Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to all aspects of healthy sexuality. It may involve prevention and avoidance of sexually transmitted disease and treatment of problems such as sexual pain and sexual dysfunction that may occur as complications of other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.


Pheromones: The Scent of Sex

Everyone would agree that the most important human sex organ is the brain because that’s where sexual impulses, drives and reproductive behavior are programmed. We’re also accustomed to thinking of sight, touch, and sound as the most important sensual cues for humans. And let’s not forget the uniquely human capacity for creative imagination and fantasy. …

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women's sexual problems

Diagnosing women’s sexual problems

Introduction Currently, the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction is based purely on history. Because female sexual dysfunction has always been considered a psychiatric disorder, there are no real diagnostic frameworks available except in the psychiatric literature. The best listing of female sexual dysfunction disorders is found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders …

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sex later life

sex in later life

People seem to want and need to be close to others. As we grow older, many of us also want to continue an active, satisfying sex life. But the aging process may cause some changes. What Are Normal Changes to Sexuality as We Age? Normal aging brings physical changes in both men and women. These …

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ejaculatory disorders

Ejaculatory Disorders

Prevalence The sexual revolution ushered in by Viagra® has made it commonplace to talk about other sexual disorders besides the loss of an erection. Data from a recent national study of several thousand men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 suggest that the most common type of male sexual dysfunction is early, …

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Birth Control Pills

Birth-Control Pills 101

An Overview of Oral Contraceptives Oral contraceptives have gone through many changes through the years since they were introduced in the 1960s. The early forms of oral contraceptives (also known as birth control pills) had a good deal of estrogen in them. Today’s birth control pills have a lot less hormone in them. That’s because …

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