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Healthy Aging and Sexual Health

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Many older women desire and enjoy an active sex life. For some women, the freedom from the hassle of monthly periods and worries about pregnancy help them enjoy sex more than ever after menopause. But for other women, physical changes, illness, disabilities, and some medicines make sex painful, difficult, or hard to enjoy.

Older women also need to know about threats to sexual health and protective steps to take. For instance, older women (and men) sometimes don't think that they could be at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, genital herpes, and HIV. This is not true. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 persons living with HIV/AIDS in the United States is 50 or older. Yet, there are many ways to lower the risk of getting an STI, including HIV. Read on to learn more about sexuality and sexual health.

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TCM is an integrative therapy that gives men a chance to improve the prostate condition and to stay healthy. which has very little side effects.

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May 29, 2012 - 9:57am
EmpowHER Guest

Living with Herpes is really hard, especially when you are a single. According to a report from the largest Herpes singles dating site HerpesSupport.net, 98% of its members who used to be on a general dating site to find the love and support were rejected by others. That could be the reason that why HerpesSupport.net is so popular and now has more than 650,000 members.

May 28, 2012 - 9:17pm
EmpowHER Guest

1 in 4 persons living with HIV/AIDS in the United States is 50 or older? Now wonder why I see so many old faces at PozGroup.com. It seems senior people like to dating online too nowadays.

May 28, 2012 - 8:28pm
EmpowHER Guest

Living with hiv is a little hard. If you are the one living with HIV or other std, I recommend you go to hivlover.com. It is very warm community for hiv friends.

May 28, 2012 - 6:58pm
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