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Can you have sex with a condom within the 7 days u were given to get treated with the chlamydia pills
Hi The short answer is no. To be on the safe side we recommend that you do not have sex until: one week after your 1-day treatment; or your 7-day treatment is complete, and your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. While condoms reduce the chance of passing chlamydia and gonorrhea, there is still a possibility of passing them even when a... Read Full Answer
I just ended a period and now its back after having sex. is that normal?
It is not really “normal” for women to bleed after sex but it can happen and there are many different causes. It may be something as simple as a bit of tearing or friction that happened during sex or that you were just finishing your period. But bleeding after sex can also indicate some more serious conditions such as a sexually transmitted infection or even cancer. It is not possible for me to... 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
On average, how long does someone need to have untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea for, before it develops into PID or leads to infertility?
Hi, thanks for writing. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It happens when bacteria travel up from the vagina into the reproductive organs. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are sexually transmitted bacterial infections that commonly cause PID. While it’s possible for the body to clear Chlamydia or... Read Full Answer
I recently had a bbbj from an asian massage parlor. She didn't deep throat and it probably lasted 5 minutes at most. How much risk is there for contracting gonorrhea or chlamydia, I was led to beleive its quite rare to transmit it this way. thx
Hi Sexually transmitted infections (STI) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) and genital warts (Human papillomavirus) are easily passed when a man receives oral sex without a condom (bbbj). HIV is not passed to the person receiving oral sex. On the other hand, the person who is performing oral sex could get HIV. Generally, oral sex is not a common way to pass HIV.... Read Full Answer
How long after sex does std show signs in men
Hi It really depends on the sexually transmitted infection (STI). The incubation period for an STI, is the time it takes from when you first get an STI and when signs and symptoms would appear. Every STI has a different incubation period. Have a look at our “STI at a Glance” chart. It provides information on what symptoms to look for, incubation and window periods. When someone gets an STI... Read Full Answer
What are the chances of catching an STI from receiving oral sex? What types of STIs can you catch from receiving oral sex?
Thank you for your questions. The answer will depend on a few things: First, if you are a man or woman receiving oral, second, if you are using any protection during oral sex and third, what kind of oral sex you are having. We have developed a Know your chances chart that breaks it all down for you. Please check out our Oral Sex Chart and leave a comment if you need more information,... Read Full Answer
Hello, I have a question about my foreskin tearing (I'm uncircumcised). I noticed it the other day during masturbation. I noticed a little spot of red, and after checking carefully, noticed a slight tear at the base (underneath?) where it seems that there's a middle line (frenulum?) joining up with the foreskin. The initial irritation seems to have gone away for a couple days, but today while examining again, I noticed that I inflicted some damage just from self examining. I'm worried...
Hi there The frenulum is the stretchy band of skin that attaches the foreskin to the underside of the shaft of the penis. This area is very sensitive and can deliver a lot of pleasure. It is possible to tear the frenulum during masturbation and sexual intercourse. If the area tears over and over, scar tissue can form making the frenulum less stretchy. This in turn makes it more likely to tear... Read Full Answer
Hi. Can I get HIV from receiving oral sex with a sex worker? HIV and other STIs I got tested for after four weeks were negative. They told me I had an early HIV test and standard test and the results are 98% accurate. What is risk for me now? I am not on any medication and have good health, so can my results change after three month or do I need to get test again
Hi We do not consider receiving oral sex as a risk for HIV. Therefore, you should not have to repeat the HIV test for the oral sex you got 4 weeks ago. However, it is possible to get other STIs when you receive oral sex. These include Chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV, herpes and syphilis. Your urine tests done at 4 weeks should have been accurate for gonorrhea, because most results are accurate... Read Full Answer
can you get pregnant from the clear penis discharge that occurs before ejaculation?
Hi Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) is the clear fluid that comes out of the penis before ejaculation. I have cut and pasted an answer for you from the Options for Sexual Health webpage called “Can I Get Pregnant If…” Can I get pregnant if the man pulls out before he ejaculates? Yes. This is called the withdrawal method of birth control, but it is not considered a highly effective method because the... Read Full Answer