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Overactive Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Overactive Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Introduction

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects a person’s central nervous system and damages neural pathways that carry information between the brain and the rest of the body. This nerve damage can cause several health issues including pain, fatigue, impaired vision, tremors, lack of coordination, unsteadiness, problems with bladder and bowel function, and sexual dysfunction.

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The Interplay of Substance Use, Depression, and Sexual Dysfunction in a German Population

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Medications & Sexual Health, Mental Health & Psychology

Introduction

Depression is one of the most frequent health disorders in the world, according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). In fact, a 2017 GBD study revealed that approximately 258.2 million people worldwide were diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) at the time of the study, and this number is almost certainly lower than the actual count, as depression is an underreported/underdiagnosed condition.

The Role of Attachment and Childhood Maltreatment in Provoked Vestibulodynia Treatment Outcomes

The Role of Attachment and Childhood Maltreatment in Provoked Vestibulodynia Treatment Outcomes

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Introduction

Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most common form of vulvodynia, occurring in an estimated 8%-10% of women of all ages worldwide. It is a chronic pain condition that results in painful sexual intercourse because PVD causes sharp, cutting, or burning pain for a woman whenever pressure is applied to the vestibule (PVD can even make putting in a tampon painful).

Problematic Pornography Use May Amplify Individual Differences Leading to Distress

Problematic Pornography Use May Amplify Individual Differences Leading to Distress

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health, Mental Health & Psychology

Introduction

In recent years, there has been much debate in the medical/scientific community regarding the potential addictiveness of pornography. While some experts argue that pornography consumption can become an addiction in the form of a compulsive sexual behavior, others disagree and assert that pornography does not involve all of the components of an addiction and that the term “addiction” is too ill-defined to accurately describe this behavior. However, regardless of whether or not it can be addictive, there are instances in which excessive pornography use leads to personal and/or relational distress. For the purposes of the present study, this is referred to as problematic pornography use.

Differences in Sexual Response for Men During Partnered Sex and Masturbation

Differences in Sexual Response for Men During Partnered Sex and Masturbation

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Introduction

Sexual function is typically assessed within the context of partnered sexual activity for both men and women. Nevertheless, masturbation is a very common sexual activity that could provide valuable information about an individual’s sexual response/function. For example, determining if/how a person’s sexual response differs during partnered sex versus masturbation could have big implications regarding the potential causes of and possible treatments for any sexual dysfunctions. To this end, the authors of a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study explored the differences in sexual response during masturbation and partnered sex for a large, multinational sample of men with and without sexual dysfunction.

Treating Erectile Dysfunction With Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy and Tadalafil: The Results of a New Clinical Trial

Treating Erectile Dysfunction With Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy and Tadalafil: The Results of a New Clinical Trial

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Medications & Sexual Health, Sexual Health Management & Treatments

Introduction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual activity, is a relatively common condition that affects men worldwide. In recent years, researchers have been testing the efficacy of restorative therapies aimed at regenerating damaged tissues, vessels, and nerves that may be contributing to ED. One such therapy is low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiST).

How Might Exercise Impact the Sexual Function of Patients With Prostate Cancer

How Might Exercise Impact the Sexual Function of Patients With Prostate Cancer

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Cancer & Sexual Health (Oncosexology)

Introduction

Sexual difficulties are a common and distressing side effect of prostate cancer and its treatment. Patients who experience sexual dysfunction (e.g., erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of sexual desire, or both) after having a prostatectomy or undergoing radiation or hormone therapy may also struggle with the psychological and relational ramifications of this change. For example, they may experience a loss of self-confidence regarding their body image and sexual performance and/or worry about not being able to satisfy their sexual partner(s).

Male Genital Self-Image Scale (MGSIS) Validated in Brazil

Male Genital Self-Image Scale (MGSIS) Validated in Brazil

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Introduction

A person’s perception of their body and its features can impact their quality of life as well as their mental, emotional, and sexual well-being. Those who do not feel good about their bodies may be more prone to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and social isolation.

The Role of Androgens in the Sexual Function of Women with Rectal Cancer

The Role of Androgens in the Sexual Function of Women with Rectal Cancer

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health, Cancer & Sexual Health (Oncosexology)

Introduction

Women who survive rectal cancer may experience sexual difficulties or dysfunction during and after treatment. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and rectal surgery can impact urinary, bowel, and sexual function. According to previous studies, 60% of women report an increase in vaginal dryness and dyspareunia (painful intercourse) after rectal cancer treatment. There is also a high incidence of reduced sexual desire and decline in frequency of sexual activity for rectal cancer survivors.

Standardized Survey Assesses Patient’s Satisfaction With Penile Implants

Standardized Survey Assesses Patient’s Satisfaction With Penile Implants

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Sexual Health Management & Treatments

Development and Validation of the Satisfaction Survey for Inflatable Penile Implant (SSIPI)

Carolyn A. Salter MD; Philip Vu Bach MD; Lawrence Jenkins MD; Nelson Bennett MD; Faysal A. Yafi MD; Farouk el Khatib MD; Elizabeth Schofield MPH; Nicole Benfante MS; Stanley E. Althof PhD; Christian J. Nelson PhD; John P. Mulhall MD, MSc, FECSM, FACS

FIRST PUBLISHED: August 6, 2021 – The Journal of Sexual Medicine 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.06.020 

A Quarter of Peyronie’s Disease Patients Choose Xiaflex Injections

A Quarter of Peyronie’s Disease Patients Choose Xiaflex Injections

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Predictors of Pursuing Intralesional Xiaflex in Peyronie’s Disease Patients

Nahid Punjani MD, MPH; Bruno Nascimento MD; Carolyn Salter MD; Jose Flores MD; Eduardo Miranda MD; Jean Terrier MD; Hisanori Taniguchi MD;

Lawrence Jenkins MD; John P. Mulhall MD, MSc, FECSM, FACS

FIRST PUBLISHED: July 3, 2021 – The Journal of Sexual Medicine

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.05.006

Peyronie’s Disease: Should Nonresponders Receive Entire CCH Injection Protocol?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Continuing Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injections Among Initial Nonresponders Results in Significant Curvature Improvements in the Majority of Peyronie’s Disease Men

Manaf Alom MBBS; Holli Burgon BS; Matthew Ziegelmann MD; Tobias Köhler MD; Sevann Helo MD; Landon Trost MD

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