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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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 […]
4th November 2017
Is Your Sex Life Aging Well

Is Your Sex Life Aging Well?

Does sex take a nosedive as you grow older? A recent survey conducted among men and women over the age of 50, do not all agree that it does. In fact many say that sex has actually got better as they have aged. The survey also indicated that the sex lives of the older people have benefited from more experience and sexual confidence, as well as long-term relationships which have matured to a higher level of love and intimacy. As you grow older, it is normal to want less sex. This is true for men and women, and some of […]
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, […]
10th November 2017
Women also need testosterone

Six Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Women

Women also need testosterone Testosterone is a hormone that is usually considered to be a vital male hormone. However, not many folk know that testosterone is also a very important hormone necessary for women to maintain a good quality of life? All too often, the symptoms of low testosterone in women are just written off as part of getting old. There is also unfortunately a misconception among women that testosterone will detract from their femininity, and make them more manly. There is much talk about women getting treatment for low estrogen or progesterone, but testosterone hardly gets a mention. After […]
10th October 2018
Menopause does not mean that your sex life is over

Menopause does not mean that your sex life is over

What is menopause? Simply put, menopause begins when the ovaries gradually slow down the production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. This is effectively the beginning of the end of the menstrual cycle. Most women start menopause around 45 to 50 years of age, and goes on for several years. When menstruation stops, it does not mean that menopause is actually over. Many women are disturbed by the changes taking place in the body which include hot flushes, unusual weight gain, depression and anxiety. Menopause happens in the life of every woman, and many anticipate its arrival with dread […]