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Can’t Climax? Help for Women Who Have Difficulty Reaching Orgasm

For women, trouble reaching orgasm can be a sign of a physical, emotional or relationship issue...but often, a lack of the right kind of stimulation is the cause. Many years ago … Read Article

How to Help Your Partner With Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

A partner’s guide to erectile dysfunction: how to recognize it, how to talk about it, and how to support him when he needs it most. Something has changed. Your partner&rsq… Read Article

The Correct Way to Do Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises have many benefits...but only if done correctly. More than half of women don’t. You may have heard about the benefits of Kegel exercises for: curing or i… 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

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

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

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

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 and Intimacy

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? Mindfulness is a form of m… Read Article