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Ecofem
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I'm going to start by posting a quick Scarleteen-related question. Whoever answers it (correctly [Wink] ) gets to choose the next question. And it goes on and on (or so I hope!)

Question 1: What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?


(If you're wondering, what the heck is round robin?)

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Great idea, Lena!

HIV is a retorvirus (or slow virus) that attacks the body's immune system. AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection. I think a person is declared to have AIDS when the contract one or more OI's (opportunistic infections) that an otherwise healthy person would be able to fight off.

To the next person: what STD (or STD's) can present with no symptoms?

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Chlamydia and HIV - also syphilis is present for up to 10 days without symptoms.

Q. How are STIs transmitted?

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(Not sure if I'm supposed to do this -- if y'all meant this to be for young'uns only, lemme know -- but just for the sake of accuracy, ALL STIs have the capacity to be present and not show symptoms.)

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Oopsie. [Frown]

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Hey, no problem! Accuracy is what we're aiming for, but it's all about trying and keeping the ball rolling (fast!) and helping each other out. I know this forum is intended for users and volunteers under 21, but because this thread's about both answering AND asking questions, having it open to everyone would be ok with me?

Again, here's smileyjoseph's question:
Q. How are STIs transmitted?

(Hey you 269 people just lurking, you don't have to register to post! Here's a hint, come on and give it a try -- there are many correct answers to this and you just need to list one! [Smile] )

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STIs are transmitted through sexual contact, or through the exchange of bodily fluids.

Q. How often should men go to the doctor for a sexual health check-up?

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Originally posted by smileyjoseph:
Chlamydia and HIV - also syphilis is present for up to 10 days without symptoms.

Q. How are STIs transmitted?


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Isn't it every 6 months, and every time they begin a new sexual relationship? Also every time they have unprotected sex?
Q. Same question for women.

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(Generally, it's once a year if you're not sexually active, or have been with the same partner in a monogamous relationship, but if you have multiple partners, or changes in partners twice a year. Going every time you have unprotected sex is a bit futile since there are incubation periods for many STIs which would make testing in that way not so sensible.

I'm trying not to answer the new questions b/c this is for you all, just keeping the information correct like the annoying micromanager I can be! Whee!)

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( I just want to make sure whether or not we should verify our answer is correct before posting it. It's a game so I guess not but at the same time I don't want to be posting misinfos. [Smile] )

A : I'd say it's best for a girl/women to visit her family doctor annually for a routine exam. And she should also have one annual pelvic exam too whether this one is dispensed by her family practionner or by a gyn. But like Heather said, I suppose if the women has multiple partners or changes in partners, then going to the gyn twice a year is what's recommended.

Q: How many days after the risk is a pregnancy test result generally reliable ?

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Either 10 to 14 days, or as soon as you're late for your period.

Q: What are some causes for condoms to fail/break?

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A: They could get a bit munted if they are stored incorrectly i think? ie too hot/in sun. Or if they are expired,used without lube or with a non-water based lube, used 2 at once, put on after rather than before skin contact..uhh..reused....& used in water apparently(?)

i think that is my question,
Q: How safe is any kind of sex in water? ie bath, pool, sea etc. Is there anything new you need to take into consideration, protection-wise?


(i am noob. hi [Smile]

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Welcome, rosegeranium -- so nice of you to start posting here, and I hope you post again soon on the boards. [Smile]

Since I asked the first question but hadn't technically answered any yet, I thought I'd take a jab at yours. (Your reasons for condom breakage are all correct.)

Sex in water is advised against for the following reasons: chlorinated pools or hot tubs, for example, are bad environments for vaginas; and it's harder to practice safer sex, such as using condoms and staying lubricated. I found an old question on this: http://www.scarleteen.com/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=009387

My question: What are some signs of an abusive relationship?

(Hey New Jersey, cool, Lucy, and joseph again-- thanks for "playing," too. And thanks to Heather for the clarifications.)

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A few signs of an abusive relationship:

-controls who you talk to, how you spend money, what you wear, what you do on the internet, where you go, who your friends are, etc

-hits, throws objects, or any other unwanted physical pain, or even just threatens to

-forces sex or sexual contact, won't hear "no"

-says things like "if you break up with me, I'll kill myself" (I HATE that one)

-puts you down and/or calls you names, anything offensive, derogatory (sp?) or even a name that doesn't seem like it would offend to someone else but KNOWS you don't like it

-stalking, called a million times a day (or just 85, whatever), threatening to climb up your brick house and into your bedroom in the middle of the night to have sex with you (this one actually happened to me!)

