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Viberect®: The FDA Approved Vibrator for ED Treatment

In a previous article, Vibrators for Men: Can They Help Treat the Symptoms of ED?, I stated that I believe that vibrators are overlooked and undervalued as an option for treating … Read Article

5 Health Benefits of Sex in Later Life

Yes, sex feels good. But did you know it can also be good for your physical and emotional health? Sex has a positive impact on physical and cognitive performance, relationships a… Read Article

Health Benefits of Sex: The Brain

Yes, sex feels good. But it’s also good for your emotional, physical and psychological health. Sex has a positive impact on physical and cognitive performance, relationship… Read Article

Is Sex Good for Your Heart?

Growing older doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. Many studies have shown that older adults maintain an active, fulfilling sex life well into their 90s. It’s no won… Read Article

Clitoral Pumps: What Are They and Can They Help with Orgasm?

I recently had the following question from a reader: “I’m a woman and beginning to have more trouble getting aroused with a partner or even climaxing using a stimulat… Read Article

Let’s Talk About Sex in Later Life

A new report reveals that while sex is important to older adults, communication about sexual health is lacking I just read an informative report on a poll taken in October 2017 b… Read Article

Laser Treatment for Vaginal Rejuvenation: What Is It, and How Does It Work?

May 2018 I had the following question from a reader:   “I was wondering if you know anything about vaginal rejuvenation? It seems to be the craze lately. Curious as t… Read Article

Strap Ons for ED: Are They An Option, and How Do They Work?

Using a strap on, couples can still enjoy sexual pleasure even when erection is not possible. In this final article in our series on options for coping with erectile dysfunction … Read Article

Penis Pumps for ED: Can They Help?

  Many men are curious about penis pumps and their effectiveness in treating ED. Who might benefit from pump usage? Penis pumps are an option for older, healthy men with ED… Read Article

Vibrators for Men: Can They Help Treat the Symptoms of ED?

If you are having difficulty with erections (ED), this scenario may sound familiar… You are exercising, you have lost weight, you have limited your alcohol intake, you sto… Read Article

Do Penis Rings Help With Erection Problems (ED)?

If you are having difficulty with erections, you may relate to this scenario... You lost weight, you moderated your alcohol intake, you stopped smoking, and yet the erections wer… Read Article

Sex Toys for Erection Problems (ED): Can They Help?

I have had a number of questions lately from readers who can no longer get an erection. They have a condition called erectile dysfunction (ED). Are erection problems and ED just … Read Article

The Desire to Be Desired

We are all old enough remember Rod Stewart’s 1978 song “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” It starts “If you want my body and you think I’m sexy…&rd… Read Article

Senior Sexuality: The Joy and Magic of Orgasms

Orgasms may be more difficult to reach with aging, but they’re still achievable—and so important for our wellbeing. I recently read a question from a 78 year old woma… Read Article

Osteoporosis and Sexuality

Osteoporosis requires some extra caution when it comes to sex, but it doesn’t mean the end of intimacy. Osteoporosis is a disease where increased bone weakness increases th… Read Article

Sex Toys for Older Adults: Making that First Purchase

Sex toys are great for seniors! Sexual activity, solo or partnered, is good for your health with aging. Orgasms are amazingly effective for reducing anxiety and depression and inc… Read Article

COPD and Sexuality

About 25 million Americans suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This is a group of chronic lung diseases that cause slow, progressive shortness of breath. The… Read Article

High Blood Pressure and Sexuality

High blood pressure (HBP), also called hypertension, is a common chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is determined by… Read Article

Heart Disease and Sexuality

Heart disease is the leading of cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., responsible for about one of every three or four deaths annually. That comes to 610,000 deaths p… Read Article

Diabetes and Sexuality

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses.  29 million Americans suffer from diabetes; 8 million of those are undiagnosed.  26% of Americans over 50 have diab… Read Article