Risky sex, oral infections and infertility: Most embarrassing STI questions answered
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Health care providers can play an important role in HIV prevention1. Many people consider their doctor the person they most trust to give advice about the issues around health and sexuality. Some health care providers find that the most useful approach to talking about safer sex with their patients is to include it in a broader discussion about all aspects of healthier living. Just as a physician may discuss with his or her patient the importance of exercise or seat belts, or the health benefits of quitting smoking, he or she may discuss ways the patient can reduce the risk for HIV infection. In our culture, sexuality is rarely talked about in honest, open terms. Given this, few people have experience asking and responding to questions about sex. One way to overcome this barrier is to assess and then speak about sexuality in terms that are familiar and comfortable for the patient.
This post is part of Mashable's Masturbation Week. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love. For as long as people have been masturbating, there have been misconceptions surrounding the act. Thankfully, most of the assumptions held about self-pleasure no, it won't kill you — and no, it's nothing to be ashamed about have been debunked over the years.
Sometimes this takes place as part of 'heavy petting' between a couple, but it can also occur between one or more friends. When it occurs between friends it is more often than not done with a same-sex friend, usually without there being 'romance' involved. Mutual masturbation does occasionally happen between two people who do not know each other. As with 'heavy petting', petting below the waist and inside the pants and underwear, and then only if the same hand touches both person's genitals meaning that when touching yourself and then your partner, you can transfer body fluids, including sperm, to your partner's genitals.