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sexual health

HIV / AIDS
April 20, 2018

“The cure” for HIV and other myths

About seven million people in South Africa are living with HIV. Our country has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. HIV is a virus. If HIV is not treated and managed, it can lead to AIDS, the final and most severe stage of HIV. Having HIV also means that your body becomes weaker, since HIV kills the cells in your body that protect you from infections and viruses like the flu, colds and other diseases. However, having HIV does not mean you will automatically get AIDS. This is why it’s so important to treat and manage…
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Men's Health
March 7, 2018

Can Botox treat erectile dysfunction?

Botox has become synonymous with turning back the age clock. This cosmetic procedure fills in wrinkled lines to give you a fresh face all over again. Botox is a bacterial toxin called botulinum. It works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. No facial movement = no wrinkles. It’s used for both cosmetic and medical uses. It’s a purified polypeptide that has the ability to relax the muscle that has been injected. Apart from this, Botox is currently also the most effective non-surgical treatment for excessive sweating under the arms, hands, and feet. It’s also said to…
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Sexual Health
February 28, 2018

How your weight affects your sex drive

Not feeling in the mood lately? Your weight might be to blame. Being overweight isn’t just an unpleasant experience because you can’t fit into your clothes. Extra body fat can lead to heart and other health problems. And, it can also affect your sex life. For both men and women, high levels of body fat mean higher levels of a chemical called “sex hormone binding globulin”. When there’s too much, you may lose your sexual appetite. Heavy weight, low sex-drive Knowing the different ways sexual drive is affected by your weight can help motivate you to get into shape and…
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Men's Health
February 27, 2018

What’s happening to my penis?

Your penis changes as you age. Ageing doesn’t just bring on wrinkles, grey hair and new and uncomfortable aches and pains. Nope, unfortunately, there’s hair loss, saggy skin – and yes, those wrinkles can start to form in places that you didn’t even know could wrinkle. As you age, so too does your penis. Each change is controlled by testosterone levels in your body. Testosterone is the male sex hormone. Your levels of testosterone start to go down as you hit the age of 40, and this affects semen volume and sperm quality. Your penis can affect your sexuality as…
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Love & Relationship
January 8, 2018

How to make every day Valentine’s Day

Flowers, gifts, and surprises are what February 14th is all about, right? But why should all that specialness be reserved for one day only? Keep the love going all year-round. The problem with Valentine's day, is that many couples use it to 'make up for' missing elements of their relationship. They try to 'win back' their partner on one night, after 364 days of neglect...which is why it often doesn't end well. In stead, Valentine's day should be the ideal opportunity to celebrate a thriving, passionate relationship. So what can you do before and after Valentine's day, to make it a day worth celebrating?…
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Hormones
January 5, 2018

What you need to know about testosterone

Ever wondered why some guys are able to build rock solid muscles in no time and others (to their dismay) just can’t? One reason could be due to the amount of testosterone they produce. Testosterone is a sex hormone found in males and females, but it’s more prominent in men. Production starts to increase during puberty and dips after the age of 30. This macho hormone helps with sperm production, helps male characteristics fully develop and plays an important role in the overall health of men. Here’s what you need to know about it: Testosterone’s main jobs: Helps with the…
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Hormones
January 5, 2018

Oestrogen: a hormone for women and men

What separates the girls from the boys? From a physical perspective, it all boils down to hormones. The glands all over your body secrete substances which have an effect on how your organ system behaves; either in a positive or negative way. Although oestrogen is a female hormone, a man’s body also makes oestrogen; but at a lower level. Oestrogen is a group of sex hormones that help with the development and maintenance of female characteristics in the human body. So, your hormones act like messengers, that tell specific tissues in your body to behave a certain way. Amazing, right?…
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HIV / AIDS
November 27, 2017

World Aids Day: How we will win this war

Can you believe that the war against HIV has been going on for 35 years!?  Since the beginning of the war, we lost many battles, but we still have a good chance to win the war. Since the start of this war, 78 million people around the world have become infected with HIV and 35 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses. In 2016, one third of all new infections in Sub-Sahara Africa came from South Africa, and the latest figures show that around 7.1 million people are currently living with HIV. If we want to take this war to…
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Sexual Health
October 27, 2017

What you need to know about HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in adults worldwide. HPV is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes lining the body, for example in the anus, cervix, mouth and throat. There are more than 100 types of HPV, around 40 of which can affect the genital area. HPV can cause genital warts, and is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, particularly through unprotected vaginal and oral sex. It’s very contagious, and while the virus often presents no visible symptoms, it’s linked to the development of certain cancers, notably cervical…
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Women's Health
October 24, 2017

Ladies, here’s how to light the fire in the bedroom

It’s normal to feel a dip in your sex drive as you get older. As life and work takes its toll, the occasional drop in your hormones is perfectly common. Before beating yourself up about it, let’s get a better understanding for why this happens: Stress & sleep. Stressful events can take over your everyday life, and can drain the sexual energy right out of you – more so if you’re not getting enough sleep. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a good night's rest greatly enhances a woman's sex drive. So, the more you…
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