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Why Can't I Have an Orgasm?

Everyone deserves a satisfying sex life. And if you can’t orgasm, sexual activity can be frustrating and embarrassing. Instead of suffering in silence, it’s time to learn more about sexual dysfunction and the treatment options to fix it.

Jan 1st, 2022
What Can I Do About My Impotence?

Struggling to perform in the bedroom is embarrassing. But if you have problems getting or maintaining an erection, you’re not alone. Millions of men suffer from impotence — and treatment can help. Learn what your treatment options are here.

Dec 1st, 2021
Understanding Male Menopause

Menopause is a process that every woman experiences with age, but did you know hormonal imbalance (and its symptoms) aren’t just a women’s health issue? Male menopause is triggered by low testosterone, and it can impact your life in a number of ways.

Nov 14th, 2021
How the O-Shot® Can Improve Your Sex Life

Low sex drive. Painful intercourse. Inability to orgasm. Sound familiar? You could be suffering from sexual dysfunction. It’s a real condition, and it’s treatable. Find out how the O-Shot® — a platelet-rich plasma therapy — could help you.

Oct 12th, 2021
My Hormones Are Out of Balance

Hormones are important chemical messengers in your body. When they’re out of balance, you could experience a range of unpleasant symptoms. Learn the signs of hormone imbalance and what you can do to relieve your symptoms.

Sep 6th, 2021
Help! I'm Struggling With Low Libido

Low libido can make you feel embarrassed, frustrated, and angry. It’s a common problem, but you don’t have to accept it. Learn more about sexual dysfunction, what causes it, and how you can treat it to revitalize your sex life.

Aug 9th, 2021
Can Any Medicine Help With Peyronie's Disease?

If you have Peyronie’s disease, you’re likely all too familiar with the curved, painful erections it causes. Peyronie’s disease can hinder your self-esteem and your sex life, but it’s treatable. Find out if prescription XIAFLEX® is right for you.

Jul 9th, 2021
Are You Suffering From Vaginismus?

Vaginismus commonly makes vaginal penetration painful or impossible. If you can’t have penetrative sex, use tampons, or get pelvic exams, you could be suffering from vaginismus. Learn more about it and find treatment here.

Jun 25th, 2021
Getting Help for Your Low Sexual Desire

Are you satisfied with your sex life? If you’ve noticed your sex drive is lower than it used to be, you don’t have to live with it. Find out more about low sexual desire, what causes it, and what treatments are available to boost your libido.

May 17th, 2021
How Sex Therapy Can Benefit Your Relationship

Wanting a healthy sex life is normal, but even the strongest couples can face challenges in the bedroom from time to time. Sex therapy could help you and your partner communicate better, understand each others needs, and boost your sex life.

Apr 15th, 2021
Help for the Menopausal Stage of Your Life

Menopause is a natural part of life, but negative symptoms like hot flashes and low libido can make it a difficult season for many women. These tips can help you manage your most bothersome menopausal symptoms and enjoy your life again.

Mar 14th, 2021
4 Benefits of the O-Shot

Sexual dysfunction is a common condition that many women face. Low libido and inability to orgasm can impact your self-confidence and quality of life, but you shouldn’t have to settle. Learn what the O-Shot® could do for your sexual health.

Feb 11th, 2021
10 Signs You Could Be Suffering From Low Testosterone

Testosterone naturally begins to drop around age 30. While declining hormone levels are normal with age, low testosterone can lead to a handful of unpleasant side effects, from low libido to fatigue. Learn the signs of testosterone deficiency here.

Jan 11th, 2021
Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: Does It Work?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is embarrassing for many men, but it’s common — and it’s treatable. If your ED is linked to restricted blood flow, find out how shockwave therapy works without the need for invasive treatment or medication.

Dec 6th, 2020
How to Identify Peyronie's Disease & What You Can Do to Fix It

Peyronie’s disease causes painful, curved erections. Scar tissue forms inside the penis, changing its shape and feel. Peyronie’s can severely impact your sex life, but it doesn’t have to. Recognize the signs and learn about your treatment options.

Oct 12th, 2020
What Does “Female Viagra” Do?

Your libido naturally ebbs and flows over time. But if you’re consistently disinterested in sex and you’re distressed about it, it’s time to learn more about treatment options. Learn how Addyi® works for hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Sep 21st, 2020
Is Erectile Dysfunction an Inevitable Part of Aging?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects millions of men. It makes getting and maintaining an erection difficult, and it has the power to inhibit your sex life and your personal relationships. But is it an unavoidable part of aging?

Aug 19th, 2020
What to Expect During and After Your O-Shot®

As if aging weren’t bad enough on the outside, its effects on a woman’s sex life can be significant. Are you experiencing low libido resulting in relational issues? Here’s how the O-Shot® can help.

Jul 9th, 2020
Do women ejaculate?

Do women ejaculate? Reviewed by the medical professionals of the ISSM’s Communication Committee

Dec 10th, 2021
Sex and Covid-19

Across the world, people are doing their part to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. We’re hunkering down, avoiding crowds, and keeping our distance. What does all this mean for sex? It’s important to know that the coronavirus can be spread...

Apr 15th, 2020
Pregabalin Could Be Viable Pe Treatment Option

A Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of On-Demand Oral Pregabalin (150 mg and 75 mg) in Treatment of Premature Ejaculation Mohamed Refaat El Najjar MD; Mohamed El Hariri MD; Ali Ramadan MD;...

