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 […]
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 […]
8th August 2017

Does Hypnotherapy Work for Erectile Dysfunction?

What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy, or hypnosis as it is also known, is a tried and tested method to help with a variety of ailments, many of which are rooted in the mind. Hypnosis is not sleep, but rather a state of deep relaxation, where you feel relaxed and tranquil, and your subconscious mind is open to receive suggestions from the therapist. You are always aware of your surroundings, and you cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do. You can also choose whether or not you want to accept suggestions from the hypnotherapist, if any of […]
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 […]
28th September 2017
Sex myths

Sex Myths That Could Affect Your Sex Life

The birds and the bees Sex education is no longer about the birds and the bees, and there is no longer any shame about sexual feelings. Whether you are dating, single, divorced, or have been part of a committed couple for many years, there are still things you can learn about sexuality and desire. Unfortunately, some people bring old stories they have heard when much younger, into their relationships without knowing the true facts. Doctors often hear these sex myths from both men and women who have misconceptions about sexuality. Sadly, they may be missing out on a rewarding, satisfying […]
28th September 2017
sex can kill a marriage

How Sex Can Kill a Marriage

Can sex kill a marriage? Yes – absolutely! Many married couples struggle with sexual issues in the bedroom. Studies have shown that happy couples rank sex on the same basis as loyalty, commitment, and communication. Problems in the bedroom have dashed many relationships onto the rocks, some with very little chance of recovery. A marital sex problem is a major warning sign that grave danger may lie ahead. Some alarm bells for you to look out for If you are battling with sexual issues in your marriage, here are some areas of concern for you to take note of: Your […]
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 […]
13th October 2017
How Normal is Your Sex Drive

How Normal is Your Sex Drive?

You may be wondering about your sex drive! There is no stereotype when it comes to sex drive, and everyone has different ideas about his or her sex drive. Research certainly backs up the opinion that men think about sex more often than women do, and will go out of their way to get sex, more often than women do. Not everyone will agree with this idea, and many folk have questions about the nitty-gritty of sex drive in general. This led to surveys being conducted to give people some of the answers they may looking for. Survey questions and […]
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, […]