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My vagina smells kinda bad I don’t know if it’s really a fishy smell…

posted on April 14, 2018 5:33 pm

…..I am 15 and not sexually active. I shower morning and night and use a natural soap and warm water but I find myself smelling just a few hour after I have showered. While everyone’s bodies are different, vaginas have a natural odor  that can be completely normal.  Knowing what is normal for your body will help you […]

I used a condom for the whole intercourse and I got Chlamydia from that exposure, is that possible?

posted on April 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact. While condoms can highly help reduce the risk […]

How long do I need to wait to take a pregnancy test before I can see if I’m pregnant or not?…

posted on April 6, 2018 12:29 pm

…. me and my boyfriend have sex a lot and he has cummed in me the past 4 times. If sperm makes contact with the vagina there is a risk of pregnancy. Especially if there is no use of condoms or birth control. The earliest that someone can take a pregnancy test and get an […]

Does vaginal secretion pass the STI without skin to skin contact?

posted on April 6, 2018 11:10 am

It depends! Some STIs are transmitted through sexual fluids (semen or vaginal fluids) and some STIs are transmitted through skin to skin (penis, anus, vagina, mouth/throat) contact. STIs that can be transmitted through sexual fluids are: Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis HIV Trichomoniasis So for these STIs to be transmitted, the sexual fluids would need to make […]

Can you get an STI by masturbating?

posted on April 6, 2018 10:42 am

It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs, the modes of transmission are.. Blood Sexual Fluids (semen and vaginal fluids) Skin to skin contact Breast milk and vaginal birth In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of […]