STIs often have no signs or symptoms (asymptomatic). Even with no symptoms, however, you can pass the infection to your sex partners. So it’s important to use protection, such as a condom, during sex. And visit your doctor regularly for STI screening, so you can identify and treat an infection before you can pass it on.

Some of the following diseases, such as hepatitis, can be transmitted without sexual contact, by coming into contact with an infected person’s blood. Others, such as gonorrhea, can only be transmitted through sexual contact.

 Chlamydia symptoms

 Chlamydia is a bacterial infection of your genital tract. Chlamydia may be difficult to detect because early-stage infections often cause few or no signs and symptoms. When they do occur, they usually start one to three weeks after you’ve been exposed to chlamydia. Even when signs and symptoms occur, they’re often mild and passing, making them easy to overlook.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge in women
  • Discharge from the penis in men
  • Pain during sexual intercourse in women
  • Bleeding between periods in women
  • Testicular pain in men

 Gonorrhea symptoms

 Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of your genital tract. It can also grow in your mouth, throat, eyes and anus. The first gonorrhea symptoms generally appear within 10 days after exposure. However, some people may be infected for months before signs or symptoms occur.

Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea may include:

  • Thick, cloudy or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
  • Painful, swollen testicles
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Anal itching

 Trichomoniasis Symptoms

 Trichomoniasis is a common STI caused by a microscopic, one-celled parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This organism spreads during sexual intercourse with someone who already has the infection.

The organism usually infects the urinary tract in men, but often causes no symptoms. Trichomoniasis typically infects the vagina in women. When trichomoniasis causes symptoms, they may appear within five to 28 days of exposure and range from mild irritation to severe inflammation.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Clear, white, greenish or yellowish vaginal discharge
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Strong vaginal odor
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Itching or irritation inside the penis
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Painful urination




What Are Dreams?

Human beings dream, and so do, scientists believe, most mammals and some birds. On the most basic level, a dream is the experience you have of envisioned images, sounds, or other sensations while you sleep. They are an internal mental process. But dreams are actually much more than that. Sigmund Freud’s theory was that your dreams are an expression of what you’re repressing during the time you are awake. And Carl Jung believed that dreams provide messages about “lost” or “neglected” parts of our selves that need to be reintegrated. Many dreams simply come from a preoccupation with the day’s activities. But some offer rich, symbolic expressions — an interface between the conscious and the unconscious that can fill in the gaps of our self-knowledge and provide information and insight.





Hirsutism is the excessive growth of thick hair, particularly on areas of the body not commonly seen in women. The hair growth in hirsutism is typical of male hair growth patterns, affecting the face (moustache/mustache or beard), chest, abdomen or back. While most women may have fine hair on these parts of the body, in hirsutism, the type of hair growth is usually associated with androgenic hair growth (hair as a result of high levels of male hormones, androgens).

Excessive Body Hair in Women & Men

Hair growth and distribution may vary among different ethnic groups but thick female facial hair, the presence of a visible mustache or beard in women, are considered to be uncharacteristic of the female gender. Hair growth is primarily dependent on the sex hormones, androgens and estrogen. Androgens, like testosterone are usually responsible for thicker hair while the female sex hormones like estrogen are responsible for fine hair.

The presence and distribution of body hair is usually noted at puberty and continues to grow till early adulthood. This type of hair, after the onset of puberty,  is known as terminal hair compared to the fine downy hair (vellus hair) present in early childhood. Hirsutism should be differentiated from hypertrichosis which is excessive hair growth throughout the body (generalized) or isolated to specific areas (localized). Hirsutism refers to androgenic hair growth patterns and can affect both men and women. Usually hirsutism is not noticed or considered a problem in men since it corresponds to normal body hair growth patterns associated with adult males.

Causes of Thick Hair Growth in Females

Male sex hormones (androgens) are present in females at significantly lower levels than it would be present in males. However any condition that increases the levels of androgens in females will likely contribute to terminal hair growth on parts of the body similar to males. Other causes of hirsutism are due to the increased sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens. The increased levels of androgens may also result in hair loss in both men and women.

