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STDs: What to Know about Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of two sexually transmitted diseases for which a preventive vaccine exists. Hepatitis B is very contagious, 100 times more so than HIV. Hepatitis B can be transmitted through intimate [more…]

STDs: What to Know about Herpes

Herpes, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), is an incurable STD. Herpes actually has two forms: herpes simplex–type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex–type 2 [more…]

STDs: What to Know about HIV/AIDS

If you’ve heard of only one STD, it's probably AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which is linked to infections by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Why is so much more attention given to HIV/AIDS [more…]

STDs: Pubic Lice, Trichomoniasis, and Molluscum Contagiosum

More than 30 STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) exist — and three of them are public lice (crabs), trichomoniasis, and the Molluscum contagiosum virus. Knowing about STDs can help you identify which [more…]

How to Avoid STDs

Doctors have no vaccine against AIDS. They have no cure for herpes. You can get STDs that have no symptoms but can later leave you sterile. Are you scared of catching an STD? If you’re not, you should [more…]

How to Talk to a Partner about STDs

If you want to ensure that you remain STD-free — and that you behave as a responsible sex partner — then you must learn how to talk about the risks of AIDS and other infections. In our society, more people [more…]

Ten Tips for Safer Sex

There’s no such thing as safe sex. That said, you can have a full but healthy sex life if you remember to follow the safe sex guidelines that experts have developed. After all, one single night of great [more…]

Having Sex After a Heart Attack

One of the most common problems that affects sexual functioning is a heart attack. If you or your partner has recently suffered a heart attack, you may be wondering when you can have sex again. Or perhaps [more…]

How Women Orgasm

Female orgasms tend to come in more varieties than male orgasms. Because of that, women’s orgasms have been an issue of contention ever since the days of Sigmund Freud in the early 1900s. Women have reported [more…]

Understanding the G-Spot

The G-spot is reportedly a spot in the vagina that seemingly could give women orgasms without clitoral stimulation. How to find the G-spot (and what it'll do for their sex lives) has been a goal for many [more…]

How to Put on a Condom

Condoms, when used correctly, are the number-one method to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, if used incorrectly, a condom is no use as a birth control method or as [more…]

Symptoms that Indicate Menopause Is Near

Most women begin experiencing menopause symptoms, which are the result of hormones getting out of balance, while they're still having periods. If you experience any or all of the following symptoms, check [more…]

How to Deal with Hot Flashes during Menopause

Menopausal women often experience hot flashes where a sudden, intense wave of heat overcomes them. Follow these pointers for reducing hot flashes and their effects: [more…]

Five Tips for Getting through Menopause

Some women breeze through menopause without realizing it's upon them; others are not so lucky. Here are five tips for making the journey through menopause easier. [more…]

The Three Stages of Menopause

Before you enter the three stages of menopause, you are in premenopause — literally, "before menopause." (Premenopausal women show no symptoms of menopause: periods are normal and regular, and hormone [more…]

Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman's life, but not all women understand it. Become familiar with the three stages of menopause [more…]

Roe v. Wade: How Abortion Became Legal in the United States

Roe versusWade, better known as Roe v. Wade,is the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion within the first two months of pregnancy. Up until then, individual state laws regulated abortions [more…]

Symptoms that Say ‘Menopause is Coming’

For the majority of women, symptoms of menopause (which you experience because your hormones are becoming unbalanced) start appearing before periods come to a stop. Check this list, and if you find that [more…]

The Five-Step Programme for Getting through Menopause

Some women barely realise that menopause is upon them. Other women, however, are less fortunate. If you’re one of the latter, take on board these few ways to make your experience easier on yourself: [more…]

Menopause-Related Words and Meanings

Although this is far from being a complete list of terms that you might hear being used when the menopause is being discussed, the following five essential terms should help you to understand the basics [more…]

Hot Flushes and Menopause

Because many women only start thinking about menopause when they start getting hot flushes, here are a few quick tips for dealing with this menopause-related symptom: [more…]

Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Menopause signals the end of the reproductive phase of your life and so is a significant time of physical, emotional and mental change for many women but, for generations, women of all ages have wandered [more…]

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