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Xref: helios.physics.utoronto.ca alt.sex:125104 alt.answers:1837 news.answers:18258 Path: homer.cs.mcgill.ca!superdj From: superdj@binkley.cs.mcgill.ca (David Johnson) Newsgroups: alt.sex,alt.answers,news.answers Subject: [alt.sex] FAQ (4/4) Followup-To: alt.sex Date: 15 Feb 1994 04:50:50 GMT Organization: SOCS - McGill University, Montreal, Canada Lines: 851 Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.Edu Expires: 5 Apr 1994 Message-ID: <2jpkba$n7a@homer.cs.mcgill.ca> NNTP-Posting-Host: binkley Summary: frequently asked questions for alt.sex Keywords: Parts c7-3 to End. Originator: superdj@binkley.cs.mcgill.ca Originator: superdj@binkley.cs.mcgill.ca Archive-name: alt-sex/faq/part4 Last-modified: 14 Feb 1994 c7-3. The major sexually transmitted disease (STDs) and their symptoms (Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital Herpes, AIDS, Pubic Lice (Crabs), Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU), Hepatitis B are covered.) From: mf2x+@andrew.cmu.edu (Michael Raymond Feely) Date: 13 Oct 91 01:35:57 GMT All information is courtesy of "On Sex and Human Loving", Masters and Johnson Copyright 1985. All typos are mine, but sadly, this newsreader doesn't have a spell checker on it. Further info on the development times and the percentage of asymptomatic cases of AIDS would be appreciated... Gonorrhea --------- Transmission: Intercourse, fellatio, anal sex, cunnilingus, kissing (infrequently) Women run a roughly 50% chance of contracting the disease after one session of intercourse, men 20-25%. MALE Symptoms: Yellowish discharge from the penis. Painful, frequent urination. Symptoms develop from two to thirty days after infection. Roughly 10% of men have no symptoms. Later stages of the infection may move into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis, causing severe pain and fever. Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to sterility in a small minority of cases. UPDATE: Traditionally, gonorrhea in the male was thought to be a symptomatic disease as described above. More recently it has been recognized that a significant number of males have asymptomatic gonorrhea. As asymptomatic infections can lead to the same complications as symptomatic infections and can be transmitted in the same way, it is important for men to realize that an exposure needs to be investigated whether or not there are symptoms. Also, a complication of gonorrhea not mentioned above is septic arthritis (infected joint). While the infection itself is easy to treat, this can severely damage the involved joint (often the knee) leading to a permanent disability. FEMALE Symptoms: Under half of women with gonorrhea show no symptoms, or symptoms so mild they are commonly ignored. Early symptoms include increased vaginal discharge, irritation of the external genitals, pain or burning on urination and abnormal menstrual bleeding. Women who are untreated may develop severe complications. The infection will usually spread to the uterus, Fallopian tubes, and ovaries, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID, though not only caused by gonorrhea, is the most common cause of female infertility. Early symptoms of PID are lower abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain during intercourse. Syphilis -------- Transmission: Nominally sexual contact, but can be transmitted by blood transfusion or from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus. Symptoms: PRIMARY STAGE: A chancre sore develops at the site of infection from two to four weeks after infection has occurred. The chancre is painless 75% of the time. The chancre starts as a dull red spot, turns into a pimple, which ulcerates, forming a round or oval sore with a red rim. The sore heals in 4-6 weeks - however, the infection is still present. The chancre is usually found on the genitals or anus, but can appear on any part of the skin. SECOND STAGE: One week to six months after the chancre heals. Pale red or pinkish rash appears (often on palms or soles) fever, sore throat, headaches, joint pains, poor appetite, weight loss, hair loss. Moist sores may appear around the genitals or anus and are highly infectious. Symptoms usually last three to six months, but can come and go. LATENT STAGE: No apparent symptoms, and the carrier is no longer contagious. However, the organism is insinuating itself into the host's tissues. 50 to 70 percent of carriers pass the rest of their lives without the disease leaving this stage. The reminder pass into Third Stage syphilis. THIRD STAGE: Serious heart problems, eye problems, brain and spinal cord damage, with a high probability of paralysis, insanity, blindness or death. From: (anonymous) While all of the symptoms mentioned are possible (as well as others), it usually manifests with a limited number of these symptoms at any one time (often just one). In the past, syphilis was known as the great imitator because it could resemble almost any known illness (It was said that "To know syphilis was to know medicine.") Modern diagnostic techniques now make this a much simpler disease to diagnose, especially in the early stages. The statement in the FAQ that later stages of syphilis are not curable is IMHO wrong. There is some controversy on this point in treating advanced neurosyphilis, but I believe this represents difficulties in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment in the short term in these patients. I believe patients who are not successfully treated represent treatment failures not incurable disease. Having said this, let me point out that damage by the disease prior to treatment is not reversible, although it is often treatable. Genital Herpes -------------- Transmission: Generally by sexual contact. Direct contact with infected genitals can cause transmission via intercourse, rubbing genitals together, oral genital contact, anal sex, or oral anal contact. In addition, normally protected areas of skin can become infected if there is a cut, rash, sore. Herpes viruses can be spread in some instances by kissing, if one participant has the infection sited in or near the mouth. Symptoms: Herpes is marked by clusters of small, painful blisters on the genitals. After a few days, the blisters burst, leaving small ulcers. In men, the blisters usually appear on the penis, but can appear in the urethra or rectum. In women, they usually appear on the labia, but can appear on the cervix and anal area. First outbreaks are accompanied by fever, headache, and muscle soreness for two or more consecutive days in 39% of men and 68% of women. Other relatively common symptoms include painful urination discharge from the urethra or vagina, and tender, swollen lymph nodes in the groin. These symptoms tend to disappear within two weeks. Aseptic meningitis occurs in 8 percent of cases, eye infections in 1% of cases, and infection of the cervix in 88% of infected women. Skin lesions last on average 16.5 days in men, 19.7 in women. Secondary symptoms are most prominent in the first four days and then gradually diminish. Recurrence: None in 10% of cases. Frequency for the remaining population is from once a month to once every few years. The majority of sufferers do not have repeat attacks after a few years. Most repeat attacks are less severe than the initial attack. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) ----------------------------------------- Transmission: Sexual contact, sharing IV needles, blood transfusion (Note that blood is now routinely screened for HIV) Note also that the HIV virus is significantly less likely to be transmitted than the gonorrhea or syphilis bacteria. Symptoms: No single pattern exists. Most common symptoms are progressive, inexplicable weight loss, persistent fever, swollen lymph nodes, and reddish purple coin sized spots on the skin (These spots are Kaposi's sarcoma, a form of cancer) When symptoms appear, they may remain unchanged for months, or may be followed by any one of a number of opportunistic infections. Typically these include pneumocystis carinii, an unusual form of pneumonia, fungal infections, tuberculosis, and various herpes forms. Treatment may fend off these infections, however the typical course is for one overwhelming infection to follow another until the victim succumbs due to the immune system's failure to return to a normal state, and hence, the opportunistic infection's relative freedom to wreak havoc on the victim's systems. It is possible for AIDS to be asymptomatic for prolonged periods of time while still being contagious. On the significance of symptoms of HIV separate from infections: While most AIDS patients do eventually die of/with various opportunistic infections, the significance of the chronic wasting can not be ignored. In the early days of AIDS, there were patients that by current