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hello, im a 29 years old male and I want to get tested for HPV because my girlfriend need the proof that im clean to have sex, where can I go to get that kind of test? here in Richmond bc or Vancouver area?
Hi, Thanks for writing. In Canada we do not currently have any routine testing for HPV. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a virus that is passed through skin-to-skin contact. There are hundreds of different strains of HPV, and anyone who has been sexually active will likely carry one or more of these strains. Most of the strains are not dangerous, and most people who carry them won’t develop... Read Full Answer
I'm a virgin but I am really interested in learning how to self pleasure myself. I can already reach orgasm by rubbing my legs together but I want to experiment with fingering but I have never experienced penetration before and I am really nervous I will hurt myself since I don't know what I am doing. Is it supposed to hurt because it is my first time and how should I go about doing it. Also, is coconut oil a good lubricant for masturbating or will it give me infections - is it possible to get...
Hi, Thanks for your question. Learning about self-pleasure is important, and it’s a great that you want to know about it! Betty Dodson is sexologist and author and she has created a lot of great resources to help people learn about self-pleasure and orgasms. She has an entire book dedicated to the subject called “Sex for One: The Joy of Self-Loving” which may be worth checking out! Betty also... Read Full Answer
Hi I wanted to ask if it is normal to have little tiny red bumps on the shaft of penis, on the thighs, arms, stomach. The bumps look like red tiny pin point. I am a concerned wife my husband had cheated on me four weeks ago and I used unprotected sex after finding out about his affair. I was getting freaked out if it is gential herpes, heat rash, bedbugs, scabies or other symptoms
Hi, Thanks for writing. Without seeing the red bumps in-person, it’s very difficult to give an exact answer but I will give you some general information. There are lots of different things that can appear on the skin, and they are not always related to sexually transmitted infections. For example, you mentioned heat rash. However, we don’t usually see heat rash on the penis shaft. Also, fungal... Read Full Answer
I had a protected sex with a casual partner and on the next day I had burning sensation and difficult to peeing with frequent urination. I am a male and worried if there is any chance of getting STI from this act.
Hi, Thanks for writing. Burning when you pee and frequent urination can be signs of an STI. The most common STIs to cause those symptoms are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. However, condoms protect against Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. So, if the condom was on your penis before any penetration, and it didn’t break during sex, and the condom was still on your penis when you withdrew, then you would not be... Read Full Answer
A diagnosis of HPV (6, and or 11) through appearance on skin took place recently. New partner notified. Sex has not taken place yet. Some skin to skin contact has taken place and there is an understanding that this may have resulted in transmission. We want to know what is best. How long to wait after no visible appearance (understanding that it is still present in the body of course) to have sex with condoms? What are your thoughts on sex with condoms during the treatment period? Since...
Hi, thanks for your questions. Genital warts are considered cosmetic and not a risk for cancer. They are transmitted through genital skin contact. Because much of a person’s skin comes in contact with the other person’s skin during sexual contact, there is a risk of transmission even when condoms are used. Many people have been exposed to the virus but have never developed bumps on their... Read Full Answer