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How Sexual Activity Can Affect Your Vision
Positive sexual choices have well-documented benefits for health and happiness. But did you know that sexual activity can affect your eyes and vision? Be safe, or you could go blind from doing that.
If you’re sexually active, you should be aware of how sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) are spread. But you may not know that many STDs can also harm your eyes and vision. You can reduce your risk of getting an STD by educating yourself, talking to your partners and practicing safer sex. If you have or have had an STD, talk to your partners about safer sex.
Herpes and the Eyes
There are two types of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Type I causes cold sores or fever blisters. Nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population has been exposed to Type I herpes at some point in their life. Type II HSV causes genital herpes.
Either type of herpes can show up anywhere on the body. And either type can cause a serious infection in the eye—or blind you. A herpes infection in the eye can permanently scar the cornea or nasolacrimal (tear) duct. HSV is also known to cause inflammation of the retina which can lead to scarring, retinal detachments and blindness.
Both types of the herpes virus are passed on by skin-to-skin contact. Herpes gets into the eye either through direct facial contact with a herpes sore, or when you touch your eyes after touching a sore. Protect yourself by using condoms and dental dams and washing your hands thoroughly. If your partner is having an active outbreak, do not touch the sores.
Syphilis and the Eyes
Syphilis is an STD that usually causes sores and rashes. It can have much more serious—even deadly—effects on the body if not treated. Thankfully, syphilis can be cured with antibiotics in the early stages. However, damage that’s done to the body before treatment often can’t be reversed.
When syphilis affects the eyes, it can cause inflammation of the conjunctiva, cornea, uvea (inner coat of the eye), episclera (outer coat of the eye), optic nerve and retina. Any of these can cause serious, long-lasting problems for your vision, like blurriness, pain and dryness.
Syphilis affects the whole body once you are infected. You don’t have to get anything in your eye—syphilis will travel through your bloodstream. When condoms are used correctly, they can often protect against syphilis. However, any syphilis sores that are not covered by the condom will still be contagious.
Gonorrhea and the Eyes
Gonorrhea can infect the genitals, anus, throat and eyes. It is usually spread by partners with few or no symptoms. Gonorrhea can be treated with medication, but in recent years some strains have become resistant to the medications used most often.
When gonorrhea infects the eyes, it can cause a form of pink eye with a large amount of pus discharged from the eyes. Gonorrhea can be passed from a mother to her child during child birth.
A person gets gonorrhea in the eyes through direct contact with body fluids during or after sex, by touching their eyes during or after sex, or during child birth. Condoms and safer sex can prevent most gonorrhea infections.
Venereal Warts and the Eyes
Venereal warts (condylomata acuminata) are a viral infection that’s passed on by direct contact with wart tissue. The warts can show up on the eyelids, mouth, or genital or anal mucous membranes. In the eye, venereal warts can cause skin-colored bumps and long-term irritation of the surface of the eye.
The virus that causes venereal warts is one of several variants of human papilloma virus (HPV). Venereal warts can affect the eyes after direct contact between the eyes and warts, or by touching the eyes after touching the warts. Safer sex and good hand washing can reduce the risk.
HIV/AIDS and the Eyes
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can cause hemorrhages and strokes in the retina. Having HIV or AIDS can also open the door for a more serious retinal infection from a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV infection can lead to retinal detachment and blindness. AIDS can also cause a cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma that can appear on the eyelids or conjunctiva. HIV infection can also make it easier for a person to get serious infections from other STDs.
Condoms and safer sex can reduce your risk of contracting HIV. Once a person has HIV or AIDS it can affect their eyes by traveling through the blood and body tissue.
Pubic Lice and the Eyes
Pubic lice, commonly known as "crabs," are a six-legged parasite most often found in the pubic hair. They’re a different species than the lice usually found on top of the head. However, pubic lice can show up on any hairy part of the body, including the eyebrows and eyelashes. The parasite attaches to the hair and then injects its saliva into the skin. This causes long-term itching and burning sensations in the skin.
Lice infestations are treatable and lice do not transmit any other diseases.
What Happens to Your Health If You Stop Having Sex?
Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors
In this Article
- Anxiety and Stress
- Relationship Health
- Immune System
- Vaginal Walls and Lubrication
- Prostate Cancer
People go through dry spells in the bedroom for all kinds of reasons. Maybe they’re busy, or maybe they’re single. Or they might just decide they want a break.
If that break goes on long enough, though, it can have an effect on your body and some parts of your life. But it’s important to remember that there’s no “right” amount for everyone. What’s key is that you find what works best for you.