definitions clearly had AIDS, but were never classified as such since they died of the "dwindles" before acquiring an opportunistic infection that would have made that diagnosis. Also, there has been much discussion of the minimal time until HIV seroconversion. It should be noted that patients with advanced HIV disease can become "HIV negative" as they lose the ability to make antibodies to HIV (this does not represent an improvement in the condition). A final comment on HIV: the opportunistic infections encountered in HIV infection are generally acquired common environmental pathogens or acquired from the host themselves. This is why HIV wards do not serve to infect all occupants with all diseases present. Pubic Lice (Crabs) ------------------ Transmission: Nominally through sexual contact, however they may be picked up through use of sheets, towels or clothing used by an infected person. Symptoms: Intense itching, usually felt mostly at night. Some victims have no symptoms, others may develop an allergic rash. Nonspecific Urethritis (NSU) ---------------------------- (Most commonly - Chlamydia trachomatous and T. mycoplasma) Transmission: Some cases are allergic or chemical reactions, and are not transmitted per se. Others are through sexual contact. Symptoms: Similar to gonorrhea but usually milder. Urethral discharge is generally thin and clear. Some cases are asymptomatic. Also: This can also precipitate a condition called Reiter's syndrome in susceptible persons. The Facts on Hepatitis B ------------------------ What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B, a potentially deadly, sexually transmitted disease, is not selective about who it infects: anyone can get hepatitis B. Yet, even though it affects the lives of hundreds of thousands in the United States, most people know very little about this serious disease. The hepatitis B virus has been spreading rapidly in the United States, with 14 Americans dying each day from hepatitis B-related illnesses. Chances are you know at least one person with hepatitis B because one in 20 Americans has been infected with the virus. Why is Hepatitis B Called a Sexually Transmitted Disease? Hepatitis B is not commonly thought of as a sexually transmitted disease. The fact is that it is commonly spread through sex, just like AIDS, syphilis, herpes and gonorrhea. The number of Americans who have contracted hepatitis B through sex has almost doubled in the last decade. Who Can get Hepatitis B? Because it is extremely contagious--100 times more contagious than AIDS--anyone can get hepatitis B. But you are in even greater danger if: o you have had more than one sexual partner in the last six months o you have had unprotected sex (without a condom) o you or your partner have ever been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, genital warts or AIDS) o you or your partner have had sexual contact with someone who has had hepatitis B, or someone who is in one of the categories listed above What Are the Symptoms? About half of those who get hepatitis B will suffer from an inflammation of the liver, called acute hepatitis. Many people with hepatitis B mistake the symptoms for other illnesses, such as the flu, while others are more seriously affected and may miss school or work for months. Some of the symptoms caused by hepatitis B are: o mild, flu-like illness o skin rashes and arthritis o nausea o vomiting o loss of appetite o malaise o abdominal pain o jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) What Happens if I Get Hepatitis B? Those who become chronically infected with hepatitis B have substantially higher risk of developing liver cancer than the general population. But even if you don't get liver cancer, the effects of hepatitis B infection can be so severe that you may not be able to go to school or work for several months. Then there are those who don't even know they have hepatitis B. We call them the "silent carriers". This group of symptomless carriers can pass the disease on to countless others unknowingly (and may eventually get very ill themselves). NOTE: THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR HEPATITIS B although there is a vaccine. Ask a physician for more information. After May 1, you can call 1-800-HEP-B-873 for referral to a physician near you who can answer questions. Because the transmission of different STDs are not independent, persons who acquire _any_ STD are at