Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) affect over 20 million Americans, with all ages and genders being susceptible. These infections are spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and awareness is key to reducing the likelihood of spreading a disease to your partner or becoming infected yourself. Getting the facts about STI’s and talking to your healthcare provider is important to maintaining sexual health. Here we will outline some of the more common STI’s and how to treat or eliminate them.
According the CDC, approximately 14 million new infections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) will occur each year within the US, and there are already about 79 million Americans currently infected.
HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection here in the United States, and increased awareness of the infection as well as increased promotion of the HPV vaccine are counteractive measures being taken by healthcare providers all over the country.
When your partner has that look in their eye that tells you they’re in the mood and all you can think is “OUCH!”, there’s a problem. Pain during sex is actually more common than you might think and can usually be remedied pretty easily.
One of the main keys to fixing this problem is communication! Another key is knowing your body and what gets you in the mood. Here are a few things to think about and TALK about that can cause pain during sex and some ideas as to what you can do to from “Ouch!” to “Ahhhhhh!”.
Let’s talk about sex ladies! (Collective gasp) Yes, I know, but let’s be honest, we all do it and it’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Many women feel great about their sex life. Then there’s the rest of us….