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Should Teens Wait to Date?

Should Teens Wait to Date?

Think of high school romance: Images come to mind of the school dance, with lucky couples clinging to one another — and having all the fun — on the dance floor. Dejected singletons sit it out on the sidelines, feeling sorry for themselves. Right? The reality of teen dating may be very different, according to a recent study...

Will my vagina be ever the same after childbirth?

Will my vagina be ever the same after childbirth?

Wondering how your vagina will ever recover from childbirth? Find out exactly what you can expect post-delivery, including whether your vagina will rebound to its pre-birth size (and if you or your partner will notice). As you anxiously await the birth of your baby and watch your cute little bump grow, it’s only natural to...

Is it safe to have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?

Is it safe to have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?

We’re all social distancing right now. And that begs the question: how do you have sex in the era of COVID-19 self-isolation? Is it even safe to have sex during the pandemic? First, the facts. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is spread by direct person-to-person contact or by people who are close...

Why Does Sex Hurt At Menopause?

Why Does Sex Hurt At Menopause?

You know the old saying “love hurts”? Sex can hurt, too. After menopause, up to half of all women have pain before, during, or after sex. With care, though, your love life can move from ouch back to mmmm. Why It Happens At menopause, you’re most likely to have pain from: Hormone changes. Dwindling estrogen due to menopause is...

Is COVID-19 Sexually Transmitted?

Is COVID-19 Sexually Transmitted?

The novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 has been quickly spreading around the world. In the United States, as well as in other countries, this has led to increasing calls to engage in social distancing practices. Many are wondering if it’s safe to date and/or have sex during the coronavirus pandemic. This is not a simple yes or no question....

Can I Get HIV From Kissing?

Can I Get HIV From Kissing?

Why you cannot get HIV from kissing A person can transmit HIV through blood, semen, and breast milk. However, HIV cannot survive in saliva, so there is no risk of contracting HIV through kissing. HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system, which can leave the body vulnerable to infections and diseases. A person can...

How Will Menopause Affect My Sex Life?

How Will Menopause Affect My Sex Life?

In the years around menopause, you may experience changes in your sex life. Some women say they enjoy sex more. Other women find that they think about sex less often or don’t enjoy it as much. Low hormone levels after menopause cause vaginal tissues to be thinner or drier. There are treatments to help your symptoms.

How to Tell Your Parents That You Are Pregnant

How to Tell Your Parents That You Are Pregnant

Telling your parents that you’re pregnant can almost be as scary as being pregnant. Once you’ve learned the news, you may be feeling too overwhelmed to figure out a way to tell them, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be on your way to having an open and honest conversation with your parents —...

How do I know if I’m ready to have sex? Deciding to wait

How do I know if I’m ready to have sex? Deciding to wait

No matter what you’ve heard, read, or seen, not everyone your age is having sex, including oral sex and intercourse. In fact, more than half of all teens choose to wait until they’re older to have sex. If you have already had sex but are unsure if you should again, then wait before having sex again. New...

When do teens start dating?

When do teens start dating?

Romance can make your heart pound and your tummy flip. If you’re confused or concerned, we can help! Keep reading for answers to common questions about teen dating. There is no right age for teens to start dating. Every person is different. Lots of teens enjoy just hanging out in a group. Here are some tips...

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