considerably greater risk (epidemiologically) of acquiring other STDs. Persons diagnosed with one STD should be examined for other STDs at that time (Multiple infections are possible!!!). Persons who have ever had a STD (except lice, "crabs") should be aware of whatever was done that led them to acquire that STD. It is now recommended that all children receive the vaccine. It has been shown to be effective and is administered in 3 doses. The current version is made using recombinant DNA techniques and does NOT carry the potential for infection with other diseases, as previous vaccines did. Currently, any adult with potential occupational exposure to HB are suggested to receive the vaccine (for example, health care workers, ambulance personnel). However, there is a movement towards vaccinating all individuals [as is economically possible] since the vaccine is very safe [no known serious adverse reactions] and HB can be potentially fatal. ------------------------------------------ c7-4. What are venereal warts? treatment? From: masandy@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu Venereal warts: incurable, but treatable It's unfortunate that these viral infections can't be cured and I don't even know if the treatment is sufficient, but I guess there's nothing that can be done about it. I would like to stress that unprotected sex with a new partner REGARDLESS of whether or not there are any signs of warts is strongly discouraged. There are a few treatments out there: liquid nitrogen, electro- cauterization, laser cauterization, topical creams and liquids. Liquid nitrogen: can be painful, but not from the treatment itself. In order for the warts to stop re-appearing, your body must first recognize the problem and form antibodies against it. As long as the antibodies keep the virus from advancing, they will be less likely to show up. Also, this prevents the virus from spreading SOMEWHAT. It's like a flu virus. If no physical symptoms show up, you are unlikely to spread it. However, like the flu, if symptoms do occur and warts show up, it shows that your body's defenses have let down their guard temporarily and let that virus advance. To get your immune system to concentrate on the area, you must first damage the skin in some way, such as liquid nitrogen. This is the painful part: in addition to freezing the warts, you must burn the surrounding skin area to get your T-cells to concentrate on the area. This helps your body to control the virus. Electrocauterization: same thing, but instead of freezing them, it burns them off electrically and cauterizes ("seals") the skin so that no open wounds are present. First the immediate infected area is numbed (small needle prick and pain is over) and then they are burned off. Pretty simple and more preferable to liquid nitrogen. Laser: haven't heard much about this, but I would assume that it is more costly than electro or liquid nitro. Probably uses the same technique as electro, but with more precision and less pain. Topical creams: Painless, greaseless, topical creams can be helpful for some cases. EFUDEX 5% is probably at the top of the treatment cream list at this time. Supposedly works within 1 month and acts to kill the foreign tissue. I don't know if the rate of recurrence is higher for creams or cauterization, but that rate is definitely present and depends on how well your body first reacts to the virus. If more antibodies are made and you don't have much stress in your life, you should be ok. More stress on the body or other illnesses can cause the virus to pop right back up again. You only have one immune system, and your body is host to many viruses. It's difficult to fight all of them at the same time. Liquids: In addition to the cream mentioned above, there are liquids that can be injected into the area which act as acids and dissolve the warts. The cream mentioned above is recommended for warts inside the urethra or vagina where you can still see them. A cystoscopy (lighted microscope inserted into the urethra) is recommended to make sure there are no others deeper inside. There are liquids for getting at these deeper- located warts. Podophyllin (po-DAH-fill-in) is usually injected into the urethra and basically works to make the virus regress and dissolve the existing warts. Trichloroacetic acid is much more painful and powerful in cases of urethral blockage. Not recommended for general treatment. Thiotepa (thi-uh-TEE-puh) is another one used for basically the same purpose. These, however, are only used where the warts can't be seen, so after the cystoscopy, your doctor will probably recommend one of these anyways. As I said, there is no cure; the virus is still present even though there may be no physical signs. I'm still not sure as to the general scope of the rates of recurrence, but as far as I know, there is definitely a possibility of recurrence. Consult a UROLOGIST at first signs of any infections, don't wait for the symptoms to go away. Almost every STD has symptoms that eventually fade out, but that doesn't mean that your body has conquered it. It may come back in other areas and cause significant problems. ================================================================= Category 8. Contraception c8-1. What are the various methods of contraception? and their effectiveness rates? and their associated risks if any? From: c31002wb@jezebel.wustl.edu (William Burris) Message-ID: <1992Mar10.215138.11142@wuecl.wustl.edu> Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1992 21:51:38 GMT % of women experiencing an accidental pregnancy in the first year of use ---------------------------------------------------- Lowest Lowest Method Expected Typical Reported ----------------------------------------------------------------- Chance 85 85 43.1 Spermicides 3 21 0.0 Periodic abstinence 20 Calender 9 14.4 Ovulation Method 3 10.5 Symptothermal 2 12.6 Postovulation 1 2.0 Withdrawal 4 18 6.7 Cervical Cap 6 18 8.0 Sponge Parous women 9 28 27.7 Nulliparous women 6 18 13.9 Diaphragm 6 18 2.1 Condom 2 12 4.2 IUD Progestasert 2.0 3 1.9 Copper T 380A 0.8 3 0.5 Pill Combined 0.1 3 0.0 Progestogen only 0.5 3 1.1 Injectable progestogen DMPA 0.3 0.3 0.0 NET 0.4 0.4 0.0 Implants NORPLANT (6 capsules) 0.04 0.04 0.0 NORPLANT (2 rods) 0.03 0.03 0.0 Female sterilization 0.2 0.4 0.0 Male sterilization 0.1 0.15 0.0 Associated Risk statistics Activity Chance of Death in a Year ----------------------------------------------------------------- Risks for men and women of all ages who participate in: Motorcycling 1 in 1,000 Automobile driving 1 in 6,000 Power boating 1 in 6,000 Rock climbing 1 in 7,500 Playing football 1 in 25,000 Canoeing 1 in 100,000 Risks for women aged 15 to 44 years: Using Tampons 1 in 350,000 Having sexual intercourse (PID) 1 in 50,000 Preventing pregnancy: Using birth control pills nonsmoker 1 in 63,000 smoker 1 in 16,000 Using IUDs 1 in 100,000 Using diaphragm, condom or spermicide NONE Using fertility awareness methods NONE Undergoing sterilization: Laparoscopic tubal ligation 1 in 67,000 Hysterectomy 1 in 1,600 Vasectomy 1 in 300,000 Continuing pregnancy 1 in 14,300 Terminating Pregnancy: Illegal abortion 1 in 3,000 Legal abortion Before 9 weeks 1 in 500,000 Between 9-12 weeks 1 in 67,000 Between 13-15 weeks 1 in 23,000 After 15 weeks 1 in 8,700 The source is the 1990-1992, 15th Revised Edition of Contraceptive Technology. Authored by too many doctors to cite. However, this book is used by millions of doctors around the world as an authority on contraception. Its authors gather their sources from data published by several different statistic gathering organizations (such as the Centres for Disease Control) and then compile and interpret it in their book. Happy Reading. ----- From: mf2x+@andrew.cmu.edu (Michael Raymond Feely) Date: 1 Oct 91 20:52:32 GMT Nominally, the failure rates for contraceptive methods are expressed as "number of pregnancies per one hundred user couples per year" Thus of one hundred couples who used condoms as a birth control method, two experienced unwanted pregnancies in one year. Below are reproduced the failure rates for typical contraceptive methods. My source for this is the tome "Sex A User's Manual" published by The Diagram Group. (Berkeley Publishing Group, New York c 1981) The list of credited contributors includes Toni Bellefield, Medical Information Officer, Family Planning Information Service, and D.B. Garrioch, MD, MRCOG, Senior Registrar in Gynecology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Actual failure rate - number of pregnancies per 100 couples per year of use, includes conception due to user's failing to use the method properly, as well as through method failures. Theoretical failure rate - number of pregnancies expected per 100 couples per year of use, allowing only for failure of the method to function when used properly. Condoms