Your Most Embarrassing Health Questions Answered

embarassing health questionsWe all have those embarrassing health questions that we’re simply too shy to ask our friends or even doctor about. To keep things anonymous, we have compiled some pretty “embarrassing” health questions that you may be wanting the answer to so that you don’t need to face the embarrassment of asking.

Answers to Common Embarrassing Health Questions

Is it really gross to share toothbrushes?

Maybe you weren’t paying attention and you grabbed your partner’s toothbrush or you forgot yours and had to use someone elses – at some point, we have either been there or at least debated it. How gross can it really be?


Well put it this way, whatever bacteria was lingering on that brush from someone else has now been transported into your mouth. This can increase your risk of illness and disease. If you do do this by accident, simply rinse your mouth with some mouthwash.

Why do my breasts look different?

At some point, every female has examined their breasts and asked why one is bigger than the other or why they are not symmetrical. The simple answer is that the human body is not made symmetrical and this isn’t a reflection of poor health.

Can you be addicted to chocolate?

Who doesn’t love chocolate? But do you love it enough to call it an addiction? Well, it is possible to be addicted to chocolate because it contains caffeine and sugar, which are stimulants that the body can become addicted to.

Why does my stomach rumble?

Nothing is worse than being a quiet room when your stomach decides it wants to speak up. Some people believe this is a sign of hunger, but really, it’s gas moving through the intestines. This rumble sound does become louder when the intestines and stomach are empty, though.

Why do I drool at night?


Ever woke up with a wet face and pillow? Mouth breathers commonly do this, but sleeping on your side will cause drool to slip out due to gravity. Drooling is also more common if you smoke or drink alcohol.

Why does my bum get pimples?

You can get a pimple anywhere you have skin. Your bottom is susceptible to pimples due to friction and sweat. Genetics, stress, pregnancy, certain medications, and menstruation can also play a role in butt acne.

Why do I get a headache post-sex?

A person may experience a headache during sex for one of two reasons: A headache which occurs due to a build-up of arousal and the second that occurs after orgasm. Some positions can trigger headaches more than others especially if your head is down or your neck is strained. Being overweight or unfit can also increase the risk of post-sex headaches. They are often temporary so you don’t need to worry about anything serious.

Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.


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