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Definition Strep throat is caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Alternative Names Pharyngitis - streptococcal; Streptococcal pharyngitis Causes, incidence, and risk factors Strep throat is most common in children between age 5 and 15, although anyone can get it. Strep throat is spread by person-to-person contact with nasal secretions or saliva. It commonly spreads among family or household members.
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 ...
"It's a myth that young women aren't hungry for sexual pleasure for themselves," says Felice Newman, author of The Whole Lesbian Sex Book (Cleis Press, 1999). "Once young women feel more empowered to get their sexual needs met, more men are going to have to start going down on their partners, because that's the only way they're going to get any action," she adds. If you're still waiting for your boyfriend to take the plunge, we've got some advice on how to help things along. Communicate Your Desires "Sex can be about love and intimacy, and sex can be about fun, but it's not going to be about either if each partner is withholding information," says Newman. Men are not mind readers, and they're not vibrators, either (you can't just flip a switch and expect them to go faster or slower). Good sex happens when you learn to communicate your desires to your partner. That means telling your partner in a loving way that you...
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