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Dehydroepiandrosterone

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Dehydroepiandrosterone is used to cure dry mouth, dry eyes and weak bones. It also helps to improve sexual performance. It is a precursor hormone. It does not have any effect on its own but has effects when it is converted into hormones such as testosterone and oestradiol. This medication therefore, functions as a metabolite intermediate.

On using Dehydroepiandrosterone you may experience side effects such as white or brownish discharge from the vagina. Contact your health care provider if this reaction continues. This medication has the potential to raise the chances of cancer, heart diseases and diabetes.

Before using this medication have a discussion with your doctor and notify him/her of your medical condition, if you are already taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding a baby, if you have any allergies and if you are younger than 40 years.

The dosage for Dehydroepiandrosterone is ideally prescribed by your doctor. This medication is taken by the mouth or intravenously. The usual dosage is about 50-250 mg.

In addition to its intended effect, Dehydroepiandrosterone may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Acne
Hot flashes
Injection site pain
Weight gain
Prostate enlargement
Increased red blood cells.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Dehydroepiandrosterone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

My penis size is 2 inch normal and when erects its 3.5 inch.is it normal or need any checkup.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
My penis size is 2 inch normal and when erects its 3.5 inch.is it normal or need any checkup.
Hi Do not worry. There are many usefull medicine in Ayurveda to solve your problem. (1) Winter Cherry is a potent adaptogen, which relieves mental stress, a key contributor of poor sexual performance. It is an effective antioxidant that helps in alleviating male sexual dysfunction. (2) Shilajeet acts as an adaptogen and rejuvenates the body in order to improve sexual function. (3) Cowhage/Velvet Bean is an aphrodisiac, that supports the production of hormones associated with the ?pleasure system? of the brain. The herb is a prophylactic (preventative) against oligospermia (low sperm count). (4) Small Caltrops is beneficial in erectile dysfunction as it strengthens the penile tissue. Protodioscin, a precursor of testosterone found in Small Caltrops, is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body, which improves flow-mediated vasodilation of the penile arteries. For Dose, Direction of uses and Suitable medicines, You can talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate. Do not worry.

I have very small penis I want to increase as big div so please help me Marital status: Single Are you sexually active? No Timing during intercourse/ masturbation: 1-5 minutes Any other symptoms/ issues: it's very fast issue.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
I have very small penis I want to increase as big div so please help me
Marital status: Single
Are you sexually activ...
Hi Do not worry. There are many usefull medicine in Ayurveda to solve your problem. (1) Winter Cherry is a potent adaptogen, which relieves mental stress, a key contributor of poor sexual performance. It is an effective antioxidant that helps in alleviating male sexual dysfunction. (2) Shilajeet acts as an adaptogen and rejuvenates the body in order to improve sexual function. (3) Cowhage/Velvet Bean is an aphrodisiac, that supports the production of hormones associated with the ?pleasure system? of the brain. The herb is a prophylactic (preventative) against oligospermia (low sperm count). (4) Small Caltrops is beneficial in erectile dysfunction as it strengthens the penile tissue. Protodioscin, a precursor of testosterone found in Small Caltrops, is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body, which improves flow-mediated vasodilation of the penile arteries. For Dose, Direction of uses and Suitable medicines, You can talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate. Do not worry.

Someone please tell me how can I increase my sperm count If egg iz useful to increase sperm count?

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Someone please tell me how can I increase my sperm count If egg iz useful to increase sperm count?
Hello dear Himanshu, hi Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * Best natural way is to consume balanced nutritious diet , regular walking in fresh air , exercises , YOGA * Avoidance of smoking , alcohol . Hope this clears your query . Wishing you fine recovery . Welcome for any further assistance . Regards take care .

Tell me any sex tablets, that can not harmful for my health and which is helpful in sexual intercourse. That I can sustain my erection during intercourse.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Tell me any sex tablets, that can not harmful for my health and which is helpful in sexual intercourse.
That I can su...
Hi Do not worry. There are many usefull medicine in Ayurveda to solve your problem. (1) Winter Cherry is a potent adaptogen, which relieves mental stress, a key contributor of poor sexual performance. It is an effective antioxidant that helps in alleviating male sexual dysfunction. (2) Shilajeet acts as an adaptogen and rejuvenates the body in order to improve sexual function. (3) Cowhage/Velvet Bean is an aphrodisiac, that supports the production of hormones associated with the ?pleasure system? of the brain. The herb is a prophylactic (preventative) against oligospermia (low sperm count). (4) Small Caltrops is beneficial in erectile dysfunction as it strengthens the penile tissue. Protodioscin, a precursor of testosterone found in Small Caltrops, is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body, which improves flow-mediated vasodilation of the penile arteries. For Dose, Direction of uses and Suitable medicines, You can talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate. Do not worry.
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Getting early tired while doing sex with my wife. So any ayurvedic medicine to do or enjoy more sex with my wife but medicine should not have any side effects on sperm, on my health nor on my wife pregnancy. Please advice

