15th November 2018
What is orchitis

All about Orchitis

What is orchitis? Orchitis is best described as a painful inflammation of the testicles. Both testicles may be affected at the same time, but the symptoms usually occur in just one. The condition can be caused by either bacteria, or a virus. In the beginning, orchitis causes a localized area of pain and swelling in the testicle, with the infection spreading to engulf the entire testicle, as well as the other testicle, and groin area. Pain in the testes and groin area is the main symptom of orchitis, but there are other issues which may point to the condition: Tenderness […]
10th November 2018
Torsion of the Testes

Torsion of the Testes

What is testicular torsion? Men have two testicles that are contained inside a sac known as the scrotum, which support and protect the testicles. There is a cord-like structure, known as the spermatic cord, which contains the testicular artery that carries blood to the testes. Torsion of the testes happens when this cord twists, cutting off most of the blood to the affected testicle, and as a result the tissues in the testicle may begin to die. This is a serious and extremely painful condition, which needs immediate medical attention. According to studies conducted by the American Urological Association, it […]
5th November 2018
Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

About a vasectomy A vasectomy is a procedure that cuts and seals the tubes that carry sperm which is included in a man’s ejaculation (seminal) fluid. It is a popular method of birth control which prevents a woman from falling pregnant, without having to resort to oral contraceptives, which often have a range of dangerous side effects. This is usually a safe procedure which is often performed in a doctor’s office. While the risk of complications is low, and mostly clear up on their own, more serious issues could be in need of a doctor’s attention. Although there are potential […]
25th October 2018
Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

About bypass surgery Open-heart bypass surgery is a very traumatic operation. Your chest is opened and blood vessels are grafted from another part of the body, like the legs, to replace the damaged vessels in the heart. This means that the inside of one or both legs will be cut open from the knee down in search of healthy veins for the heart. The recovery from these surgical wounds, including the chest, are painful and slow. Processing this traumatic event may also take time, and for a while it will be difficult to move around. At this stage, sex will […]
15th October 2018
Obesity and Sex

Obesity and Sex

Weight and sexual performance When someone is extremely overweight, the sex life often suffers. Sexual desire, performance, enjoyment, and self-esteem can take a nosedive. Many folk feel so bad about it that some try and avoid sex altogether. There are several ways an increase in weight can lead to negative changes in the bedroom. The changes however, while affecting both men and women, are difference for each sex. Men. As far as men go, experts at the Obesity Action Coalition maintain that sexual dysfunction is a side effect of obesity. Many obese men may suffer from erectile dysfunction due to […]

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25th April 2017
The Truth about Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

The Truth about Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Hassles in the bedroom are more common than you think Although sexual dysfunction is often linked to men, perhaps because women are inclined to be more tight-lipped about their problems, both men and women experience equal sexual problems. Sexual dysfunction can take many forms. It is not limited to erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, or low libido. There are, however, several other areas that are determined to be common sexual problems in both men and women. The good news is that the majority of the problematic issues, such as erectile dysfunction and low libido, can be successfully treated after the root […]
22nd July 2017
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How Antidepressant Drugs Affect Women’s Sexuality

The sexual side effects of antidepressant drugs Antidepressant drugs have many side effects, but the spotlight often falls on the sexual side effects of the medications. Studies have shown that in the US, 1 in 5 adult people battle with depression. This includes both men and women, as depression knows no gender discrimination. Understanding how antidepressant meds might affect your sex life, can help you manage the side effects that break your sexuality down. How do antidepressant drugs cause sexual side effects? Antidepressant drugs raise levels of serotonin in the body, which regulate anxiety, happiness and mood. Low levels of […]
24th July 2017
diabetes

Diabetes could be causing you to disappoint your wife in the bedroom

Are you shy about your sexual health? We live in a culture which is often over-saturated by sex on the TV, the movies, the radio, books and magazines. We are exposed to this on a daily basis, and yet when it comes to our own sexual health, we are sometimes incredibly shy to discuss sexual problems with the doctor. Studies have shown that only about 50% of men with diabetes have even mentioned the subject of diabetes and possible sexual dysfunction with their doctors. By the same token, many newly-diagnosed diabetes patients have reported that while doctors mention all the […]
10th August 2017
Enlarged Prostate

Ways An Enlarged Prostate Can Affect Your Sex Life

What is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland, situated close to the bladder, the urethra, and major blood vessels, which can cause a lot of trouble if it becomes enlarged, usually due to infection, inflammation, and in severe cases even cancer. The enlarged gland causes difficulties with urination, and often an inability to completely empty the bladder. The risks of prostate disease increases with age, but no matter what your age may be, one of the first symptoms is the urge to urinate frequently, and a weak urine stream. If your urinating habits suddenly change, don’t hesitate to […]
4th September 2017
Sexual Performance

