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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

Arthritis and Sexuality

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses. As many as 35 million Americans suffer from the condition. First, what are the different types of arthritis? There are man… Read Article

Chronic Illness and Sexuality

People who live with chronic illnesses often have difficulties with sexual functioning. Sexuality can be altered by these illnesses and their treatments. Some people may become se… Read Article

About PSAs: What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Screening

The PSA blood test is currently the best available screening test for prostate cancer. But PSA testing is very controversial. Should you get tested? That depends on your risk fact… Read Article

Things You Should Avoid Before Sex And Why

Spontaneity and sex often go hand in hand. But, there are certain activities and even foods that can put a serious damper on an intimate moment. Gas-inducing foods such as beans, … Read Article

Overweight and No Action in the Bedroom?

First of all, how much of a problem is being overweight in America? Recent studies show that 2/3 of Americans are overweight, and 1/2 of those who are overweight are actually obes… Read Article

Mindfulness

I have been seeing references in the media to “mindfulness,” allegedly something that can make us happier, healthier, and sexier. What is this all about?  Mindfu… Read Article

Not Just a Man’s World Sexual Dysfunction Among Women

Typically, sexual dysfunction—defined as a problem occurring during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents an individual or couple from experiencing satisfacti… Read Article

Kegel Exercices for Men?

Those men who have heard of Kegel exercises probably heard about them from their wives as they rehabilitated their bladders and vaginas after childbirth. But both men and women ha… Read Article

Painful sex

Painful intercourse is called dyspareunia. The word is derived from the Greek word dyspareunos, which means “badly mated!”  Over my 35 years of practice, when me… Read Article

I Wish I Had Done This (Penile Implant Surgery) Years Ago

I can’t tell you the number of times a patient said to me, after recuperating from hysterectomy for severe menstrual cramps or severe pain with intercourse, once again feeli… Read Article

Sexual wellbeing after cancer

Sexual wellbeing is a central component of quality of life. Cancer can result in significant disruption of sexuality.   This disruption is one of the most negative influ… Read Article

Addyi, Female Viagra?

Addyi, Female Viagra? Recent FDA approval of a pill to treat low sexual desire in women has caused a strong reaction.   More so because of the media label of the pill a… Read Article

Female 'Viagra', Addyi, approved with strong warning from the FDA

This is big news, but is this really like Viagra, and is it safe? No, it is not like Viagra, which works well by increasing blood flow to the penis. The mechanism of action for Ad… Read Article

Masturbation, facts, not myths

Masturbation is touching one’s body, including the sexual organs, to experience pleasure. For many, masturbation is a taboo subject. There are many harmful myths, social and… Read Article

Why do women stop having sex?

The two main reasons for not having intercourse in women over 50 are due to partner related factors or lack of partner. Let´s first talk about partner related factors. 52% … Read Article

Testosterone for women

Testosterone and Women... There has been a lot of media attention to testosterone therapy for women. You might ask, but isn’t testosterone the male hormone? Yes, it is, but … Read Article

But, Doc, what happened to my manhood?

Manhood, what it means to be a man, is the ability to obtain and maintain erections sufficient for penetration. Having sex is integral to being a man. Sexual performance is a symb… Read Article