Q & A: Vaginal pH and Condoms?

Q: I have been experiencing PH change recently in the day(s) following sex. I am not sure if it is due to the condom or natural change in my body due to age (28). So my question is about non-lubricant condoms and water based condoms, what are the pro's and con's of each? I do not believe I have an allergy to latex as I have never experienced this issue when visiting my OBGYN. I have gone to stores to see what options I have but am overwhelmed with the variety and thenI have gone to stores to see what options I have but am overwhelmed with the variety and then lack of information on the packages. Do you have any advice on this?This e-mail was sent from a contact form on The Condom Depot Learning Center (http://learn.condomdepot.com)...more

10 Things That Look like STIs but Aren’t (SFW)

When it comes to assessing the sexual health of the human mouth, vulva, anus, testicles, perineum and vagina, appearances are deceiving....more

How-To: Have Great Sex after Menopause

Menopause is a time of transition, both for those who are going through these hormonal changes themselves as well as for their sexual partner(s). But is it still possible to have great sex after menopause? Yes. Yes, it is. Here’s how!...more

It's Time to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Health

It was a typical weekday morning in our house. I was the first one up, and my kids were moving slowly to get ready for school. I headed downstairs to make some breakfast for us. Marcia came downstairs topless and in a rush; she showed me a little red spot on her left breast and asked, "Mom, is this anything?"It looked like a small red mark left after a scratch, so I told her that and that it didn't seem to be anything to be concerned about, but that we can check on it again later. She bounded back upstairs to finish getting ready....more

Best Water-Based Lubes

 Ancy to take an iRide with dihydrogen monoxide? All aboard the sex lube submarine! Join me as I head through deep and uncharted waters, hoping to find the very best water-based lubricants and unlock the screaming moist from within....more

The Female Sex Hormones – Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone

Estrogen promotes the growth and health of the female reproductive organs. It also affects practically every tissue in a woman’s body, including the heart, brain, bones, eyes, skin, colon and so forth. Fluctuating and ultimately reduced levels of estrogen can result in hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, palpitations, insomnia, fatigue, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, irregular bleeding, bone loss and heart disease. Estrogen replacement therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of menopausal symptoms....more

Menopause – What to do When Sex is Painful

More than 60% of women in their fifties and sixties are sexually active, and they can face sexual health challenges due to menopause. One of the most important issues is called postmenopausal vaginal atrophy or more commonly, vaginal dryness, which can lead to painful sex. This is due to the physiological changes of menopause and the loss of estrogen. Nothing reduces libido more than painful sex!...more

Trust Me, Your Vagina Looks Normal

Thanks to perfectly symmetrical drawings in middle school textbooks and copious amounts of Internet porn, many of us have developed strange, anxiety-inducing complexes about the visual aesthetic of the vagina. There are countless online forums and threads addressing women's concerns about whether or not their vaginas look normal. ...more
Indeed. There are so many men who believe that all women are to be a blushing pink! Thank YOU ...more

4 Sexy Resolutions for the New Year

It’s a New Year and many of us have made several resolutions and goals we intend to keep or meet in the next 12 months. You may want to drop that extra 20 pounds, build a cushy savings account, go back to school, or go on that dream vacation. But have you made any resolutions to improve your sex life and health? If not, check out these sexy resolutions to get your year off to a great start....more

Parenting Follow Up: Campus Rape

Are we part of the problem? Could we be doing more??? Responses to our coverage of Campus Rape mirrored the national discussion and included reflections on institutional complicity, fraternity closures, and underage drinking. But as the weeks wore on, we noticed significant parent pain - sadness and resignation that we’re sending our kids into a world where sexual violence is reported as the norm, but also significant questions about whether we could have (or still can) do more to change the social framework. A friend from near Philadelphia wrote:...more
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