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Getting early tired while doing sex with my wife.
So any ayurvedic medicine to do or enjoy more sex with my wife but ...
Hi Do not worry. There are many usefull medicine in Ayurveda to solve your problem. (1) Winter Cherry is a potent adaptogen, which relieves mental stress, a key contributor of poor sexual performance. It is an effective antioxidant that helps in alleviating male sexual dysfunction. (2) Shilajeet acts as an adaptogen and rejuvenates the body in order to improve sexual function. (3) Cowhage/Velvet Bean is an aphrodisiac, that supports the production of hormones associated with the ?pleasure system? of the brain. The herb is a prophylactic (preventative) against oligospermia (low sperm count). (4) Small Caltrops is beneficial in erectile dysfunction as it strengthens the penile tissue. Protodioscin, a precursor of testosterone found in Small Caltrops, is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body, which improves flow-mediated vasodilation of the penile arteries. For Dose, Direction of uses and Suitable medicines, You can talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate. Do not worry.
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Hyperandrogenism - Common Signs in Women!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Hyperandrogenism - Common Signs in Women!

Androgens, or the male sex hormones are steroid hormones that mainly include Testosterone, Androstenedione, DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone- Sulfate). These hormones are produced in both males and females, and androgen is responsible for the secondary sexual characteristics in men. Androgen is also responsible for the synthesis of estrogen (a precursor for estrogen synthesis) in females. The hormone is also known to regulate the activities of a host of body organs including the reproductive tract (both in males and females).

In females, androgens (testosterone, in particular) are, however, produced in lesser quantities by the ovaries. The problem arises when the there is an elevated production of androgens in females, a condition termed as Hyperandrogenism. Mentioned below are some of the symptoms and complications indicative of Hyperandrogenism in women.

  1. Hair loss and alopecia: This is common in women with Hyperandrogenism. When there is an increased production of androgen, especially testosterone, some of the testosterone gets converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). A healthy hair growth cycle consists of three phases- Anagen (growth phase), Catagen (transitional hair growth phase), and Telogen (resting phase). The DHT produced get attached to the hair follicles, resulting in the hair follicles to enter into the Telogen phase prematurely with increased hair loss and alopecia.
  2. PCOS: The elevated levels of androgen also result in the formation of cysts in one or both the ovaries. The ovarian cysts often interfere with the ovulation process as the condition either stall the maturation of the eggs or the release of the matured eggs from the ovary fail to take place.
  3. Menstrual problems (irregular periods, heavy or scanty flow) and infertility are common in females with PCOS.
  4. Menstrual problems and abnormalities: Research suggests that elevated plasma androgen levels can significantly affect the menstrual cycle in females. Incidences of Amenorrhea (a condition whereby a woman has missed three or more successive menstrual cycles) and Oligomenorrhea (a condition where the menstrual cycle is often lighter and less frequent) are relatively higher in women with Hyperandrogenism.
  5. Hirsutism: Hirsutism is characterized by the presence of the excess body and facial hair in females (male pattern hair growth). Androgen plays a pivotal role in the regulation of the pilosebaceous unit along with the modulation of the hair growth. The pilosebaceous unit (the unit mainly includes the sebaceous glands and the hair follicles) is involved in the production of the sebum.

In females with Hyperandrogenism, the elevated androgen level contributes significantly towards increased production of terminal body hair as seen in males (increased facial hair, hair on the chest, arms, legs) resulting in Hirsutism.

Probable complications and problems Hyperandrogenism can cause

  1. Hyperandrogenism in females also triggers an elevated sebum production, resulting in acne and related skin problems.
  2. As already mentioned, androgen is responsible for secondary male sexual characteristics. Thus, females with Hyperandrogenism often exhibit Virilization or increased male characteristics.
  3. With Increased incidences of menstrual abnormalities and PCOS, Hyperandrogenism can eventually make it difficult for a woman to conceive.
  4. Females with Hyperandrogenism often suffer from obesity.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acne - Does Diet Play A Role?

MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Acne - Does Diet Play A Role?

Acne is a common skin disease which happens when the hair follicles becomes full with dead skin cells and oil secreted from the skin. Acne is mainly characterized by vast areas of blackheads and pimples. The appearance of a person suffering from acne has often led to anxiety, and in extreme cases has caused depression as well.

CAUSES OF ACNE-

  1. Genetics is thought to be one of the main reasons for hair fall due to acne. This is supported both by Twin studies and studies that have shown higher rates of acne among first degree relatives. Acne susceptibility is polygenic as the disease does not follow the Mendelian inheritance pattern.
  2. Another reason for acne is related to hormonal activities such as those during menstrual cycle and puberty. During puberty, sex hormones called androgens increase which causes the follicular glands to grow larger than normal. Many hormones like testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and growth hormone have been shown to have links with acne.
  3. Many bacteria like the anaerobic bacterium are suspected to be a reason behind acne. Infection caused by the parasite Demodex is also responsible for causing acne.

Role of Diet in Acne-

Different studies have been done to establish a relationship between diet and acne but there is no evidence to prove so. Some tests have shown different degrees of acne intensity due to high glycemic diets. Another unproved study shows consuming dairy milk is linked to higher incidences and intensity of acne. One recent experiment has shown a relationship between acne and obesity however no relationship is found between acne and insulin metabolism. Vitamin B12 may cause skin problems similar to acne.

Cigarette smoking and acne has been a ground for high debate among biologists. Some medical records have shown that cigarette smoking increases the severity of acne.

Some studies have also shown that stress or other psychological causes worsens acne. Acne severity is linked to high stress levels.

SYMPTOMS-

  1. Scars are a common symptom of acne. Acne scars are caused due to inflammation in the skin dermal layer. The scar is made by an abnormal form of healing after the inflammation. These scars are classified on the basis of whether excess collagen or collagen loss is caused by the abnormal inflammation.
  2. Nodular acne lesions cause pigmentations. This often leaves a red, inflamed mark even after the lesion has been cured.

TREATMENT-

  1. A diet low on glycemic index is recommended for treating acne.
  2. Benzoyl peroxide is the first step in treating mild to moderate acne. This is because of its high effectiveness and mild side effects. The peroxide causes drying of the skin as a side effect.
  3. Antibiotics are very much used for treating acne. Oral antibiotics are highly recommended. This is because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. Azelaic acid when applied at 20% concentration is effective for treating mild to moderate acne.
  5. Natural treatment methods include applying tea tree oil or bee venom to reduce the amount of lesions in acne.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acne - How Your Diet Plays A Role?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Guwahati
Acne - How Your Diet Plays A Role?

Acne is a common skin disease which happens when the hair follicles becomes full with dead skin cells and oil secreted from the skin. Acne is mainly characterized by vast areas of blackheads and pimples. The appearance of a person suffering from acne has often led to anxiety, and in extreme cases has caused depression as well.

CAUSES OF ACNE-

  1. Genetics is thought to be one of the main reasons for hair fall due to acne. This is supported both by Twin studies and studies that have shown higher rates of acne among first degree relatives. Acne susceptibility is polygenic as the disease does not follow the Mendelian inheritance pattern.
  2. Another reason for acne is related to hormonal activities such as those during menstrual cycle and puberty. During puberty, sex hormones called androgens increase which causes the follicular glands to grow larger than normal. Many hormones like testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and growth hormone have been shown to have links with acne.
  3. Many bacteria like the anaerobic bacterium are suspected to be a reason behind acne. Infection caused by the parasite Demodex is also responsible for causing acne.

Role of Diet in Acne-

Different studies have been done to establish a relationship between diet and acne but there is no evidence to prove so. Some tests have shown different degrees of acne intensity due to high glycemic diets. Another unproved study shows consuming dairy milk is linked to higher incidences and intensity of acne. One recent experiment has shown a relationship between acne and obesity however no relationship is found between acne and insulin metabolism. Vitamin B12 may cause skin problems similar to acne.

Cigarette smoking and acne has been a ground for high debate among biologists. Some medical records have shown that cigarette smoking increases the severity of acne.

