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Genital Hygiene in Males and Females: What's Smegma?
Smegma is the gathering of dead skin cells, oils and other bodily fluids on the tip of the penis in males or the folds of the vagina in females.
The buildup grows eventually over time. If not treated, it can cause serious side effects.
Smegma is not a result of a sexually transmitted infection. It is all about the genital hygiene of an individual. To avoid smegma, one needs to maintain cleanliness taking a regular bath and wearing clean clothing.
What is an Oral Condom or Tongue Condom?
A tongue or oral condom is used as a protective barrier for oral sex. It protects people engaging in oral sex from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and HIV.
The CDC revealed that nearly 85% of people who are sexually active from age 18 to 44 agreed to have had oral sex with one partner of the opposite gender.
Tongue condoms feature the same design as regular condoms except they have a wider open end to fit the lips.
In essence, it allows a man to administer cunnilingus without getting into contact with a female’s vagina and vice versa. An oral condom can also be worn over the man’s penis to prevent the female from direct contact during fellatio.
Condoms that are safe for dental dams and oral use can safeguard their users against STDs when engaging in cunnilingus or any other form of oral sex.
What You Should Know about Lambskin Condoms and STDs
Have you ever heard of the term lambskin condoms? What are they, how are they different from latex, rubber, or plastic condoms?
This article will discuss everything about these types of condoms, their best uses as well as what it cannot protect you from. It will also discuss lambskin condoms and STDs.
You will notice a major difference in these condoms compared to other forms. Let's start by defining what they are.
Itchy Swollen Vag Lips no Discharge: Causes and Remedies
Hey ladies! There could be a few causes for an itchy vulva that is starting to swell but showing no signs of discharge.
In many cases, the conditions that lead to an itching swollen vag no discharge— like yeast infections—also lead to discharge. So in cases where you don’t see any discharge but still feel the itchiness, you could be suffering from the following conditions.
Travelling with HIV: Essential Preparation Tips
When planning for a trip or vacation and you are HIV positive, it is essential to prepare and familiarize yourself with the resources you need to make the trip comfortable.
Travelling with HIV is no big deal; but, there are restrictions in place by several domestic and international travel destinations. Therefore you must plan adequately before you hit the road or touch the skies.