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What Could Cause a Dry Vagina Skin?
A thin layer of moisture coats the lining of vagina walls. Glands secrete this moisture at the cervix.
Vaginal secretions provide an alkaline environment that favors the sperm voyage to the ovum — this moisture aids in cleaning the vagina and removing dead cells.
A dry vagina skin can be a result of hormonal changes in the body, aging or due to an infection or disease.
A dry vagina can significantly impact your sex life. You need to understand its causes, effects, prevention, and treatment measures.
Controversial Causes of STIs and STDs
One of the predisposing factors to contracting STIs is engaging in unprotected sex with an infected partner. But some STIs, as you will come to learn, are passed through other means.
Let’s go through some controversial causes of STIs and STDs.
Itchy Testicles: Possible Causes and Remedies
The feeling of an itching effect around the scrotum is quite common among men. Several factors are contributing to the itching of the testicles.
Both medical and physical conditions contribute to itchy testicles. Physical conditions like sweating and lack of a bath are easy to manage as they are easy to rise above.
A medical condition that leads to the itching of the scrotum can lead to severe effects if not assessed by a medical practitioner. Therefore, it's helps to take an STI test to find out the cause of your itchiness.
In this article, we will expound more on the causes of itching on testicles as well as their prevention measures.
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.