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Sexual health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs, sexual dysfunctions, and sexuality issues are explained. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of STDs, and female sexual dysfunction.
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Sebaceous Cysts
Sebaceous cysts are pasty filled lumps or bumps that occur just below the skin. Women often experience vaginal sebaceous cysts, although these cysts can occur on the face, neck, and other parts of the body.

How Do You Cope With Pain During Sex?
Pain during sex may be caused by a number of different things. Some of the reasons you may experience painful sexual intercourse include vaginal discharge, vaginal infections, vaginal irritation, vaginal dryness, and vaginal tightness. Other causes may include conditions like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, and fibroid tumors,...See submissions

Urinary Tract Infections - UTI
At least half of all women experience urinary tract infections or UTI. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for UTI.

The Truth About AIDS in Women
Did you know that 20 million women worldwide are living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)? According to the World Health Organization (WHO) fully half of those living with HIV/AIDS are these 20 million women.

Urinary Tract Infection Stories, Prevention Tips, and Pain Management Advice
Although most UTIs are not serious, approximately 50 percent of all women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime with many women having several infections throughout their lifetimes. Share your urinary tract infection stories, and offer your advice for preventing UTI, and coping with the pain associated with painful urinary tract infections.See submissions

Rape Recovery - Rape Survivors and Their Friends and Family Members S…
Rape survivors and their friends and family share tips for healing after rape. If you or a friend or family member has been raped learn what how other women have survived and healed after rape.

What Is A Rape Kit?
A look at what a rape kit contains. Includes information about using a rape kit to collect forensic evidence after rape.

Are Sex Toys Safe?
About.com Sexuality Guide Cory Silverberg gives the facts about just how much health risk may be, or may not be, associated with the materials used to manufacture sex toys.

Before You Get Married - Getting Your Marriage Off to a Healthy Start
Getting married is a special, exciting, and busy time that most women dream of from the time they are little girls. But there is more to getting married than flowers, dresses, and saying "I do." Before you marry the love of your life, you should have a few health checks to make sure that you are in tiptop shape health wise.

Does the Pill Caused Decreased Sex Drive?
A look at which birth control pills, and other medications, are most likely to cause decreased sexual desire.

Female Sexuality and Relationship Books
Books that explore various issues affecting female sexuality from low libido to other sexual dysfunctions and relationship issues. Excellent books for women who want to understand more about their own sexuality, as well as for those with relationship issues.

Making Safe Sexual Choices
Considering that 15.3 million new cases of STDs are diagnosed each year, it is extremely important for you and your partner to protect yourselves. Learn how in this comprehensive article!

Rape: Healing and Survival
Thousands, upon thousands, of women are raped each year in the US. Learn what to do if you or someone you know is a victim of rape.

Rx for Healing Low Desire - Six Homework Assignments
If you have experienced problems in becoming sexually excited, you can actually do a lot to help yourself to sexual arousal with the following program of action steps. Learn the 6 steps that could renew your sex life!

Taoism and Sexuality - How to Have Multiple Orgasms
Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams shows you how to be a multiorgasmic woman using taoism to enhance your sexual experiences. Learn what it takes to have multiple orgasms and experience female ejaculation

The Date Rape Drug - Rohypnol
The "date rape" drug is the common name for Rohypnol, generically called flunitrazepam. It is used as a short-term treatment for insomnia, as a sedative hypnotic and a pre-anesthetic. Unfortunately, it's sometimes used by unscrupulous males to rape sleeping women.

Top 10 Causes of Vaginal Bleeding After Sex
You've just finished making love, and you're in that pleasant dream-like state when you go to the bathroom and discover that you are bleeding. Nothing can bring you back to reality faster than vaginal bleeding after sex. Post-coital bleeding can occur for a number of reasons, and is nothing to take lightly. Here's a look at the top 10 causes of vaginal bleeding after sex.

Vaginal Itching and Burning After Sex
Have you ever experienced vaginal itching or burning after sexual intercourse? Find out what cause post-coital vaginal itching and burning.

Weird Science - Study Examines Semen as an Antidepressant
About Sexuality Guide has the facts from the study and discusses whether sex without condoms is effective in reducing depression in women.

What are the Physical Sexual Side Effects of Medications?
Many medications come with sexual side effects. Side effects may impact our body, our emotions, our thinking, or some combination of all of these. From About.com Sexuality Guide Cory Silverberg.

What Does Pain During and / or After Sex Mean?
Two out of three women experience pain during and / or after sex. Discover what causes painful sexual intercourse.

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