Top 8 Factors Which Can Affect a Man’s Sexual Performance

Most men will suffer some degree of erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Fortunately for the majority of them, it will probably be a short-lived experience, while for others, ED could be a more serious situation that can have a negative impact on their sex lives. Although ED is a very treatable condition, many men are reluctant to discuss it with a doctor, or a partner. Listed here are the top 8 factors which can pour cold water on your passion in the bedroom. In each case, there are actions you can take to help improve sexual function. […]
5th September 2017
Women diabetes and sex

What Women Should Know about Diabetes and Sex

Reasons why you should take care of your diabetes Taking diabetes lightly can lead to devastating health problems, and perhaps even early death. Diabetes which is not taken care of can cause harm to almost every system in the body. These can include heart problems, a possible stroke, serious eye issues, kidney problems, and poor circulation to the extremities like the hands and feet. What is not generally known, and most times not even mentioned by doctors, is the negative impact diabetes can have on sexuality. If your sexual feelings or sexual responses have changed, it is all too easy […]
5th September 2017
Xeno-Estrogens

Is Your Manhood Being Sabotaged By Xeno-Estrogens?

What are xeno-estrogens? The endocrine, or as it is better known – the hormonal system, is in daily danger of being disrupted, sometimes by the food we eat, but mostly by the products we buy. An increasing number of household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, and many everyday plastic items, are loaded with chemicals that interfere with proper functioning of the hormonal system. These chemicals are known as xeno-estrogens, which mimic the natural estrogen in the body, and are absorbed by estrogen-receptors in the body, leading to an estrogen overload. How xeno-estrogens can affect a man’s sexuality Xeno-estrogens can play […]
28th September 2017
Misconceptions about Erectile Dysfunction

Misconceptions about Erectile Dysfunction

More common than you think Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to get or keep an erection, is far more common than you think. Many men may experience difficulty at some time during life, but when it is ongoing, it is liable to cause problems in relationships, and major self-confidence issues. Because men believe that ED impacts directly on their manhood, it is not an easy subject for them to talk about. This has led to many misconceptions and myths regarding ED which still exist, even in our modern, enlightened day. Here are some of the more well-known myths about erectile […]
28th September 2017
Erectile Dysfunction and Your Prostate

Erectile Dysfunction and Your Prostate

Where is the prostate? The prostate is a small gland situated between the bladder and the urethra. The urethra is a tube in the penis through which you urinate.  The urine has to pass through the prostate after it leaves the bladder. Under normal circumstances, the urine passes easily through the prostate, into the urethra, and exits the body. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, and its most important function is the production of a fluid, that together with sperm cells from the testicles, makes up semen. The muscles of a healthy prostate forces the semen into […]
10th October 2017
std

What You Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What are sexually transmitted diseases? Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as STD, are diseases which are spread by sexual intercourse with someone who has STD. You can get a disease from sexual activity that includes the mouth, anus, vagina, or the penis. It can also be transmitted through contact with blood. There are many types of STDs, and they are mostly caused by one or another of the millions of different strains of bacteria or viruses. Bacteria mutates quickly and often, and can make it easier for the germs to enter human cells or pass through our tissues. These bacterial […]
11th October 2017
herpes

HERPES – ONCE YOU GET IT, YOU’VE GOT IT FOR LIFE!

What is herpes? Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, a virus which affects the genitals and the cervix, as well as other skin areas. This virus is known as the herpes simplex virus or HSV. It comes in two types – HSV 1, which causes sores around the mouth and lips which are sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores; and HSV 2 where an infected person generally may have sores in the genital and rectum areas. Herpes is extremely contagious and passes from one person to another very easily. The HSV 1 virus is usually passed on by close […]
12th October 2017
Herpes - do I have to tell them

Don’t Keep Your Herpes Status a Secret from Your Partner

A must tell! If you have been diagnosed with HSV-2, or genital herpes, and are perhaps starting a new relationship, or maybe already in a relationship, telling your partner about your status, is something you absolutely need to do. If you don’t, and it comes out at a later stage when he or she is infected, the recriminations and subsequent results to your relationship might be devastating at best. Coming clean about the genital herpes may be embarrassing, but if you have the right attitude and are taking steps to deal with the problem, it will definitely help and be […]