Show less If you just had contact with another person's genitals, you may be at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection STIalso sometimes called a sexually transmitted disease STD. Male and female condoms can help reduce the risk of STI transmission, but are not foolproof methods.
Genital herpes is an infection by the herpes simplex virus HSV of the genitals. The disease is typically spread by direct genital contact with the skin surface or secretions of someone who is infected. Efforts to prevent infection include not having sex, using condomsand only having sex with someone who is not infected.
Diseases of the male genitalia range from infectious lesions to inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, including many genital manifestations of more general skin diseases. This review highlights the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of the most common dermatoses of the male genitalia. Herpes genitalis and infections caused by human papillomavirus HPV are increasing, particularly in young sexually active people.
Penis health involves more than erections. Find out the most common penis problems and strategies to promote penis health. Penis health is an important part of your health — and it goes beyond your ability to get and keep an erection, ejaculate, and reproduce. Penis problems can be a sign of an underlying health condition.
Several viruses can cause serious problems for the human reproductive system. Most of these viral infections are incurable, increasing the risk of persistent sexual transmission. In addition, such viral infections are very common in the United States.
Various abnormalities can affect the skin of the penis. Some are bodywide skin disorders that affect the penis as well as other parts of the skin. Examples can include psoriasislichen planusand seborrheic dermatitis.
The epididymis is a slender, convoluted tightly coiled structure lying on the backside of each testicle. It serves as a reservoir where sperm mature. When the epidiymis or testicle gets infected with bacteria or viruses, it is referred to as epididymitis or orchitis respectively.
When a man feels itchy down there, the itch is commonly due to a rash caused by inflammatory skin diseases, fungi, lice, or a viral infection. While viral infection and lice infestation are usually sexually transmitted, the other skin conditions have non-sexual causes. However, whatever the cause of this itch, it is always advisable to seek medical attention instead of trying to treat the problem with over-the-counter skin creams. Contact dermatitis due to wearing a condom may produce an itchy rash on the glans penis.
Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatiovagina cunnilingusor anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults.