A sexually transmitted disease causes uncomfortable symptoms like itchiness, discharge, sores, and pain. Natural remedies like aloe vera, Ashwagandha, garlic, lemon balm, yogurt, neem, and goldenseal can help ease symptoms and boost immunity. Topical relief with home remedies like ACV, ice, lemon juice, or even tea bags may also be more effective than you’d imagine!
While a Pap smear is important to detect and prevent cervical cancer, there are other medical conditions that it cannot detect. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and syphilis are common STDs that a Pap smear cannot screen for. And since they don't show any symptoms, most people often fail to diagnose them. Other serious conditions that a Pap smear can't detect are PCOS and ovarian cancer.
During pregnancy, your body goes through drastic hormonal changes. These can sometimes make your vagina prone to infection. Some of the infections you can develop include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, group B strep, chlamydia, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. To prevent these infections, practice good hygiene and get tested regularly along with your partner.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a protozoan parasite. Herbal douches made of myrhh and goldenseal, tea tree oil, or echinacea, calendula, and goldenseal may be beneficial for this condition. Using a garlic suppository or including garlic in your diet may be helpful too.
Before your child is 2 years old, teach the proper names for genitals. From 3 to 5, talk about where babies come from and talk about consent, respect, and privacy. Prepare your child for puberty during ages 6 to 9, so it’ll be less scary for them. Both boys and girls should know about periods and safe sex. From 10 to 13, have open discussions about changing bodies and feelings. Come teen years, talk about feelings in relation to sex.
Emergency contraception is a type of birth control used by women after an unprotected sex. It is also used when usual birth control methods fail, like rupturing of condoms and missing out on regular contraceptive pills. They are also called “morning-after pills”. They primarily work by either delaying ovulation or[.....]
Although rare, but kissing can actually spread certain STDs. While herpes, HPV, syphilis top the list, even HIV can be passed on if both partners have bleeding gums or open sores. Some other common STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea can't be transmitted through kissing, though. To lower your risk, your best bet is to choose your partner wisely and to play it safe!
You shower, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, change your underwear daily, and yet it has a funny smell downstairs in your vagina. It is embarrassing, unmentionable, and kind of awkward, especially during those hot, steamy moments. And who can forget the looks from your sexual partner and your gynecologist![.....]
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