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Can birth control pills make orgasms more difficult to achieve?

I'm 16 and I’ve been on birth control for a long time. I recently started taking a certain brand, and all of a sudden my ability to orgasm went away...but I had been able to masturbate to orgasm before with no problems. So I decided to switch pills again to see if that would fix the problem...but nothing’s changed, even though I’ve been on it for almost a whole pack. Are birth control pills ruining my orgasms? Will I ever get my orgasms back?

Could my girlfriend be pregnant if we had unprotected sex 14 days after her period started?

I have a question about pre-ejaculation fluid. I've always used the withdrawal method when I've had sex with my partners...but I was told recently that “pre-cum” might get a girl pregnant. Is this true? Also, could my wonderful new girlfriend be pregnant? The last time we had sex was 14 days after her period started. Lastly, can you recommend anything I can read to further educate myself on contraceptives?

My partner has hepatitis C. Can I catch hepatitis C through unprotected sex with her?

I'm a 36-year-old male from the UK. I have a new partner who is 33 and was diagnosed with hepatitis C several years ago. I have two questions: 1. What are the chances of me contracting hepatitis C through unprotected sex with her? 2. My partner has been prescribed the Depo-Provera injection for contraception by her doctor. I was under the impression that Depo-Provera should not be used by people with possible liver problems, i.e. people with HCV. Is she safe to continue using Depo-Provera? Thanks.

What’s my HIV risk if we’re both virgins?

I had sex with my girlfriend and didn’t use a condom. I didn’t penetrate deep into her vagina. She and I have not had sex with anyone before and I don’t have any symptoms. Could I still be infected with HIV?

Does flavored lubricant weaken condoms or cause any other problems?

Does flavored lubricant weaken condoms? The lubricant I bought is water-based and contains sugar...will it make the condoms less effective in protecting against pregnancy? Also, could the sugar in the lubricant cause an infection for my girlfriend? Thanks for your help and advice.

I notice a white discharge from my vagina after sex...what is it?

I’ve been sexually active since I was 16. Since the first time I had sex ⎼ and every time after that, only with sex ⎼ there’s a white discharge from my vagina. The discharge is kind of thick and smooth, and there’s no unusual odor. Is there something wrong with me?