Ok, I THINK I covered physical, emotional and sexual abuse, at least one each.

((edited because OOPS I forgot to ask the next question!))

How long do you have to take emergency contraception after unprotected sex, and does it really cause you to have an abortion? If so, how does it work, and if not what does it actually do?

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It can be effective for up to 120 hours after the risk, but it most effective if taken less than 72 hours later.

It does NOT cause abortions - if a fertilised egg has already implanted, it will not terminate that pregnancy. It works by attmpting to delay ovulation - so there's no egg TO be fertilised - and affecting the lining of the womb so that if there is an egg waiting to implant, it cannot.

Next question: Which is the most common STI in the UK?

Read it carefully before you answer!

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Apparently chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI, and genital warts are the most common viral STI, according to BBC News.

Next: True or False: You can prove that someone is a virgin. (If true, how? If false, why not?)

It seems we run into that question pretty frequently here [Smile]

[Edit: whoops, I'm 21 and the rules for the area state you must be UNDER 21 to answer... hopefully this one can squeak through?? [Razz] ]

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it can't be proven because many of the things used as references for a virginity loss can happen without sex, ie broken hymen, can occur without sex, or sometimes it can remain unbroken after sex.

What can people do if they want to leave abusive relationships but without money or a place to go?

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A: They can go to a shelter.

Q: What is vasocongestion ?

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Vasocongestion is the swelling of body tissues due to increased blood pressure in a tissue.
In particular, this causes menstrual cramps, increased sensitivity of the genitals during sexual arousal, and erection of the penis.

Q. What musical note can give a lady an orgasm?
(You'll watch Never Mind The Buzzcocks to know this one [Big Grin] )
Real Q. What is the composition of male ejaculate?

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(Just to add on to joseph's answer- vasocongestion is also the cause of "blue balls", which happens when the blood in the genitals during erection become oxygen-deprived and can cause pain. This can happen to women too. [Smile] )

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To answer joseph's Q:

Male ejaculate, or semen, has several components:

-sperm
-amino acids, various enzymes, flavins, fructose from the seminal vesicles (sperm cells rely entirely on sugars for energy)
-proteins
-phosphorylcholine and prostaglandins (involved in suppressing an immune reaction from the woman's body)
-prostate specific antigen, fibrinolysin, acid phosphatase
-mucus, galactose

There are others, but I think I'll stop there [Big Grin]

Next question: What is the typical failure rate for a condom, if used perfectly?

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A: The condom has a failure rate of about 2% if used perfectly.

Q: How many hours a women has to get E.C. after she's had a pregnancy risk ?

And, if E.C. is taken within the proper time frame, by how much does it reduce the pregnancy risk ?

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A: 120 hours, or about five days.

E.C. reduces the pregnancy risk by about 75%.

Q:If you are pregnant, what are your options regarding the foetus/baby?

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a) Abortion
b) Adoption
c) Keep it

Q. When is it safe to use birth control but no STI protection?

PS from my earlier question, the required note is apparently F sharp.

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When both partners have been monogamous for at least six months, and have had two STI screens EACH, all coming back negative.

Q: When should a woman start having annual GYN exams?

(By the way, smileyjoseph, that's funny... I've been into music for a while, played plenty of F sharps myself as well as hearing loads of others play them, but I can't recall ever having an orgasm from that note... [Razz] )

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A. When periods start, I think?
Q. When is something NOT rape?
PS It was also proposed on that show that E flat might be more suitable. Anything...? lol

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A. Four conditions must be met:
When she says yes.
When she means yes.
When he says yes.
When he means yes.

Q. Which has more nerve endings, the penis or the clitoris?

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Rockin' question. The clitoris--it has about 8000 nerve endings, compared to the 4000 of the penis. Sorry guys!

Q: Name at least three different birth control options that are reasonable and safe.

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A: The condom, the birth control pill, the diaphragm

Q: Name some of the situations where it wouldn't be a sound idea for someone to be or start becoming sexually active with a partner. (name at least 4)

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(A) 1. If the person is 4+ years older (Or visa versa)

2. If the person is a substance/alcohol abuser

3. If you feel uncomfortable with the person.

4. If the person pressures you into sex/relastionship

Q:How many times a month/year/half-year (regularily) should you visit your OBGYN? (if this was in an article, I must've missed it)

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