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MEJRI JABEUR

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It has been said in particular that lovemaking helps prevent tooth decay, to look younger and improve life expectancy. Many magazines have widely disseminated the benefits of frequent sexual intercourse for health, and this in terms so flattering that they have enough to induce the most hardened abstinents to revise their positions The good news: there is no scientific evidence to the effect that regular sex could affect the physical and mental health but if not to suffer

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from heart disease, to protect ourselves from sexually transmitted diseases, not to cause unwanted pregnancy, and, finally, to limit intimate relationships with the same partner. There is also evidence that abstinence represents a risk to health. Concerning the men, the lack of ejaculation is related to prostate cancer. for women, vaginal atrophy related to the lack of sex has been associated with increased risk of urinary tract infections. Anecdotally, being sexually active has beneficial

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effects to both the body and the mind. Take for example the case of a woman , 49 years old, working in a publishing house of Tunisia. After living in abstinence during several years after a relationship that ended badly, she is again, more recently, sexually active. "I feel so much better than before, both mentally and physically. The benefits of sexual activity for health include an impressive number of physiological and hormonal changes associated with

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eroticism.

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Reasons that make sex so beneficial to health?

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PHYSICAL EXERCISE The sexual relationships involve a certain level of physical exercise and thus provide all the known benefits of the process. If the latter is frequent and intense, then more you spend your calories and more the muscles are youthful, which necessarily leads to better fitness. Sexual activity can accelerate the heart rate to 130 beats per minute during orgasm and promote energy expenditure three to five times higher (or even six times in young people) than

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the body at rest. This could explain why a study applied on middle-aged men in Tunisia revealed that those who make love at least three times a week halved their risk of heart attack and stroke(CVA) and deaths from these diseases compared to those who do not have regular sexual intercourse. Like the physical exercise, having sex can promote weight loss, improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure. In addition, during penetration, the woman must

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apply the same muscles as those stimulated in the program of Kegel exercises, which can contribute to better bladder control. STRESS RELIEF Studies have shown that people who often make love are less stressed than others. In some cases, this benefit was associated with the penetration rather than any other form of sexual activity. In this regard, a small study with students from Tunisia found that women who did unprotected sex were less prone to

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depression than those who use condoms or were abstinent. These results suggest that hormones and other substances in the semen would have anti -depressants. Finally, if sex helps them feel relaxed, it can also promote better sleep, another factor associated with good health. L’OXYTOCINE During sex and in connection with the orgasm the body releases a chemical called oxytocin and endorphins, the chemicals responsible

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the feeling of well-being. The combined effect of oxytocin and endorphins acts as a powerful analgesic. That's what led some people to believe that sex can reduce the pain associated with migraines, menstruation and chronic diseases such as arthritis. Faster healing of injuries is associated with elevated levels of oxytocin. The latter, also known as the "hormone of love", is also related to trust and attachment. And while oxytocin promotes the impulses of romanticism towards your partner,

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endorphins gives you a feeling of general wellbeing. THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE A small study on Tunisian women aged between 50 and 55 years with symptoms of menopause, shows that the temperature was much less common among those who has sexual intercourse at least once a week. Again, the hormones in semen may have a role to play in this disparity. RELEASE OF SEX HORMONES

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Making love frees sex hormones: the estrogen and testosterone. However, it has been shown that the increase in estrogen levels associated with a regular sex activity promotes a more youthful appearance among the people while testosterone has the effect of strengthening the muscles and bones.

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SEX MAKE US BEAUTIFUL AND IN GOOD CONDITION

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Be beautiful and healthy, who do not dream about this? To achieve this goal, every one has his/her own way: healthy eating, sport, creams (pharmaceutical), massages, traditional or soft medicine. But it is clear that no one has really found the universal magic formula. However, sex seems a miracle cure 100% natural and has been proven to make us both more beautiful and healthier. Of course, we know that the pleasure contributes to the creation of our well-being,

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that sex helped us to burn calories and gave the pink colour to our cheeks, henceforth it becomes our fountain of youth . Sex represents a good treatment that is more beneficial to our overall health, if the couple practices it at least two or three times a week. 1. Skin younger and more beautiful Sex increases blood pressure, blood flows better, which brings a better supply of oxygen to our cells giving our skin a fresher appearance In the long term, sex also helps to eliminate

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toxins, the skin is less dull and therefore seems younger. Not to forget that sex increases the natural production of collagen and thus decreases the arrival of wrinkles. 2. A strengthened immune system By practicing sexual activity at a rate of once or twice a week, you boost your immune system because your antibody levels are higher 3.Bright hair The hormones do not control only our sexual urges or our moods, but they are also involved

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in the appearance of our hair. A fulfilling sex life offers a shiny and healthy hair. 4. sperm in top form Concerning men, several studies have shown that having regular sex results in a larger volumes and good quality of sperm. Ladies ought to know that this can also be important to their health since ingesting semen is among possibilities to fight depression and boost their energy. Apparently, semen also facilitates childbirth.

