About once or
twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me
to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men
have sought evaluation before and STILL don't know what they have.
Here are the
most common causes of this symptom:
grouped lesions on the penis that are painful? Think about genital herpes as the cause. These lesions can also occur on the buttocks or anal area. The
initial outbreak may be associated with fever. Herpes is the most common STD in
and most genital lesions in men are herpes.
Have a bump
that looks like a wart or has a cauliflower appearance? You may have genital
warts. Warts are caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus --
different ones than those that cause cervical cancer in women. In most cases,
the warts do not cause symptoms, but occasionally they can burn, itch or be
tender. They can also produce a discharge. The lesions may be tan, pink or
We hear from a lot of guys who are worried that they don't measure up in the bedroom. Well, you guys can relax. When it comes to pleasing your partner, penetration isn't everything. "There are lots of ways to pleasure a woman," says Felice Newman, author of The Whole Lesbian Sex Book (Cleis Press, 1999). That's not to suggest that intercourse is a sloppy second, but for many women, cunnilingus (oral stimulation of the female genitalia) is the fastest route to orgasm. In the interest of orgasmic equality, we asked Newman for some tips on how to make the most of cunnilingus because, after all, if you want to know how to please a woman, why not ask a lesbian? The following suggestions are a good place to start. Ask questions . "Asking is the mark of a sophisticated lover. If you ask her what she likes, she will feel respected and cared for," says Newman. Some good questions include "Do you enjoy oral sex?" "What kind of stimulation do ...
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” Those words by Professor Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady” pose a question that for a long time seemed to be the norm. Even today when I read new health research, it becomes apparent that many in the medical profession make sweeping statements about how health conditions are the same in all people, as in men and women.
But we know now that most often, this isn’t true. So what are some of the diseases and the differences?
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pointed to eight health conditions in which women are affected differently than men. These conditions include:
Heart disease – This condition is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. While it also is the leading cause of death for men, women are more likely to die after a heart attack then men. In addition, women often experience more delays in emergency care and to have treatment to c...
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