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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11th October 2017


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 […]
5th November 2017
Testing For Genital Herpes

Testing For Genital Herpes – Not As Simple As It Seems!

Getting tested for genital herpes There are 2 types of herpes viruses, HSV 1, manifested in the facial area around the mouth and nose, and the other type is HSV 2, which attacks the genital area. If you suspect that you may have genital herpes, or have possibly been exposed to the virus, visit the doctor to make certain. If sores and blisters have already manifested in the genital or anal areas, the chances are that genital herpes is present. However, to make absolutely certain, and to establish the status of the disease, the doctor may recommend you take certain […]
15th February 2018

How to Conquer the Genital Herpes Itch

What is genital herpes? Herpes is an unbelievably contagious disease, in the form of a virus in the bloodstream, which is spread from one person to another. The virus that causes your first herpes outbreak stays in your body forever, and will flare up from time to time. Herpes can affect the mouth or the genitals, but both have similar symptoms. There are two versions of herpes, namely HSV-1 and HSV-2. The HSV-1 form of the virus usually manifests itself as a sore or blister round the mouth. HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is passed to the […]