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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6th November 2017
Hormones That Affect Sexuality

Hormones That Affect Sexuality

Necessary for life Hormones are vital for sustaining life, and they play a role in the function of every part of the body. Many of the hormones interact with others, not the least being those that promote the perpetuation of life. A lack of certain hormones can impact on the reproductive system and fertility, while a lack of others can negatively affect libido and sexual functionality. Both men and women can be equally affected, as the sex hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, are present in males and females – although proportions may differ. Hormones that affect a woman’s sexuality Estrogen, […]