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Could Frequent Pornography Use Affect a Person’s Sexual Health? Jan 17th, 2022

Pornography has become widely available in recent years with the advent of free online porn streaming sites. Its increased availability has sparked debate as to whether or not viewing pornography has an impact on a person’s sex life/sexual health. While some suggest that frequent pornography use may have a detrimental...

Women Share Their Experiences With Lichen Sclerosus and Sexual Pain Jan 10th, 2022

Vulvar surgery might alleviate sexual pain in women with lichen sclerosus (LS), but preoperative sexual counseling is important, according to a new Journal of Sexual Medicine study. Lichen sclerosis is a skin condition that can affect the genital and anal areas of both men and women.Common symptoms include: white patches...

Physical Therapy Improves Sexual Health in Gynecological Cancer Survivors Jan 7th, 2022

Dyspareunia – painful intercourse – is common in gynecological cancer survivors. However, multimodal physical therapy could offer some relief, according to the authors of a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. Researchers found that 12 weeks of physical therapy brought significant improvements in sexual function. Treatment for gynecological cancer can take a...

Erectile Aids: How Helpful Are They for Prostate Cancer Patients? Jan 3rd, 2022

For many men who experience erectile difficulties after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, erectile aids (EAs) such as oral medications (PDE5i), vacuum erection devices (VED), and intra-cavernosal injections (ICI) offer a means of achieving an erection post treatment. However, even though the majority of prostate cancer patients experience erectile difficulties...

Study Finds that Some Women Prefer Circumcised Penises Dec 27th, 2021

Women tend to prefer circumcised penises over uncircumcised penises, according to a recent Sexual Medicine review article, though the authors acknowledged several limitations and recommended further research. For centuries, aspects of the penis, such as size, have been associated with male attractiveness. The practice of male circumcision – the removal of the foreskin...

How Might Bladder Health Affect Sexual Health? Dec 20th, 2021

Bladder health is an important component of one’s overall well-being, and one that may have ramifications for a person’s sexual health. There are several ailments that can affect the bladder, ranging from acute (short-term) infections to chronic (long-term) conditions. Though these conditions can occur in both men and women, they...

What is the “normal” frequency of masturbation? Dec 17th, 2021

Masturbation is a natural sexual activity that most people do at some point in their lives. It can reduce tension and provide some sexual release. It can also help people become more familiar with their bodies and discover their sexual likes and dislikes. Some people masturbate more than others. There...

What is vaginal discharge and what is the purpose of it? Dec 13th, 2021

Every woman has vaginal discharge. Some discharge/fluids are perfectly normal, but others may be sign of infection. Normal vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge is usually clear or white fluid produced by the uterus, cervix, and vagina. The amount of fluid can vary from woman to woman and largely depends on the menstrual...

Do women ejaculate? Dec 10th, 2021

Yes, some women do ejaculate a thick, milky, white, or gray fluid when they reach orgasm. But not all do, and some women might not realize that they do. The notion of female ejaculation was recorded as early as 2,000 years ago, but scientists still have many questions about its...

What is hard flaccid syndrome? Dec 6th, 2021

Hard flaccid syndrome is characterized by chronic pain in the penis and perineum (the area between the genitals and the anus). The penis is also semi-rigid, even when it is flaccid (not erect). Scientists have not yet developed an evidence-based definition of hard flaccid syndrome, and they continue to study...

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the viewing of pornography? Dec 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dramatic changes in social behaviors, with lock-downs, social distancing, and quarantine restrictions occurring around the globe. These changes have influenced sexual relationships and activities.  Some people have changed their pornography viewing habits, although research in this area is ongoing as the pandemic continues. In November...

What Can I Do About My Impotence? Dec 1st, 2021

For many men, there’s nothing more embarrassing than struggling to perform in the bedroom. If you face difficulty getting aroused or trouble maintaining a strong erection, you know how it can compromise your confidence and hinder your personal relationships. It might seem like impotence makes you less of a man,...

Is Appearance Satisfaction Linked to Sexual Function? Nov 29th, 2021

People who are satisfied with their appearance may have fewer sexual problems, suggests a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.  Researchers report that appearance satisfaction was linked to fewer issues with lack of enjoyment, lack of excitement, and lack of climax.  Appearance dissatisfaction is a feeling that one does not...

Understanding Male Menopause Nov 14th, 2021

Menopause is the biological process in every woman’s life that marks the end of her reproductive years. On average, women enter menopause at age 51 after having no menstrual period for 12 months. The time leading up to and during menopause is marked by changes like hot flashes, mood swings,...

How the O-Shot® Can Improve Your Sex Life Oct 12th, 2021

Everyone deserves to have a satisfying sex life and fulfilling personal relationships, no matter their age. But did you know that up to 50% of women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives? Painful intercourse, low sex drive, and inability to orgasm, are very common problems. Many women...

My Hormones Are Out of Balance Sep 6th, 2021

Your body has more than 50 different types of hormones, which are specialized chemicals that control different functions. All these hormones work together, influencing essential processes from digestion to sexual health. Hormone levels fluctuate from day to day and throughout your lifetime. But sometimes, hormone levels can change too much...

Help! I'm Struggling With Low Libido Aug 9th, 2021

Your libido is your desire for sexual activity. It’s a natural instinct that’s influenced by biological, psychological, and even social factors — but every person’s libidio is unique. Some people have high sex drives. For others, sexual contact is less important. Your libido is personal, so there’s no “right” or...

Do women reach orgasm more quickly during masturbation or partnered sex? Jul 26th, 2021

Every woman is different, and the time it takes for a woman to reach orgasm can depend on her situation. However, a 2018 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that typically, women climax more quickly during masturbation than during partnered sex. The study included 2,304 women who completed a questionnaire...

