Sexual Health

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These Skin Conditions May Mimic a Yeast Infection or Herpes

Learn the symptoms of lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, two vulvar skin conditions that can cause pain, burning, and more.

By Eileen Bailey

Does Your Menstrual Cycle Affect Bladder Control?

Learn what the research says about whether there is a relationship between your period and urinary incontinence.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Miss a Birth Control Pill

Missed a pill or two? Don’t panic — here’s what to do to get back on track and stay protected against pregnancy.

By Ask HealthCentral

What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?

It’s normal to worry, but know that there are many different reasons for abnormal bleeding that can be easily treated.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Answers to 9 Women’s Health Questions You May Be Embarrassed to Ask

Wondering about vaginal odor or discharge, or whether it’s normal if you can’t orgasm? We have answers to all of your burning questions.

By Eileen Bailey

Is It Genital Herpes or a Yeast Infection?

Not sure what symptoms “down there” could be? Here’s how these two infections differ.

By Eileen Bailey

What Is Sexsomnia?

Learn the signs of this sleep disorder and how it’s treated.

By Martin Reed

Sex During Pregnancy: What to Expect

Is it safe to have sex while pregnant? What changes may occur? Get the answers here.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Causes Sadness After Sex?

Have you or your partner ever felt upset after sex? It may be more common than you think.

By Jerry Kennard

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

By Merely Me