Is every penile deformity a cause for concern? Experts in the field of sexual medicine answer this question in this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which it takes an unusually short period of time for a person to ejaculate during sexual activity, such as less than a minute from the start of penetration. It can also be a diagnosis for an individual who has little to no control over when they ejaculate. These symptoms can cause distress and frustration for both the person with PE and their partner.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a baby after a year (12 months) of trying with regular and unprotected sexual intercourse. It is a significant issue, especially for women, causing psychological stress due to expensive treatments, uncertainty, and social pressure. Infertility can also harm a woman’s self-esteem, sexual confidence, and overall well-being, thereby increasing the risk of sexual problems.
Receptive anal intercourse (RAI) involves consensual anal penetration by a partner for sexual pleasure and is practiced by a significant portion of the population, particularly among men who have sex with men and gender-diverse individuals.
In this episode, with Francesa Tripodi a sexologist, We delve into a pressing issue affecting many couples: Erectile Dysfunction (ED). We explore how ED, especially among men over 40, can strain relationships. Stress, ongoing issues, and underlying health conditions often contribute to this challenge, making it crucial to address.
We discuss the far-reaching impact on mental health, including anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts that affect not just men but also their partners. The feeling of loss of control and failure can be overwhelming. Additionally, we shed light on how ED can also be a potential sign of underlying health conditions, even a risk factor for heart disease.
This episode navigates the journey of partners facing ED together. We explore the considerable distress it causes in both partners, emphasizing the importance of understanding and supporting each other. Men often experience a decrease in sexual desire, leading to a reduction in intimacy and feelings of attractiveness. Partners may grapple with questions of fidelity and may feel disconnected.
Tune in to unravel the complexities of ED as we explore what it is, its psychological impact on the couple dealing with ED.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a significant concern for many women around the world, encompassing issues like reduced sexual desire, arousal problems, inadequate lubrication, and pain during sex. It impacts women’s quality of life, mental health, and relationships with their significant others.
Is premature ejaculation a treatable condition? In the latest edition of our #AskISSM video series, experts in the field of sexual medicine answer this question.
Prostate cancer is cancer that begins in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland that exists in individuals who have a penis. It is responsible for creating seminal fluid, which helps transport and protect sperm.
Postmenopausal women often face sexual dysfunction, which can have a big impact on their quality of life. There are several different treatment options available (depending on the type and cause of sexual dysfunction) including hormonal and non-hormonal therapy, personal lubricants, sex therapy, and pelvic floor physical therapy.
Intimacy is an important part of any romantic relationship, and an essential component of intimacy is the ability to communicate openly and honestly about one’s sexual needs and concerns.
Over the last few weeks, ISSM members have received emails soliciting submissions to possible "predatory journals." This journal's title is almost identical to our own flagship journal, The Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM).
The aim of fake journals is not to publish high-quality research, but rather to place as many articles as possible online with as little effort as possible and in this way make maximum profit. Predatory publishing is a lucrative business, as evidenced by the rapidly increasing number of dubious publishers and magazines in recent years as well as the increasing number of other dubious offers such as fake conferences.
Despite the similarity of the journal title, we wish to stress that these emails are NOT referring to the official ISSM publications.