Does consuming soy affect a man’s testosterone levels? Jul 19th, 2021

No. Soy intake does not raise or lower a man’s testosterone levels. Derived from soybeans, soy is a high-protein substance found in many foods, such as edamame, tofu, tempeh, miso, soy flour, and soy milk. It can also be found in some supplements. Many people add soy to their diets...

Are there natural ways to boost testosterone? Jul 12th, 2021

Yes. In some cases, men can raise their testosterone levels by changing some lifestyle habits. Low testosterone can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, there are problems in parts of the body involved with testosterone production, such as the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, or the testes. Men’s testosterone levels naturally decline...

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

Peyronie’s disease is a male sexual health condition characterized by painful, curved erections. About 1% of American men are diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, but experts suspect it’s even more common than that, and that more than 10% of men could be living with the condition. Peyronie’s disease develops when plaques,...

Are certain foods helpful in addressing erectile dysfunction (ED)? Jul 7th, 2021

It’s possible. Research published in January 2016 found that men who ate foods high in antioxidants called flavonoids had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) than those who didn’t eat a flavonoid-rich diet. Flavonoids can be found in certain plant-based foods like citrus fruits, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries,...

From Vibrating Chairs to Laser Treatments, Women’s Sexual Wellness Is Booming Jul 2nd, 2021

After eons spent preoccupied mostly with men, the sexual wellness industry is turning its attention to women, tapping into a multibillion-dollar market for medical devices, sex toys, and various potions, pills, and peptides. “It’s been forever that sexual dysfunction mostly focused only on the male factor,” says Dr. Steven A. Rabin,...

Are You Suffering From Vaginismus? Jun 25th, 2021

Vaginismus is a painful condition that’s characterized by involuntary muscle spasms. If you have it, you experience muscle contractions when you attempt vaginal penetration of any kind. Vaginismus can make sexual intercourse painful or impossible, and it can also keep you from using tampons or getting a pelvic exam. It’s...

How COVID-19 Causes ED -by Christian Goodman Jun 8th, 2021

Many doctors have reported that their COVID-19 patients complained of ED immediately after and long after their illness. But the first study to investigate this relationship properly has just appeared in the Journal of Andrology. Scientists from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Rome, and the Polytechnic University...

Getting Help for Your Low Sexual Desire May 17th, 2021

Desire. Sex drive. Passion. Libido. Interest in sex goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it’s an important part of your identity and your relationship with your partner.  Sexual desire is a complex combination of physical and psychological factors. It naturally fluctuates from year to year and even...

How Sex Therapy Can Benefit Your Relationship Apr 15th, 2021

Sex is a natural human function. But it’s also a complex combination of physical, physiological, and emotional factors. With all these factors at work, it’s not uncommon to face problems in the bedroom from time to time. It’s normal to want a fulfilling sex life, and if you’re struggling with...

What is cross-sex hormone therapy? Apr 12th, 2021

Cross-sex hormone therapy is a treatment used to help people with gender dysphoria transition from their biological gender to their desired gender.  Hormones play an important role in a person’s secondary sex characteristics – the physical aspects that make one male or female.  For example, androgens, such as testosterone, give...

Probiotics for Women’s pH Balance By Good Clean Love Staff Apr 9th, 2021

Introduction: Probiotics for Vaginal Health The modern-day woman has a lot of things to juggle. Between taking names at work and balancing friendships, family, and romantic relationships, the last thing we need to be worried about is our vaginal health. What you may not know is that while you’re balancing...

6 Reasons Sex Might Be Painful – and What You Can Do About It By Good Clean Love Staff Apr 5th, 2021

It can be devastating to feel pain when you were expecting to feel pleasure. And yet, if you have ever experienced this, you should know you are not alone. The landmark "Sex in America" survey conducted in 1994 found that 1 in 5 women experience pain during sex, and this...

Is there a link between COPD and erectile dysfunction (ED)? Apr 2nd, 2021

Yes. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered a risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). COPD is a group of illnesses that cause breathing problems, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. Smoking is the most common cause...

Study Explores Personality and BDSM Roles Mar 29th, 2021

28 February, 2021 Personality traits might have some influence on the sexual roles chosen by BDSM practitioners, according to a new Journal of Sexual Medicine study. However, the relationship between personality and BDSM role might not be that noticeable, the authors noted. The acronym BDSM stands for bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, sadism-masochism. BDSM is a consensual...

How do healthcare providers evaluate women’s sexual pain? Mar 26th, 2021

When doctors see patients, they need specific details about the pain a person is experiencing. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? How much does it hurt? What does the pain feel like? The answers to these questions help healthcare providers assess what might be wrong and determine treatment...

How can women with endometriosis thrive sexually? Mar 22nd, 2021

Affecting about 200 million women worldwide, endometriosis occurs when endometriotic tissue (which typically lines the inside of the uterus) grows outside the uterus. This tissue might be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, rectum, or intestines. It can also appear on the peritoneum, (the membrane that lines the abdominal...

Anejaculation and Anorgasmia Mar 19th, 2021

Overview Anejaculation is defined as the inability to ejaculate semen; the word itself means “no ejaculation.” With this condition, a man can produce sperm but cannot expel them during normal ejaculation even though he may have normal orgasm sensation. Anorgasmia refers to the lack of orgasm (or sensation of pleasure)....

An Overview of Concealed Penis Mar 15th, 2021

Concealed penis (also known as buried or hidden penis) is a condition in which the penis is partially or fully covered by the skin of the abdomen, thighs, or scrotum and does not fully protrude from the body. Unlike micropenis, a concealed penis is typically average in length but hidden...

Help for the Menopausal Stage of Your Life Mar 14th, 2021

Menopause is a natural stage in every woman’s life. It’s marked by changing hormone levels and occurs at the close of your reproductive years. Menopause is officially diagnosed when it’s been one full year since your last menstrual period, and once it begins, you can’t get pregnant anymore. Menopause symptoms...

Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy May Be Beneficial for Women With Provoked Vestibulodynia Mar 12th, 2021

Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LISWT) may provide a pain-free and effective treatment option for women who suffer from provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), according to a prospective study of 32 women at the Neuro-urology Unit in Rambam Medical Center from January 2018-January 2020. Provoked vestibulodynia is the most common form of vulvodynia, which...

How can breast cancer survivors thrive sexually? Mar 8th, 2021

Breast cancer treatment can have sexual side effects in women, including sexual pain, loss of breast/nipple sensation, low arousal, decreased sexual interest, and insufficient vaginal lubrication. The emotional and mental impact of cancer treatment may take their toll on sex as well. However, you can still enjoy satisfying sex as...

What kinds of sexual problems might cancer patients face? Mar 8th, 2021

Unfortunately, cancer and its treatment can lead to sexual problems. Treatments like radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy may interfere with the body’s ability to secrete sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Treatments can also disrupt the body’s sexual response cycle. For example, many cancer survivors cope with erectile dysfunction or trouble...

A Versatile Sex Life May Increase Sexual Satisfaction for Women With Endometriosis Mar 5th, 2021

For women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain due to endometriosis, non-coital sexual activities such as petting and oral sex may provide an effective alternative to penile-vaginal sex for reaching orgasm and achieving a more satisfying sex life. In a recent study that surveyed 868 women from Switzerland, Germany, and...

How can I become more comfortable discussing sexual problems with my healthcare provider? Mar 1st, 2021

For lots of people – including doctors and patients – sex is an awkward subject. The topic of sexuality doesn’t always come up in the doctor’s office, even when it’s impacted by health conditions and treatments. Both patients and healthcare providers may feel uncomfortable addressing sexual issues, or some might...

Is BMI related to sexual dysfunction? Feb 26th, 2021

Yes, people with a higher BMI are more likely to have sexual problems. BMI stands for body mass index, a measurement that estimates a person’s body fat based on their height and weight. BMI is also used to determine whether a person is overweight or obese. In general, a BMI ranging...

Is there a link between obesity and low testosterone in men? Feb 22nd, 2021

In a 2010 study, American researchers found that 40% of obese male participants had low testosterone. For obese men with diabetes, this number was 50%. The researchers also discovered that as the men got heavier, their testosterone levels decreased. Other research suggests that obese men with low testosterone could have...

Can a woman’s lipid profile affect her sexual health? Feb 19th, 2021

Yes. Research has shown that dyslipidemia – an abnormal lipid profile – can interfere with a woman’s sexual function. Lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides, are fats that provide fuel for the body. They are also important for cell structure. Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream via lipoproteins. When doctors conduct...

What is the link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and coronary artery disease? Feb 15th, 2021

Coronary artery disease (CAD) a common type of heart disease. It is marked by atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries.” When a person has atherosclerosis, cholesterol and other substances build up on the walls of the arteries, making them narrower. This makes it more difficult for blood to flow through...

4 Benefits of the O-Shot Feb 11th, 2021

Every woman deserves to have a satisfying sex life, no matter her age. But did you know that up to 50% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point? Sexual dysfunction is a medical condition that includes symptoms like low libido, pain with sex, or difficulty achieving orgasm. It’s...

Q&A on “Blue Ball” Syndrome Feb 10th, 2021

Perhaps you have heard the term “blue balls” used to describe sexual frustration in people with male genitals. Still, you may wonder, what exactly is “blue ball” syndrome? Does it really exist? If so, why does it happen? The following is a comprehensive guide on all you need to know...

Orgasm Consistency: How Does It Affect Satisfaction? Feb 10th, 2021

Women’s orgasms consistency appears to have a curvilinear relationship with sexual and relational satisfaction, while men’s consistency has a linear association, a recent study reports. In other words, women’s orgasm consistency is associated with greater sexual and relational satisfaction, but only to a certain threshold. After that, the situation changes....

What is the difference between sexual performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction (ED)? Reviewed by Jan 29th, 2021

Sexual performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction (ED) are both troublesome issues, and it’s possible for a man to have both. But they do have some clear differences. A man with sexual performance anxiety occurs worries about his sexual function or his ability to please his partner sexually. He might have questions like...

Is there an association between contraceptives and sexual dysfunction in women? Reviewed by the medi Jan 25th, 2021

Women have a variety of contraceptive options, such as oral contraceptives (birth control pills), intrauterine devices (IUDs), condoms, and tubal ligation surgery (getting one’s “ tubes tied”). However, the degree to which these methods affect sexual function is a matter of debate. Some studies have found that contraceptives can interfere...

What lifestyle changes can men make to improve their erectile function? Reviewed by the medical prof Jan 22nd, 2021

There are many things men can do to improve erectile function. Many of them provide other health benefits as well, so it makes sense to give them a try. Before considering these lifestyle changes, it’s helpful to remember the role of penile blood flow in forming and maintaining an erection. ...

What medications might lower a person’s libido? Reviewed by the medical professionals of the ISSM’s Jan 18th, 2021

While it’s difficult to tell how a certain medication will affect an individual, the following types of drugs might lower libido in some people.  (Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.) Patients who think their medications are affecting their libido should talk to their doctor. Sometimes, changing either...

What types of drugs have general sexual side effects? Jan 12th, 2021

Sexual problems, such as decreased libido, orgasm difficulties, erectile dysfunction in men, and vaginal dryness in women, are common side effects of certain medications. The following list, while not exhaustive, gives the most common types of drugs known to have sexual side effects. • Anti-anxiety drugs• Antiepileptic drugs• Antidepressants• Antihistamines•...

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

Testosterone is a hormone in the human body that’s responsible for regulating male characteristics. Because it affects sexual function, muscle bulk, and hair growth, it’s often called the male hormone. Hormones are essential for healthy body function, but hormone levels, including testosterone, naturally begin dropping as you get older. While...

Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: Does It Work? Dec 6th, 2020

Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection is something that happens to all men from time to time. But did you know that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about half of men between the ages of 40 and 70? If you consistently struggle with the strength or duration of your erections, you’re...

Pelvic Floor Therapy: A Drug-Free Remedy for Pelvic Pain and Incontinence Nov 19th, 2020

Pelvic pain is a common problem, with an estimated 15% of women experiencing pelvic pain that lasts longer than six months. The cause of pelvic pain can range from gynecologic issues to bodily changes related to age, but it’s often traced back to problems with the pelvic floor. Your pelvic...

How to Identify Peyronie's Disease & What You Can Do to Fix It Oct 12th, 2020

It’s no secret that the body changes with age. You might find that you have less energy or less strength than you used to, and while some age-related changes are normal, it’s important to recognize what’s not. Your sex life changes over the years too, but pain or difficulting participating...

What Does “Female Viagra” Do? Sep 21st, 2020

A woman’s sexuality can be a mysterious thing. Your sexual desire and libido are influenced by countless physical, mental, and emotional factors — and sometimes you might feel that your sex drive can fluctuate at a moment’s notice. While it’s normal for your interest in sex to ebb and flow...

Counseling Recommended for Men with Small Penis Syndrome Sep 16th, 2020

It’s not unusual for men to feel a bit anxious about their penis size. They might silently compare their length and girth with their peers’ measurements in a communal locker room, or wonder why their own penis doesn’t look like the ones they see in pornographic photos or videos. For...

What is Sex Therapy Like? Sep 1st, 2020

Have you ever thought about seeing a sex therapist for help with a sexual problem? If the question makes you feel uncomfortable, you’re not alone. The idea of discussing the intricacies of one’s sex life with a stranger can be awkward, especially if you find sex difficult to talk about....

Can SARS-CoV-2 be found in semen? Aug 25th, 2020

Yes. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, has been found in semen samples. In January and February 2020, researchers collected semen samples from 38 men in China who had COVID-19. They discovered that samples from six of the men did test positive for the coronavirus. Four of the men were...

Is Erectile Dysfunction an Inevitable Part of Aging? Aug 19th, 2020

The ability to consistently achieve and sustain an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse is an important element of a fulfilling sex life. Yet an estimated 30 million American men are living with erectile dysfunction (ED): a condition that affects your ability to get and keep an erection. If...

What are some tips for using condoms correctly? Jul 15th, 2020

In spite of the importance of condoms in reducing the risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections, many people are not taught how to use them correctly. Here are some tips for the safe, effective use of male condoms. • Use a condom during every sex act. A new condom should be...

What to Expect During and After Your O-Shot® Jul 9th, 2020

The aging process can be cruel as your body becomes less resilient, often lacking the resources it needs for optimal function. And this process can be especially pronounced when it comes to a woman’s sexual health, leading to problems with low libido. Here at the Center for Female and Male...

What should I know about anal sex and HIV risk? Jul 8th, 2020

Anal intercourse – when one partner inserts their penis (or a finger or sex toy) into the other partner’s anus – is a highly risky activity for transmission of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) as well as other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Anal sex partners are usually described as tops (the person inserts...

Is anal sex common? Is it dangerous? Jul 1st, 2020

Anal sex involves penetration of the anus, usually with a penis, finger, or sex toy. The practice is often considered taboo in certain cultures, so it is unclear exactly how common it is around the world. Some experts believe that anal sex is becoming more popular among heterosexual couples because...

COVID-19: Only 40% of UK Adults Sexually Active While Social Distancing Jun 2nd, 2020

Over half of British adults are having sex less than once a week during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. Lack of sexual activity could have a negative impact on overall health, the authors said. The paper was published online by the Journal of Sexual Medicine as an article “in...

What is Shockwave Therapy and How Might It Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction? Apr 15th, 2020

Reviewed by the medical professionals of the ISSM’s Communication Committee Shockwave therapy uses energy from acoustic waves to trigger a process called neovascularization in certain parts of the body. When neovascularization occurs, new blood vessels form. This helps improve blood flow to the region. This type of therapy has been...

Sex and Covid-19 Apr 15th, 2020

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 through sexual activity! The virus has been found in saliva and...

Pregabalin Could Be Viable Pe Treatment Option Apr 13th, 2020

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; Abd-Alrahman Hefny Hashem MBBCh FIRST PUBLISHED: January 22, 2020 – The Journal...

Many Men Having No Sex at All Apr 6th, 2020

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%. The researchers considered males between the ages of 10 and 24 “young” and those aged...

How Might Breastfeeding Affect a Woman’s Sex Life? Feb 20th, 2020

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. Usually, such issues are temporary and can be addressed. Some of the sexual issues breastfeeding women may face include the...

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

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 blowing air into their vagina. Doing so...

Men With Both Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction Have Surgical Options Jan 27th, 2020

Many men with Peyronie’s disease also develop erectile dysfunction (ED – the inability to get an erection firm enough for sex). It’s possible to surgically treat both conditions, and a new study in Sexual Medicine describes some of the latest research in this area. Peyronie’s disease is a connective tissue disorder thought...

Take Advantage of Cancer Rehabilitation Options Jan 27th, 2020

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. For example, chemotherapy might have an...

More Research Needed on Stem Cell Therapy for Ed Jan 22nd, 2020

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. Stem cell therapy, along with shockwave therapy and injectable platelet-rich plasma, is a...

Are Sexual Fantasies Normal? Jan 9th, 2020

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 sex in a public place, like an elevator, beach, or busy...

Only 51% of Women Tell Partners Sex is Painful Dec 26th, 2019

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. Using data from the U.S.-based 2018 National Survey of Sexual Health and...

