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What is “edging” and why might it be employed?

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

“Edging” is a sexual practice that allows a person to delay orgasm. Some people find that this technique makes their orgasm more intense, once it does occur.

What is a dry orgasm?

What is a dry orgasm?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Men who have dry orgasms reach climax but do not ejaculate any semen. This lack of fluid makes the orgasm “dry.”

What is a vaginal pessary and how does it affect sexual health?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

A vaginal pessary is a small, plastic device that supports a woman’s pelvic organs (the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, urethra, small intestines, and rectum).

What is climacturia? How can it be managed?

What is climacturia? How can it be managed?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Climacturia, also called orgasm-associated incontinence, occurs when a man leaks urine as he ejaculates. It is a common side effect of radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland).

What are the most common ejaculatory dysfunctions?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

As the name suggests, ejaculatory dysfunctions occur when a man has problems ejaculating, even when he is completely aroused. They generally fall into the following six categories:

What is the “normal” frequency of masturbation?

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

What is postcoital dysphoria (“post-sex blues”)?

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

What is clitorodynia (clitoral pain)?

Sexual Health Topics: Women’s Sexual Health

Clitorodynia is a term for pain in the clitoris. The clitoris is a pleasure organ located in front of a woman’s vagina that contains thousands of nerve endings and can result in orgasm when stimulated. But some women may experience chronic pain in their clitoris during sexual stimulation and even during daily activities.

What is gender reassignment surgery?

Sexual Health Topics: Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA+ Health

Gender reassignment surgery, sometimes called sex reassignment surgery, is performed to transition individuals with gender dysphoria to their desired gender.

Can smoking affect a man’s erections?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

Smoking can have a huge impact on a man’s erections. In fact, in 2014 the acting U.S. Surgeon General added erectile dysfunction (ED) to the list of conditions that can be caused by smoking.

Research has shown that men who smoke are at higher risk for ED. Often, erection problems are worse for men who smoke heavily and those who have smoked for a long time. Secondhand smoke may also interfere with erections.

Can increasing caffeine intake help with erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Sexual Health Topics: Men’s Sexual Health

It’s possible that caffeine could help a man’s erections, but more research is needed.

Caffeine is a stimulant found in foods and beverages. Coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks are common sources.

Past research has found that caffeine may have some health benefits, but its role in erections has been unclear.

What is a penile plethysmograph?

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

A penile plethysmograph is a device used to measure blood flow to the penis. Because good blood flow to the penis is important for erections, penile plethysmography can be especially helpful for doctors evaluating a man’s erectile function.

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