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What to know about the clitoral hood
The clitoral hood is the fold of skin that protects the clitoris. Its appearance varies widely between people. Learn about its appearance, function, and clitoral hood reduction surgery here. (Medical News Today)

Penis pumps and how to use them
A penis pump is a device that can help a man get and maintain an erection. A doctor may prescribe a penis pump to help treat erectile dysfunction. Learn more about penis pumps, including how to use them, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about semen leakage
Semen leakage can occur for many reasons. Some are normal, whereas others may require medical attention. Learn more about the causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a lump on the penis?
Many different conditions can cause one or more lumps to form on the penis. Some, such as Fordyce spots, are harmless. Others, including infections, require treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Over 70% of US adults unaware of HPV-related cancer risks
New evidence suggests that both men and women in the United States lack sufficient awareness about the cancer risks related to HPV, and about HPV vaccines. (Medical News Today)

What causes itching after sex?
People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Weak ejaculation: What does it mean?
Weak ejaculation is where the force or amount of a person’s ejaculation is less than usual. Read on to find out the causes, symptoms, and how people treat weak ejaculation. (Medical News Today)

What to know about condoms and allergies
Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products during sex. (Medical News Today)

Why do female bonobos have more sex with each other than with males?
Female bonobos have frequent sexual interactions with other females — more so than they do with males. A new study aims to find out why. (Medical News Today)

What can cause clitoris itching?
Many factors can cause itching of the clitoris, including irritation, arousal, and infections. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Can fingering lead to pregnancy?
Fingering is very unlikely to bring sperm into contact with the vagina. However, it can occur in some instances, which might lead to pregnancy. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Getting a 'Hollywood' wax may not increase STI risk, after all
A new study reassures women that removing all their pubic hair is most likely not linked to an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections. (Medical News Today)

What does semen smell like and why?
The smell of semen could be nothing to worry about or it can point to an underlying condition. Here we discuss what smells are normal and what others might mean. (Medical News Today)

'Highly complex' gene interaction underlies same-sex sexual behavior
A large-scale study analyzing the genetic data of thousands of people indicates that the genetic factors underlying same-sex sexual behavior are complex. (Medical News Today)

What are the types of vagina?
There are many different types of vagina, and the shape, size, and color naturally vary. In this article, learn more about the types of vagina and when the appearance can indicate a health issue. (Medical News Today)

We follow the same old patterns in new romantic relationships
Recent evidence suggests that relationship dynamics tend to remain unchanged across different intimate partnerships, despite our expectations of change. (Medical News Today)

How to identify and treat a herpes skin rash
Herpes skin rash outbreaks usually affect the mouth or genitals but can appear anywhere on the body. Learn about identifying and treating herpes skin rashes here. (Medical News Today)

Does erectile dysfunction impact productivity at work?
Scientists know that erectile dysfunction is common and reduces the perceived quality of life, but its impact on productivity at work is less studied. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you lose your virginity?
Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity. Read on to learn more. (Medical News Today)

Yeast infection after sex: What to know
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What can cause rectal pain?
Many factors can cause rectal pain. This article looks at the causes of pain around the rectum, the symptoms, and ways to relieve it at home. (Medical News Today)

Can a yeast infection cause bleeding?
A yeast infection can cause a small amount of bleeding, as well as genital soreness and other symptoms. Antifungal medications can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the G-spot, and where is it?
Some women report experiencing intense sexual pleasure from the stimulation of an area in the vagina called the G-spot. Others may think they do not have one. Learn more about its location and current research here. (Medical News Today)

How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?
For the first time, scientists have reported how certain types of microbiome can help cells in the vagina and cervix defend against chlamydia infection. (Medical News Today)

Is it normal to have a veiny penis?
Having a veiny penis is normal and indicates healthy blood flow. However, when unusual discharge or painful ejaculation also occur, it may point to an underlying health condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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