breaking for no apparent reason, etc, are method failures. I = less than 1 X = expected failure rate, one X per pregnancy x = actual failure rate minus expected rate, one x per pregnancy I Tubal Ligation (E 0.04/A 0.04) I Vasectomy (E 0.15/A 0.15) XXXxx IUD (E 1-3/A 5) Ixxxxxxxxxx Combined Pill (E 1-1.5/A 5-10) Ixxxxxxxxxx Minipill (E 1-1.5/A5-10) XXXxxxxxxx Condoms (E 3/A 10) XXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Cap & Spermicide (E 3/A17) (Rates for diaphragm are probably somewhat lower) XXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rhythm (temp) (E 7/A 20) XXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxx Rhythm (calendar) (E 13 /A 21) XXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rhythm (mucous) (E 2/A25) XXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Spermicides (E 3/A 20-25) XXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Withdrawal (E 9/A20-25) It is to be noted that this data is rather old, and therefore omits one crucial form of birth control currently available - the low dose pill. Low dose birth control pills are a more sophisticated development of the combined pill, and function in essentially the same way, but do not require as high an overall dose of hormones per month, thus reducing side effects considerably. Low dose pills may also be taken right up til menopause, whereas it is recommended that the combined or mini pills be discontinued around age 40-45. The rate I remember for "No birth control" was somewhere on the order of 80%, however, that is for a statistical sample over time, not for "one fuck". >I believe some women also have strong allergic reactions to >spermicides. I would (personally) say they are a poor choice. Independently, they are, but bear in mind that spermicides are absolutely necessary to the functioning of some forms of birth control - even a well fitted diaphragm is pretty much useless without spermicidal jelly. DIAPHRAGM --------- (from: elf@halcyon.com) Has a failure rate of 2% (i.e. out of 100 women who primarily use the diaphragm, two become pregnant). Always use spermicide; both partners _must_ learn how to place it properly. It has few associated risks; it cannot become 'lost' because the vagina is only a few inches long. Can 'slip' and press against the rectum; this can be uncomfortable. Also, some men can feel the diaphragm during intercourse. Some women have recurrent yeast infections when using the diaphragm. The average diaphragm costs about 20-30 dollars, but it must first be sized and fitted by a gynecologist, so there is the cost of a doctor's fee. Must be replaced every two years to ensure correct fit and product lifespan. A tube of Gynol II costs around 11 dollars and is good for 24 doses of spermicide. The major disadvantage to the diaphragm is that it must be used one of two ways; either it is inserted before any sort of sexual play, in which case the taste of spermicide can become an issue if the couple wishes to engage in oral sex, or is inserted after oral sex but before intercourse, which can be considered a major interruption of play and may lead to not using it all. (SOURCE: "The New Our Bodies, Ourselves" The Boston Women's Health Book Collective, 1984. Pgs 225-228.) A personal observation: Omaha and I rely on the diaphragm as our primary birth control. As mentioned, she does have recurrent yeast infection, but we both agree this is a minimal compared to the intense, suicidal depression that came when she mixed birth control pills and her epilepsy medication. We are both fond of oral sex, so we use the diaphragm in the latter way described in paragraph three. We have never failed to used it; insertion of the diaphragm has become a major part of our play, a way of saying "I love you, I care about you, I _will_ be responsible with your body" during lovemaking. The diaphragm, it _must_ be remembered, is _not_ an effective method of STD control; only a condom can do that. The diaphragm is a reproduction control method for primary partners only! ------------------------------------------ c8-2. What kinds of condoms are there? (from: Steven Sharp, sesharp@happy.colorado.edu) This is a posting of information about types of condoms which are significantly larger or smaller than average. I got it out of a book called "The Condom Book" or something similarly imaginative. One thing that was apparent from reading through the descriptions was that advertising on