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Experts Recommend Routine Clitoral Exams

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 most sensitive to touch) is…


How Many Women Have HSDD?

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 occurred. Acquired – It started happening…


Three‐month posttreatment prostate‐specific antigen level as a biomarker of treatment response in patients with intermediate‐risk or high‐risk prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy and radiotherapy

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 has been proposed as an…


Daily Flibanserin “Generally Safe” for Some Postmenopausal Women, Study Finds

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 reasons that can’t be readily…


Do Orgasms Change Over Time?

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 be frustrating to see the intensity…


Effect of Linear Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction—12-Month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Sham-Controlled Study

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 the effect of Li-ESWT on…


Scientists Investigate Health Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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 also drives a…


Flavonoids Associated With Improved Erectile Function

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, is most beneficial, scientists say. …


What are multiple orgasms? How common are they?

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 been studied extensively, and much…


How common is it to “fake” an orgasm, and why do people do it?

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% of the men and 50%…


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