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Demisexuality: What to know
People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes
People may sometimes confuse herpes and ingrown hairs because they can cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a swollen scrotum
There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Masturbation and penis size: What's the link?
Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person's penis bigger or smaller. Read more here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for premature ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual concern. However, there are a range of remedies and techniques that may help control it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about peeing after sex
Peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. Read on to discover whether there are any other benefits to peeing after sex. (Medical News Today)

Causes of heavy vaginal discharge
Having a certain amount of vaginal discharge is a normal sign of a healthy reproductive system. This article looks at why people may have excessive vaginal discharge and what to do about it. (Medical News Today)

Does masturbation cause acne?
There are many misconceptions about masturbation. One myth is that masturbation actually causes acne. Read this article to learn more about this apparent link between acne and masturbation. (Medical News Today)

Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?
For many years, researchers have made certain assumptions about same-sex sexual behaviors in animals — but what if their assumptions have been wrong? (Medical News Today)

New birth control pill provides contraception for a month
In pigs, researchers have developed a single birth control pill effective for 1 month. The pill could, one day, have a global impact on human health. (Medical News Today)

What are the stages of puberty?
Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean to be asexual?
Asexuality is a sexual orientation that involves a lack of sexual attraction. This article looks at what it means to be on the asexual spectrum. (Medical News Today)

STDs: How do you get one?
People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about testosterone injections
Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Reasons for discharge in males
Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pubic hair loss
Some people may experience hair loss in the pubic region. Learn about the causes and additional symptoms. We also provide information on the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and prevention here. (Medical News Today)

Herpes symptoms: How long do they take to show up?
Herpes is a viral infection. People with this virus may experience symptoms shortly after contracting it or many years later. Learn about the symptoms to look out for, and when they may show up, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about proctitis
Proctitis is the inflammation of the lining of the rectum. Here, learn about the causes and treatment of proctitis, as well as the difference between proctitis and colitis. (Medical News Today)

How dormant herpes springs back to life
Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding. (Medical News Today)

What to know about endometrial thickness
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here. (Medical News Today)

Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it
Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways to find relief. (Medical News Today)

What to know about anal yeast infection
An anal yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth in concentrations of Candida in the anus. Read this article to learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatments, and risk factors associated with anal yeast infections. (Medical News Today)

Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?
New research argues that when we have sex on our minds, we are more likely to 'bend the truth' about ourselves to appear more desirable to potential mates. (Medical News Today)

What to know about small testicles
Testicles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which can be normal. Sometimes, small testicles can indicate that there is a medical problem. Learn more about the causes of small testicles here. (Medical News Today)

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