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hirsutism. The growth of thick female facial and body hair occurs due to the increased production of androgens by the ovaries. Multiple cysts are usually detected on the ovaries, either one sided or on both sides and other symptoms may include obesity,  irregular menstrual cycle, menstrual and lower abdominal pain, impaired glucose tolerance, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and infertility.
  • Adrenal disorders may cause the adrenal cortex to increase its production of androgens (male sex hormones). These disorders include adrenal tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison’s disease or Cushing’s syndrome.
  • Familial hirsutism is usually a result of increased sensitivity of the hair follicles to androgens. Genetic factors which may also be responsible for excessive hair growth in certain ethnic groups, results in female facial hair growth, as well as terminal hair on the arms, abdomen and thighs.
  • Certain drugs may increase androgen levels in the blood, particularly anabolic steroids used by athletes and body builders, high progesterone contraceptives, drugs for endometriosis and certain hormone replacement therapies.
  • Hormone changes in menopause and pregnancy may result in hirsutism.
  • Hormone production due to tumors, sometimes outside of the sex glands, can cause the production of hormones or hormone like substances that may stimulate thick hair growth.
  • Disorders of the endocrine glands, affecting the pituitary gland, thyroid gland and pancreas affect androgen levels thereby resulting in hirsutism.

Female Facial Hair Removal

The presence of terminal hair especially on the face of women can be disturbing due to the cosmetic implications.  In most cases of hirsutism, facial hair growth does not progress beyond a fine, visible mustache similar to a young teen male. A facial beard may only involve the growth of a few strands of hair and does not develop into a complete or extensive beard as is present in adult males.




But everywhere we turn, at home, in high schools and definitely at the workplace, women are knifing each other with their eyes, talking behind their backs, constantly judging and ridiculing each other, and metaphorically pushing each other around.

Whether it’s the mother and daughter-in-law relationship, female friendships in school, or female co-workers, it seems we are constantly pitted against one another. One has to fail, for the other to succeed.

It’s easy to understand this mindset, since there are very few positions of power for women; so of course, women have to fight tooth and nail to get them. And when they do, why would they want to help another to take their throne. No woman helped them get on it, so why should they? And in effect, this vicious circle continues unabatedly and unashamedly, until more and more women fall victim to it.

The common perception seems to be that female bosses are ‘backstabbing’, ‘easily threatened’, ‘emotionally unpredictable’ or ‘irritable’. In fact, according to a survey carried out by the American Management Association, “95 per cent of women felt undermined at some point in their career by other women”.

A study by a PhD student at the University of Texas-Austin claimed that women primarily dress up and own “nice things” in order to impress other women.

All this brings me back to the same question. When men cause women damage in their own ways, then why does the wound caused by a woman hurt more? Is it because we trust each other? Or is it because we are close to them?




Pyromania is defined as a pattern of deliberate setting of fires for pleasure or satisfaction derived from the relief of tension experienced before the fire-setting. The name of the disorder comes from two Greek words that mean “fire” and “loss of reason” or “madness.”


Most studies of causation regarding pyromania have focused on children and adolescents who set fires. Early studies in the field used the categories of Freudian psychoanalysis to explain this behavior. Freud had hypothesized that firesetting represented a regression to a primitive desire to demonstrate power over nature. In addition, some researchers have tried to explain the fact that pyromania is predominantly a male disorder with reference to Freud’s notion that fire has a special symbolic relationship to the male sexual urge. A study done in 1940 attributed firesetting to fears of castration in young males, and speculated that adolescents who set fires do so to gain power over adults. The 1940 study is important also because it introduced the notion of an “ego triad” of firesetting, enuresis (bed-wetting), and cruelty to animals as a predictor of violent behavior in adult life. Subsequent studies have found that a combination of firesetting and cruelty to animals is a significant predictor of violent behavior in adult life, but that the third member of the triad (bed-wetting) is not.


Children and adolescents

Treatment of children and adolescents involved with repeated firesetting appears to be more effective when it follows a case-management approach rather than a medical model, because many young firesetters come from chaotic households. Treatment should begin with a structured interview with the parents as well as the child, in order to evaluate stresses on the family, patterns of supervision and discipline, and similar factors. The next stage in treatment should be tailored to the individual child and his or her home situation. A variety of treatment approaches, including problem-solving skills, anger management, communication skills, aggression replacement training, and cognitive restructuring may be necessary to address all the emotional and cognitive issues involved in each case.


