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What is the Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Multiple Sclerosis?

What is the Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Multiple Sclerosis?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. When a person has MS, their immune system attacks the protective covering of their nerves, damaging the avenues of communication between the brain and the body. Common symptoms of MS are vision problems, sensory loss, tingling, numbness, muscle spasms, tremors, lack of coordination, fatigue, dizziness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction.

Testosterone-Lowering Medication in Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses

Testosterone-Lowering Medication in Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

In some cases, testosterone-lowering medications may be considered for individuals who have committed sexual offenses in order to reduce their sex drive and the likelihood of them repeating the offense. Pharmacological interventions vary depending on the severity of the offense and the risk of reoffending, but some examples of medications used to reduce sex drive are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), cyproterone acetate (CPA), and gonadotropin-releasing-hormone (GnRH)-agonists. For very severe cases, GnRH-agonists may be used in combination with CPA.

Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Interventions After Cancer

Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Interventions After Cancer

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health, Cancer & Sexual Health (Oncosexology), Mental Health & Psychology

For women who are going through or are survivors of breast or gynecological cancer, sexual dysfunction can be a very unwelcome side effect. Common sexual health complaints for women after cancer treatment are vaginal dryness, low sexual desire, and pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). Cancer and its treatments can also give rise to concerns about a partner’s sexual satisfaction and feelings of low self-esteem. 

The Overlapping Factors of Sexual Dysfunction and Mood Disorders in Menopausal Women

The Overlapping Factors of Sexual Dysfunction and Mood Disorders in Menopausal Women

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health, Mental Health & Psychology

Menopause is the point in a woman’s life when she permanently stops having her period. Specifically, it occurs 12 months after a woman’s last period, but most women go through a transition called perimenopause that lasts several years.

Challenging the Stigma Around Breath Play

Challenging the Stigma Around Breath Play

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health

The BDSM (bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, and/or sadism-masochism) community has often faced stigma for their sexual preferences. In fact, past and present medical literature has described BDSM (or kink) as “bizarre,” “unusual,” and even indicative of a mental disorder or dysfunction.

How Might E-Cigarettes Affect Erectile Function?

How Might E-Cigarettes Affect Erectile Function?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become an increasingly popular method of consuming nicotine in recent years, especially among young adults. Designed to look similar to actual cigarettes, e-cigarettes are electronic devices that hold a solution containing nicotine and other flavored ingredients. This solution is turned into vapor when people activate the device and inhale, which is why the practice is known as “vaping.”

Transgender Men May Be Interested in Internal Erectile Prostheses but Have Concerns

Transgender Men May Be Interested in Internal Erectile Prostheses but Have Concerns

Sexual Health Topics: Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Phalloplasty is a surgery in which the surgical team creates a penis and scrotum for the patient, the creation of which is known as a neophallus. This surgery may be used for men who have lost their penises due to injury or illness, but it is also a type of gender-affirming surgery for transgender men who wish to transition their genitals to align with their gender identity.

Could Chamomile Vaginal Gel Improve the Sexual Function of Postmenopausal Women?

Could Chamomile Vaginal Gel Improve the Sexual Function of Postmenopausal Women?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Many women experience changes in their sexual function as they undergo menopause and the drop in estrogen that menopause causes. Estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones that supports vaginal lubrication and healthy vaginal tissues. As such, postmenopausal women may be more prone to vaginal dryness, decreased vaginal elasticity, vaginal itchiness, and discomfort or pain during sexual activity due to their decreased levels of estrogen.

How Can Sexual Medicine Become More Inclusive of Transgender and Non-Binary People?

How Can Sexual Medicine Become More Inclusive of Transgender and Non-Binary People?

Sexual Health Topics: Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Many experts acknowledge that sexual function is an important component of a person’s overall health and therefore something that should be assessed and treated by health care providers. Nevertheless, most medical definitions of sexual function and the validated tools used to measure sexual function remain very cisgendered and heteronormative (i.e., dealing only with cisgender heterosexual sex). This situation highlights a major gap in the evaluation and treatment of sexual dysfunction in transgender, non-binary, and other gender diverse individuals.

Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Risk Factor of Erectile Dysfunction?

Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Risk Factor of Erectile Dysfunction?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with several other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

Sexual Imagery About a Long-Term Partner May Increase Desire and Infatuation

Sexual Imagery About a Long-Term Partner May Increase Desire and Infatuation

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health

Declining sexual desire for one’s partner is a common, though sometimes frustrating part of long-term relationships. For individuals who wish to increase their sexual desire for their long-term partner, it may be helpful to have a few strategies at hand.

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Pornography Use in a Highly Religious Area

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Women’s Sexual Health

Pornography use has become more common in recent years, despite the fact that the majority of religious institutions do not approve of individuals using pornography. Within the context of most religions, pornography is thought to be a sin and is forbidden. Plus, many religious leaders discourage the members of their faith from viewing pornography.

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