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    Learn about some of the many types of sexual conditions.

    Sex is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, but it's hard to feel sexy or intimate with your partner when you have sexual performance anxiety.

    About 10% of women have never had an orgasm -- either with a partner or during masturbation.

    Paraphilias are problems with controlling impulses that are characterized by recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors involving unusual objects, activities, or situations not considered sexually arousing to others.

    Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a small organism called Trichomonas vaginalis.

    Human papillomavirus or HPV is an easily transmitted virus that causes genital warts. Because it also increases risk of cervical or penile cancer, it’s good to get an annual checkup.

    Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. This overview provides symptoms to watch for and treatment information.

    If not treated gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent problems in both men and women. Here’s what you should know.

    This serious infection can cause long-term health problems like arthritis, brain damage, and blindness -- unless it is treated. Know the symptoms.

    Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection usually spread through sex. Usually this infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2).

    Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Infection with this virus can cause scarring of the liver, liver failure, liver cancer, and even death.

    Intercourse pain, or dyspareunia, can cause problems in a couple's sexual relationship. In addition to the physically painful sex, there is also the possibility of negative emotional effects, so the problem should be addressed as soon as it becomes evident.

    Vaginitis is infection or inflammation of the vagina. It can cause itching and burning, a change in vaginal discharge, and sometimes pain during sex.

    When a woman has vaginismus, the muscle walls of her vagina contract or spasm in response to attempted insertion, for example, with a tampon or penis

    estosterone isn't the only fuel for a man's sex drive and performance. But low testosterone can reduce your ability to have satisfying sex.

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