Child Masturbating

Has your child developed a habit of putting his hands in his underwear? Does this make you uncomfortable? Learn how do get them to stop.

At some point, most children explore their genitals just as they explore other parts of their bodies. By the age of 5, children need to be told proper manners when it comes to this private activity.

If your child has his hands in his pants, use a quiet and friendly tone and ask him to stop. Tell him that it’s something he should be doing privately, then encourage his interest in another activity.
Some kids don’t bathe their private areas properly, which can cause dry skin or a rash. Check to see that your child isn’t suffering irritation from a rash that’s causing itching.
Some children masturbate when they are bored in front of the TV set. If this is the case, limit the amount of TV your child watches, and when he does watch, give him an activity to play with, or sit beside him while he watches. It’s best if you don’t even mention the habit as a reason for the change in the routine.
If your child has been falling asleep masturbating, change the bedtime routine. Read for him, and when you turn off the light, stay in the room and talk quietly or give him a back rub. Once your child starts to fall asleep, you can leave the room.

If you have religious views that prohibit masturbation, don’t resort to punishment or shame to stop your child, as this can backfire and force your child to hide this activity and then feel guilty and ashamed.

Purchase a book about sexuality and development. Read it yourself first because there’s lots of stuff you may have forgotten and some things you may not even know! Share it with your child at an appropriate time. Let your child know that you’re available to answer any questions.

Wishing you and your family health and happiness.

Q & A Boyfriend bothering during sex

My boyfriend is doing things that bother me during sexual intercourse. What should I do?

First off, it’s not you, it’s him! Don’t take it personally. It’s nothing to do with how he feels about you. If you get him to open up and talk about it, he’ll tell you that himself.

Remembet that men are very fragile about their ego. Negative sexual comments can haunt them for years. Even if you’re so frustrated, choose your words very carefully. Nasty comments will only make things worse. Encourage him to do certain things, tell him that it physically hurts when you do certain things. Make it sound that you say things out of love and care. Encourage the good things, show alternative to bad behavior.

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Q & A | A Guy Who Hates Condoms

I hate condoms. Can’t I just risk it?
In this world, you will have to choose between protecting yourself, or catching a STD that could be very painful, embarrasing or even life-threatening. You may also want to avoid unwanted pregnancy.
If you’re sleeping with a new or casual partner and they’ve not been tested don’t risk anything. An hour of fun is just not worth a lifetime of suffering afterwards.

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Q & A Vaginal Farts

Q: My vagina makes embarrassing sounds when I’m making love, or sometimes when walking. What is wrong with me?
Vaginal wind, queefing, vaginal flatus, vaginal farts can be very embarrassing, but they are a normal occurence that no one talks about.
Usually noisy vaginas are just a matter of cause and effect. If you push air in, it has to come out. And, as it escapes, it makes that sound. Sometimes this can happen immediately after the air’s been pushed in, sometimes it can be a while later with laughing, coughing or walking, when press with your abdominal muscles/diaphragm and force the air out.

Vaginas aren’t quiet during these activities because they involve air being pushed inside you. During sex, a pelvic exam, if you’re inserting a cap, cup, or tampon, a female condom. even while doing exercise like Pilates, you might suck air into the vagina and experience this vaginal wind.
This phenomenon can also happen after certain medical treatments for the female reproductive system.
Vaginal wind could also be related to pelvic floor problems, caused by childbirth for example.

How to quieten the queef
If you want to reduce vaginal wind during sex, avoid lots of deep and fast penetration. Also, oral sex that includes blowing air into the vagina is not recommended in this case.
If you haven’t had sex before, or not had sex for a while, you may notice your vagina can be particularly windy – which can feel awkward when you have a new partner.
It’s worth remembering while some people are shocked by vaginal farts, others are turned on by them. So, the main message here is to understand that this is a natural occurence, and you can use this for the benefit of your partner’s ego, by saying for example: “See, my vagina is screaming of happiness” 😀
When to worry
Vaginal farts are very normal and not a sign there’s something wrong with you. However, seek medical advice if you have vaginal or abdominal pain during and after sex, notice y our vagina smells bad, or there’s an unusual discharge, like blood, urine, or stools.

Vaginal wind is not a sign of:
infidelity
poor genital hygiene
having a sexually transmitted infection
having had multiple partners

If a partner dislikes it or believes it’s a sign there’s something bad about you, this says more about their lack of awareness than it does about you.

So what to do when it happens during sex?
Now that you and your partner know the science behind vaginal farts, if it happens, just Shake it off, carry on and ignore it , or just laugh about it and say: “She says thank you!” 🙂 All the best.

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Q & A: Body Odor

Q: I have Body odor. Help!

Body odor is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids, or when we have a health condition affecting our metabolism.

Body odor usually becomes evident around in the early teens, around puberty. People who are overweight, or have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more susceptible to having body odor. People who sweat a lot – those with hyperhidrosis – may also have body odor.  Also, our food choices affect our body odor.

Sweat itself is virtually odorless to humans; it is the effect of bacteria on the sweat that causes the unpleasant smell.

Body odor is most likely to occur in our feet, groin, armpits, genitals, hairy areas, belly button, anus, and behind the ears. Each person’s unique body odor can be influenced by diet, gender, health, and medication. // Two types of acid are commonly present when there is body odor: 1. Propionic acid (propanoic acid): which has a vinegar-like smell. 2. Isovaleric acid which smells like strong cheese types.

The average human body has three to four million sweat glands, of which there are two types: 1. Eccrine glands – a type of simple sweat gland that is located in almost in all skin areas all areas where there is skin. They produce a clear, odorless substance, consisting primarily of water and NaCl.