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5.Getting rid of stress Life is stressful and there are a lot of ways to relax including sexual activity. 6. Stronger nails Hormones again! Nothing better than sex for strong and bright nails and allows your manicure to last longer. 7. A beating heart The men who make love at least twice a week are less likely to suffer from heart disease. 8. Bye bye pimples and blackheads

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Activated hormones during sex can reduce the appearance of pimples and blackheads, but do not forget the condom! 9. Maximum hydration Sex improves our blood circulation. That is why your body is better hydrated. This results in a less dry skin. When the body is sweating during sex intercourse, this acts as a complete treatment of the skin better than a scrub institute. 10. A natural painkiller

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Oxytocin, a chemical elements issued during Sex, increases the endorphins and reduces pain (especially headaches). Sex also facilitates wound healing. 11. Burn fat Making love can burn 170 calories per hour. 12. Reduces the risk of cancer By having an active sex life, men protect themselves from prostate cancer. One study found that twenty year old men who ejaculate five times a week reduce the risk of developing

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prostate cancer by one third. Older men should ejaculate at least 21 times a month to see the same results. Other studies argue that women reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by having regular sex. 13.Good factor against cavities. Sperm is full of zinc, calcium and other minerals useful in the fight against cavities when the body absorbs it. However, this does not prevent you from having to visit your dentist every year. 14. Restful sleep

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Yes, men often fall asleep after sex. The oxytocin released during orgasm gives them indeed want to rest. 15. Stronger relations Oxytocin is known as the "love hormone" because it helps people to build strong connections and confidence between them. Regular sex causes oxytocin to be exchanged and lovers feel united. Oxytocin also increases feelings of generosity. 16. You feel sexy!

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Have fun under the quilt reinforces selfconfidence and strengthens the feeling that you are attractive and sexy. The more we make love, the greater is the ability to do more. A sexually active body gives off greater quantities of pheromones. This subtle aroma excites the opposite sex. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than valium. Do a lot of love can heal a nasal congestion. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It helps fight

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asthma and spring allergies. Sex increases life expectancy. doing three copulations per week could increase life expectancy. Toxins and fats are eliminated. In addition, love makes us more intelligent. It produces substances that stimulate the gray matter of the brain. It sculpts the body, strengthens the abdominal, buttocks, and thighs muscles. It helps forming a beautiful silhouette.

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Sexuality is a topic that leaves no one indifferent. It can be the source of great joy, deep sorrows, and even tragedies. It is presented in a wide range of fields: painting, song, film, etc.. She is found also in magazines (pornography), bars, meeting agencies, etc.. In fact, it is presented in many aspects of our lives. The first signs Children are aware very early that they have genitals. At 3 or 4 years, they realize they can

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have fun touching them. However, it is during adolescence that the body changes and sexual desire appears. For the girl, the onset of puberty is between eight and fourteen. The breasts grow, hair began to grow on the pubis and under the arms and the first menstruation appear. For the boy, the first signs are visible between nine and fifteen. The penis and testicles grow larger, the hairs appear, the voice becomes deeper and the first ejaculations occur.

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Desire and excitement To understand sexuality, we must know what is sexual desire. This is a strong desire that drives men and women to seek sexual satisfaction. Did you know ...Today, homosexuality is a crime in 90 countries. In some of them, It is even a fault punishable by death. Desire can be stimulated by a fantasy (imagine going to have any sexual activity), by being in love with someone when wathing movies, looking at pictures, etc..

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As for excitement, it is a reaction of the body. For men, the penis is filled with blood and an erection occurs. In women, the nipples harden, the clitoris and labia swell and the vagina becomes wet. We can not control the excitement. One can only appease it doing sexual activity or wait until it passes. Orgasm Sexual activity often leads to orgasm. It is an intense pleasure. For humans, the most obvious sign is ejaculation. For women, it is much less

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obvious. There are pleasant and rapid contractions of certain muscles in her body. However, orgasm is not essential to sexual activity. Some people do not have orgasm for a long or short period. Others have not. This may be due to a variety of reasons : lack of knowledge of the body, difficulty to concentrate on body’s pleasure, lack of interest in sex, etc.. Some people find it difficult to let go with a partner. Often, only the masturbation allows them to have an orgasm.

