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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20th January 2018
Manage Your Sexual Health With Regular Exercise

Manage Your Sexual Health With Regular Exercise

The benefits of exercise If you want to feel better, have more energy, live longer, and keep your sex life revved up – then rise up and get exercising. Everyone, regardless of age, sex, and physical ability, should not ignore the health benefits of regular exercise. Consistent, regular exercise helps to lower the risk of several potential health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, obesity, and also erectile dysfunction issues. You have everything to gain by embracing an exercising regime, but you do not have to run a marathon or swim the English Channel. Opt for something which suits […]
15th February 2018
herpes

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 […]
15th February 2018
Testicular Cancer

What you need to know about Testicular Cancer

What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer (TC) is the most common type of cancer for young men. If not detected early, it is potentially a fatal disease, mainly affecting men between the ages of 15 to 40 years of age. A very early sign of testicular cancer is usually a small, painless pea-sized lump on the testicle. The lump is not painful, but other symptoms may include a dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin, swelling or discomfort in a testicle, and a collection of fluid in the scrotum area. How is TC diagnosed? There are several ways to […]
20th February 2018
Human Papillomavirus

What every woman needs to know about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

What is the human papilloma virus? HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is not related to herpes, and often goes away by itself, although some types can lead to cancer or genital warts. Research has shown that there are about 40 kinds of HPV which can affect your genital area – mainly the vagina, cervix, rectum, and anus. Due to oral sex, your mouth and throat may also be infected. Genital HPV infections are extremely common, and as there are no real symptoms, most people feel absolutely fine, and are not even aware that they are infected. […]
5th March 2018
Health Reasons Why You Should Have Sex Regularly

Health Reasons Why You Should Have Sex Regularly

Not only for enjoyment! When most people think about sex, they usually associate it with pleasure and enjoyment. Of course this is a major reason for indulging in a sexual encounter, which is made even more enjoyable when it takes place between loving couples. Up-to-date research has now indicated that in addition to enjoyment, sex has been linked to several health benefits for both men and women. Note however, that this applies to the actual sex act with a partner, and not masturbation! Some of the ways sex can benefit your health Here are a few of the health advantages […]
20th March 2018
Sugar lowers libido

You May be Killing your Sex Drive One Sweet Nibble at a Time!

Some ways that sugar lowers libido If you love eating sweets, chocolates and other things made out of sugar and flour, you may sabotaging your libido and killing your sex drive without realising it. Our hormonal systems are inter-connected, and when one goes out of balance, it is soon followed by others in a sort of domino effect. Excessive smoking, alcohol abuse, exposure to toxins in the environment, and chronic stress, all play a part in upsetting the delicate balance of sex hormones. However, the major culprit that wreaks havoc with sex hormones, is undoubtedly sugar in all its addictive, […]
7th June 2018
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?

Low Immunity and sexuality Our wonderful in-built immune system is how we fight off attacks by germs, infections, viruses and other serious illnesses such as cancer. If you are prone to frequent colds and flu, and often tired with no energy, including a lack of sexual desire, it is possible that your immune system is not working to its full potential. Some people think that the immune system is an organ similar to the heart or the liver, and if it doesn’t work well, it can be transplanted or something! Of course, we know that the immune system is just […]
5th October 2018
Zinc is vital for your sexual health and fertility

Zinc is vital for your sexual health – and fertility

What exactly is zinc? Zinc is a mineral that is helpful to the system in several ways. Zinc helps to build strong bones, and keeps the immune system strong. Zinc is found in many parts of the body, mostly in the skeletal muscles and bones, as well as in organs such as kidneys, pancreas, liver, prostate and testes. Testosterone is produced in the testes, and low levels of zinc impact negatively on   testosterone levels, which in turn affects libido and good sexual function. How does zinc affect sexual function? When trying to conceive, providing the body with proper nutrients is […]
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 […]