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Alternative Names Candidiasis - oral; Oral thrush; Fungal infection - mouth; Candide - oral Prevention If you have frequent outbreaks of thrush, your doctor may recommend taking antifungal medication on a regular basis to avoid recurrent infections. If an infant with thrush is breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about ways to prevent future infections, such as an antifungal medication. Sterilize or discard any pacifiers. For bottle-fed babies with thrush, discard the nipples and buy new ones as the baby's mouth begins to clear. To prevent spread of HIV infection, follow safe sex practices and universal precautions when working with blood products. References Kauffman CA. Candidiasis. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Textbook of Medicine . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2007:chap 359.
Here are some terms you may hear when people talk about oral sex: Fellatio -- This is when a guy's penis is taken into a partner's mouth and licked or sucked. The testicles can be orally stimulated also. The guy can ejaculate inside the partner's mouth (followed by a spit or a swallow) or ejaculate outside it. Lots of guys love a good blowjob, and they love to watch their partners do it. Cunnilingus -- This is oral stimulation of the female's genitals. There can be licking and sucking of the clitoris and labia minora and thrusting of the tongue into the vagina. Some women also like having a finger inserted into the vagina or anus for extra stimulation. For some women, this is best or even the only way for them to have an orgasm. Analingus -- This is licking the anus. There are lots of nerve endings in the anal area that make licking that area pleasurable. That's what oral sex means -- now see what it means for you: If you don't have ora...
There has been a lot of herpes talk in the media lately (and by “media” I mean gossip blogs and trashy online magazines) due to the recent allegations that R&B singer Chris Brown beat up his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna. The incident reportedly took place after a pre-Grammy party, and while people speculate on what sparked the fight, many believe it was over herpes. Rumors are flying that Rihanna not only gave genital herpes to Chris Brown, but that she got it from hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Why is this important? It’s not. At least not unless you’re one of those involved. But the comments I’ve heard from people regarding this controversy tells me there’s still a lot of misunderstanding about herpes out there in the general population.
No one knows for sure what caused the fight between the two celebrities. My guess is that it had more to do with jealousy than an STD. I would imagine th...
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