Prevention Screening for other sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis and HIV, is important when you've been diagnosed with a new chlamydia infection. Having a sexual relationship with one partner (monogamous) who is not infected is one way to avoid chlamydia. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection. References McCormack WM. Urethritis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 106.
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
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In many relationships/marriages one partner wants and initiates sex more often than the other, leaving this person feeling resentful or hurt. (We often think it is the man and so this post will refer to “he” as the one who initiates lovemaking more often but it could, and often is, the woman who has the higher sexual drive.) Not initiating lovemaking, however, isn’t always an indication of low sex drive. Maybe you feel embarrassed or self-conscious asking for sex. Or maybe you don’t know how. Or maybe you worry that you will be rejected.
If you are the one who rarely initiates lovemaking in your relationship, your partner might interpret it as a lack of desire or that you have desire, just not for him. To spice up your relationship and add some sparks, turn the tables, play the adventurous one and let him know where you want the evening to end.
Sometimes the problem isn’t that you don’t initiate lovemaking, it is that your partner doesn&rsquo...
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