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Topical Gel Might Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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 nitric oxide donor. Scientists believe…

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Shock Wave Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction

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 depression, decrease in quality of…

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THE O-SHOT: BEHIND THE INJECTION WHICH CLAIMS TO GIVE WOMEN BETTER ORGASMS

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 shot, an abbreviation of The…

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Impact of Fibromyalgia on the Sexuality Of Women

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% of whom are women.1 In addition…

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Vaginal estrogens do not affect cancer, cardiovascular event risk

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 of California, Los Angeles, and…

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What is asexuality?

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 committed relationships and develop strong…

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Researchers Investigate Mindfulness as a Promising, Non-invasive Treatment for FSD

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 treatments.  In particular, mindfulness might…

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Testosterone Trials Investigate Testosterone’s Effects on Four Outcomes | ISSM

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 over age 65 who had…

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Health Benefits of Sex

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 that having more sex can…

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Localized Prostate Cancer Treatment and Patient-Reported Outcomes After 3 Years

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 clinical stage cT1-2, localized prostate cancer,…

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