Sexual Health

WillyWorries.com Blog Story, Agony Aunt, Sexual Health Advice, Birth Control Advice, Advice on Safer Sex, Helen Knox

Fevers as a period symptom

I know that some women get fevers as a period symptom but are high fevers normal? These symptoms are new. The last two periods have had me chilled, feverish and with a temperature of up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t use tampons, I’m not sexually active and I am in pretty good shape.  Is there …

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Penetration Without Ejaculation – Am I Pregnant?

Penetration Without Ejaculation Am I Pregnant? Birth Control Question   I had unprotected sex about five weeks ago but he did not ejaculate inside me. For the past few days, I have been feeling nausea sporadically, been constipated, and been feeling a clenching tightness in my stomach and abdomen- a kind of bloated feeling. I know that …

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Penis Head Is Red And Smelly

Penis Head: I Have A Red And Smelly Penis My penis head is red and inflamed when it becomes erect and my foreskin is quite tight and feels stretched when I pull it all the way back. My penis also begins to smell within a few hours of showering underneath the head. This has been …

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Discharge After Period Smells Like Vinegar

Discharge After Period Smells Like Vinegar This issue has been bothering me for years, and somehow it happens for a certain period of time (ie. monthly). Occasionally I experienced some brownish discharge after my period (not painful), and it smells vinegar whenever I inspect it. Till then, I wore a panty liner during daytime only …

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Am I going through normal menopause?

I am 53 years old and having heavy bleeding from last five years. Now from last ten months I am having periods after every two months, but it is still heavy. I have gone through ultrasonography and it shows multiple intramural & subserosal fibroids. What should I do? Am I going through normal menopause? – …

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Pain in my squishy testicles and enlarged balls

Painful – Squishy Testicles – Enlarged Balls What to do, when to do it? I’m a 20-year-old male with no prior health issues, and I would say that I’m relatively fit even though I don’t play sports. Since the end of summer, I’ve been experiencing a sharp pain off and on in only my right …

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Content list for "Sexplained Two - For Changing Times" by Helen J Knox

Sex Within the Context of a Loving Relationship – Life is not a Porn Film

Sexplained Two – For Changing Times Sex Within the Context of a Loving Relationship Foreword “Sex Within the Context of a Loving Relationship – Life is not a Porn Film”   There’s a big difference between having sex and making love. Just having sex in various ways is all that porn films portray. They don’t …

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Just starting a Google+ Interactive Cyber Clinic

Hi I’m just getting my head around Google+ and found that there’s a facility to build a community and let people interact – so I’ve opened one for WillyWorries.com as a ‘Contraception and Sexual Health’ community, which I am hoping will grow to be as popular and as well respected as the Cyber Clinics of …

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WillyWorries.com Blog Story, Agony Aunt, Sexual Health Advice, Birth Control Advice, Advice on Safer Sex, Helen Knox

How can I find an NHS Sexual Health Clinic Near Me

How Can I Find An NHS Sexual Health Clinic Near Me It is getting harder to find NHS sexual health clinics locally because so many have recently been closed. This is because of Government cuts and is a situation that is not likely to be reversed in the foreseeable future. If you are in the …

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Ladies! No !! Please !!! Labiaplasty on girls as young as 9

Just this week, BBC TV’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has been discussing labiaplasty (surgical alteration of the labia majora/labia minora ) stating that girls as young as NINE are requesting cosmetic surgery to alter their vulva!! What on earth is going on? It’s illegal to alter the genitals of a minor in the UK and most …

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Vaginal Health – What makes a healthy vagina?

Many, if not all women, wonder at some time whether their vagina is healthy, or if something is changing ‘down there’ that they should do something about.    Here is an extremely good BBC.co.uk podcast about Vaginal Health which answers the question:    What makes a healthy vagina? A woman’s vagina relies on a specific …

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Using Birth Control Pills – Scared of HIV AIDS, genital herpes and genital warts

I’m using Microynon 30®, one of the oldest Birth Control Pills – but I’m scared of getting HIV AIDS, genital herpes and genital warts because I’ve been told that even if I use a condom, I’m not protected against them, even if I use a condom alongside my birth control pills – and I’m really …

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Can you tell me what the average vagina looks like?

Can you tell me what the average vagina looks like?   In a simple word, the answer is “no”, I can’t, because this area of a woman’s body is as unique and different, although similar, as breasts, toes, noses and faces differ but have similarities.   Furthermore, the vagina is a hidden area and a …

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Help! Is it thrush, is it BV? I’m itching like mad ‘down below’

What About Thrush? (Also Called Yeast Infection or Candidiasis) Hi I heard a friend of mine talking about “thrush” recently and although she gave a thorough explanation, I would like a medical overview. Can you provide one? I mean, I’d really like to know if it’s thrush or it’s BV (bacterial vaginosis) that she’s talking …

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Sample Interactive Pages – “Sexplained Two – For Changing Times”

