Peyronie’s Disease Surgery: Can Penile Length be Preserved?
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 disease goes through two phases….CONTINUE READING
Penis Enlargement Surgery: Men Should Know About Complications
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 injections of silicone, injections of…CONTINUE READING
What Should Men Know About Masturbation?
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 friends are not convinced, and…CONTINUE READING
Female Cancer Survivors and Sex Health Issues
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 way you used to. Perhaps…CONTINUE READING
Stigma, Body Image Concerns May Affect Sexuality in People With Focal Dystonia
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 neck, leg, or arm….CONTINUE READING
The Importance of Male Ejaculation for Female Sexual Satisfaction and Function
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 perceived ejaculation intensity and ejaculation…CONTINUE READING
Coping with Mismatched Sex Drives
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 don’t sync? Having mismatched sex…CONTINUE READING
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Can Laser Therapy Help?
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 collection of symptoms involving the…CONTINUE READING
Is oral sex related to certain types of cancers?
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 cases of oral cancer come…CONTINUE READING
Study: Antidepressant Lurasidone Has Fewer Sexual Side Effects
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 85% of people with untreated…CONTINUE READING