Although multiple companies make several slightly different models of penile implants, there are two main types of penile implants: inflatable and semirigid. Each of these types of implants has their advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, if you are considering getting a penile implant, it is important to discuss your options with a knowledgeable doctor or urologic surgeon who can help you decide which implant would be best for you.
The ISSM has the pleasure to provide scholarships in 2023 again for the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine or the Advance Course taking place from November 24 - December 3, 2023, in the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, Budapest, Hungary. Registration is now open to apply for an ISSM Scholarship to attend the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine or the Advanced Course 2023.
The application deadline is June 20, 2023
The clitoris is a historically understudied part of human anatomy. Despite its significant role in sexual pleasure and functioning in women, accurate descriptions of this organ are difficult to find. In fact, the lack of scientific information on the clitoris may be due in part to the persisting taboo around female sexuality and pleasure.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread through sexual activity. As STI/STD Awareness Month is observed every April, it is a good time to learn about or brush up on how one can limit the spread of STIs.
A person’s gender identity refers to their deeply held sense of self with regard to their gender. This gender identity can match the sex a person is assigned at birth (i.e., cisgender individuals) or it may be the “opposite” of the sex a person is assigned at birth (i.e., transgender individuals). Furthermore, some individuals have a gender identity that lies between or beyond the binary view of gender and may identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender expansive, or another identity.
Uncircumcised men may notice a small V-shaped band of skin on the underside of the penis that attaches the foreskin to the head of the penis. This is called the frenulum. Even when a penis has been circumcised, part of the frenulum may remain and be visible to an individual. (To see an illustration of the frenulum, click here.)
When women enter menopause (the period of life when menstruation stops for at least 12 consecutive months), they experience several changes to their bodies. Declines in the body’s estrogen levels can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, vulvovaginal atrophy, and an increased risk of depression, osteoporosis, and sexual dysfunction.
In episode 6 of the ISSM Podcast, Urologist Landon Trost, MD talks about Sexual Dysfunction as a cause of infertility and infertility as the cause of Sexual Dysfunction.
Listen to this informative talk, hosted by Shelly Varod (Israel), certified sex therapist and member of the ISSM Podcast Team, supported by Sameena Rahman, Cobi Reisman and Karl Pang.
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is a sexual health condition that affects up to 13% of the adult men in the United States. In men with PD, plaques of scar tissue form under the skin of the penis, causing it to curve or take on a deformity when it is erect. This can lead to painful erections, erectile dysfunction (ED), low self-esteem, mental health issues, and relationship difficulties.
To gain a better understanding of how sexual dysfunction is managed around the world and identify areas where improvements can be made, we seek your help!
On behalf of Dr. Yafi and the authorship of Dr Jenkins, Dr. Chubak, Dr. Carvajal, Dr. Chung, Dr. Facio, Dr. Fode, Dr. Hotaling, Dr. Rubin and Dr. Feghali, we kindly request to participate in their Global Survey on the Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction.
Your participation in this survey is crucial to achieving this goal, and we greatly appreciate your time and input.
The survey will take approximately 2 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this study.
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If you and your partner are trying to have a baby, you may have questions regarding your fertility. Some men may wonder if their semen volume influences their fertility. The short answer is: no, not necessarily.