Some studies have also shown that stress or other psychological causes worsens acne. Acne severity is linked to high stress levels.

SYMPTOMS-

  1. Scars are a common symptom of acne. Acne scars are caused due to inflammation in the skin dermal layer. The scar is made by an abnormal form of healing after the inflammation. These scars are classified on the basis of whether excess collagen or collagen loss is caused by the abnormal inflammation.
  2. Nodular acne lesions cause pigmentations. This often leaves a red, inflamed mark even after the lesion has been cured.

TREATMENT-

  1. A diet low on glycemic index is recommended for treating acne.
  2. Benzoyl peroxide is the first step in treating mild to moderate acne. This is because of its high effectiveness and mild side effects. The peroxide causes drying of the skin as a side effect.
  3. Antibiotics are very much used for treating acne. Oral antibiotics are highly recommended. This is because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
  4. Azelaic acid when applied at 20% concentration is effective for treating mild to moderate acne.
  5. Natural treatment methods include applying tea tree oil or bee venom to reduce the amount of lesions in acne.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Homeopathic Remedies For Male Menopause!

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
7 Homeopathic Remedies For Male Menopause!

Do men encounter a comparable physiological stage to what women encounter amid menopause? Alluded to as 'andropause', 'male menopause', 'man-opause', and all the more as of late, 'low T', is called as Andropause or male menopause. In any case, while all women experience menopause, not all men encounter andropause.

What Is Andropause?
Andropause is a slow, enduring disease in the male hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone. Testosterone naturally diminishes as men age, yet in andropause (therapeutically characterized as 'hypogonadism'), levels of the hormone drop below the ordinary range for a given age, commonly in moderately aged men.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone Level:
Do low level of testosterone deliver symptoms in moderately aged men? Actually, the exemplary symptoms were initially perceived over 70 years prior when two American physicians, Carl Heller, MD, and Gordon Myers, MD, demonstrated the adequacy of testosterone treatment for symptoms of weakness, discouragement, fractiousness, low sex drive, erectile brokenness, night sweats and hot flashes in men.

Why Do Hormones Drop?
There are various elements that can prompt to low testosterone:

  1. Obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance: The level of aggregate and free testosterone is decreased in large men in extent to the level of heftiness. Weight reduction alone has been appeared to build testosterone levels by 50 percent.
  2. Chronic aggravation: Insulin resistance is the key figure creating quiet irritation and lifted levels of high-affectability C-responsive protein (hs-CRP), a marker of aggravation that can be measured by a blood test.
  3. Increased introduction to xenoestrogens: Certain mixes found in nourishment and the environment can increase the impacts of estrogen in men, in this manner decreasing testosterone creation. These "xenoestrogens" incorporate pesticides, phthalates from plastics, tobacco smoke side effects, substantial metals, and solvents.
  4. Lack of physical movement: Participating in consistent episodes of short, extreme work out, particularly weight lifting, is one of the speediest approaches to support testosterone.
  5. Stress: It negatively affects testosterone levels by expanding the arrival of the adrenal hormone cortisol.

Homeopathic Medicines for Andropause: (Medicines should be taken on proper prescription of Doctor)

  1. Ashwagandha
  2. Suma
  3. Avena sativa
  4. Maca
  5. Catuaba
  6. Tongkat ali
  7. Muira puama

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sex Toys - Can They Add Spark To Your Life?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Sex Toys - Can They Add Spark To Your Life?

Having a healthy sex life is as important as being healthy physically and mentally. Regular intercourse can give you a longer lifespan, boost your immune system, give you better sleep and help you manage stress more effectively. When it comes to sex, variation is the key in keeping the spark alive between couples. Some people may find sex toys an interesting way of expressing themselves and stimulating themselves or their partners.

Today, sex toys can be easily bought online or offline with most people preferring the former. Some of the sex toys easily available in India include vibrators, role play costumes, dildos, anal stimulants, adult games, etc. Sex toys can be used by both men and women on their own or with their partners. While there is no proven health benefit to using these sexual aids, it can increase your sexual pleasure in a number of ways including

  1. An increased chance of orgasming for women: Women often find it hard orgasming with traditional vaginal intercourse. Hence toys that offer clitoral stimulation may make it easier for a woman to climax and may even increase the intensity of her orgasms.
  2. Increased intimacy: Introducing a sex toy into your relationship can increase intimacy by making sex more enjoyable and fun.
  3. Less pressure on performance: This is true especially in the case of men who have performance anxiety. Knowing that you can please your partner with a sex toy reduces the pressure on you to be able to please him or her. The use of a vibrator can also cut down foreplay time thus helping men who complain of premature ejaculation. The use of a dildo can also help a couple have longer intercourse in the case of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  4. Increased self-awareness: Using sex toys can give you a better understanding of your body and how it is most aroused.