Adding Adt to Radiotherapy Improves Pfs in Patients With Prostate Cancer Nov 18th, 2019

A follow-up analysis of the GETUG-AFU 16 trial demonstrated that adding androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to radiotherapy salvage treatment reduces clinical progression and death in patients with prostate cancer (Lancet Oncol. 2019 Oct 16. Epub ahead of print). The follow-up study was done to provide additional data on the efficacy...

Forced Sexual Initiation Associated With Poor Health Outcomes in Women Nov 18th, 2019

Experts estimate that over 3.3 million women in the United States are forced or coerced into their first sexual experience, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine. These women also have higher rates of reproductive, gynecologic, and general health issues later, the authors said. The findings are based...

Nonorganic Ed Might Be Managed With Pharmacotherapy Nov 14th, 2019

An Evaluation of a Clinical Care Pathway for the Management of Men With Nonorganic Erectile DysfunctionLawrence C. Jenkins MD, MBA; Matthew Hall MD; Serkan Deveci MD; Patricia Guhring RN; Marilyn Parker RN; Christian J. Nelson PhD; John P. Mulhall MD, MScFIRST PUBLISHED: August 20, 2019 – The Journal of Sexual...

Does Marijuana Improve Sex? Nov 14th, 2019

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.To learn more, researchers surveyed 216 people between the ages of 17 and 75 who had been sexually...

Peyronie’s Surgery Safe and Effective for Older Men Oct 31st, 2019

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. Men with Peyronie’s disease have a deformity in their penis caused...

Why Viagra for Women Still Doesn’t Exist Sep 23rd, 2019

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. Instead of making up excuses...

Problematic Pornography Use Uncommon in Women Sep 13th, 2019

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 porn more frequently nowadays. Online pornography use rates...

Fibrosis Could Be Key to Understanding Peyronie’s Disease Sep 6th, 2019

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. With this in mind, a team of scientists decided to further investigate potential causes of...

Common Fears of Shockwave Therapy for Ed Dispelled Sep 1st, 2019

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. However, ED does not have to be permanent. Several effective treatment options...

Women With Colorectal and Anal Cancer Need Sexual Support Aug 22nd, 2019

Understanding the sexual impact of treatment is important for women with colorectal and anal cancer, and support is essential, experts report in a recent Sexual Medicine Reviews study. The term colorectal cancer refers to cancers of the colon (the large intestine) and the rectum (the lower portion of the large...

The Benefits of Treating Ed With Shockwave Therapy Aug 13th, 2019

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, when ED becomes progressive or happens routinely with...

Are Sound Waves the Key to Better Orgasms? Aug 12th, 2019

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 sexual organ as I prepared for a noninvasive...

Pubic Hair Removal More Common Among Women Than Men Aug 6th, 2019

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. The youngest respondent was 15 years old; the oldest were in their...

Marijuana and Male Fertility Jul 18th, 2019

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 marijuana later this year. With marijuana more freely available, people do have health concerns. In...

Women and Anal Intercourse Jul 1st, 2019

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 in a Sexual Medicine study.  All of...

FDA Warns Against Three “sexual Enhancement” Supplements Jul 1st, 2019

The manufacturer of a supplement called The Beast has issued a voluntary recall of the product after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered an erectile dysfunction (ED) drug among the ingredients. The agency has advised consumers to stop using The Beast capsules and return them to the place...

Mindfulness After Prostate Cancer Treatment Jul 1st, 2019

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 help even more. In a recent Sexual Medicine paper, researchers explain that men’s erections don’t usually go back to how...

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

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 available through an additional study. Vitamin D is essential...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Premenopausal Women Jun 25th, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. “There are women who, for no known reason, have reduced sexual desire that causes marked distress, and who can benefit from safe and effective pharmacologic treatment. Today’s approval...

Aquablation for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Large Prostates Jun 14th, 2019

OBJECTIVE To report 12-month safety and effectiveness outcomes of the Aquablation procedure for the treatment of men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and large-volume prostates. METHODS One hundred and one men with moderate-to-severe BPH symptoms and prostate volumes of 80-150 cc underwent a robotic-assisted Aquablation procedure in a prospective...

Methylation Urine Biomarker Test in the Surveillance of Non–muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Jun 14th, 2019

OBJECTIVES To investigate prospectively the clinical utility and influence on decision-making of Bladder EpiCheck™, a non-invasive urine test, in the surveillance of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Urine samples from 440 patients undergoing surveillance for NMIBC were prospectively collected at five centres and evaluated using the Bladder EpiCheck...

Are There Any “natural Aphrodisiacs” That Actually Work? May 9th, 2019

For centuries, men and women have searched for foods, herbs, and other substances that could enhance their sexual experiences. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines “aphrodisiac” as “any product that bears labeling claims that it will arouse or increase sexual desire, or that it will improve sexual performance.”...

How Long Should Sex Last? Apr 29th, 2019

There is no official rule on how long sex should last. The duration of sex varies from couple to couple and can depend on many factors, such as: • Their preferences. Some couples want sex to be fast. Others like to take a slower pace. • Their circumstances. Young, busy parents might...

Women Report Better Sex With Marijuana Use Apr 22nd, 2019

Women’s orgasms might improve with marijuana use, a recent Sexual Medicine paper suggests. Some marijuana users claim that the drug boosts their sexual function and pleasure. But little scientific research had been conducted to support these claims. The current study examined women’s perceptions on how marijuana use – in general and specifically...

What is the Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Gum Disease? Apr 16th, 2019

Research suggests that men who have gum disease (also called periodontal disease) are more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) than those who do not. The milder form of gum disease is called gingivitis, which occurs when there is inflammation or infection in the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis worsens...

