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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 blowing air into their vagina. Doing so can cause an air embolism…


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. Usually, such issues are temporary and can be addressed. Some of the sexual issues breastfeeding women may face include the following: Vaginal dryness. While a woman…


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. For example, chemotherapy might have an effect on your memory or…


Men With Both Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction Have Surgical Options

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 to occur when an injury…


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. Stem cell therapy, along with shockwave therapy and injectable platelet-rich plasma, is a restorative approach. Its goal is…


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 sex in a public place, like an elevator, beach, or busy city park. These locations might…


Only 51% of Women Tell Partners Sex is Painful

16 December, 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 Behavior, researchers…


Adding ADT to Radiotherapy Improves PFS in Patients With Prostate Cancer

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 of adding ADT to radiotherapy…


Forced Sexual Initiation Associated with Poor Health Outcomes in Women

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 on data from 13,310 women…


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, MSc FIRST PUBLISHED: August 20, 2019 – The Journal of Sexual Medicine DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.07.013…


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