A pilot study has found that cognitive-behavioral couples therapy may be helpful for women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and their partners.
For some time, there has been concern among physicians that testosterone therapy either leads to prostate cancer or causes undiagnosed prostate cancer to progress. These beliefs have been shown to be a myth; however, many physicians still cite this concern as the main reason for not prescribing testosterone therapy. The current study aimed to address these concerns and describe the long-term outcomes for 1,365 men who tried different forms of testosterone therapy as part of the UK Androgen Study (UKAS).
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is characterized by pain, tenderness, and redness in the vestibule of the vaginal area. It affects around 12% of women and can be triggered by contact with various stimuli, such as a penis, dildo, speculum, feminine hygiene product, or tight clothing. It is not uncommon for women with PVD to develop sexual dysfunction and to lose interest in even nonpenetrative sex.
This study aims to discuss chronic pain in the context of PVD, analyze PVD’s chronicity and negative sexual sequelae, and examine the roles that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practice can play in PVD’s treatment.
Dyspareunia in women, characterized by recurrent and persistent genital pain at intercourse, is believed to be associated with pelvic floor hyperactivity and decreased sexual arousal. At present, no device exists that can measure pelvic floor activity and genital arousal simultaneously. This study reports on a new vaginal device that can take both measurements at the same time.
Since the 1980s, the number of studies on the physiology of erectile function and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) has grown substantially. The risk of mistakes in research techniques has accompanied this growth. This review discusses common mistakes to help other scientists and researchers, especially those who are new to the field.
Definitions and terminology for female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) are currently being debated. While some authors have suggested that FSAD is more a subjective response rather than a genital response, others have suggested that desire and arousal disorders should be combined in one entity. Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is a new entity which is suggested to be defined as Restless Genital Syndrome.