BDSM Participants Have “almost No Concerns” About Lifestyle, Study Finds Apr 15th, 2019

BDSM practitioners might be more sexually satisfied and have fewer sexual concerns than people who are not involved with BDSM, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. The acronym BDSM refers to “bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, sadism-masochism,” a group of sexual behaviors that may include role playing, control, pain, or humiliation. Such...

Is Hormone Therapy Right for Me? Feb 22nd, 2019

To Use or Not to Use Hormone Therapy for Menopause? Some women are terrified by the prospect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) thanks to scary stories in the media over the years, but the good news is that nowadays there are many different ways of replacing your dwindling hormones. You’ve...

What Should Men Know About Masturbation Feb 20th, 2019

You might recall a 1992 Seinfeld episode called “The Contest.” At the beginning, friends Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine are sitting in their favorite coffee shop when fellow friend George walks in, looking upset. He reveals that his mother caught him masturbating and swears he will never do it again – anywhere. His...

Hormone Kisspeptin Linked to Sexual Arousal Feb 6th, 2019

A hormone called kisspeptin might eventually be useful in the treatment of pychosexual and mood disorders, new research suggests. The hormone could be involved with sexual behaviors, but more research is needed, scientists say. Produced in the brain by the hypothalamus, kisspeptin triggers a series of chemical processes that ultimately...

Peyronie’s Disease Surgery: Can Penile Length Be Preserved? Feb 6th, 2019

Men with Peyronie’s disease should be aware of possible penile shortening after surgical treatment, experts say. But some procedures might be able to preserve length. Peyronie’s disease is a benign condition characterized by areas of hardened scar tissue called plaques that form just beneath the skin of the penis. Typically, Peyronie’s...

Penis Enlargement Surgery: Men Should Know About Complications Jan 11th, 2019

Penis enlargement surgery can have serious complications, and men should be aware of them before undergoing any procedure, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. Penis enlargement surgery aims to increase length and/or girth, often because the man is not satisfied with the size of his penis. Augmentation may involve...

Female Cancer Survivors and Sex Health Issues Jan 8th, 2019

If you’re a woman going through cancer treatment, you’ve probably had to adapt to a lot of changes in your life. You might have seen some dramatic changes in your sex life, too – changes you might not have been prepared for. Maybe you’re not able to have sex the...

Stigma, Body Image Concerns May Affect Sexuality in People With Focal Dystonia Jan 8th, 2019

Sexual dysfunction is a common problem for people with some forms of focal dystonia, scientists report. Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes a person’s muscles to contract. A person with dystonia cannot control these movements. A focal dystoniaoccurs when the contraction happens in one part of the body, such as...

The Importance of Male Ejaculation for Female Sexual Satisfaction and Function Dec 20th, 2018

Abstract Introduction Although links between ejaculatory control or intravaginal ejaculatory latency time and female sexual functioning have frequently been reported in the past, no study has investigated the importance of other male ejaculatory characteristics, such as ejaculation volume and intensity, for women’s sexuality. Aim To assess the importance of subjectively...

Coping With Mismatched Sex Drives Nov 29th, 2018

You and your partner probably have a lot in common. Or if you’re not partnered, you likely seek common traits in a prospective mate. Whether it’s a love of baseball, camping, or rock concerts, these commonalities help keep you close as a couple. So, what happens if your sex drives...

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Can Laser Therapy Help? Nov 29th, 2018

When a woman’s estrogen levels fall at menopause, her body goes through numerous changes. Her ovaries stop releasing eggs, she gradually stops menstruating, and she can no longer become pregnant. She also might have hot flashes, insomnia, and moodiness. And she might develop genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). GSM is a...

Is Oral Sex Related to Certain Types of Cancers? Nov 12th, 2018

Yes, some oral cancers, which affect areas in and around the mouth, are linked to oral sex – stimulating a partner’s genitals with the mouth or tongue. Sometimes, the anus is stimulated this way. Oral cancer can develop in several areas, including the throat, pharynx, soft palate, tonsils, and tongue. Not all...

Study: Antidepressant Lurasidone Has Fewer Sexual Side Effects Nov 1st, 2018

People with a certain form of depression might benefit from a drug called lurasidone, which has fewer sexual side effects than other depression medications, according to a recent clinical trial. Depression is linked several sexual difficulties, including low desire, poor arousal, and trouble reaching orgasm. Experts estimate that up to...

Vitamin D Important for Men’s Sexual Health, Study Finds Oct 26th, 2018

Taking vitamin D might improve a man’s sexual health, suggests new research in the International Journal of Endocrinology. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to poor male sexual function (especially erectile dysfunction) in previous studies. In this paper, a team of Italian scientists sought to confirm such findings...

Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Early Diabetes in Some Men Oct 15th, 2018

One in five men with new-onset erectile dysfunction (ED) could have unrecognized prediabetes, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The association between diabetes and ED has been widely reported, but there is less information about a possible link with prediabetes, the authors said. Generally, a person is considered to...

Orgasm Shot Boosts Bride’s Libido Ahead of Her Wedding… Sep 19th, 2018

‘Orgasm shot’ boosts bride’s libido ahead of her wedding… and helps her have multiple orgasms for the first time ever. After being stuck in a sexless relationship for seven years, 35-year-old Roxanne Macias from London opted for a quick 45-minute procedure to increase her libido and allow her to have...

Do Orgasms Change Over Time? Sep 12th, 2018

Like many aspects of sex, orgasms are always changing. You might have one night of passion that feels like an out-of-body experience. You might have another that is pleasant, but not necessarily powerful. And you might have another that is just humdrum. Should you worry? Not necessarily. While it can...

Low Testosterone Linked to Chronic Diseases Sep 7th, 2018

Men with low total testosterone may be more likely to have two or more chronic diseases, according to recent research in Scientific Reports. The association was especially strong for younger and older men, the study found. Scientists looked at data from 2,161 men age 20 and older who were participants in...