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Sexual behaviour

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There are several ways to make love. We can multiply the caresses, change the positions use exciting clothing and tools. In the area of sexuality, human beings imagination is very great. Here are the main sex behaviour: • Masturbation is to caress the genitals to feel the pleasure. On can also masturbate another person. This is the most common sexual act. There are few people who have never experienced it. • Oral sex is to fondle the genitals of another

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person using the mouth. If this is a man, it is called blow job. If this is a woman, it is called cunnilingus. • The penetration is to insert the penis into the vagina or anus of another person. Did you know that we must wait three months after the transmission of virus to get tested for HIV. Before this period, the virus is not detectable.

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The manufacture of a baby

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To make a baby, it takes a man and a woman. In fact, there must be a sperm to penetrate an egg. The sperm comes from the testicles of men. It Is a fluid called semen. The latter is expelled from the penis during intercourse. Man ejaculates into the vagina of the woman and the sperm swim up the uterus and find the egg. Although there are millions of sperm coming out from the penis, only one enters the egg to fertilize it.

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The egg is made by the woman's body. It was released by the ovaries once a month. This is called ovulation. The egg settles in the fallopian tubes and waits for sperm to come fertilize it. If fertilization occurs, the woman becomes pregnant. Pregnancy lasts nine months and prepares the future human being to be born. Nowadays, several techniques exist to fertilize an egg without penetration of the penis into the vagina. Science makes it possible for single women, same-sex couples or couples whose

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husband is infertile to have children.

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Sexual stimulation

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Sexual arousal is a reflex that you can not control. However, it can be stimulated. Indeed, as sex is a pleasant activity, people often tend to look for ways to extend or increase the excitement. Aphrodisiacs Historically, we tried to find foods that increased the desire or sexual performance. This is known as aphrodisiacs. Among them, there are bananas, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, oysters and seafood. However, there is no

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evidence that these foods are really effective.

Alcohol, drugs and smoking

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Quite a long time, we associated alcohol, drugs and cigarettes with sexuality. In small quantities, these substances may increase the desire and excitement. However, over time, they can have negative effects and even cause erection problems for men.

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Viagra and Cialis Viagra and Cialis are two drugs that allow men to have erections. They are used mostly by men aged 45 to 75 who have erection problems. Because these drugs can be dangerous for people with heart problems.That is why we advised you to consult a doctor before use. Sexual practices

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Different ways to live sexuality

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Human beings are different from each other. Their desires are too. There are so many ways to live their sexuality. Here are a few: This is the form of sexual union and the best known one. It is to unite with one person for a few years or a lifetime. Polygamy It is the fact of marriage with several people. In Islamic terrorist countries, this type of union is illegal. Swinging

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Swinging is the exchange of sexual partners with another couple. Homosexuality Homosexuality is the attraction and the desire to individuals of the same sex. In open minded regions it is increasingly accepted.

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The word "lesbian" comes from the name of a Greek island, Lesbos, where lived a poet named Sappho, who wrote poems about love between women.

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Bisexuality This is the attraction and desire towards people of both sexes.

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Sadomasochism This practice is to find pleasure in hurting the partner (sadism) or to suffer oneself (masochism) during sex. Zoophilia (or bestiality) Most people are attracted to other human beings. Some, however, are excited by having sex with animals. Bestiality is considered a crime. Paedophilia It is sexual attraction towards children. This

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practice is also considered a crime.

The prohet Muhammad aged 50 trying to seduce Aisha aged 6

Incest

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It's having sex with his children or his siblings. Incest is a crime. Prostitution Is the exchange of money against sexual services.

Voyeurism

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It is taking pleasure in watching people undress or have sex without participating oneself.

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Sexually transmitted infections

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In an unprotected sex, there is a risk of transmitting or catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STIs are transmitted through body fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) and sometimes by simple contact with an infected area of skin ( herpes). If left untreated, most STIs can lead to complications. Here is a description of the main STIs and their symptoms: Chlamydia Chlamydia is the most common STI in North America. It is caused by bacteria. The most common

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symptoms are discharge and pain when urinating. For women, the infection often goes unnoticed, which can cause complications. This infection is easily treated with antibiotics. gonorrhea Gonorrhea is a common infection. Most women have no symptoms. Men, however, often have flows and great pain when urinating. This infection can be treated with antibiotics also. Did you know that In Egypt, the pharaohs marry their sisters to keep power in the same family.

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Syphilis

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Syphilis is a rare infection. The first sign is an ulcer that appears on the skin of the mouth, penis, vagina or anus. This is called a "chancre." It does not hurt and disappears by itself within weeks. If left untreated, it can affect the cardiovascular and nervous system. In some cases it can even cause death.

