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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.

What is genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)?

When a woman goes through menopause, her estrogen levels decrease along with the levels of other sex-steroid hormones. These decreases can lead to changes in certain areas of her body, like the vagina, vulva, and bladder.

How might Peyronie’s disease cause erectile dysfunction?

When a man has Peyronie’s disease, areas of hardened scar tissue called plaques form on his penis. These plaques make the penis less flexible and cause it to bend. If the curve is especially severe, the man may not be able to have intercourse at all.

What is a tilted uterus how might it affect a woman sexually?

The uterus is a small fist-sized organ located above a woman’s vagina. Its primary role is to nourish a developing fetus during pregnancy.

Does a penile prosthesis (implant) affect the size of the penis?

penile prosthesis is a surgically implanted device that allows a man with erectile dysfunction to have erections again. Generally, the procedure is considered if a man is unsuccessful with other treatments, such as oral medications.

What is hematospermia?

Hematospermia (sometimes spelled haematospermia) refers to blood in the semen. Men may notice that their semen is bloodstained, pink, or reddish-brown. But sometimes the blood is microscopic and cannot be seen at all.

What is penile ultrasound?

An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of internal organs, giving doctors a more detailed view.

What is the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test?

When a man has problems with erections, it is sometimes difficult to know if the cause(s) are physical, psychological, or both. The nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test can give the doctor some clues.

What is sexsomnia?

Sexsomnia, sometimes called “sleep sex” is a sleep disorder. A person with sexsomnia acts out sexually while sleeping. He or she might masturbate, fondle a bed partner, give oral sex, engage in intercourse, or reach orgasm while asleep and have no recollection of this activity the next morning.

How is sexsomnia treated?

Sexsomnia refers to a sleep disorder that causes a person to act out sexually while asleep.


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