Prostate Cancer: the Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Intimate Relationships Aug 29th, 2018

Intimate relationships with partners may decline when men with prostate cancer start androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). But there is hope, according to a recent study published by Supportive Care for Cancer. Androgens, such as testosterone, are male hormones. They give men their masculine traits and fuel their sex drive. Unfortunately, androgens...

Unpacking the Latest Testosterone Therapy Guidelines Aug 22nd, 2018

The American Urological Association (AUA) is a professional organization for urologists. Founded in 1902, the organization now has over 21,000 members. One of its many roles is to provide guidelines on various aspects of urologic health so that doctors can best serve their patients. In April 2018, the AUA issued...

Regular Coffee Intake Not Associated With Erectile Dysfunction, Study Finds Jul 30th, 2018

Regular coffee consumption does not appear to affect men’s erections, but decaffeinated coffee intake might, suggests a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The caffeine, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds in coffee are thought to have several health benefits, but their role in urological conditions has been unclear. A...

Cardiometabolic Factors Have “milder” Effects on Women’s Sex Health Compared to Men Jul 23rd, 2018

An estimated 40% to 50% of women have at least one symptom of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), researchers say. Cardiometabolic factors may be associated with FSD, they added, but the association between cardiovascular risk factors and sexual health “appears milder” for women than for men. Their study, published recently in...

Experts Recommend Routine Clitoral Exams Jul 12th, 2018

Clitoral adhesions can cause significant pain, and routine clitoral examinations could benefit women with sexual dysfunction, researchers say. In their recent Sexual Medicine study, the research team focused on the prevalence and risk factors of clitoral adhesions. In female anatomy, the glans clitoris (the external portion that is visible and...

Erectile Dysfunction More Than Doubles Risk of Heart Attack in Older Men, Study Finds Jun 16th, 2018

Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are at higher risk for cardiovascular events, even when other risk factors, like cholesterol levels, smoking, and high blood pressure are considered, scientists report. ED and cardiovascular disease share many risk factors, including obesity, hypertension, smoking, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. However, little was known about...

How Many Women Have Hsdd? Jun 13th, 2018

In basic terms, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a persistent lack of sexual desire in women that causes distress. But HSDD is actually quite complex. The following terms are used to describe HSDD: General – It’s present most of the time. Situational – It happens only in certain situations. Lifelong – It has always...

Three‐month Posttreatment Prostate‐specific Antigen Level as a Biomarker Jun 1st, 2018

Alex K. Bryant BS , Anthony V. D’Amico MD, PhD, Paul L. Nguyen MD, John P. Einck MD, Christopher J. Kane MD, Rana R. McKay MD,  Daniel R. Simpson MD, Arno J. Mundt MD, James D. Murphy MD, Brent S. Rose MD Abstract BACKGROUND Prostate‐specific antigen (PSA) measurement after definitive radiotherapy (RT) and androgen deprivation therapy for localized prostate cancer...

Daily Flibanserin “generally Safe” for Some Postmenopausal Women, Study Finds May 30th, 2018

Flibanserin, a drug used to treat low sexual desire, is “generally safe and well-tolerated” for both premenopausal and naturally postmenopausal women, according to trial results published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. More specifically, the drug is designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Women with HSDD lose interest in sex for...

Effect of Linear Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction—12-month... May 18th, 2018

Abstract: Introduction Short-term data on the effect of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) on erectile dysfunction (ED) have been inconsistent. The suggested mechanisms of action of Li-ESWT on ED include stimulation of cell proliferation, tissue regeneration, and angiogenesis, which can be processes with a long generation time. Therefore, long-term data on...

Scientists Investigate Health Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy May 15th, 2018

New research suggests that men on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are not at higher risk for cardiovascular events or blood clots but might be more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea. Testosterone is important for men, as it is responsible for masculine features, such as facial hair and muscle mass. The hormone...

Flavonoids Associated With Improved Erectile Function Mar 23rd, 2018

Young men might be able to improve their erections by consuming more fruits and vegetables and fewer alcohol and dairy products, new research suggests. The key appears to be flavonoids, an antioxidant found in most fruits and vegetables. Flavones, a flavonoid subclass found in parsley, thyme, celery, and hot peppers,...

What Are Multiple Orgasms? How Common Are They? Mar 23rd, 2018

Multiple orgasms occur when a person climaxes more than once during a period of sexual activity. They are more common in women, but not all women have them. Most women have the capacity to have multiple orgasms, but past research suggests only about 15% actually do.  Multiple orgasms have not...

How Common is It to “fake” an Orgasm, and Why Do People Do It? Mar 23rd, 2018

Both men and women pretend to have orgasms, and the practice of “faking” is fairly common. Research suggests that women are more likely to fake orgasm than men are. For example, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Sex Research reported that among a group of college students, 25%...

Topical Gel Might Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction (Ed) Feb 9th, 2018

MED2005, a topical gel, could be a viable on-demand treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a recent phase II trial.  The gel contains 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate and uses DermaSys technology for quick absorption into the skin of the penis with minimal effects on a partner.   Glyceryl trinitrate is a...

Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Jan 16th, 2018

If you are among one of the millions of men suffering from erectile dysfunction, then you may be a candidate for a novel new minimally invasive therapy called Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT).  Erectile dysfunction is not only a source of embarrassment for men, but it can lead to clinical...

The O-shot: Behind the Injection Which Claims to Give Women Better Orgasms Jan 4th, 2018

Doctor who administers the injection to women in the UK told The Independent patients who had never experienced a vaginal orgasm did after receiving the injection.  Can you really increase and rejuvenate your sex life through an injection?   Apparently so, if the miracle claims of the ‘O-Shot’ are anything to believed. The...

