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How Women With Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder Experience Genital Arousal and Responsive Desire

How Women With Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder Experience Genital Arousal and Responsive Desire

Modern theories of sexual response suggest that sexual desire often comes after arousal and is triggered by sexual stimuli. According to the incentive motivation model, our bodies react to arousal by assessing sexual stimuli and encouraging sexual behavior, which is influenced by personal and external factors. This model is especially important for women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (SIAD), a condition that affects up to one-third of women and involves a constant lack of sexual arousal or desire.

The Effect of Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy and Daily Tadalafil on Severe Erectile Dysfunction

The Effect of Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy and Daily Tadalafil on Severe Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or the inability to get and maintain an erection long enough for a satisfactory sexual experience, is common and varies in severity. Low-intensity shockwave therapy (LiST) may improve ED, especially mild to moderate cases. This noninvasive treatment involves applying low-energy shockwaves to the penis to improve blood flow and promote tissue regeneration. It aims to enhance erectile function in men with vasculogenic ED. The sessions are typically short and conducted over several weeks.

Sexual Intimacy in Couples After Pregnancy Loss

Sexual Intimacy in Couples After Pregnancy Loss

Sexual well-being can change significantly in the face of reproductive challenges, such as the transition to parenthood and the process of medically assisted reproduction. Researchers have discovered that couples face numerous challenges to their sexual health when trying to start a family, with one common challenge being pregnancy loss, experienced by up to 25% of women. Surprisingly, the impact of pregnancy loss on sexual health and well-being is significantly understudied, despite the known mental and physical health implications of such losses.

Testosterone Therapy in Women Not Linked to Breast Cancer or Cardiovascular Events

Testosterone Therapy in Women Not Linked to Breast Cancer or Cardiovascular Events

Androgens are a group of hormones, including testosterone, that play a key role in sexual health. As women age, their testosterone production decreases, potentially contributing to sexual dysfunctions like hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is a condition characterized by a persistent lack or absence of sexual desire or interest in sexual activity, causing distress or difficulties in intimate relationships.

Daily Testosterone Variation in Men With Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

Daily Testosterone Variation in Men With Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone (T) is crucial for various body functions in men, and understanding variations in T levels during the day can help health care professionals get a better understanding of a man’s health. Low testosterone, combined with symptoms like low sex drive and fatigue, is called testosterone deficiency (TD), affecting many men.

Are Treatments for Vaginal Laxity Safe and Effective?

Are Treatments for Vaginal Laxity Safe and Effective?

Vaginal laxity is a condition where the vagina feels loose, often affecting sexual satisfaction. Definitions of vaginal laxity have evolved over time, but is has been described as feeling like an “empty hole,” a wide vagina, or the decreased sensation of penile penetration during sexual activity.

Glans Penis Volume May Be a Predictor of Lifelong Premature Ejaculation

Glans Penis Volume May Be a Predictor of Lifelong Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE), a condition in which a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner would like during sexual activity (in less than 2-3 minutes), affects many men globally. However, its causes are not entirely clear. Various factors, both physical and psychological, contribute to PE. Past research has explored links between PE and physical attributes like penis length and circumcision scars but hasn’t looked at nerve endings in the penis head, or glans penis.

Sexual Function in Living Kidney Donors

Sexual Function in Living Kidney Donors

Living kidney donation helps address the shortage of kidneys for patients with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Despite a temporary drop due to the pandemic, living kidney donation remains the preferred option for most ESRD patients. Recipients of living donor kidneys generally have better outcomes than recipients of deceased donor kidneys.

Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sexual Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sexuality is a complex aspect of life that involves various factors and evolves over time. Breast cancer is a common type of cancer among women, with over 61,000 new cases in 2023 in France.

Counseling Sessions May Improve Sexual Well-Being of Women With Permanent Intestinal Ostomy

Counseling Sessions May Improve Sexual Well-Being of Women With Permanent Intestinal Ostomy

A permanent intestinal ostomy is a surgical procedure for which a small opening is made in the abdomen to redirect waste from the intestines out of the body, usually into a pouch worn outside the body. It is typically done when the lower part of the intestines or rectum is removed or not functional, helping people with conditions like colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis to manage their bowel movements. It is a lifelong solution, and although it may take some adjustment, it can greatly improve the quality of life for those who need it.

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in the United States

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in the United States

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual health issue characterized by the consistent struggle to get or keep an erection. It can affect individuals with penises around the world, and it is often assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5).

How Sjögren’s Syndrome May Affect Sexuality

How Sjögren’s Syndrome May Affect Sexuality

Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects women, causing dryness in the mouth and eyes, but also impacting other areas like the vagina. It can occur alone (primary SS) or alongside other autoimmune conditions (secondary SS).

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