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Date:   January 20th, 2021

What does the spots in my penis tell me?

The penis is the major part of the body that is always linked to a man's sense of masculinity. And any unpleasant blemish on it can not only be detrimental to a man's vanity and result in a long-term sexual health problem to the unlucky few.

Though men are always worried about the pimples, rashes, or dark spots on the penis, the good news is most of these unsightly blemishes are normal and harmless.

Dark spots on penis may result from poor hygiene or minor irritations, which normally disappears in two or three days. However, dark spots on penis can also be due to sexually transmitted infections and can be accompanied by other symptoms and may need treatment.

This post will look at some of the common spots on the penis, causes, level of seriousness, and possible treatments.

Date:   January 10th, 2021

What are the pimples on penis, and should you get worried

It's common for men to notice pimples on their penis and immediately associate it with Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Of course, it might not be wrong in all situations since there are non-infectious and infectious causes of pimples on penis. But who would love to have spots on their penis anyway?

Most men are so attached to their penises, and there is no doubt spots, lumps, bumps, or pimples on the penis will cause embarrassment, and to some, it may cause sexual function issues.

In this article, we take you a comprehensive discussion on pimples' causes, signs, and symptoms. Additionally, to enlighten you on whether to be worried when a spot is noticeable on your penis, and ways of handling or treating such situations.

Date:   December 30th, 2020

Facts about Fordyce spots: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

There could be some situations when you did see some whitish or yellowish spots. Either on someone’s lips, cheeks, or you personally currently experiences them. Maybe you are wondering what they are, their causes, and you are concerned about finding a solution. Well, the spots are known as Fordyce Spots.

Date:   December 20th, 2020

Sexual Health Education Plays a Significant Role in today’s Society

Truly, most people find it hard to talk openly about sex issues and other problems that affect their sexual lives. So, what is “sex education”?  Well, sexual health education explains all the relevant information about sex, sexuality, body changes, and how to approach relationships/sexual-related problems.

With extensive sex talk, anyone is in a position to make wise decisions on matters like best birth control methods, body image, and how to avoid STIs. You can access sexual education in schools, on the internet, books, peers, community, and places of worship.

Most people do not want to openly talk about sex and sexuality matters because they think that it encourages the youth to have sex, which is not true.  Remember, the main objective of implementing sex education is to make sure the youths have skills, knowledge, and values. Such values will assist them in making good and healthy decisions about sexual/relationship matters in the future.

Date:   December 10th, 2020

Condoms for Contraception & Sexually Transmitted Infections

A condom is a thin, fitting tube-like material that males rolls over their penile shaft when having sex or one which females insert in their vaginal opening before sexual intercourse.

Condoms are meant to prevent pregnancies; thus they can be classified as contraceptives. But they also prevent a healthy user from contracting sexually transmitted infections if their sex partner is infected.

Condoms are built to prevent the semen (from males) from getting into contact with a females’ sexual fluids. Sometimes, condoms are referred to as a barrier or just rubber. However, it is not advisable to use both male and female condoms at the same time. 

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