One thing to remember is that the younger generation may no have the same definition of sex. Oral sex, anal sex, and "dry humping" may not be defined to them as sex and this is document in the medical literature. If your son or his former girlfriend has done any of this with someone who has an active herpes infection, they could have contracted herpes.
The problem with the mentioned tests is that if the herpes vesicle is not cultured the accuracy tends to be reduced. Unfortunately, most people present with the painful ulcers which is the result from the vesicles popping open. The blood test is the same way. It takes weeks to form antibodies so if someone was just exposed a short while ago that test may not be accurate. So in the end you simply have the visual diagnosis which in most cases is accurate.
1 in 6 people have been exposed to herpes so it is very common. You can have your son tested later for the antibodies but it just means that he was exposed to the herpes virus. If he has cold sores he may test positive. Remember HSV1 and 2 can give oral or genital ulcers although HSV 2 is commonly associated with genital infection.
Think of herpes like a cold sore (just on the genitalia) most people do not recall who "gave" them the cold sore or when they got it. They just know when it is there. View Thread
Premature ejaculation has been reported in ~20% of men. A lot of men tend to think they have this if they orgasm before they want to or before their partner. The "official definition" in the medical literature is lasting less than 2 minutes or 10 thrusts.
The medications that tend to can sexual dysfunction tend to slow down ejaculating not speed it up. The ones you listed are not usually reported as causing either of the above.
Many women may require clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm; therefore, oral sex tends to be easier for a lot of couples. You and your partner can explore other ways to stimulate her clitoris or "if it's not broke"026"
There are condoms that can help you last longer by decreasing sensitivity. Also using the "start and stop" technique can be helpful. That is just simply withdrawing before you come and let the sensation pass until you are ready.View Thread
Many things can cause vaginal itching from soaps, perfumes, laundry detergents and some lubrications and of course infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis.
The more fragrant the soaps the more likely it can be irritating. It is best to use soaps are the unscented "gentle soaps" and to not use extremely hot water to delicate areas. This tends to get better if the offending agent is stopped of use of over the counter hydrocortisone ointment for a couple of days.
In most cases if a woman has an infection the symptoms tend to linger not come and go.
Unfortunately studies show that most women are not good at diagnosing themselves with yeast infections. About 30% get it right and that is if they have had an infection before. The good thing is that treatment is available over the counter and the price tends to be reasonable.View Thread
It is possible that when you rubbed you caused some abrasions or cuts. The external genitalia can be very delicate.
Motrin or ibuprofen does not cause yeast infections or UTI (bladder infections). However, yeast infections can occur randomly. If you don't wear breathable (cotton) underwear this makes it easier to get a yeast infection. Yeast is part of the normal environment of the vagina and when it overgrows you get a yeast infection. Women may tend to get a white cottage cheese looking discharge. If this is the case, there are many over the counter treatments that work.
Symptoms of bladder infections tend to be fever, increase in frequency of needing to urinate, or burning out of the hole you urinate through not if the urine touches the cuts. That will hurt because urine is salty and literally you are putting salt in a wound. Most cases of UTIs do not cause bleeding and when it does it is upon urinating. The only way to diagnose a UTI is by a healthcare worker.
A lot of people may get itching if they use harsh or new soaps or laundry detergent. If that is the case a lot of the over the counter gentle creams like hydrocortisone can relive those symptoms after a couple of days. However, it tends to sting with initial treatment.
It is very rare for a 27 year old to get ovarian cancer. We now know cervical cancer is linked to HPV which is a virus you get from having sex. And getting cervical cancer is rare if a woman has had a normal pap smear within the last 2 years.
If you continue to bleed the only way to have this evaluated is for a healthcare worker to take a look.
If you were sore afterwards, it could have been due to being a bit aggressive. If you have not had a routine pap smear within a couple of years, I would recommend being evaluated to make sure you don't have something like a polyp or cervical disease. These can cause bleeding after sex as well. View Thread
Assuming you have no underlying heart disease of brain disease, you are describing classic vasovagal syncope or fainting. ~5% of people who faint do so while urinating. Things that can help reduce these spells tend to be avoiding drinking large amounts of liquids (especially alcohol which can cause dehydration). Sitting rather than standing while urinating especially if you feel light headed or dizzy can be helpful. This type of fainting tends to be more common with men possibly because of the posture men take when using the restroom. This is a benign problem. The major risk is if you fall and "bump" something. View Thread
If a woman wants contraception after an abortion, it is recommended to begin contraception immediately after an abortion but definitely not later than 2 weeks. That's when many women resume ovulation after an abortion.
After an abortion a women should have return of her period within 6 weeks. Some forms of birth control can cause the cycle to go away but this does not usually occur with your typical monthly birth control pills.
If you periods have not returned, it needs to be confirmed that the pregnancy was truly terminated especially if the pregnancy was less than 6 weeks. There are some other complications that can occur from abortion that can cause this. If the opening of the cervix becomes stenotic or if the lining of the uterus becomes scarred this can result in loss of a period. These tend to be uncommon. However, with your symptoms it is worth getting evaluated. View Thread
About 8% of men suffer from the inability to orgasm after normal sexual arousal. This is called anorgasmia. Many times it may be due to medication side effects. Common medications called SSRIs such as Prozac®, Paxil® Zoloft ®. These can delay or inhibit orgasm in men and women. Other medications in a class called alpha blockers (which can be used to treat enlarged prostate) can contribute as well. Another risk factor for impaired orgasm is underlying psychological conditions. This can be helped with counseling from a trained clinical psychologist who specializes in this area. Also if there is decrease in sensation there may be nerve damage and this can inhibit or delay orgasm. But there would be a history of damage to the pelvis.
Remember to officially be a sexual disorder an issue has to be deemed a problem to the person with the condition and/or the partner.View Thread
There is no medical condition that will occur if you do not have sex. There are many healthy outlets to not having sex: masturbation, exercise, meditation"026whatever helps. After all there are people who take vows or have periods of celibacy and they are just fine.View Thread
HPV infection comes from skin to skin contact in delicate areas such as the genitalia, rectum and sometimes the throat. It is possible the HPV vaccine may help reduce other cancers caused by the virus such as some head and neck cancers. However, there is no data or studies at this time to support this theory. Data shows the majority of head and neck cancers are actually caused by smoking and drinking. View Thread