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I hear that it hurts to get STI testing. Do they need to stick a swab in my penis?
Hi. These days you usually don’t need to get a swab in your penis. Most of the time all you have to do for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing, is pee in a cup. If you have been treated for Gonorrhea you may be asked to return for a swab to make sure that it is gone. Your health care provider will talk to you about this if they think it is needed. For more about STI testing, click... Read Full Answer
I can't use condoms because they kill my erection. Any ideas?
Hi. This is an issue for many men, and it can be problem when you want or need to use condoms. There are a few things you can try. You can start by trying to link condom use with pleasure. One way to do this is by masturbating with a condom on when you are alone. You can also try masturbating until you are close to ejaculation, and then putting a condom on. Sometimes it helps to have a... Read Full Answer
I just got a blow job. What STIs can I get?
Hi. The most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) passed with a blow job are gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and HPV. The chances of getting HIV is considered low. If you had a throat infection, bleeding gums or sores in your mouth it may increase the chances for HIV. Herpes (cold sores) can be passed from the mouth to the genitals. For more information on oral... Read Full Answer
What is a normal size for a penis?
Hi. Concern about penis size and shape is pretty normal. Penises are similar to other parts of our bodies ….they are same but a little different between people. The penis starts growing in puberty, when other body changes also start to happen. That usually happens anywhere between 9 and 18 years of age. The average adult penis is between five and seven inches long when erect, and much... Read Full Answer
Does my birth control also protect me from STIs?
Hi. Some types of birth control including pills, rings, patches, Depo-Provera, intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (Mirena) don’t protect you from getting an STI. Condoms or other barriers give good protection for most STIs. Condoms do double duty when they are used for both birth control and STI protection. Click here to learn more about how to use condoms. Please... Read Full Answer