In this ISSM podcast episode, we venture into the captivating world of LGBTQIA+ terminology. Join us as we embark on a crash course led by esteemed guest speaker Charles Moser, interviewed by Shelly Varod, sex therapist from Israël and member of the ISSM Podcast team together with Cobi Reisman, Karl Pang and Sameena Rahman.
The internet is rife with products, devices, exercises, weights, pills, and surgeries that promise to increase the size of a man’s penis. In reality, there is no safe, reliable way for a man to make his penis larger.
The clitoris is an organ that is central to female sexual pleasure, yet very little was known about it until recently. Unlike its anatomical counterpart, the penis, which was accurately described as early as 35 BCE by Hippocrates, the clitoris was not fully anatomically described until the year 2005. This historical neglect of the clitoris has led to some major consequences for patients, health care professionals, and society as a whole.
Check out this new video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine to hear from experts in the field of sexual health about the many reasons that patients may benefit from visiting with a sexual psychologist. In this episode, Sue Goldstein (Sexuality Educator, Clinical Researcher, San Diego Sexual Medicine, USA) and Gregory Broderick (Professor of Urology at Mayo Clinic, USA) answer your question on: How should patients go about finding an expert in sexual medicine?
Orchiectomy is the medical name for a surgery to remove one or both testicles (or testes). It may be a necessary treatment for a man with testicular cancer to ensure that the cancer does not continue to grow in the testicle or spread to other parts of the body. Other reasons for an orchiectomy include acute testicular trauma, testicular atrophy, and testicular abscess. Nevertheless, a man with a single testis may wonder if it will have an effect on his sexual functioning.
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a skin disease that typically affects the anogenital area of the body and occurs more commonly in women. This condition causes whitish patches of skin that are more fragile than other areas of skin and can tear easily. One of the most distressing symptoms of LS is dyspareunia, or painful intercourse. Other symptoms include itching, pain, burning, and bleeding, and the anatomy of the genitals might also change over time. For example, the clitoral hood may adhere to the clitoris or the labia minora may appear to be reabsorbed by the body.
Historically, there has been a considerable lack of research on care for transgender individuals. Expanding on this data could go a long way toward addressing the health inequities that disproportionately affect this group as well as toward understanding and meeting their unique health care needs.
Mental health and sexual health are deeply intertwined. Although some sexual problems are brought on by physical issues such as an injury, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, urological conditions, neurological disorders, cancer and its treatments, or other biological factors, other sexual problems have an underlying psychological cause.
For episode 10 of the ISSM podcast, Shelly Varod and Cobi Reisman discuss the pelvic floor and sexual complaints. Tune in to learn more about this topic and listen to other podcast episodes as well!
ISSM Podcasts is an initiative of the ISSM Education Committee and the ISSM Podcast Team, supported by Sameena Rahman, Cobi Reisman, Karl Pang and interviewer Shelly Varod (Israel), a certified sex therapist.
Priapism is a long-lasting, unwanted, and often painful erection. Individuals who have an erection for more than four hours should seek emergency medical care to mitigate any potential damage to the penis. Even when priapism is addressed quickly and properly, it can lead to sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease (PD), or recurrent priapism.
A penile ultrasound is an imaging test that is used to get a better understanding of the anatomy of the penis, as well as the blood supply to the penis. It can be a useful tool for health care professionals who are investigating erectile difficulties in patients because it creates images of this part of the body.
Sexual problems may be caused by physiological or relational issues. When this is the case, psychotherapy, and counseling may be needed to address these underlying issues. Check out this new video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine to hear from experts in the field of sexual health about the many reasons that patients may benefit from visiting with a sexual psychologist.