“Sexplained Two – For Changing Times” Do you work with young people, know some or have some at home? Are you a parent, a teacher or a youth worker? Are you a nurse or doctor, new to the field of contraception or sexual health work? Do you have to explain the intricacies of sex-ed and …

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WillyWorries.com Blog Story, Agony Aunt, Sexual Health Advice, Birth Control Advice, Advice on Safer Sex, Helen Knox

When can we have sex again? I can’t wait much longer…

I’ve recently been diagnosed with Chlamydia and so has my boyfriend. We have both now been treated. How long do we have to wait before we can have sex again? – K Dear K Sorry about the Chlamydia, but at least it wasn’t gonorrhoea, which is now getting much harder to cure than it used …

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Help! Vagina, Clitoris, Urethra, Vulva, Labia Majora, Labia Minora – what and where are they all?

The Vagina, Clitoris, Urethra, Vulva, Labia Majora, Labia Minora – what are they all? I want to see pictures of each of them, if you have them, as I am lost with all of this…   These are all parts or areas of every woman’s genitalia. Many women, especially young and inexperienced sexually, merely say …

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I can feel the g-spot being stimulated, but it just feels like I’m going to urinate.

I don’t understand how “amazing” penetration is supposed to feel. I can feel the g-spot being stimulated, but it just feels like I’m going to urinate. I have tried stimulating my clit while being penetrated, but the sensation doesn’t overpower the urge to urinate. Is this a case of me not having a naturally sensitive vagina? …

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WillyWorries.com Blog Story, Agony Aunt, Sexual Health Advice, Birth Control Advice, Advice on Safer Sex, Helen Knox

My Penis And Scrotum Are Always Shrivelled And I Have Erectile Dysfunction

This is an issue that’s been bothering me for some time but I have been too embarrassed to discuss it. My penis and scrotum are almost always shrivelled and I just can’t get it up. Probably 98% of the day my genitals are in this “shrinkage” state. I know that issues like the air temperature …

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Itchy Anus After Anal Sex

After trying anal sex, my anus has been itching like crazy. At first, it was a bearable itch that occurred during mornings and nights, but has progressively worsened. I’ve been applying Vaseline® to my anus to help alleviate some of the itch, and recently I started feeling a couple of bumps or small lumps around …

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Redness On Penis Turns Into Little White Spots

Every now and then I get redness on my penis that then turns into little white spots that go away a day or two later. It doesn’t hurt, but it is unsightly. Thankfully, whenever I wash them they begin to peel away. In the past, I have gotten outbreaks of warts down there but they’re …

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My boyfriend is married but still insists on having sex without a condom

My boyfriend is married but insists on having sex with me without a condom. I know he hardly has relations with his wife, but I feel I need to protect myself just in case. Though I’m sure she doesn’t have any disease, I’m worried about getting silent viruses – the type you get without any …

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Genital warts, gone for now but I’m worried that they might return

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with genital warts. After I’d been given treatment for several months, the warts disappeared. I was feeling much better as if I had started a new life, and soon afterwards I met someone I really liked and we started to go out. We are in a loving and caring …

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Update: Sexplained Books: e-Pub versions uploaded to iBooks

Update: Both Sexplained Books have been uploaded to Apple’s iBooks / iTunes system for review. If accepted, they will be available for download through their system in approximately 30 days. We are also adding them to other platforms and will update information about their availability here, and on our other websites. In the meantime, here …

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8 More Men In The Willy Gallery

8 More Men In The Willy Gallery Just a quick update, for visitors to WillyWorries.com’s gallery collection of normal, healthy male genital pictures. Eight more men have just been added… and more will follow in due course. These are genuine medical pictures, taken by the ‘Willy Owner’ to help other men who are concerned about …

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No Means No – Not Yes – Even Between Valentines There May Be Rape

Valentine’s Day Is Coming – check this out: Rape and consent: What you need to know before you have sex “It is respect, it is decency, it is empathy and it is the cornerstone of a good, healthy sexual encounter” written by Katie Russell for The Independent newspaper, although she works for Rape Crisis Tuesday 3 November …

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Stop! No sex without a condom.

Safer Sexual Health In Every Pregnancy

SEXUAL HEALTH IN PREGNANCY Stop! No sex without a condom. Safer Sex IN and After Pregnancy  Condoms, Condoms, Condoms.  If you want to try for a baby each of you will want to know that you’re safe from infection. •For your sexual health – and your baby’s wellbeing – you and your partner should be …

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High – Medium – Low Risk Sexual Activities

High – Medium – Low Risk Sexual Activities HIGHEST RISK ACTIVITIES High risk activities include: •Anal sex (buggery/sodomy) without a condom. •Vaginal sex without a condom. •Giving oral sex (a blow job/fellatio) to a man if his ejaculate enters your mouth. •Giving oral sex to (going down on/cunnilingus) a woman during her period. •Finger insertion …

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Safer Sex for Healthy Adults

SAFER SEX for healthy adults For protection against all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), we recommend that you always: •Take universal precautions as a matter of routine – ie. ensure condoms or dental dams are used. •Consider any exchange, or potential exchange, of body fluid a risk – especially blood stained body fluid. •Cover any cuts …

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INTRODUCTION To Safer Sex

INTRODUCTION To Safer Sex Information and advice provided on our website is universal and non-judgmental – ie. it can apply to anyone regardless of sexual orientation. Information and advice is offered on the basis that no-one can really tell, by looking at another person, whether or not they have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). •Not …

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I think I’m allergic to condoms, what should I do ?

