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The Changing Nature of Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Infection

The Changing Nature of Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Infection

Introduction

The inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is the gold standard for the treatment of chronic erectile dysfunction (ED) that does not respond to oral medications. Nevertheless, IPP implantation is not without risk of infection, a complication that can cause significant side effects and distress for patients.

Ethnic Representation in Female Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire Validation

Ethnic Representation in Female Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire Validation

Introduction

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is fairly common and affects between 10-40% of women. It encompasses multiple conditions that cause marked interpersonal distress or difficulty in at least one area of sexuality: desire, interest, arousal, orgasm, or pain.

The Sexual and Mental Health of Women After Traumatic Pelvic Fracture

The Sexual and Mental Health of Women After Traumatic Pelvic Fracture

Introduction

Life-altering events such as experiencing an injury or a serious diagnosis can have an impact on a person’s sexual and mental health. For example, women who have had a traumatic pelvic fracture may experience damage to the pelvic neurovascular structures that negatively affects their sexual functioning. Additionally, pain, stress, limited mobility, and changes in body image (e.g., feeling less attractive) may give rise to issues with sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction.

A National Cohort Study on Physical and Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunctions, and Inter-Personal Sexual Inactivity

A National Cohort Study on Physical and Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunctions, and Inter-Personal Sexual Inactivity

Introduction

Numerous studies have documented the associations between poor physical or mental health and sexual dysfunctions. Given the importance of the mind and body in successful sexual interactions, perhaps this is not surprising.

Genital Sensitivity in Transgender Women After Gender-Affirming Surgery

Genital Sensitivity in Transgender Women After Gender-Affirming Surgery

Introduction

Gender dysphoria is the distress that a person may experience when their gender identity does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth. Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and gender-affirming surgery (GAS) are two treatment options that aim to align the characteristics of an individual with their gender identity. Studies suggest that these two medical interventions can reduce distress and improve the quality of life of people who are experiencing gender dysphoria.

Analysis of Sexual Frequency Per Week of Pregnancy

Analysis of Sexual Frequency Per Week of Pregnancy

Introduction

Pregnancy is a time of great physical and hormonal change for women. These physiological changes naturally impact a woman’s sexuality as well, which may result in changes in sexual frequency and other sexual behaviors.

Validated Scales to Measure Orgasm Experience in Women

Validated Scales to Measure Orgasm Experience in Women

Introduction

The experience of female orgasm is still somewhat poorly understood and described in medical literature. While several studies have examined orgasm occurrence, frequency, and/or dysfunction in women, few have explored the physical and psychological sensations associated with the experience.

A Longitudinal Look at the Impact of Lockdown on Sexual Health

A Longitudinal Look at the Impact of Lockdown on Sexual Health

Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted government-mandated lockdowns and social restrictions in countries all over the world. While lockdown measures helped to reduce the spread of this highly contagious virus, they also had an effect on many individuals’ mental and sexual health.

Overactive Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Overactive Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Multiple Sclerosis

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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