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As a christian, do you ever question your faith? --Do you ever consider that God in fact isn't even there? or that perhaps another religion is correct? How do you explain someone elses belief to fit into your world spectrum?
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I have a general question about STDs.   Let's say Woman 1 and Man 1 are both STD free.   Now, let's say Woman 1 has STDs and Man 1 is still STD free.   Can Man 1, catch any of Woman 1 STDs, if Man 1 ONLY...ONLY... ejaculates on Woman 1 face and or tongue, and Woman 1 swallows....
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Turnover Of A Commune's Population

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