Pyromania in adults is considered difficult to treat because of the lack of insight and cooperation on the part of most patients diagnosed with the disorder. Treatment usually consists of a combination of medication— usually one of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors— and long-term insight-oriented psychotherapy .

Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/Py-Z/Pyromania.html#ixzz3WlkLPQea

Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/Py-Z/Pyromania.html#ixzz3WljlFjvb




  • For the diagnosis of rectal tumors and other forms of cancer;
  • For the diagnosis of prostatic disorders, notably tumors and benign prostatic hyperplasia, but the DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) frequently misses more early-stage tumors than Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) among African American and Caucasian men. If PSA is positive (frequently false positive), then DRE can be done to reduce the false positive
  • For the diagnosis of appendicitis or other examples of an acute abdomen (i.e. acute abdominal symptoms indicating a serious underlying disease);
  • For the estimation of the tonicity of the anal sphincter, which may be useful in case of fecal incontinence or neurologic diseases, including traumatic spinal cord injuries;
  • In females, for gynecological palpations of internal organs;
  • for examination of the hardness and color of the feces (i.e. in cases of constipation, and fecal impaction)
  • Prior to a colonoscopy or proctoscopy;
  • To evaluate hemorrhoids;
  • In newborns to exclude imperforate anus.
  • Through the insertion of medical devices including thermometers or specialized balloons; to identify digestion problems, parasites, organ damage, anal bruising, and foreign objects in the rectal cavity.

The DRE is frequently combined with an FOBT (fecal occult blood test), which may be useful for diagnosing the etiology of an anemia and/or confirming a gastrointestinal bleed.

The DRE is inadequate as a screening tool for colorectal cancer because it examines less than 10% of the colorectal mucosa; sigmoidoscopy is preferred. However, it is an important part of a general examination, as many tumors or other diseases are made manifest in the distal part of the rectum.

Sometimes proctoscopy may also be part of a rectal examination.




  1. Sit down and assess your situation. Make a list of all your current writing projects, including editing, critiquing, and new ideas. If you like, you can include things like writing rants, articles, or rp paras on Tumblr or other online communities to which you may belong. Every instance of a project that requires you to commit your time to writing on it should make the list. Try not to place values on each of the items on your list by numbering or rating them. Actually seeing the complete list may be daunting, but at least you now know exactly where you stand. Once you’ve got your complete list, move on to the next tip.
  2. Make a map. Try making a visual or written “map” of what is left to do on each item. Don’t spend too much time here, just make signposts like, “finish second half” or “edit spelling/grammar”. You’ll know the kind of work involved for each signpost; you can even have more than one signpost for each item. Get it all out there!
  3. Don’t kid yourself. If you’ve written an item on your list that you are loathe to finish, cross it off and add it to another list of things on your back burner. If it’s on your Back Burner list, don’t work on it! That project needs a cooling off period, or else it needs to be scrapped altogether. Remember, you made a complete list then moved that project to the Back Burner. You chose to put it there for a reason, but there’s nothing keeping you from moving it back once you’ve finished the projects on the main list.
  4. Cut them up. Look at each of the writing projects left on your main list. Because you’ve written or drawn out everything you’ve left to do on them, it should be relatively simple to cut each project into several smaller tasks. Instead of writing a book, write a chapter. Instead of editing a short story, edit a page. Cut your projects into pieces that can be finished in a week or less.
  5. Start. Look over your list of smaller tasks. Start with the smaller task that you are least excited about when you skim down your list. Once it’s done, reward yourself by taking on the smaller task you were most excited about, then tackle another smaller task you’re not as excited about, then move on to the next smaller task that you’re excited about, and so on. You can hop around the writing projects if you like. Do not move on from a smaller task until it’s complete. Add new ideas to your main list or your Back Burner list as you go, but resist the urge to start on a new idea while you’re in the middle of a smaller task.
  6. Finish. Once you’ve completed all the smaller tasks for a writing project on your list, celebrate! No, actually celebrate. Go see a movie or hang out with friends. Make a post on your blog about it (tag us so we can read it). Do something to reward yourself for completing a writing project before continuing on to a new smaller task.