Everyone, or their “friend,” has a question they are too embarrassed to ask out loud. But Healthing.ca’s very own Agony Aunt Maja Begovic has patiently fielded some interesting health queries over the past year and doled out advice to the concerned and confused.
Here are some of the top “Asking for a Friend” inquiries of 2020 that helped set the record straight on a variety issues, from sex to … actually, never mind, they’re mostly about sex or reproductive organs.
Penis size doesn’t matter. Right?
A reader asks the eternal question, noting that they feel insecure, but have never had any complaints in the bedroom.
Do dudes need to wipe after they pee?
A girlfriend needs backup to convince her partner that his chronic, post-bathroom dribble is unhygienic and could potentially signal a health concern.
Why can’t I stop cheating on my husband?
The letter writer confesses to having affairs in the last few years of her 15-year-marriage, despite still having “typically off the charts” hanky-panky with her husband. Though the story gave us pause — after all, who can argue with adding some spice to your life — some readers were not entirely sympathetic. One commenter noted: “Just be glad you’re still getting some, sweetheart.”
Is it better to go commando when you sleep?
Two friends have differing opinions on whether it’s best to “air things out” overnight or cover it up with cozy granny undies. Bet you can’t guess who is right?
Why does my boyfriend get throbbing headaches after sex?
A woman is concerned her partner’s post-coital pains may be a sign of something more serious. In case you are worried, headaches after, or close to, orgasm is not usually something to be concerned about — but you may want to mention it to your doctor.
We look forward to hearing more about your uncomfortable and awkward health questions in the new year. Squeamish we are not.
Is there something about health that you (or a friend, wink, wink) have always wondered about, but are too embarrassed to ask? Send a note to email@example.com. We promise your ‘friend’s’ secret – and identity – is safe with us.
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