Category: Sexual Health

Does Sex Delay a Period?

Many things can impact your menstrual cycle, including sex. But, does sex delay your period? The answer is no — unless you’re pregnant. However, it’s important to know that small variations in your cycle are normal. You may even experience spotting or bleeding after sexual activity. Let’s look at why this happens:. 1. Pregnancy Pregnancy […]

How Long After Sex Can Labor Start?

Despite the fact that many people swear that having sex sent them into labor, there’s very little high-quality research on this subject. That said, it seems logical that sex might induce labor since sexual activity releases oxytocin and semen contains prostaglandins—hormones that can help ripen and trigger contractions. It’s also possible that foreplay and nipple […]

Is it Normal to Be Sexually Active at 14?

The discovery that your teenager is sexually active can be shocking and disappointing. Many troubled teens with mental health problems like anxiety, depression, ADHD, or self-esteem issues may engage in high-risk sexual activities. These behaviors can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and the emotional ramifications of teen sexual activity. To avoid these risks, parents […]

How to Not Be Nervous Before Sex

Some people get nervous before sex because they have an all-or-nothing mentality about sex. They think they need to have sex immediately or else it won’t work out. Luckily, there are several ways to overcome pre-sex jitters and have a fulfilling sexual experience. These tips include open communication with your partner, self-education, and practicing relaxation […]

Can I Take Plan B Before Sex?

Also known as the morning-after pill, Plan B is used if your birth control method fails or if you have unprotected sex. The medication works by preventing ovulation and lowering the risk of sperm fertilizing an egg. There’s a lot of misinformation about emergency contraception pills, and many people have misconceptions about how the medication […]

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