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Sexual Health
June 23, 2017

10 ways to rejuvenate your sex life

Is romance with your partner a thing of the past? Has the excitement and passion left the bedroom? Have the flames been doused? Sexual attraction can be hard to maintain over time. Think back to the day you made a vow to your partner and the rush of falling in love; you may not be able to capture that exact feeling, but there are ways to rekindle the passion. 1. Will you be my date? Find time in your busy schedule and set aside moments for your loved one. Take a day off from work and dedicate it to them. …
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Sexual Health
June 23, 2017

Is it an STD or bladder infection?

Does it itch, burn or scratch down under – and you don’t quite know what it is? Infections are common but embarrassing. The good news is that they’re treatable too! It’s important to know what’s what – down there. Here’s a guide. The difference A bladder infection means that a type of bacteria has invaded your bladder, causing pain and discomfort. An STD is a sexually transmitted disease that’s passed on during intercourse (most commonly). An STD is also an infection, and could be caused by bacteria, yeast, viruses or parasites. With a bladder infection, the bacteria travel from the…
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Sexual Health
June 23, 2017

The mechanics of great sex

You’ve mastered every position and technique, so you must be amazing in the sack, right? Don’t toot your own horn too hard now, maestro. Great sex goes beyond titillating tricks and quivering orgasms. It starts in your brain… “The brain is the most powerful sex organ,” says sex therapist Dr. Ian Kerner. There’s something to this claim, as in fact, your brain has the ability to induce an orgasm without any physical touch… Without your brain, you wouldn’t feel pain or pleasure. Without your brain, you’d have no interest in sex at all. That common saying, “Love (or sex) is…
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InfectionsSexual Health
January 23, 2017

Mono, the kissing no-no

The month of love is here and you’re finally ready to confess your feelings to your crush, flowers and chocolate in hand. But before you pucker up, consider mono, also known as the kissing disease. (more…)
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Sexual Health
November 15, 2016

Safe frisky business

Things are getting heated more often now, but you aren’t worried. You always use condoms, you’re on the Pill and you and your partner are free of STIs. You have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. There are many other factors to think about when it comes to your sexual health. (more…)
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Sexual Health
October 14, 2016

Can depression affect my sex life?

You feel sad, numb and listless, and your depression is starting to affect your partner. Your sex life is nearly non-existent and intimacy feels unreachable. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness and helplessness are typical features of depression. These feelings can have an effect on your everyday life. If you’re depressed and have lost interest in sex, don’t worry – you are not alone. It’s important to understand that this lack of interest is as much a symptom of depression as feeling low. (more…)
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Men's HealthSexual Health
September 17, 2016

Vasectomy – Is it for you?

The thought of surgery involving the scrotum is enough to instil fear in even the bravest man. But if you have completed your family, a vasectomy is a worthwhile consideration. If this is you, here are your most common questions, answered. (more…)
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Sexual Health
August 23, 2016

Is medicine killing your sex-drive?

You and your partner have always enjoyed a great love-life, but lately you just can’t feel it. For some reason the thought of sex leaves you numb, and you miss the intimacy. Maybe it isn’t you at all – the problem could be lurking in your medicine cabinet. Here are some of the common culprits: (more…)
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Sexual Health
August 22, 2016

The bad advice you need to question

“I heard from my second cousin’s friend that you can’t get an STD from…” STOP! This is like a terribly-played game of broken telephone – the original information may have been incorrect from the beginning, or lost down the line; unconfirmed “advice” can be very dangerous. If you thought these statements were facts, read this very carefully. (more…)
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Sexual Health
August 16, 2016

What is Human Papillomavirus?

While HIV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in South Africa, there are many others which are just as dangerous, for example Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). (more…)
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