Sexual Health Questions You Are Afraid To Ask

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Do you find it hard to talk about sexual health related issues with your partner or doctor? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Majority people are embarrassed to talk about these issues openly. As a result, they turn towards Google for help.

This article will answer some of the most common questions related to sexual health:

Why Is Sex So Painful For Me?

Some medical conditions like thyroid disease, diabetes or hormonal issues, such as low estrogen levels can reduce lubrication. This makes sexual intercourse more painful.

Vaginal lubricants or hormonal therapy are often beneficial to patients who complain of sexual pain due to vaginal dryness. If the issue persists, you should consult a gynecologist to rule out reproductive tract conditions, such as fibroids or endometriosis.

My Vaginal Discharge Is Smelly. Is That A Serious Problem?

Mild vaginal discharge is a natural phenomenon, but if you notice that the discharge is becoming smelly or causing burning/itching, you could be suffering from a vaginal infection.

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Infections may be due to bacteria (bacterial vaginitis), fungus (candida) or protozoa (Trichomonas). All of these can be treated if timely identified.

I Don’t Feel Like Having Sex Anymore. What Could Be The Reason?

A decreased sex drive is usually just a symptom of an underlying cause.  Common psycho-social problems leading to stress, anxiety, and depression can reduce libido. On the other hand, decreased sexual interest is also a common side effect of many commonly used medications, such as anti-hypertensives or anti-depressants. Open communication with your partner or a doctor is essential to identify the cause and control it as much as possible. Once the underlying trigger is taken care of, sexual drive returns to normal.

Why Can’t Some Men Maintain An Erection?

There are multiple causes of erectile dysfunction or the inability to maintain an erection. Underlying causes could be related to medical diseases, substance abuse or relationship problems. The primary step is to identify the main cause, and the next step is to find a focused solution. Many men feel ashamed of this condition and tend to feel more anxious which further aggravates the situation.

Why Do Some Men Have Problems With Ejaculation?

It is natural to have some pre-ejaculation, which is a small amount of clear, transparent fluid, meant for lubrication before the actual ejaculation. This is associated with an orgasm.

Like urination, ejaculation is a reflex that is controlled over time with experience and age. Research shows that approximately 1 in 3 men experience some problems with ejaculation but overcome these problems as they age.

What Sort Of Infections Can Be Transmitted Through Sexual Intercourse? What Sort Of Precautions Can We Take?

Sexually Transmitted Infections or STIs usually include infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia which are easily diagnosed and treated. If left unattended, these infections can result in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease which can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and even infertility. It should also be noted that systemic infections, such as Hepatitis B/C and HIV are also transmitted sexually and can have detrimental consequences on your health.

Do you have any more questions related to sexual health? Ask them in the comments section below.

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References: www.ashasexualhealth.org/sexual-health/

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