continued lack of desire to have sex for a period of time. What causes low male libido ranges from [more…]

Basic Causes of Male Infertility

If a couple tries to conceive but can’t seem to do it, one of the first things that doctors look for is a problem with the man’s sperm. Sperm compose about 5 to 10 percent of semen, and are the only part [more…]

Understanding Male Circumcision and Sex

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis, and it's done mostly for cultural or religious reasons. Baby boys are always circumcised in Jewish and Muslim cultures, and many Western [more…]

Women's Health: How to Do Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises target the muscles in your genitals. These muscles are often weakened from the stretching that occurs during childbirth, but any woman — including those who have never been pregnant — can [more…]

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