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What Are the Facts on HIV and AIDS?

What Are the Facts on HIV and AIDS?

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

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st each year, making December the ideal time to learn the facts on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Below, you will find important facts about HIV transmission, prevention, and medical care.

How Might Breast Cancer Impact a Person’s Sexuality?

How Might Breast Cancer Impact a Person’s Sexuality?

Breast cancer can bring about changes in a woman’s sexuality, whether due to treatment or the disease itself. While some breast cancer survivors report no changes in their sexuality or sexual satisfaction, many experience problems with emotional upheaval, changes in appearance and self-perception, and/or shifts in their sexual functioning related to vaginal lubrication, sexual desire, and orgasm. The following are some of the most impactful changes that breast cancer can have on one’s sexuality.

What Is Penile Traction Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Sexual Health Management & Treatments

Peyronie’s disease (PD), which is caused by the formation of scar tissue or plaques under the skin of the penis, can result in curved, sometimes painful erections, penile shortening, and/or other deformities in penis shape.

How Might Life Events Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction or Other Sexual Difficulties?

How Might Life Events Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction or Other Sexual Difficulties?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get and keep an erection long enough to have a satisfactory sexual experience. This may occur in many individuals with a penis at one point or another, but that does not necessarily mean that they have ED. To be considered ED, one must experience recurrent difficulties with achieving an erection or see a noticeable decrease in the firmness of their erections.

What Are Some Myths About the Clitoris?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

The clitoris is a female sex organ that is part of the vulva. Known as the pleasure center of the vulva, the clitoris has more than ten thousand nerve endings. Therefore, it is extremely sensitive to touch and stimulation. Still, there is a lot that is not widely known about the clitoris. The following are a few common myths about the clitoris as well as the corresponding facts.

What Is Prostate Cancer Screening, and Who Should Consider It?

What Is Prostate Cancer Screening, and Who Should Consider It?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health, Cancer & Sexual Health (Oncosexology)

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a walnut-sized gland located around the urethra that produces seminal fluid.

What Is Asexuality?

What Is Asexuality?

Sexual Health Topics: Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Human sexuality, or the way that people experience and express themselves sexually, exists on a spectrum. This means that people’s sexual identities and orientations are complex and not easily classified into distinct groups. Rather, they exist on a continuum or scale that spans from one endpoint to another.

How Long Is Considered Delayed Ejaculation?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Delayed ejaculation occurs when a man requires an extended period of sexual stimulation (22 minutes or more) to orgasm and ejaculate.

What Are Some Complications of Buried Penis?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Buried penis is a medical condition in which the penis becomes hidden under excess genital or abdominal fat tissues. Though the penis may otherwise be normal in terms of size and function, its buried state makes it internal rather than external, presenting a number of sexual and overall health problems for the individual who is affected.

How Does Menopause Affect Sexuality?

How Does Menopause Affect Sexuality?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Menopause is the point of time in a woman’s life when she stops having her period. It is defined as not having a menstrual cycle for 12 months. There is also a transition time leading up to menopause called perimenopause, during which women may experience lighter and less frequent periods as well as symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, headaches, vaginal dryness, and others.

What Is the Connection Between an Enlarged Prostate and Urinary Symptoms?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is responsible for producing seminal fluid (the fluid that sustains and carries sperm). It is located between the bladder and the penis, and it wraps around the urethra, which is the tube that allows urine to flow out of the body.

What Are the Benefits of Vibrators for Sexual Health?

What Are the Benefits of Vibrators for Sexual Health?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

The electric vibrator was invented in the late 1880s by an English physician named Joseph Mortimer Granville. Originally, it was designed to be used as a tool to relieve male patients’ muscle aches and pains. However, some historians claim that physicians used vibrators as an efficient way to deliver “pelvic massages” to women who had been diagnosed as hysterical, a process they had previously been conducting manually.

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