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Exercises That Improve Erectile Function
Men Who Prefer Masturbation
Benefits of Masturbation
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Jessica Alba
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Man Poll of the Month-Below

If You Had to Sleep with a Woman Other Than
Your Wife or Girlfriend, Who Would It Be?-Vote
Fitness, Sports, Money-Nuff Said
This Month's Man Polls
Man Poll Number 1:

If you had to choose a
woman to sleep with other
than your wife or girlfriend,
who would it be?

Top Choices (So far):

Jessica Alba        79%
Eva Mendez           0%
Jessica Biehl          0%
Beyonce                11%
Rihanna                11%

Man Poll Number 2:

Should Eliot Spitzer Have
Resigned for Sleeping With

No        64%
Yes        36%

Man Poll Number 3:

Is Barack Obama manly
enough to be

No                73%
Yes                  26%

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August 23, 2011, last updated July 12, 2017

By L. Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

5. Genital Herpes

Some good news on this irritating STD: it’s on the way
out. Figures for the prevalence of the genital herpes are
not easy to come by and are based on estimates made by
studying doctor office visits. According to the National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, rates of genital
herpes decreased from 21 percent to 17 percent between
1999 and 2004. However, even though the reported rates
are decreasing, not everyone with genital herpes receives
a diagnosis. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex
virus, which is spread by direct physical contact – not just
sexual contact, although this is the most common way to
catch it.

Signs of genital herpes begin around three to seven days
after contact with an infected person. They look like tiny
blisters or ulcers on the genitals and can be painful or
tender. There are other signs, like fever and muscle aches
but you may not suffer them.

Antiviral drugs are used to treat genital herpes. You can
also help ease the passing of genital herpes by avoiding
excessive heat or sun, avoiding perfumed soaps, and
wearing loose cotton clothing. Take painkillers and use a
cool cloth on the affected area to ease the pain.


Scientists also have found that certain natural remedies
help to kill the herpes virus or reduce its ability to infect.
Peppermint oil and curcumin spice have been proven
effective in killing or inhibiting the effectiveness of herpes
virus in laboratory experiments.

Hepatitis B

You may never realize you’ve been infected with hepatitis
B – around 90 percent of sufferers fight off the virus and
the infection disappears, often without symptoms. But
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis B virus and can be acute
or chronic. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, around 800,000 to 1.4 million Americans
are carriers of the chronic hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis B
causes about 3, 000 deaths each year. Hepatitis B is a
blood-borne virus transmitted by blood or fluids. This
transmission can occur through shared needles, blood
transfusions, and sexual activity.

Many people infected with hepatitis B have no symptoms.
If they do develop, it will be within 30-180 days of
exposure. The symptoms flu-like and include appetite loss,
fatigue, nausea, itching, pain over the liver, jaundice, a
dark color to the urine and pale stools.

Acute hepatitis B often goes away on its own. You can
help treat an occurrence of acute hepatitis B with plenty of
fluids, avoiding alcohol, good levels of nutrition, avoiding
heavy exercise, and rest. If untreated and chronic, there is
a risk of permanent liver damage. Hepatitis B can cause
scarring of the liver called cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis B is the most common liver infection in the world.
There is a vaccine for hepatitis B.


The most dreaded and the most deadly STD has to be
HIV/ AIDS. According to the most recent figures from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the end of
2008 an estimated 1,178,350 persons were living with HIV
infection in the United States. Out of these people, 20
percent had undiagnosed HIV infections. HIV is caused by
the human immunodeficiency virus and it is spread by
sexual contact.

HIV often arrives with no symptoms whatsoever. If you do
have symptoms in the initial stages of HIV infection, they
may be confused with the common cold or flu. As HIV
progresses it can cause AIDS, which compromises the
immune system and causes cancers and life-threatening

HIV is not necessarily a death sentence, as it was in the
past. Today increasingly sophisticated cocktails of
antivirals help sufferers survive. But they often have side
effects and, of course, you can continue to pass the virus
onto other people. In 2008, 17,374 died from HIV
infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and


The complicated-sounding trichomoniasis is a reasonably
common STD. National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey data indicates that trichomoniasis had a prevalence
of 3.1 percent in the United States population in the period
2001 to 2004. Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoan
(microscopic parasite), found in the vagina and urethral

Trichomoniasis is often associated with no symptoms
although women, who tend to be affected more often than
men, may suffer discharge, itching or pain during
urination. Men may also have a discharge from the urethra
or pain when peeing.

Trichomoniasis is treated with antibiotics. Trichomoniasis
may also be eased by the aromatherapy oil bergamot
which can help dry-out irritating discharge. Warm baths
with vinegar or lemon juice may also help.


Chancroid is a less common STD, and cases have been
declining since 2001. In 2008, only 28 cases of chancroid
were reported in the United States according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However,
experts warn against complacency with this STD as it can
be very difficult to diagnose in the lab. Chancroid is caused
by the bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi.

If you are a man, an attack of chancroid begins with
painful open sores on the genitals, often accompanied by
swollen lymph nodes in the groin area. You will suffer
these symptoms around a week after exposure to the
bacterium. Women have less noticeable symptoms,
including painful urination, bleeding and vaginal discharge.
Chancroid can be treated with several antibiotics.

Public Lice

You may know these irritating creatures by their more
common name – crabs. They’re called crabs because these
tenacious creatures resemble crabs under the microscope.
Around three million people are estimated to be infected
every year. Crabs or pubic lice are the Pediculosis pubis or
Pthirus pubis lice and are found in the pubic hair. Pubic lice
are caused by intimate contact with an infected person, or
contact with shared bedding, towels or clothing.

Symptoms include, as you would expect, itching and
burning which is often worse at night.

Crabs are treated with over-the-counter medications as
well as prescription drugs like permethrin (Elimite). You
also need to comb the hair to remove the eggs after the

Chart of STDs

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Chlamydia trachomatis
bacteria. Transmitted
through sexual contact or
from mother to child
Neisseria gonorrhea
bacteria. Transmitted
through vaginal, oral or
anal sexual contact.
Treponema pallidum
bacteria. Can penetrate
chafed skin or mucous
Genital Herpes
Herpes simplex virus.
Spread by direct physical
contact--not just sexual
contact, although this is
the most common way to
catch it.
Antivirals, painkillers, cold
peppermint oil
kills the herpes virus
Hepatitis B
Blood-borne virius
transmitted by blood or
fluids. Through shared
needles, blood
transfusions, and sexual
Antibiotics, fluids,, good
nutrition, and rest
Human immunodeficiency
virus. Through sexual
contact, sharing needles,
blood transfusions.
TProtozoan (microscopic
parasite) fopund in the
vagina and urethral
Antibiotics, bergamot oil
Haemophilus ducreyi
Pubic lice
Pediculosis pubis or
Pthirus pubis lice
medications as well as
prescription drugs like
permethrin (Elimite)
Genital Warts
Human papilloma virus.
Penetrates the skin
through abrasions in the
genital area, and through
sexual contact
Laser Treatment
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