Impact of Fibromyalgia on the Sexuality of Women Aug 30th, 2017

Reviewed by Christopher Gharibo, MD, Medical Director of Pain Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY  Fibromyalgia, characterized by widespread pain, difficulty sleeping, and a range of other somatic and psychological symptoms, affects an estimated 5 million adults in the United States (US), some 87.5%...

Vaginal Estrogens Do Not Affect Cancer, Cardiovascular Event Risk Aug 21st, 2017

Postmenopausal women who use vaginal estrogen are not at increased risk for cardiovascular events or cancer compared with those who do not use vaginal estrogen, suggesting the safety and efficacy of the therapy, according to findings published in Menopause.  Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, of the department of medicine at the University...

What is Asexuality? Jun 13th, 2017

In general terms, asexuality refers to people who don’t feel driven to have sex. They do not necessarily have negative feelings about sex. They just don’t feel sexual attraction to others.  However, asexuality is not quite that simple. Some experts describe asexuality as a continuum. For example, many asexuals enjoy...

Researchers Investigate Mindfulness as a Promising, Non-invasive Treatment for Fsd May 30th, 2017

Mindfulness could be a viable approach for treating female sexual dysfunction, suggests a recent study in Sexual Medicine Reviews.  Sexual problems for women can be approached in different ways. For example, medications like flibanserin can address desire issues like hypoactive sexual desire disorder. But some women don’t respond to these...

Testosterone Trials Investigate Testosterone’s Effects on Four Outcomes | Issm May 1st, 2017

Four studies published recently in JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine provide new insights on the effects of testosterone therapy on various health outcomes, including memory, bone density, anemia, and coronary artery plaque volume. The studies were part of the Testosterone Trials (T-Trials), a series of seven linked studies involving men...

Health Benefits of Sex Apr 20th, 2017

Good sexual health is part of good overall health. That’s a fact we consider often here at SexHealthMatters.org. But have you ever wondered just how having sex is good for your health?  Here are just some of the benefits:Sex can be a great stress reliever.  Human and animal studies have shown...

Localized Prostate Cancer Treatment and Patient-reported Outcomes After 3 Years Apr 17th, 2017

IMPORTANCEUnderstanding the adverse effects of contemporary approaches to localized prostate cancer treatment could inform shared decision making.  OBJECTIVETo compare functional outcomes and adverse effects associated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), and active surveillance.  DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTSProspective, population-based, cohort study involving 2550 men (≤80 years) diagnosed in 2011-2012 with...

FDA Approves Intrarosa for Sexual Pain in Postmenopausal Women Mar 15th, 2017

Postmenopausal women who experience moderate to severe pain during intercourse may have a new treatment option.  Last November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug called Intrarosa (prasterone) for sexual pain caused by vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause.  When a woman goes through menopause, her body...

Stem Cell Studies for Ed, Peyronie’s Encouraging, but More Research Needed Mar 15th, 2017

In recent years, many studies have investigated the use of stem cells in treatments for male sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and Peyronie’s disease. While many of these projects show some promise, further study is needed before such therapies can be deemed beneficial, according to a recent article...

FDA Issues Supplement Warnings Feb 27th, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced recalls for many supplements marketed to men who seek sexual enhancement. In lab analyses, FDA officials found undeclared ingredients in the following products: African Viagra Big Penis Bl4ck 4K Capsules Black 3K Plus Black Mamba 2 Premium Duramaxxx Ginseng for Reinforcing...

Orgasm Problems: What Can Women Do? Oct 11th, 2016

Would it surprise you to learn that an estimated 10% to 40% of women have trouble reaching orgasm? And that some women have never had an orgasm at all? The clinical term is anorgasmia and it troubles many women. It can distress partners, too, who may think their bedroom skills...

Health Talk – Star Ledger of New Jersey Features Jun 18th, 2016

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), defined as the inability to obtain or maintain an erection, effects approximately 30 million men in the United States. Until recently, all treatment modalities for ED have been based on a symptom, not a cause. Now using regenerative medicine, the major cause of ED, which is poor blood flow,...

Study: Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk Jun 13th, 2016

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not appear to increase a man’s risk for aggressive prostate cancer, according to a team of American and Swedish researchers.  The study, presented last month at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in San Diego, California, examined almost a quarter-million medical records of Swedish men...

Intravaginal Prasterone and Sexual Dysfunction in Postmenopausal Women With Vulvovaginal Atrophy May 24th, 2016

Fernand Labrie MD, PhD; Leonard Derogatis PhD; David F. Archer MD; William Koltun MD; Andrée Vachon MD; Douglas Young MD; Louise Frenette MD; David Portman MD; Marlene Montesino MD; Isabelle Côté BSc; Julie Parent PhD; Lyne Lavoie MSc; Adam Beauregard BSc, MBA; Céline Martel PhD; Mario Vaillancourt BSc, MBA; John...

Hyaluronic Acid Injections May Benefit Men With Peyronie’s Disease May 2nd, 2016

A pilot study investigating intralesional injections of hyaluronic acid for treatment of Peyronie’s disease has shown “encouraging preliminary results,” according to Italian researchers.  Peyronie’s disease is characterized by areas of scar tissue called plaques that form just under the skin of the penis. These plaques cause the penis to lose...

Northern New Jersey’s Comprehensive Sexual Treatment for Female and Male Sexual Medicine Feb 19th, 2016

The Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine,located in Millburn New Jersey offers comprehensive treatment for female and male sexual medicine including female sexual arousal desire disorder, painful sex, low desire, sexual, hormonal and physical therapy, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, Pyronies disease, penile prosthesis, priaprism, sex and ED therapy.

Shock Wave Therapy Found Efficacious in Treating Ed. Dec 1st, 2015

Shock wave therapy found efficacious in treating ED. New reports find that low intensity extra corporeal shock wave therapy (LIESWT ) a safe, effective and well tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) including men who do not respond to oral medications such as Viagra. The clinical trial reported at the...