Apr 13th, 2020
Many Men Having No Sex at All

How many men around the world aged 60 and under abstain from sex? The answer may depend on how you define “sex,” but a recent review of studies suggests it could be up to 84%.

Apr 6th, 2020
How Might Breastfeeding Affect a Woman’s Sex Life?

When a woman is breastfeeding, she might develop some sexual difficulties, which may be related to hormonal factors, physical discomfort, fatigue, psychological factors or a combination of all the above.

Feb 20th, 2020
Is Oral Sex Safe for Pregnant Women?

In most cases, yes, giving and receiving oral sex is safe during pregnancy. However, pregnant women should be careful if they decide to have oral sex, as there are some risks. Air Embolism Women who receive oral sex should warn their partners against...

Feb 20th, 2020
Take Advantage of Cancer Rehabilitation Options

When you’re finished with cancer treatment, you might feel relieved and excited to start a new chapter in your life. It can be a hopeful time. However, treatment itself can have side effects that last for years, in ways that you might not expect.

Jan 27th, 2020
More Research Needed on Stem Cell Therapy for Ed

Scientists have investigated stem cell therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), but few studies have focused on human subjects. A recent review paper in Sexual Medicine Reviews discusses human trials and stresses the need for more research.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Are Sexual Fantasies Normal?

Yes. In fact, sexual fantasies are quite common. In certain ways, sexual fantasies allow people to explore sexual relationships and activities that might not be realistic or acceptable in real life. For example, a person might fantasize about having...

Jan 9th, 2020
Only 51% of Women Tell Partners Sex is Painful

Many women don’t tell their partners when sex is painful, suggests a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. When asked why, many feel that pain is just a normal part of sex or that their partner’s pleasure is the priority.

Dec 26th, 2019
Nonorganic Ed Might Be Managed With Pharmacotherapy

An Evaluation of a Clinical Care Pathway for the Management of Men With Nonorganic Erectile Dysfunction Lawrence C. Jenkins MD, MBA; Matthew Hall MD; Serkan Deveci MD; Patricia Guhring RN; Marilyn Parker RN; Christian J. Nelson PhD; John P. Mulhall MD,...

Nov 14th, 2019
Does Marijuana Improve Sex?

When it comes to marijuana (cannabis) and sex, there are many conflicting views. Some say the substance enhances sexual experiences, while others say it does nothing for them or even makes sex worse.

Nov 14th, 2019
Peyronie’s Surgery Safe and Effective for Older Men

Surgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease is generally safe and effective for men age 65 and over, reports a recent study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Eighty-five percent of the men in the study were satisfied with their results.

Oct 31st, 2019
Why Viagra for Women Still Doesn’t Exist

In 2009, Amanda Parrish started her clinical trial for the Addyi, the drug dubbed the first “female Viagra.” She took one pink pill per night and was told she might feel “something” in 30 to 60 days. Parrish, then 46, felt tingles in two weeks.

Sep 23rd, 2019
Problematic Pornography Use Uncommon in Women

About 3% of women have problems with online pornography, according to a recent study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Past research suggests that women spend less time visiting internet porn sites than men do, but both men and women are using...

Sep 13th, 2019
Fibrosis Could Be Key to Understanding Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is a complicated condition, especially since scientists still aren’t sure of its exact cause. And while current treatments, like surgery and injection therapy, can be effective, they manage symptoms rather than target causes.

Sep 6th, 2019
Common Fears of Shockwave Therapy for Ed Dispelled

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects upwards of 30 million men in the United States alone. The causes can include aging, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, depression, nerve damage, medication side effects, low testosterone, or a variety of other issues.

Sep 1st, 2019
The Benefits of Treating Ed With Shockwave Therapy

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is considered the most common sex problem reported by men. In fact, ED is said to affect about 50 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70. While having problems with erections from time to time is completely normal,...

Aug 13th, 2019
Are Sound Waves the Key to Better Orgasms?

I haven’t been paying enough attention to my clitoris. That’s the first thought that floated into my brain as Briana Oster, M.D., a former pediatrician who now works at Revitalize Laser Care’s Denver office, talked me through a diagram of the female...

Aug 12th, 2019
Pubic Hair Removal More Common Among Women Than Men

Removing pubic hair is a “widespread” practice, researchers report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. But it’s more common among women than men. The research team surveyed 2,687 men and 1,735 women in Flanders, the northern section of Belgium.

Aug 6th, 2019
Marijuana and Male Fertility

Marijuana (cannabis) use laws have been changing rapidly in North America. Last week, Illinois became the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana, and such use became legal across Canada last October. Mexico might legalize recreational...

Jul 18th, 2019
Women and Anal Intercourse

Over a third of women in the United States have had heterosexual anal intercourse, experts say. But what do they really think of it? Researchers asked 20 women between the ages of 18 and 50 to tell them more about their experiences, which were reported...

Jul 1st, 2019
Mindfulness After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer survivors and their partners often face long-term sexual problems, especially erectile dysfunction (ED). Medical treatments can be effective, but some experts think adding other therapeutic approaches like mindfulness and acceptance may...

Jul 1st, 2019
Genetic Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Low Testosterone

Men with genetic vitamin D deficiency could be at greater risk for low testosterone, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The finding is based on a study of 4,254 Chinese men whose genetic information was...

Jul 1st, 2019