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What does the term “intersex” mean?

The term “intersex” is used to describe disorders of sex development (DSDs) – situations in which a fetus develops differently from a typical male or female.

How soon can couples have sex again after a miscarriage?

Sex after miscarriage depends on the individual. A woman’s health care professional can give the best guidance on her personal situation.

Can thyroid problems contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Yes. Many men with thyroid problems have erectile dysfunction (ED).

Can exercise help with erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Yes. In addition to other health benefits, regular exercise can help men with their erections.

Should men with an enlarged prostate avoid certain medications?

Men with an enlarged prostate should not take medications that contain antihistamines or decongestants. These agents are often found in over-the-counter cold, sinus, and allergy medications.

What is orgasmic anhedonia/pleasure dissociative orgasmic dysfunction?

The word “anhedonia” refers to the inability to experience pleasure from an activity that is normally considered pleasurable. People with orgasmic anhedonia (also called pleasure dissociative orgasmic dysfunction or PDOD) are unable to feel pleasure when they climax.

What should men know about sex and urinary tract infections?

What should men know about sex and urinary tract infections?

The urinary tract is a group of organs responsible for processing urine. It includes:

What is vaginal electrical stimulation (VES) and what is it used for?

Vaginal electrical stimulation (VES) is a treatment technique sometimes used in women’s pelvic floor physical therapy.

What is a constriction ring? Why should one be used with caution?

A constriction ring (sometimes called a “cock ring”) is an elastic ring designed to help a man maintain an erection.

To understand how constriction rings work, it may help to review the mechanics of an erection. When a man becomes sexually stimulated, his penis fills with blood. It is this blood that makes his penis firm enough for sex.


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