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Justinas Staskevicius is a contributing health writer for Zwivel. He resides in Montreal, Canada.

Penile Lengthening

The average penis is roughly 3.5 inches flaccid and 5 inches erect, with a circumference of approximately 4.8 inches erect. A 2015 study found that heterosexual women prefer long term partners with penises 6.3 inches in length. For one time sexual encounters, slightly larger penises were preferred at 6.4 inches in length and 5 inches in girth. Held by many as…

Fordyce Spots

Fordyce spots are very common; studies have found that 70 to 80% of adults have them. Men are twice as likely to have fordyce spots as women. Fordyce spots typically appear in groupings of approximately 50 spots, but a solitary spot can appear in certain cases. Fordyce spots can lead to an avalanche of anxiety and questions, especially when they…

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are becoming more common in the United States. Over 40% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 are tattooed. While tattoos have been around for over 5,000 years, effective laser removal techniques only began to surface in the 1960s. Although laser removal techniques are by far the most common, alternative options like tattoo removal creams are gaining…

hair cloning

When the word “cloning” comes up, most minds jump to science fiction films, or real world larger-than-life experiments like Dolly the sheep. Few imagine a full head of cloned hair, a concept that has been in the works for decades and is inching ever closer to commercialization. Hair cloning encompasses several experimental approaches to hair loss treatment. While this includes the…

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Transgender men -- men who were assigned female at birth -- make up a significant portion of the estimated 1.4 million adults who identify as transgender in the United States. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions on FTM surgery. As transgender men navigate the waters of their own gender identity, some choose to undergo female to…

Does Proactiv Work

From infomercials to YouTube ads, along with a list of past and present celebrity ambassadors including Justin Bieber, Krysten Ritter, and Sean Combs, few skincare products are more widely advertised than Proactiv. But what do actual skin experts think of this "miracle" acne treatment? Proactiv was devised by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, two dermatologists that met during…

womans neck

The cartilage over the larynx is a defining characteristic of adult males, making the tracheal shave one of the most commonly requested facial feminization procedures. Puberty is awkward for most, but absolutely alienating for some, as their bodies becomes increasingly out of line with their gender identity. For trans women who benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at an early age, many…

Removing Whiteheads

Before a job interview, a first date, or an important presentation -- comedones have a way of rearing their ugly heads in the worst moments. Here's what you should and shouldn't do to get rid of whiteheads. Why Popping Whiteheads Is A Bad Idea You may be tempted to squeeze out whiteheads to deal with them fast, but as most dermotologists will tell you,…

What is folliculitis

Though not dangerous to most, folliculitis can definitely be an unsightly and uncomfortable issue.  We asked two expert dermatologists to comment on the effectiveness of at-home folliculitis remedies. Here's their advice. What is folliculitis? Folliculitis is a common benign skin condition caused by the presence of inflammatory cells within the hair follicle. These cells create a red bump or acne-like pustule. Inflamed…

elbow lipomas

Over a lifetime, it is normal to accumulate a small collection of minor annoyances with our bodies. A poorly placed freckle, a tiny chip in the tooth, or a creaky wrist are symptoms of the human condition that many will simply ignore. When it comes to their bodies, people have been hardwired to worry about unnatural lumps. Lipomas are among…

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