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Prevention All sexually active women up through age 25 should be screened yearly for chlamydia. All women with new sexual partners or multiple partners should also be screened. A mutually monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected partner is one way to avoid this infection. The proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection. References U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for chlamydial infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:128-134. Stamm WE, Batteiger BE. Chlamydiatrachomatis (trachoma, perinatal infections, lymphogranuloma venereum, and other genital infections). In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 180.
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...
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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