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DEATH

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Genital herpes Genital herpes is caused by a virus of the same family which causes "cold sores". It usually causes painful sores on the genitals. When this happens, we should not make sexual intercourse because you may contaminate the partner. There is no treatment against genital herpes, but medication can help to relieve the pain.

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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. When it enters the body, it infects and destroys cells that defend the body against microbes. It is then more easily to caught all kinds of diseases. We talk about AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) when the immune system does not work well. Many people infected with HIV eventually get AIDS. However, if the infection is detected early, we can stay healthy for many years, thanks to new drugs. Nevertheless, AIDS is still causing death.

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The hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a virus that can cause liver disease. There is no cure. but, there is a vaccine to prevent it. Hepatitis B can be transmitted during unprotected sex. For most people, the immune system defends itself quickly and successfully. However, even if symptoms disappear, many people can continue to transmit the virus. Crabs or Pubic Lice Crabs are small insects. They live in pubic hair or other body parts where they lay their eggs. They are

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spread through intimate contact or by sharing clothing. They cause itching. To get rid of it, we can use special shampoos. Did you know that-200 years ago- the kiss was thought as an indecent behaviour.

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) HPV is a virus that is transmitted through the touch. There are several types. Most are not serious, but some can cause cancer of the uterus. That is why girls should take a Pap test within three years after their first sexual contact. This test detects abnormal cells in the uterus. We should not pretend that some infections have no symptoms. If there is any doubt, consult a doctor. In addition, it is advisable to have protected sex.

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Did you know that in some cultures it is normal for a man to have a harem with several females.

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Contraception

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Contraceptives are used to prevent pregnancy. There are a large number of them. -Hormonal methods

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The most famous one is the contraceptive pill. However, this is not the only one tool. Women can also take hormones in the form of patches, vaginal rings, or injections. These methods are very effective if it is used properly. -IUDs There are two types of IUDs: the hormonal IUD (which contains an artificial hormone) and the copper IUD (which contains no hormone). They are small and shaped like a "T". they must have been installed by a doctor. They are very effective and can

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remain in place for 3 to 5 years. -Condoms

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Condoms are very effective when they are used correctly. They block the way to the sperm. There are male and female condoms. The male one is a latex tube that fits over the erect penis. It is available in pharmacies. It looks like the male condom, but it is bigger. The woman installed it in her vagina. Condoms are interesting because women can protect themselves from pregnancy and STIs. do not forget to put them! the -The diaphragm The diaphragm is a kind of latex cover installed on

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the cervix. It blocks the entry of sperm. We usually used it with spermicides. The main advantage of the diaphragm is that it is reusable. But, it is sometimes difficult to install and it can move without paying attention to it. In addition, it does not protect against STIs. - Spermicides Spermicides are chemicals that kill sperm. They are found in a cream, gel, foam or vaginal suppositories. They should be used with another method such as condoms or diaphragm. They do not offer good

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protection against STIs. -Sterilization Sterilization is a surgical procedure that causes break with offspring. For women, it is called tubal ligation. This is to block the fallopian tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. For man, it is called vasectomy. This procedure involves cutting the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles. The man can still ejaculate, but his semen no longer contains sperm.

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- The morning after pill

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The morning after pill is a pill that is taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It can be purchased from the doctor, pharmacies and some CLSCs(Local community service center).

-Abortion

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Abortion is not contraception. This is a self-willed decision of rupture with pregnancy. The procedure is performed in free clinics, hospitals, CLSCs and in women health centers. There are several ways to do an abortion. The most common is to dilate the cervix and aspirate the contents of the uterus using a small vacuum cleaner.

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FEMALE GENITALIA

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Fallopian tubes
uterus

The ovaries

urethra

vagina

Mount of Venus

clitoris

large and small lips

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-Mount of Venus is the part that covers the pelvic bones. At puberty, it is covered with hair. -The urethra, by which the urine passes. -The clitoris is a button of flesh. It is one of the sources of women sexual pleasure. -The vagina is the tube that leads to the uterus. It is another a source of sexual pleasure for women. -Ovaries: These are tanks in which the eggs remain. -The uterus is where unborn babies develop. From this organ that the blood of menstruation comes. -The fallopian tubes: These are small tubes that

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connect the uterus to the ovaries.

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THE MALE GENITALIA

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The prostate

The vas deferens The penis The urethra

Testes
The scrotum

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-The penis is the male sexual organ. -The scrotum is the bag that contains the testicles. -Testes: These are organs that are in the scrotum. They are the ones that produce sperm. - The vas deferens: This is the tube that carries the sperm out of the penis. -The urethra, By which the urine passes . -The prostate is the gland that produces semen.

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