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Need help finding a doctor to talk about PrEP.

I'm a 35-year-old, gay male (in Silicon Valley) who is looking to jump back into the dating pool after a long absence. A bit after reading this post on Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) I thought I might be a candidate for it. I talked to my primary care doctor and although he though it as worth looking into, he didn't have any experience with Truvada and referred me to an infectious disease specialist. Unfortunately my experience with the specialist wasn't great; I felt like he dismissed the idea of PrEP almost out of hand and without really discussing my concerns or possible HIV risk factors. ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Some questions about adderall.

I recently started on adderall for ADD-type issues, and I've got some questions about the effects it's having. I intend to bring them up with my psychiatrist when I see him next, but that won't be for a few weeks and I think it would still be valuable to get some outside perspective, especially from people with first-hand experience. A lot of this has to do with sexuality. Questions and details within. A bit long-winded. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 11, 2013 - 14 answers

What are the chances of pregnancy using both methods of contraception?

I am now in a committed relationship with a woman, and both of us are virgins. We have discussed at length our desires, concerns, dislikes, and fears about sex, and we are both horrified of an accidental pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Aug 28, 2013 - 39 answers

How can I inspire my partner to be a healthy, fit person with me?

I want to be a healthy, fit person, and I want my partner to want that, too. What's the selling point? How can I convince my SO to make this change with me and notice how our generally very sedentary life is sucking the life out of our relationship? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2013 - 31 answers

Sex and the Negative Guy

Dear MetaFilter: I need advice on serodiscordant dating. (That is, when a HIV- guy starts seeing a HIV+ guy.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Stop itching, please!

Embarrassing question about stuff going on with my lady parts. Probably NSFW. Apologies in advance for the following grossness within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 - 34 answers

How soon can fetal sex be determined?

How early in a pregnancy can fetal sex be determined? [more inside]
posted by jef on Mar 30, 2011 - 15 answers

What can replace Lyriana?

Where can I find a sexual enhancement gel containing visnadin? Lyriana no longer sells this product. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Jan 13, 2011 - 1 answer

How can I tactfully suggest that my wife do Kegels?

How can I tactfully suggest that my wife do Kegels? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2010 - 20 answers

23 year old male. My libido is gone. I’m freaking out. Any guys been through this? (NSFW and REALLY LONG).

23 year old male. My libido is gone. I’m freaking out. Any guys been through this? (NSFW and REALLY LONG). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Where did the blood come from?

My boyfriend, who is a healthy 33 year old with no STD's had blood during and after his ejaculation last night. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Orgasm alternatives

How can you (male) have great sex if you physically can't orgasm because of invasive surgery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2010 - 5 answers

"How to get an orgasm to work in my pants?"

I'm a mid-20s male, I'm having orgasm problems and I desperately need to do something about it. Any advice would be gratefully received! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 20 answers

When and how to tell my SO I have an STD?

How do I let my boyfriend know I have herpes? When should I tell him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 16 answers

No glove...awww, sad, no love...

Can you hook a gal up? I'm looking for recommendations for a good latex-free, powder-free disposable exam glove for safe and very tactile sex. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Aug 13, 2009 - 13 answers

I want a physical thing, no more, no less

How do I identify and meet women interested in a one night stand? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 19 answers

Are those gosh durned kids really having as much free love as the Tv says?

How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 8, 2009 - 54 answers

Medical butchery

Need no or low cost reconstructive surgery for friend who had a radical vulvectomy [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on May 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Why doesn't the rug match the drapes?

Why do some people's hair on their head and pubic hair not match in color? [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 14, 2009 - 30 answers

Preventing erections during massage

Some questions about getting an erection during a massage [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Apr 9, 2009 - 30 answers

HPV and sex

HPV and sex question.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Best Male Enhancement

What is the best male enhancement medicine or natural herbs to stay hard longer and to carry more stamina. [more inside]
posted by minsid on Mar 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Can I be pregnant?

can I be pregnant? I've been on DEPO until few weeks ago, and used a condom every time since then. [more inside]
posted by esolo on Mar 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Gadzooks! My non-retracting foreskin!

Why can't my foreskin retract when I have an erection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Health Benefits of Sex?

Sex is often touted as beneficial for one's health. Is this supposed to be true for both men and women, and how much evidence is there for the claim (apart from calorie expenditure, which is still negligible compared to actual aerobic exercise)? And is it primarily the orgasm that's supposedly healthful, or even sex sans orgasm?
posted by taramosalata on Nov 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Make my first visit to a brothel a happy one.

Visiting Reno in October, looking for advice on visiting a brothel. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Sharing a sex toy w/o spreading HPV?

What precautions should my partner and I take if we want to share a silicone sex toy without spreading HPV between us? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I avoid the unavoidable?

