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Sexually Transmitted Infections among Old Adults
Many myths and misconceptions surround sex and old age. Most people uphold the make-believe story that people of age do not engage in active sex—which is not the case. The truth is, most US citizens enjoy sex beyond the age limits commoners would consider "too old."
But to some old fellows, sex at old age can mean serious health issues. That's simply because sexually transmitted infections are widespread across all age-groups in the US. Two years ago (2018), the CDC reported a record-setting 2.2 million STD incidents (the highest figure ever) linked to three major STIs alone— syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
What Is Penile Frenulum Injury and What are The Possible Causes?
Penile frenulum injury is simply the tearing of the penis frenulum; a tissue that connects from under the penis head down to the shaft.
The penis frenulum is so delicate that typical day to day activities can lead to its tearing. These activities include;
- Wearing tight pants or innerwear
- Vigorous sex or masturbation
- Physical hard labor
Unless there is an infection, penile frenulum injury isn't a long term condition. It can be treated even at home.
Note that even if the tear could seem to be a minor injury, it can cause discomfort and pain. Thepenis is composed of nerves and receptors which are very sensitive to pain. Therefore, it's reasonable to experience sharp, pain at the tip of the penis.
Possible Explanations for Brown Vaginal Discharge after Period
It’s quite disturbing when a woman experiences discharge that’s brown. But there’s nothing so alarming about it, especially if it happens after menstruation.
When having periods, at times, blood remains in the uterus and turns brown after some time. Thus, brown vaginal discharge after period consists of dried blood that took long to leave the womb.
This condition is in most cases not a problem for most femalesunless other symptoms accompany it.
In this article, we will dwell on the causes of brown vaginal secretions.
- after having a period
- when you miss periods
- alongside other symptoms
Oral STDs and Symptoms— And Ways to Get Screened
Most people believe that they can’t contract sexually transmitted infections and diseases by engaging in sex with their mouths – an activity known asoral sex.
Oral sex is when the mouth including the tongue and lips comes into contact with the private parts.
Skin contact with the private parts makes one prone to contracting a sexually transmitted infection if their mate is infected.
That’s why you want must take preventive measures if you must engage in sex that way. Go fora dental dam or tongue condom.
This post will go through the oral stds and symptoms, and ways to get screened.
A Man's Guide on How to Deal with Friction Burn on Genital
A friction burn is the result of excessive rubbing of the penis. It could occur during sexual intercourse or masturbation.
Sometimes it can be caused by wearing tight clothes that rub against the penis. And other times, drying the penis with a coarse towel after a bath could lead to a friction burn on genital.
This condition causes the redness and discomfort of the penis. It generally renders one susceptible to fungal and viral infections.