Anxiety and Stress
If you don’t have sex with your partner often, that may make you feel less connected to them, which can mean you don’t talk about your feelings much or get a lot of support in managing day-to-day stressors.
And sex makes your body release hormones, like oxytocin and endorphins, that can help you manage the effects of stress. Oxytocin has the added benefit of helping you sleep.
Research is in the early stages, but some studies have shown that people who have sex often are better at recalling memories. And there are signs that sex can help your brain grow neurons and work better in general.
Regular sex helps you feel emotionally close to your partner, which opens the door to better communication. Couples who have sex more often tend to say they’re happier than those who get less of it.
But it doesn’t have to happen every day -- once a week seems to be enough. This seems to be true no matter your age or gender, or how long you’ve been in the relationship.
Regular sex can help your body fight off illness, so having it less often might lead to more colds and the like. In one study, college students who had sex one to two times per week were shown to have higher levels of a certain antibody (called immunoglobulin A) that plays an important role in your immune system.
Vaginal Walls and Lubrication
If you’re a woman who’s gone through menopause, you have another reason to keep having sex. Without regular intercourse, your vagina can tighten and its tissues can get thinner and be more likely to get injured, tear, or even bleed during sex. This can be so uncomfortable that women with these symptoms avoid having sex, which can make it worse.
Changes related to menopause, such as vaginal dryness and irritation, can be treated with lubricants, moisturizers, or low-dose estrogen.
For men, how often they have sex may be linked to their chances of prostate cancer, but the evidence is mixed. Some experts think that sex might actually raise your odds, by possibly exposing you to sexually transmitted diseases that lead to inflammation.
But in one large study of almost 30,000 men, those who said they ejaculated more than 21 times a month on average had lower chances of prostate cancer during their lifetimes, compared with those who ejaculated four to seven times a month.
5 ways to understand what you like in sex
September 25 Sex
Discover new facets and sensations.
Sexologist with 18 years of experience.
1. Describe the process of sex
For example, imagine that you are talking about it to an alien who has no idea what it is. If you had to describe everything in great detail, how would you do it? Which of the above do you like and what do you not?
Another way is to write a short erotic story. Include a few sex scenes in it and note what is usually repeated.
Chances are you already know enough about what you like and don't like, you just don't realize it.
Many people think that the answer to the preference question must be long and complicated. Not at all necessary. Simple things like hugs and soft kisses count too. And the list should not consist only of what leads to orgasm. All activities that give you pleasure count.
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2. Think back to past experiences
Start with better sex. Take a couple of memories and think about what makes them different from others. Maybe you liked a specific action of a partner or some kind of pose. Or maybe you just laughed a lot in the process and felt as at ease as possible.
Then remember your worst sex. Think about what specifically you did not like or caused discomfort. Perhaps you and your partner were silent all the time and it strained you or experimented with dominance and submission, but you were uncomfortable. Such memories will give many clues.
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3. Experiment alone with yourself
Explore your own body. Find out what touches respond to certain places. Dream up to understand what turns you on and what does not. It's easier to do it alone when no one is looking at you. If you understand that you are comfortable, you can repeat all the steps with a partner. But this is also optional: you can save some fantasies only for those cases when you are alone.
4. Be willing to try new things
Without this it is impossible to know whether you like something or not. Of course, you may have boundaries that you are absolutely not ready to cross. For example, you know that you will never agree to a threesome. It is important to understand this in time to avoid pain and discomfort. Ideally, you should have a list of such boundaries and your partner should be aware of them.
But if you don't immediately hate something, why not give it a try?
Let's say you've never been particularly interested in doggy style, but at the same time, it doesn't cause you concern. So, there is every chance that you might like it. Don't deprive yourself of the opportunity to find out.
If a certain pose or scenario raises many doubts, try to dream up first. Or talk to your partner about how you will act, but do not move from words to deeds yet. These methods will help you deal with the sensations without too much risk.
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5. Pay attention to impressions in the process
To understand what you like, you need to pay attention to what is happening. It sounds very obvious, but most people during sex are not particularly focused and notice only the extremes - the most pleasant and the most painful. In this case, the nuances of sensations are lost.
Pay close attention to your impressions next time. For example, you and your partner decide to experiment with spanking. Pay attention to what exactly you like: the physical sensation of a slap on the skin or the process of "punishment". It seems to be a trifle, but it will help to understand yourself better.
And don't forget that some preferences may change over time. For example, under the influence of new experience, depending on the place and partner. It is almost impossible to study yourself 100%. But this only makes it more interesting, because you always have the opportunity to learn something new about yourself.
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11 consequences of sex without a condom that smart people avoid
10 July 2020 Likbez Sex
The condom saves not only from unplanned pregnancy, but also from death.