I'm having a sexual relationship with someone who has MRSA and Hepatitis C and I'm concerned about getting either... [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Feb 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Why can't I have sex with my girlfriend?

I can't keep an erection while having sex with my girlfriend. What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by misled on Nov 15, 2007 - 31 answers

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy?

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 22 answers

Normal ejaculation for men?

Male ejaculation question: My boyfriend takes a long time to ejaculate (40 minutes to an hour and a half, and sometimes not at all). He says its normal for him, and he doesnt mind. But i find it really frustrating having to go that long, and still sometimes have to stop with him unsatisfied. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2007 - 35 answers

Will hidden fatness hurt my love life?

I'm gay, new at dating, and kind of overweight (though not morbidly so -- say ~ 20/22% body fat), though my face doesn't show it. I'm afraid dates will like me, in part based on that deceptive face, then discover my fatness during a moment of intimacy, and be repulsed. Am I being paranoid?
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2007 - 21 answers

"Do boys and girls go through adolescence the same way?"

So, last month, this AskMeFi thread got posted: "Weed Made me Crazy!" Which prompted this MetaTalk thread: "Honest Question or veiled Propaganda?" But the meat of the threads was about going through adolescence. I think a majority of the answers were provided by men; if so, how was it for the ladies? I mean adolescence, not the above threads. [more inside]
posted by From Bklyn on Jun 3, 2007 - 22 answers

How best to overcome impotence?

How best to overcome impotence? I feel really horrible about myself right now. [more inside]
posted by Jake Apathy on May 31, 2007 - 27 answers

My wife and I don't have sex. And it's my fault. I'm looking for answers.

What is the problem? Why can't I have sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 37 answers

Separation of church and medical care?

The school nurse called my best friend a slut! Well, not exactly, but darn close. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on May 13, 2007 - 68 answers

How to pop the testing question without killing the mood?

My basic question is how to do the “let’s get tested for STDs” talk/request without turning off the other person. General responses are great, and if you have the patience to read about my experience inside, specific advice and suggestions would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2007 - 43 answers

Too much of the good stuff?

High frequency of sex, can this cause any issues? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Apr 19, 2007 - 32 answers

Is engaging in oral sex normal behavior for girls these days?

Is it socially acceptable for girls to engage in oral sex with different guys she has only met at parties? I just recently had unprotected oral sex with a girl on the belief that she had only one partner before me and that I would be able to get a long-term relationship out of it. You know that was the first time I had any kind of sex and according to her I'm still a virgin since oral sex doesn't count as "real sex". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2007 - 57 answers

Is crooked vaginal piping a problem?

GirlFilter: I am crooked... inside. Travelers to my vagina would find themselves taking an abrupt right turn 2 or 3 inches in. Is this normal? Do I have to marry a crooked man? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Gonorrhea -- Now What?

So I think I went out and got myself a case of gonorrhea. (Just what I always wanted!) What are my treatment options for getting this taken care of ASAP? I understand that it can generally be handled with a course of antibiotics... but how can I best go about getting them? I don't have a regular doctor right now -- I've just made an appointment with a new doctor for the end of the month, but I'd prefer to get on top of this before then (since leaving it unattended for more than two weeks seems like a bad idea). I'm a gay guy in NYC, so advice specific to that milieu would be superb, but in the name of creating a valuable reference thread I'd be interested to see information aimed at less specific contexts as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2006 - 15 answers

How to deal with an HPV scare

So my girlfriend got the dreaded phone call last night... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2006 - 24 answers

Realistic risks of disease from visiting a sex worker?

Realistic risks of disease from visiting a sex worker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2006 - 14 answers

I have a problem climaxing while on anti-anxiety meds

Having a problem climaxing while on anti-anxiety meds. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2006 - 18 answers

Telling my dad my mom has herpes

My mother has asked me to tell my father that she has been diagnosed with genital herpes. [more inside]
posted by Crushinator on Feb 1, 2006 - 41 answers

The origin of sexual vocalisations...

When we have sex it is usually women who utter the most vocal noise. What are the possible evolutionary origins of this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 10, 2006 - 54 answers

Will I soon be seeping?

How long does it take for STD symptoms to appear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2006 - 9 answers

As a man, is there any way I can use my health insurance to pay for birth control pills?

I'm about to start my first salaried job, and will therefore have health insurance. My girlfriend has none. We'd like a method of birth control that's safer and more effective than condoms, but neither of us can afford birth control pills out of pocket. As a man, is there any way I can use my health insurance to pay for birth control pills? If not, what are my other options? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 13, 2005 - 26 answers

STD notification service?

Is there a service that will, either through the internet or snail mail or even via telephone, notify your previous sex partners that you may have given them a sexually transmitted disease? [more inside]
posted by Clay201 on May 9, 2005 - 11 answers

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