LGV; Lymphogranuloma inguinale; Lymphopathia venereum
Abstaining from sexual activity is the only absolute way to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. Safer sex behaviors may reduce the risk.
The proper use of condoms, either the male or female type, greatly decreases the risk of catching a sexually transmitted disease. You need to wear the condom from the beginning to the end of each sexual activity.
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If your 2009 was anything like mine, you’re probably feeling like you’re stumbling, rather than gliding, into a new year. While passing through a transition phase, I like to reflect on where I’ve been and set goals for where I’m going. Maintaining good health will always be a goal of mine. Though I’ve stuck pretty closely to my resolutions from last year, I think it’s good to have a little reminder about how to stay happy and healthy in the new decade. To close out my SharePosts of 2009, and as a welcome to 2010, I have compiled a list of 10 Ways to Have a Healthy Sex Life :
1. Use condoms
Though they can’t provide protection against all diseases 100% of the time, male condoms, when used correctly, do significantly reduce risk of STD contraction while simultaneously acting as birth control. Condoms are your friends.
2. Use lubricant
Like Sid and Nancy, or chocolate and marshmallows, ...
Whether you have a great sex life or you think it is just so-so, there is always room for improvement. Keeping excitement and mutual satisfaction in the bedroom takes work; it doesn't just happen because you love your partner. While love and the desire to please your partner are important ingredients, there are many things you can do, some before you get into bed and some when you are in bed. The following are 10 ways you can make your sex life more satisfying, exciting and interesting.
Things to Do On Your Own
Kegel Exercises (This one is for women) - The muscles in your pelvic area can become stretched and out of shape, just like all the other muscles in your body. Keeping these muscles in shape can increase sexual sensation and make sex more satisfying. Kegel exercises can be done when you are sitting at your desk, stuck in traffic or when watching television. No one around you needs to know you are doing them. To help learn how to do them, however, you may want to be...
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