What can I do if I’m allergic to condoms? Hypo-allergenic (low allergy) ones are available. However, it may not be the condom but the lubricant on it that’s causing your discomfort. · Try changing from condoms with spermicide on them – ie. nonoxynol 9 or 11 – to condoms which are lubricated only. Dryness can make …

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Demonstration: shows Baby Oil in contact with a latex condom - oil rots latex

Why can I use condoms with water based lubricant and not oil based product?

Why can I use condoms with water based lubricant and not  products like Vaseline® or Baby Oil ? Oil interacts with the latex of the condom and perishes it in a relatively short period of time. Water based lubricants do not. Oil based lubricants are only safe to use with nitrile or polyurethane male or …

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Condom bursting in contact with Baby Oil

Why does a condom burst during sex ?

To avoid a condom bursting during sex: · Ensure that all the air has been removed from the teat of the condom during application. If not, the pressure of ejaculation (at about 28 mph) increases the likelihood of the condom bursting under pressure. Condom bursting in contact with Baby Oil · Do not use oil …

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Hold the condom in place as you withdraw after ejaculation

How are condoms removed ?

How are condoms removed ? After ejaculation, it is essential to withdraw BEFORE your penis goes flaccid again. HOLD THE CONDOM ON THE SHAFT OF YOUR PENIS WHILE YOU WITHDRAW.  This is because when your previously erect penis returns to its flaccid state, it ‘shrinks’ and if you do not hold the condom in place …

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Condom correctly on penis

How should I put on a condom ?

How should I put on a condom ? After ensuring that you are about to use a reliable condom – suitable for intercourse, not just novelty: · Take it from its pack and check that it is still in date. · Check that it carries the CE/British Standard or other internationally recognised mark of quality. · …

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Delayed Ejaculation: I just can’t ‘come’ / ‘cum’

Delayed ejaculation Just as many men ejaculate quickly, there are men who are unable to ejaculate when they choose to do so but there are techniques to help and enable penetrative ejaculation to occur easily. Some can ejaculate during masturbation but not during penetration. This also has implications for fathering a child – but can …

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STIs: Some Vital Statistics

STIs: Some Vital Statistics STIs can ruin lives. They can ruin the good thing you had, when your regular partner realises they’ve been cheated, deceived and their health is put at risk. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics: · Excluding HIV and Hepatitis, the total estimated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – is over 538 million. This …

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Viruses, Bacteria & Other Infectious Organisms

Viruses, Bacteria & Other Infectious Organisms Viruses are the most widespread group of parasites. · They are visible only by using powerful electron microscopes.  · They attack our immune system. · Antibiotics do not work against them. Currently, there’s no treatment – only alleviation of symptoms until such time as your immune system deals with …

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How do STIs affect my Immune system ?

How do STIs affect my Immune System ? If our immune system response is overactive, we develop allergic reactions and auto-immune disease.  If our immune system response is insufficient, we develop immuno-deficiency which results in infection and/or illness. Protection from infection is dealt with by our white blood cells. They form part of our reaction to …

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What causes the infections and what infections do they cause ?

What causes infection and what infections do they cause ? There are several different types of infection and genital condition, as well as many varieties within each type or group. Generally speaking, they are caused by:  · Viruses. · Bacteria. · Other infectious organisms – eg. parasites. They cause: · Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) · Balanitis …

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Testicles! oh balls to it! – torsion, hydrocele, cancer, self-examination

TESTICLULAR FACTS Testicular Torsion Testicular Hydrocele  Testicular Cancer Testicular Self-Examination  What else you should look out for: Testicular torsion, hydrocele, cancer, and testicular self examination Testicular Torsion Torsion is when a testicle gets twisted in your scrotum and its blood and oxygen supply are cut off.  · It’s extremely painful and requires quick medical attention. …

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The History of The Cyber Clinics

The History of the Sexplained® Cyber Clinics Way back in 2001, Helen J Knox, MD of Sexplained Ltd, (and owner of this site) was ‘The Virgin Sexpert’ holding a moderated chat room clinic for Sir Richard Branson’s internet company, Virgin Net. She did this each Monday evening for an hour, live online, fielding questions from …

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Embarrassed Or Worried About Your Body

Embarrassing bodies: Most people have a concern or two about their body; whether something is normal, or something to be concerned about. This website aims to help people who are embarrassed or worried about their bodies or worried about their body image, mainly related to issues related to their contraception and sexual health. It is …

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