The effect of sex toys on sexual pleasure
Sexual pleasure is like food and sleep for the body. It soothes and relaxes the mind and body, eliminates stress and is great for your cardiovascular system, brain and nerves. Sexual pleasure is also not a non-sided affair reserved for men. And the sex toy industry is the forerunner of sexual equality by being female-centric. There are more sex toys in the market today for women than men. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the sex toys in the market for men and women, shall we?

  1. Vibrators: These sex toys are meant to make women orgasm. They come in different shapes and sizes and their types include
    1. Clitoral vibrators: These stimulate the clitoris. A few of them also have a point on the end for pinpointed clitoral stimulation; most of them though are designed to fit snugly on the vulva or the outer part of the female genitalia.
    2. Rabbit vibrators: These stimulate both the clitoris and the G-spot. This can be done either at the same time or one at a time.
    3. Vibrating Eggs: Also called bullet vibrators, these are as small as an egg and are designed to be used externally to stimulate the clitoris. These can also be used inside the vagina, which makes them excellent for beginners.
    4. G-spot vibrators: These are internal vibrators that focus on the G-spot. They have a curved tip to stimulate the G-spot.
    5. Finger vibrators: They are also used to put direct pressure on the clitoris while wearing them on a finger.
    6. Wearable vibrators: These can be worn inside the panties to stimulate the clitoris.
    7. Couple vibrators: They are used by couples during sex. These are designed in such a way that one part stimulates the clitoris and the other part goes inside the vagina and stimulates the G-spot, while the penis is inside at the same time. This way both partners feel the vibrations.
  2. Pulsators: ?Pulsators are the latest type of sex toys for women. They are more than mere vibrators as they mimic the back and forth movement of penetration. Pulsators can be used both vaginally and anally for sexual pleasure.
  3. Dildos: Dildos are penetrative sex toys and they do not always vibrate. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes which mean that you can choose one that works for you.
  4. Anal toys: These include anything that goes inside the anus. These toys enhance sexual pleasure during the sexual act by going inside the anus and stimulating the nerve endings there. Dildos can also be used as anal toys. As they move back and forth, they can be used to achieve orgasm. Butt plugs, another anal toy stays put and creates a sensation of fullness. Some of them also vibrate for extra stimulation! Anal beads are a string of beads that increase in size. These can be inserted in the anus for stimulation.
  5. Penis toys for men: 
  6. Penis rings are worn around the base of the penis. These work by constricting blood flow so that erections last longer, producing more intense orgasms. 
  7. Masturbators: These are essentially ‘sleeves’ or tubes that provide extra ribbing and texture while masturbating. A few masturbation sleeves vibrate for more pleasure.

How to increase the pleasure of the toys by adding herbal aphrodisiacs?
The use of herbal aphrodisiacs that can be imbibed while using sex toys has enhanced both the quality of orgasms and their length. A few herbal aphrodisiacs that you can include with the use of sex toys are

  1. Ashwagandha: Studies show that Ashwagandha stimulates the production of a chemical called DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone. This is a hormone which is converted by your body into testosterone and estrogen. Hence, ashwagandha is an excellent sex enhancer. Take 2 to 4ml twice a day for sexual bliss.
  2. Asparagus: In French history, they say that the bride and groom-to be ate asparagus three times a day before their wedding to increase their libido for the wedding night. Why Asparagus works as an aphrodisiac is because it has aspartic acid that helps to neutralize extra ammonia found in our bodies which is responsible for weakness and sexual disinterest.

When using sex toys, it is important to remember that these toys are not meant to replace human partners. It is also crucial to use these toys carefully and to ensure that they are always kept clean. Washing it with a soap and water solution is usually enough to clean the toys and the use of harsher chemicals should be avoided. Do not share your toys with others as this can lead to the transference of STDs and other diseases. You may also consider using a lubricant with sex toys. In addition, you could also use herbal aphrodisiacs to increase your pleasure. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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