Sex and intimacy

Discover the answers to your questions about sex and intimacy. This includes common issues and questions that couples experience. Ovia Health provides helpful recommendations and tactics you can try. We address topics from proper communication tactics for you and your partner, to intimate partner violence and what consent really looks like. Ovia Health also provides information about sexually transmitted diseases, infections, and other topics related to sex.

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The complete glossary on sexually transmitted infections

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Everything you need to know about yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis

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Five things you should have learned in Sex Ed

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How to fall more in love with your body

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COVID-19 and pregnancy: Your questions answered

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Finding the right birth control for you 

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Helpful facts and common misinformation about birth control

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Debunking birth control myths

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Why are Long Acting Reversible Contraception options so popular?

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Consider this before you talk to your healthcare provider about birth control

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Red flags down below: Signs you should call your healthcare provider

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If you think you’re having a miscarriage, take these steps

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Trying again

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The details about sex after miscarriage

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Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

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Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

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Clearing up common fertility misconceptions

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Talking to a male partner about his fertility

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The ABCs of TTC: The acronyms you need to know when trying to conceive

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Managing anxiety while TTC

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Observing Women’s History Month 2021 through her healthcare

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Things condoms can’t always prevent

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The talk: your partner and fertility

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Can I really conceive on my period?

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Fertility tips: Don’t save it up!

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Spicing up TTC sex

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Could you have a sperm allergy?

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Five signs you might be ovulating

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Am I timing sex correctly?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

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Will having orgasms help me conceive?

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What are the best sex positions for conceiving?

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Keep it sexy: How to stay satisfied and not stressed when you’re trying to get pregnant

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Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work

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Stuck home with your partner in a pandemic? How to recognize trouble

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How to manage the new work from home model during COVID-19

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Help yourself get better sleep with these routines

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Five small changes that can help you sleep better than ever

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Before bedtime no-nos: Stuff to avoid that won’t help you sleep

How the HPV vaccine can help prevent cancer

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Have better sex by connecting with yourself and your partner 

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Consent: What is it and why is it so important?

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Learn to communicate better in the bedroom and really connect

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The sexy side of consent: Learn to talk about it

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Clear communication is the backbone of consent

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Cardio helps with your health: Great reasons to start a routine

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Feeling unsafe? Recognize these unsafe behaviors

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Is my vagina normal? Interesting facts to consider

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You do uterus: How to be kind to yourself during your period

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How to ask for what you want in bed: It’s sexier (and less awkward) than you might think

A couple discussing how effective the pull-out method is.

Is the pull-out method safe?

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What you should know about the Zika virus

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Fertile window for eggs and sperm

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Change in vaginal discharge: What it means

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Helpful information about vaginal spotting or bleeding

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Painful intercourse: Causes and prevention

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Causes for green or yellow vaginal discharge