  • Apocrine glands – Most of the apocrine glands in the skin are located in the groin, armpits and around the nipples. They are scent glands, their secretion have a smell, mainly due to the pheromones. They are functional during hormonal stress and puberty. A lot of our B.O. (body odor) comes from the sweat produced by our apocrine glands.
  • So, what causes foot odor? The main cause is humidity being trapped into closed shoes. Most of us wear shoes and socks, making it much more difficult for the sweat to evaporate, giving the bacteria more sweat to break down into smelly substances. Moist feet also raise the risk of fungi developing, which can also give off unpleasant smells.

When to see your doctor

Some medical conditions may change how much a person sweats. You should see your doctor if: 1. You start sweating at night. 2. You start sweating much more than you normally do, without any logical reason. 3. You have cold sweats 4. Sweating disrupts your sleep or social life. 5. You body smells differently.

Treating and preventing body odor. The following steps may help control body odor: 1. Wash daily with warm water – have a daily shower, or at least what I call it a “Cat shower”. Dry your body very well after showering, especially the foot area. 2. Clothing – Wear only natural-made fibers like cotton or silk.. 

Avoid smelly fooodsg certain foods – curry, garlic, onions, red meat, and dairy products and some other spicy (piquant) foods have the potential to make some people’s sweat more pungent. Some experts believe a diet high in red meat may also raise the risk of developing more rapid body odor. Eat certain foods: Like green leafy vegetables and ginger. Chlorophil absorbs strong odors, and giger has natural antibacterial properties.

4. Remove Hair under the armpits and in the groin. 5. Use Deodorant or antiperspirant – natural deodorants can be made with baking soda. An antiperspirant blocks the sweating action of the glands, resulting in less sweating.  6. Botox injections can help minimize the amount of sweat. Talk to your doctor about them. 7- Do not take medications without medical advice. Many medications, especially antibiotics, make you more prone to fungal infections aaffetcing your body odor.

All the best!

Alyaa Gad

 

Q & A: Bad Breath

I’m suffering from bad breath and it’s affecting my marriage very badly, what can I do to help it?

Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem suffered by people of all ages, sexes, and social statuses.  Halitosis has become a major health concern among the general public because it causes social isolation and marital problems. It is often called the  ‘social life killer’.

Bad breath can result from poor dental health habits, but may also be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods that you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How Does What You Eat Affect Breath?

All food begins to be broken down in the mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to the lungs and given off in the breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (like garlic or onions), oral care will only cover up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have been eliminated from the body.

How Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don’t brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath.

Smoking can also can cause bad breath.

What Health Problems Are Associated With Bad Breath?

Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone, and lead to tooth loss.

Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries (cavities).

A dry mouth can also cause bad breath. Saliva washes away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth happens when you don’t drink enough water, and may be a side effect of some medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth.

Moving on, beyond the mouth, chronically inflamed tonsils can cause bad breath.

Crash dieting, fasting, and low-carbohydrate diets can also cause bad breath. These cause the body to break down fat, which produces chemicals called ketones that smell like acetone.

Also, respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, gastro-intestinal tract problems, like chronic cosntipation can be one major factor affecting your breath odor. Also, diabetes, liver or kidney problems can affect the smell of your breath.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Bad Breath?

Bad breath can be reduced or prevented with:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth after every meal (keep a toothbrush at work or school). And don’t forget to brush the tongue as well. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months (say with the beginning of each season), or after an illness, especially cold sores. Use floss or an interdental brushes to remove food between the teeth before bedtime. Remove dentures at night and clean them thoroughly before placing them in the mouth the next morning.
  2. Vistit your dentist at least once a year, say on your birthday. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.
  3. Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products.  
  4. Drink lots of water, and chew sugarless xylitol gum to stimulate the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
  5. Keep a food and medication journal. Eliminate what might be causing your bad breath. Ask your doctor to change medications when necessary.

Who Treats Bad Breath?

In most cases, your dentist can treat the cause of bad breath. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and the odor is not of oral origin, you may be referred to an internist to determine the odor source and treatment plan.  

All the best!

Alyaa Gad

Q & A: Wedding Night

What should I expect on my wedding night and first time sex?

Before marriage, you have to discuss family planning with your partner. Do a premarital check-up, visit a gynecologist, and read books together.
Also, a dental check-up is very important so that you both make sure that your breath is pleasant.

Be ready with towels, tissues and perhaps lubricant lotion next to your bed.

Do not expect to land on the moon in the wedding night! You both will be exhausted after a long wedding day, and a full sexual intrcourse will probably have to wait for another day.

Remember to breathe deeply whenever you feel confused or anxious. The lack of oxygen makes you feel worse and more nervous; which will negatively affect your sexual performance.

Explore each other’s bodies with your senses. Focus on caressing, kissing, and try oral sex.

Make sure that the wife is totally relaxed and that the husband is fully erect before attempting to have a full sexual intercourse.

It is not required to prove anything. It is not a battle and there are no winners or losers. If a full sexual intercourse for whatever reason did not happen, there is no problem, life is long ahead of you.

Laugh at any embarrassing sounds that might come out of your bodies.

Orgasm in women needs great patience, relaxation and concentration. It may not be easy to reach during the first attempts.

Due to being extremely excited, the husband might ejaculate too soon. The wife has to consider this as a compliment, since he probably could not resist her beauty and charm. Give him a loving smile and a hug, and wish him good luck next time 🙂

Wishing you love and happiness.