size (or for that matter thickness or ribbing or whatever) is often misleading. A brand which is claimed to be smaller than average frequently isn't outside the normal variation. There may also be differences in size based on variations in manufacturing and these figures were probably based on single samples. Different size measurements for different styles of the same brand may indicate such variations or be an attempt to provide some size variation, in which case getting the precise style named is important. All measurements are flat and don't take into account elasticity, which might influence comfort when worn. Typical condom flat widths range from 2" to 2-1/8" (meaning two and one eighth, not two minus an eight). All the condoms listed here are both lubricated and reservoir ended. Company names are listed in parentheses. Extra words which may appear in the name on some packages are listed in square brackets. It is possible I've copied some numbers wrong (and other disclaimer noises). Slimmer condoms --------------- Bikini (Barnetts): slightly less than 2" by 7-1/4", packaged in that frustrating plastic wrapper [Sheik] Fetherlite (Schmid): 1-7/8" by 7-1/2" Hugger (Circle): 1-7/8" by 7-1/8" Slims (Circle): 1-7/8" by 7-3/4" Mentor (Mentor): 2" by 8", not smaller, but has adhesive inside to prevent slippage, rather expensive though Wider condoms ------------- Excita (Schmid): 2-1/4" by 8-1/4", Excita Extra has spermicide [Lifestyle] [Horizon] Nuda (Ansel): 2-5/8" head, 2-1/8" shaft, by 8-1/8" [Ramses] NuForm (Schmid): 2-1/2" upper, 2+" lower, by 8-1/4, has benzocaine anaesthetic Rough Rider (Ansel): 2-1/2" by 8" thick but doesn't block sensations, raised studs Sheik Ribbed (Schmid): 2-1/4", forgot to note length (Note wide variation in Sheik. Elite with spermicide and Lubricated (with benzocaine?) are both 2-1/8". Fetherlite is 1-7/8".) Trojan-Enz Lubricated (Carter-Wallace): 2-1/4" by 8" Longer condoms -------------- Man-form Lubricated (Protex): 2" by 8-3/4" long packaged in that frustrating plastic wrapper [Trojan] Naturalube (Carter-Wallace): 2" by 8-5/8" ================================================================= Category 9. Myths A. You can't get pregnant... 1. if it's the first time your having sex. 2. if she doesn't reach orgasm. 3. before she has her FIRST period. 4. doing it standing up. 5. douching with Coke (or any other soft drink) right afterwards. 6. if you piss afterwards. 7. from anal sex. B. Masturbation causes... 1. blindness. 2. hair to grow on your palms. C. No one ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, *ever*, EVER, *EVER* makes an irrelevant post to alt.sex. D. People read the FAQ file first, before asking the net about something. E. Alt.sex is a bboard read by only 10 000 people. F. Sex is evil. G. Women can't enjoy sex. ================================================================= Appendix 1. List of Contributors (NOTE: If you find something you've written which is not attributed properly, tell me!) The first contributor has to be Tony Chen. Thank you Tony. abb3w@fulton.seas.Virginia.EDU (Arthur Bernard Byrne) alanc@ocf.Berkeley.edu (Alan Coopersmith) bron@iastate.edu (Bronwyn J S Hoon) c31002wb@jezebel.wustl.edu (William Burris) (Carole Ashmore) clw5@po.CWRU.Edu (Christopher L. Wood) cy004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Anne Duvall) ed@stauff.UUCP (Edward L. Stauff) elf@halcyon.com (Elf Sternberg) gwh0621@Msu.oscs.montana.edu (The Bedroom Commando) hurd@fraser.sfu.ca (Peter L. Hurd) iballant@gucis.cit.gu.edu.au (Ian Ballantyne) icon@proto.COM (The Iconoclast) xxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxxx.nwu.edu (xxxxxxx xxxxxx) jik@rtfm.MIT.EDU (Jonathan I. Kamens) klaus@diku.dk (Klaus Ole Kristiansen) kwatsi@athena.mit.edu (Atomic Playboy) loredich@miavx3.mid.muohio.edu (Loredich) markley@grad1.cis.upenn.edu (Jim Markley) masandy@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu mf2x+@andrew.cmu.edu (Michael Raymond Feely) pete@cssc-syd.tansu.com.au (Peter A. Merel) rpeck@jessica.stanford.edu (Raymond Peck) sesharp@happy.colorado.edu (Steven Sharp) sorc@math.unm.edu (Sorc Kirishi) stsou@hpcupt1.cup.hp.com (Sharon Tsou) (The Contrivor) tmcdonal@ringer.cs.utsa.edu (Tom McDonald) travis@ZONKER.gs.com (Travis Lee Winfrey) U32682@UICVM.UIC.EDU (Christopher K. Howard) =END OF FAQ FILE=================================================

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