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Send the kids out of the room, because The Doctors tell you all you need to know about your most private body parts! 

The Vagina
OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson calls the vagina a "self-cleaning oven." Find out what she means and how to stay healthy "down there."

 How the vaginal area cleans itself.

 Can too much sex harm the vagina?

 The benefits of sleeping without underwear.

The Penis
Urologist and sexual health expert Dr. Jennifer Berman joins The Doctors to answer your question's about a man's genitalia.

Learn the latest in penile enlargement procedures.

 Is penile retraction normal?

 Tips to prevent
erectile dysfunction

The Breasts
Breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk shares insight on women's bothersome breast problems.

Find out how to relieve breast rashes and sweat.

Nipple Hair
Hair around the nipples isn't just a male trait — it can occur in women, too.

Anal Sex

Emergency medical specialist Dr. Cherlin Johnson explains potential risks of anal sex, how to stay safe and what you must have checked if you engage in it.

"A lot of women get embarrassed if they have a lot of nipple hair," OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. "It can be a normal, genetic thing. A lot of women will have hair in what's considered male-pattern areas." 

The hair can be caused by changing birth control pills, pregnancy or a sign of menopause. 

It could also be a sign of hirsutism or polycystic ovary disease, a condition in which a woman's hormones are out of balance and may lead to abnormal periods and difficulty getting pregnant.

"It's really important, if it's something that's newly onset, that you have your doctor take a look," Dr. Lisa says.

Armpit Fat

Bothered by armpit fat? Find out how to fight the flab and prevent pit pudge!

While many women may be inclined to shave, doing so can promote ingrown hair. There are ways to remove unwanted nipple hair, but be careful, because the skin around the areola is sensitive, and you don't want to damage it.

"You can pluck, you can wax, you can laser, you can use the [creams]," Dr. Lisa says.

She adds that while electrolysis is an option, it can be painful, and laser removal is often the best technique to choose.

"Laser has now come a long ways; it doesn't hurt," plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says. "You have to do it a couple times, but it will get rid of [the hair]."