Child sexual abuse is a serious public health problem that can cause significant negative health outcomes such as psychiatric disorders and sexual dysfunction.
Roughly 40% of men will have erectile dysfunction by the age of 40. By age 70, nearly 70% of men will have ED. Understanding that ED is a part of aging for some groups may help men seek treatment without feeling shame or anxiety. Learn more about treatments for erectile dysfunction in this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
Pelvic floor disorders are common in women, and they can put a damper on sex. Some examples of pelvic floor disorders include urinary incontinence (leaking urine), fecal incontinence (leaking stool), and pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ like the bladder, uterus, or rectum falls out of its normal position and drops down into the vagina).
Several studies have documented differences in sexual desire between cisgender men and cisgender women, but few have differentiated between different types of desire or the sexual orientation of these individuals.
Individuals with medical conditions that impact their mobility, affect their ability to get aroused or have an orgasm, and/or cause chronic pain can still have full and satisfying sex lives. Several sex enhancement devices are available to help make sex more comfortable and enjoyable for people with ongoing health conditions that can influence their sexual functioning.
The ISSM Communication Committee is composed of passionate experts who are dedicated to the optimal sharing of scientific information and news related to the field of sexual medicine among ISSM members. Meet our esteemed members who bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the committee.
With contributions of Alexandra Dubinskaya (chair); Christopher Ho (vice-chair); Pepe Cardoso; Maurizio de Rocce Ponce; Shilpa Sivaraman; Koichi Nakajima; Flavia Glina.
In this episode of the ISSM Podcast, Shelly Varod discusses Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) and its impact on individuals. Thanks to the ISSM Podcast Team’s support, we can share this intriguing conversation with the expert, Caroline Pukall.
Learn more and listen to previous podcast episodes as well.
The informed consent model is the practice of health care providers sharing enough information about treatment options and/or procedures with patients for patients to make an informed decision about their health.
Sexual dysfunctions often occur during coupled activity. When this is the case, having couples attend a sexual medicine visit together may be helpful. During a couple's visit, providers can hear both perspectives and help couples work as a team to maximize their sexual health. Learn more about the reasons that couples may benefit from attending a sexual medicine visit together in this video from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
Yes. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for a woman to get pregnant if she has sexual intercourse during her period. While a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant are greatest during the fertile days of her menstrual cycle, women with shorter cycles may be able to conceive on the last day or so of their periods.
Delayed ejaculation (DE) is a sexual health condition in which a man takes a long time to ejaculate or is unable to ejaculate, particularly during partnered sex. It can also refer to a significant increase in the time it takes a man to ejaculate during sex compared to his previous “normal.” Often, ejaculation latency time is discussed with regard to DE, which is the time it takes a person to ejaculate during penetrative sex.