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Is there such thing as female ejaculation? And, if so, what the heck is it?
Darling, Davidson, and Conway-Welch did a study in 1990. Of the 2,000+ women that they studied, about 40% of them report fluid release at the time of orgasm. Okay, so what fluid is this? Scientists can't seem to make up their minds. Some findings show that the fluid is high in prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP). Prostatic - um, is that in reference to the prostate gland? That's right, but no, these women do not have prostate glands. Prostate glands are only found in men. However, women do have Skene's glands, which are said to be similar to the male prostate. Maybe the fluid comes from there.
Other scientists claim that the fluid could be urine. Yet others claim that it is made up of the same fluid as a female's natural lubricant or "wet."
So what is it like? Well, part of it depends on what kind of sex you are engaging in. If it is vaginal intercourse, it might feel more like a gushing sensation. For oral or digital sex, or even masturbation, it may have a more forceful projectile sensation.
Keep in mind that not all women experience this sensation. Some women don't orgasm at all! More on that later.
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How common is Erectile Dysfunction and why, WHY does it happen?
Almost all men will have at least one episode of erectile dysfunction. It is actually pretty common. The real problem with it, is if it happens once, it is likely to happen a second time. Why? Mainly because that first time causes an anxious feeling, and the man may become worried that it will happen again, which will cause it to happen again! Causes of Erectile Dysfunction could be because of performance anxiety, drugs or alcohol, stress, fatigue, or other psychological and/or physical problems.
When should you get help and from whom? If you know it's not a physical problem, give yourself some time. When you are ready, or you think it necessary visit a counselor. If you think it may be a physical problem, you will need to visit the doctor - preferably a urologist.
We all know that men and women are different. In general - when it comes to intimacy - men think women are too emotional; and women think men are too sex oriented. We tend to think of the opposite sex negatively in this regard.
Woman: "Why can't we talk more? Why can't he tell me how he feels?"
Man: "Why do we always talk? Why can't I show her how I feel?"
Research has proven that when it comes to intimacy, women focus on communication, whereas a man's need for intimacy comes from somewhere more south. This is not to say that men don't want to talk, and this is not to say that woman don't want to have sex. But understanding this little gender difference may make for better future communication.
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! "Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and is the second leading cause of cancer death" (Byer et.al. 2002).
It is important for women to perform breast self examinations once per month and have a clinician perform them once a year. If you avoid this simple task, by the time you "accidently" notice a lump, it may be too late for your breast! It is possible to catch breast cancer early and prevent it from becoming anything more than a hassle. Visit www.breastcancercare.org for lots of useful information.