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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 porn more frequently nowadays. Online pornography use rates are estimated to be 50%–99%…


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. With this in mind, a team of scientists decided to further investigate potential causes of Peyronie’s disease to see how…


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. However, ED does not have to be permanent. Several effective treatment options are available, including shockwave therapy….


Women with Colorectal and Anal Cancer Need Sexual Support

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 intestine). Anal cancer affects the…


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, when ED becomes progressive or happens routinely with sex, it should…


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 sexual organ as I prepared for a noninvasive med spa treatment that promised to…


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. The youngest respondent was 15 years old; the oldest were in their sixties. All participants answered questions…


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 marijuana later this year. With marijuana more freely available, people do have health concerns. In regard to sexual and reproductive…


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 in a Sexual Medicine study.  All of the women had had anal…


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 available through an additional study. Vitamin D is essential for skeletal health, as it…


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