Sexual Wellness Resource Center
For Adults over 50.

X's & O's Blog

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

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

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

Sex Toys for Older Adults: Making that First Purchase

Advertising disclosure: This content contains affiliate links and sponsored product placements. That means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, we receive a com… Read Article

Vaginal Dilators: How They’re Used, and How They Can Help

I receive two questions often about sex and menopause. One is about painful intercourse (dyspareunia) developing gradually after the onset of menopause. The other is about how to … Read Article

Sex Toys for Men

Are you looking to purchase sex aids and toys for men? Visit the X's and O's Store. Sex toys have for the most part been designed for women, but more men are coming to realize th… Read Article

5 examples of how vibrators have entered the mainstream of the 21st century

50% of women 18 to 60 years of age have used a vibrator. 45% of men have experimented with vibrators. Couples report incorporating vibrator use is not a threat to the male and… Read Article

What kind of sexual lubricant is best?

This article is in response to a question from a reader. She is menopausal and asked what lubricant is best for intercourse. Normally, the walls of the vagina are coated with a t… Read Article

Vibrators for dummies

I know a lot about female anatomy and I understand sexuality and human sexual response, both medical school and residency training topics. But when a patient first asked me to rec… Read Article

Penis pumps

A penis pump is one of the few treatment options for a male who is unable to get or maintain an erection sufficient for penetration, erectile dysfunction. With pump use you can ge… Read Article

Should Every Woman Have a Vibrator?

Sexual devices have entered the mainstream of medicine to treat sexual arousal, orgasmic disorders, and to enhance the female sexual response. Sexual female dysfunction reportedly… 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

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

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