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Kegel Exercises

Many times over the years, I explained Kegel exercises to patients. Patients who were postpartum and losing urine with coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising. Patients w… Read Article

About Lower Testosterone in Men

Occasionally a patient would tell me that her husband was having trouble with erections, but that he would not go to the doctor (sound familiar, fellows?).  He wanted her to … Read Article

History of the Vibrator

Evidence of phallic shaped devices for sexual pleasure has existed since the Middle Ages. In the mid to late 19th century the first vibrators were introduced as medical devices to… Read Article

Benefits of Exercise

I just reviewed two articles on the benefits of exercise. The first was published in JAMA Oncol, July 16,2015 and studied the relationship of increased body fat and increased… Read Article

Visual Stimulation Enhances Sexual Response

Can videos with sexual content improve your sex life? Both men and women respond to visual sexual stimulation, but the human response cycle, sexual desire, activity, and satisfact… Read Article

Sexual intimacy after Prostate Cancer

Treatment of prostate cancer, the most common type of cancer in men, usually has a list of negative side effects. Besides erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, many men a… Read Article

Talking to your doctor about sex

From studies published by the New Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, and AARP regarding sexual activity among those over 50, it is clear that the majority of senior… Read Article

Detecting lies in an online dating profiles

Online dating has become very popular for all age groups, including seniors and men and women over 50. How good are people at deceiving others in online dating sites? And how good… Read Article

How can I improve my online dating experience?

Online dating has exploded in recent years, to the point that it is the third most common way people can find a spouse. With the growth of the Internet, online dating has surpasse… Read Article

What next, now personal lubricants are not safe?

Personal lubricants (also known as lube) are widely used to reduce vaginal and rectal friction and increase pleasure during vaginal and rectal intercourse. A small number of recen… Read Article

What are penis rings?

Is the penis ring a sexual aid or an adult toy? It has a number of synonyms, erectile dysfunction ring, constriction ring, and cock ring. For this discussion I will use penis ring… Read Article

Sex Aids & Toys for Senior Women: How to Choose One, and Why You Should

Sexual activity, solo or partnered, is a vital part of healthy aging. Orgasms are amazingly effective for reducing anxiety and depression and increasing your sense of wellbeing. … Read Article

Phthalates and sexual products

Are sex toys with phthalates safe? Any discussion of sexual products needs to address the safety of use from a compositional viewpoint. That is, is there the possibility to b… Read Article

My Story About Impotence

OK, readers, there are many causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, the inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for penetration. Erections are a critic… Read Article

Safe sex

During my practice years and while medical director at Planned Parenthood I spoke frequently with young patients about safe sex. Only rarely was there such a conversation with my … Read Article

The perineum, the anus, and the prostate gland as erogenous zones

After the penis and the scrotum, the perineum, the skin between the scrotum and the anus, is very highly sensitized with pleasure nerve endings. Many men enjoy this area being gen… Read Article

Can an online relationship be successful?

There is the general perception that online relationships rarely move to offline face to face, real life communication. Although research on this issue has yielded mixed results, … Read Article

Are Sex Aids Finding Their Way Into the Bedrooms of Older Adults?

Are you looking to buy sexual aids? Visit the X's and O's Store.   Are older adults using sexual aids (adult toys?) And if yes, is it common? Let’s look at some stat… Read Article

Senior Sexuality in the Media

The media is a powerful machine that shapes our views about almost any social issue, including sex. The way the media portrays certain topics reflects our cultural beliefs and att… Read Article