The Signs Of A Healthy Relationship

Some questions about sexual health have fairly succinct answers (e.g., questions about the effectiveness rates of contraception). Other questions, however, require a good deal of personal reflection. Case in point: Many women and men (of all ages) wonder at one time or another whether the relationship that they are in is a good one.

Q&A: Pregnancy Fears, What Should I Do?

I’m not using any contraceptives, and recently my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex and he ejaculated inside me. The following day I took emergency contraceptives. I was supposed to get my period a few weeks later, but I didn’t. So then I bought a home pregnancy test and it came out positive, but I don’t believe that I’m pregnant.

Spray-On Condoms: A Good Idea in Theory…

There’s quite a buzz circulating about these new spray-on condoms. German inventor Jan Vinzenz Krause has created a condom that’s made out of liquid latex. While custom fit condoms are indeed a good idea to anyone, I’m not completely sold on these spray-ons. First of all, 20 seconds sure seems like a long time to wait when you’re in the heat of the moment.

Q&A: Dry Vagina During Sex – What Can I Do?

My girlfriend’s vagina gets very dry during intercourse. I have to use a lot of lubricant in order to have sex with her and then it get dries again after 10 minutes. She is not taking any medication or birth pill. Sometime it is so dry that it damages the condom. In foreplay she is wet for a few minutes, but then she gets dry when we have sex.

Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card

Trojan Condoms has released its annual Sexual Health Report Card which grades American colleges and universities on a range of sexual health criteria. Although IUB greatly improved over its standings last year, we are still not cracking the Top 25! Come on, IUB!

Erection Loss and Reluctance To Use Condoms

A study conducted by researchers here at The Kinsey Institute reveals that men are less likely to use condoms when they report an erection loss while using the condoms. So if a man has erection difficulties while he's wearing a condom, he's more likely to ditch the whole condom idea entirely and not use protection.

Q&A: Non-Lubricated Condoms And Vaginal Bleeding

Last night, my boyfriend and I had sex and he used a non lubricated condom, which became painful, so I had him stop. This morning when I went to the bathroom I noticed that there was some bleeding, like from a cut or something. Is this something that will heal on its own or if I need to go see my gynecologist?

Spring Break Is Upon Us!

As Spring Break approaches, we’d like to take a little bit of time to send out some friendly reminders. The next few weeks will be a well-deserved break for students at universities who have been working hard this semester.

Q&A: Why Did My Condom Slip Off?

I am a sexually active, heterosexual male in a monogamous relationship. Recently, at or near climax during vaginal sex my condom slipped off completely. I didn’t know this until I reached to hold onto it as I withdrew. My girlfriend hadn’t felt it either. It was difficult to retrieve and went near her cervix.