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What Are Aphrodisiacs? Do They Work?

What Are Aphrodisiacs? Do They Work?

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

Aphrodisiacs are foods or substances that are thought to increase a person’s sexual desire, arousal, performance, or pleasure. The name is derived from Aphrodite, who was the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

What Are the Two Phases of Peyronie’s Disease?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Peyronie’s disease is a medical condition in which scarring develops on the penis, causing it to bend or curve during erections. It occurs in two phases: the acute phase and the chronic phase. These two phases have distinct characteristics and should be handled differently, so it is important to know how to tell one from the other.

What Are Some Common Myths Around Orgasm?

What Are Some Common Myths Around Orgasm?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Orgasm is an enjoyable outcome of sexual encounters. However, there are several myths around orgasm that should be debunked. Here are some of the most common myths around orgasm as well as the facts:

Is It Common to Lose Length After Penile Implant Surgery?

Is It Common to Lose Length After Penile Implant Surgery?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

A penile implant (prothesis) is a device that is surgically inserted into the penis as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). There are two main types of penile implants: the malleable implant that contains semirigid rods and is therefore always firm, and the more commonly used inflatable implant that is manually filled with fluid to achieve an erection.

What Is Responsive Sexual Desire?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

When people think about sexual desire, they often think about spontaneous desire, which is internal arousal or desire to connect with a partner. However, the motivation for sexual activity is not always spontaneous. In fact, it often occurs in response to starting sexual activity or sexual stimulation. This is known as responsive desire.

Is Social Media an Effective Way to Educate People About Sexual Health?

Is Social Media an Effective Way to Educate People About Sexual Health?

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

Social media has become an extremely popular form of communication with an estimated 2 billion active users worldwide. As people increasingly turn to social media as a source for news and information, it becomes a logical vehicle of communication for public health promotion, including sexual health.

How Might PTSD Affect Sexual Function?

How Might PTSD Affect Sexual Function?

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

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can affect people who have seen or experienced a traumatic event. Some symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, and/or uncontrollable thoughts about the event, as well as serious anxiety or significant changes in a person’s mood or temperament. Individuals with PTSD may have intense distress or extreme reactions to things that remind them of the traumatic event. These symptoms may develop soon after the event has taken place or years later.

What Are the Most Common Sexual Health Issues Men Should Be Aware Of?

What Are the Most Common Sexual Health Issues Men Should Be Aware Of?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs)

A person’s sexual health can contribute to or take away from their overall happiness and quality of life. Fortunately, it is possible for a person to enjoy satisfying sex and intimacy throughout their lifetime. Nevertheless, sexual health issues can affect people of all ages. In recognition of June being Men’s Health Month, the following is a list of the most common sexual health issues that may impact men.

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What Can Adults Learn From Sex Education?

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

Whether you received sex education in school as an adolescent or you were never taught about sexuality and relationships, it is likely that you could still benefit from sex education as an adult.

What Are Erogenous Zones and What Is Their Relation to Satisfying Sex?

What Are Erogenous Zones and What Is Their Relation to Satisfying Sex?

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

An erogenous zone is any part of the body that elicits sexual arousal when touched. Although most people think of the genitals when it comes to sexual touch, other parts of the body are erogenous zones as well and can bring a person great sexual pleasure. In fact, a 2016 study that mapped the preferred erogenous zones of 704 participants found that the entire body can be sensitive to sexual touch, but erogenous zones vary from person to person.

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How Can Couples Make More Time for Sex?

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

For busy couples facing seemingly endless demands upon their time, it may feel like sex always takes a back seat to work, education, chores, parenting, and other important priorities. Certainly, the ebb and flow of sexual activity is normal in a long-term relationship, and putting off sex may even be necessary in times of major life changes such as soon after childbirth. Nevertheless, if it is consistently difficult for you and your partner to find time for sex in your day-to-day lives, the following are a few things you can try.

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What Are the Sexual Health Consequences of LGBTQIA+ Discrimination?

Sexual Health Topics: Mental Health & Psychology, Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Discrimination against members of minority groups such as the LGBTQIA+ community can have serious ramifications when it comes to the overall health and well-being of these individuals. (LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and all other gender and sexual identities).

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