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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27th March 2017
Low libido in women

Ladies, is Your Lack of Sexual Desire Taking a Toll in the Bedroom?

What is low sexual desire? This is a loss of libido and a lack of desire to engage in sexual relations, which is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among women.  A recent study has shown that almost 30 percent of women aged between 18 and 60 suffer from a lack of interest in sex. There is a popular belief that the frequency of sexual relations indicates the level of sexual desire or satisfaction. However according to extensive research, this belief is actually unfounded. You may have a perfectly normal sex drive, without always having the intention to act […]
4th April 2017
Emotional Matters Can Affect a Womans Sexuality

Emotional Matters Can Affect a Woman’s Sexuality

A complexity of issues There are many factors that can keep a woman from enjoying sex. Physical factors include a lack of sexual desire, an inability to become aroused, painful intercourse, medical problems, and hormonal imbalances. Psychological, or emotional factors, can include work-related stress, anxiety, depression, possible concerns about relationship problems, or even past sexual trauma. Research has shown that psychological causes far outweigh physical reasons, but the good news is that female sexual dysfunctional is treatable, whether emotional or physical. Studies have also established a connection between psychological and some physical issues. Some psychological and emotional causes for a […]
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 […]
1st May 2017
Feel Good About Yourself to Boost Your Libido

Feel Good About Yourself to Boost Your Libido

Have you lost some interest in sex? Has some of your desire for started to go out of the bedroom window? Everyone has that feeling once in a while, and quite often it will right itself, with a little push and shove in the right direction. Desiring sex less often than your partner, failing to get aroused, and not reaching a climax, are perfectly normal. Stresses from daily life, financial worries, parenting problems and demanding jobs all take a toll on our sex lives. This is also par for the course. It is only when lack of desire or unsatisfying […]
8th May 2017
Frigid woman

The Frigid Woman Syndrome

What is frigidity? This a term used to refer to women who have a chronically low sex drive. The word frigid is also often used incorrectly to describe a woman who may be emotionally cold, or does not readily respond to her partner’s sexual advances. The lack of sexual desire may reside deep in the subconscious, and may be linked to problems that can be successfully treated. In some cases a woman may avoid or refuse sexual activity, because they are unable to reach a climax, and find little or no pleasure in the sex act. However, whether the basic […]
22nd May 2017
Asexual person

Could you be Asexual?

What does it mean to be asexual? The defining feature of asexuality is when there is no sexual attraction, including any lustful thoughts, for other people. Most asexual folk have no sex drive, although a little may be manifested by infrequent bouts of masturbation. It is also sometimes by characterised by a total aversion to the actual sex act. Recent research has indicated that about 1% of the population, with more women than men, are asexual. In the past, asexuality has been diagnosed as being a sexual disorder. However, there is now a provision agreed to by health professionals that […]
29th May 2017
menopause

How Does Menopause Affect Female Sexual Responses?

Has your sexual desire decreased since menopause? In general, sex drive gradually decreases with age in both men and women, but women are likely to be more affected than men. This is mainly due to the effects of the mental and physical changes which take place during menopause. The loss of estrogen can lead to changes in a woman’s sexual functioning. Emotional changes such as depression, anxiety and fatigue, also add to low libido problems, as well as a difficulty, or inability, to get aroused. Many women experience problems with sexual function from time to time, and during or after […]
5th June 2017
menopause

Will You Survive the Psychological Effects of Your Partner’s Menopause?

Cutting right to the heart of a man For women, the menopause is a time of extreme change, both physically and emotionally, but for husbands and partners it can also be a very stressful time. Many men have difficulty understanding the fluctuating hormones, mood swings, hot flushes, lack of sexual desire, and other menopausal symptoms which may occur. With all the changes taking place it can be frustrating for a man to figure out what to do, when everything he does or says seems to be wrong. Even in the most caring and loving relationships, this can be a recipe […]
22nd July 2017
woman drinking pill

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 […]
4th September 2017
faking orgasm

Is Faking Orgasms Still Common Among Women?

The mystery of the faked orgasm Faking it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Research has suggested that up to 80% of women fake orgasms at one time or another. The experience of faking an orgasm during sex by some women, and sometimes men, is not exactly new. Some people do it for simple reasons like just being too tired to focus, or perhaps have had too much to drink, and don’t want to hurt their partners feelings. Studies have shown that many women fake it after agreeing to sex that they did not want in the first […]
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 […]
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 […]