1. Unplanned pregnancy
It is better to prepare for conception. So there are more chances that the baby will be born healthy, and his mom and dad will not suffer from sudden financial and other problems.
Neither the calendar method nor coitus interruptus are effective methods of contraception. An alternative to a condom can only be sterilization, intrauterine devices or birth control pills. But they won't protect you from infections.
2. Itching and discharge
The statistics are relentless: every year, sexually transmitted infections affect millions of men and women. Moreover, in most cases, it does not matter what kind of sex - vaginal, oral or anal - the sick were engaged in.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes, hepatitis B and C and other diseases are transmitted sexually.
STIs are tricky. They may not manifest themselves immediately, but several days, months and even years after unprotected contact.
Their symptoms and effects are varied, but the early symptoms are often similar. This is itching, burning during urination, copious discharge from the vagina or penis.
If you notice something like this, be sure to contact a gynecologist or urologist and get tested for microflora. Further treatment will depend on the diagnosis.
3. Chronic pain
STIs in most cases cause inflammation of the genital organs. In the acute phase, inflammation can make itself felt by fever, pain in the pelvic area, secreted by pus.
If the infection is left untreated, it will become chronic. As a result, the pain may become permanent.
4. Difficulties with conception
After the acute phase of inflammation, adhesions may form in the internal genital organs. So called areas of overgrown connective tissue. By themselves, they are not dangerous, but they can block the normal flow of fluids.
For example, adhesions inside the fallopian tubes cause them to become blocked. As a result, a fertilized egg simply cannot enter the uterus, which means that a healthy pregnancy will not occur. But an ectopic can happen. With all its negative consequences.
Adhesions in the tubules of the epididymis in men will prevent spermatozoa from entering the seminal fluid. This means that you will not be able to conceive a child.
5. Problem pregnancy
Some STIs, such as syphilis, cross the placenta and can cause birth defects, premature birth, or miscarriage.
6. The need for urgent surgery
Inflammatory processes in STIs are most often minor, but there are also complex cases. For example, with ascending gonorrhea in women, pus may leak from the fallopian tubes and cause one type of peritonitis. Such conditions are deadly and require immediate surgical intervention.
Human papillomavirus may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. These include cervical cancer and oncological processes affecting the vagina, penis, anal canal, as well as the mouth and throat.
The development of HPV can often be seen by eye. If papillomas or other skin formations appear in the genital area, be sure to get tested for the virus. If the diagnosis is confirmed, seek antiviral treatment.
8. Liver disease
This is a possible consequence of hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis is an insidious disease. Its acute phase is often blurred, it is easy to confuse it with SARS or just a slight malaise.
When the disease becomes chronic, the virus multiplies for months and even years without visible symptoms. But in the end, it destroys liver cells and leads to cirrhosis or cancer.
Over time, HIV destroys the human immune system. This is how acquired human immunodeficiency syndrome develops - a deadly AIDS.
By the way, STIs such as herpes and syphilis increase the likelihood of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus by three or more times. The fact is that infections cause inflammation - an ideal environment for the reproduction of the virus. In addition, STIs can cause ulcers that make it easier for HIV to enter the bloodstream.
10. Damage to the brain and internal organs
Syphilis is one of the most dangerous sexual infections. It can be cured with a short course of antibiotics, but for this the disease must be noticed. And there are difficulties with this.
The incubation period of the disease is up to 6 weeks. When the first symptoms appear, you may not even remember that you had unprotected sex. In addition, the symptoms do not look dangerous:
- small painless sores on the genitals, near the anus, in the mouth;
- slight red rash on palms or soles;
- white spots in the mouth;
- fatigue, tiredness;
- mild fever;
- swollen lymph nodes.
All this is easy to overlook or explain by something else. Fatigue - stress and overexertion at work, temperature - mild SARS, rash - allergy to something eaten.
Then the symptoms completely disappear. But syphilis becomes chronic and gets to work: it gradually destroys the bone and nervous systems, including the brain and spinal cord, as well as internal organs. The consequences of this can be extremely dangerous and irreversible.
Even in the asymptomatic period, a person remains contagious, that is, during unprotected sex, he can reward an unsuspecting partner with syphilis.
11. Early death
This is the end of the development of a variety of STIs - from the human papillomavirus to HIV or syphilis. How much time will pass between unprotected contact and death cannot be predicted. The timing depends on the individual settings of the human immune system.
What to do if you still want to take risks
If for some reason you do not want or cannot use a condom (let's imagine that you have them - objective and insurmountable), carefully follow basic safety rules.
- Choose a reliable method of contraception. Better - with a doctor.
- Have sex with only one partner.