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Cycling and Sexual Health

Over the last several years, there has been some debate on whether cycling has a negative impact on one’s sex ...
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How Do Women Feel About Orgasms?

One word that’s often used to describe women’s orgasms is “elusive.” Sometimes, they’re easy to achieve, sometimes not. They can ...
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Taking ED Drugs Watch What You Eat and Drink

Ali finally talked to his doctor about his erection problems. He’d been struggling for a while, but he had been ...
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Coping with Mismatched Sex Drives

You and your partner probably have a lot in common. Or if you’re not partnered, you likely seek common traits ...
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High Blood Pressure and Sexual Problems

You probably know it’s important to keep your blood pressure under control. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) can lead ...
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What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and can it benefit sexual health or performance?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy refers to injections used to reduce inflammation and promote tissue healing. Athletes sometimes have PRP to ...
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Are Men Satisfied with Penile Implants?

Bill took a deep breath, looked at his wife Judy, and finally told his urologist, “Okay. I’ll get the implant.”It ...
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Are there any “natural aphrodisiacs” that actually work?

For centuries, men and women have searched for foods, herbs, and other substances that could enhance their sexual experiences. The ...
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Smoking and ED

Mind if I smoke?It’s not a question you hear much nowadays. Still, almost 18% of adults in the United States ...
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Delayed Ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation can be tough to deal with.It happens when it takes a man longer than he’d like to ejaculate ...
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Low Testosterone

Low TestosteroneWhat is testosterone deficiency?You have probably heard about testosterone in light of men’s sexual health. Produced by the testes, ...
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What is the difference between sexual performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Sexual performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction (ED) are both troublesome issues, and it’s possible for a man to have both ...
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How might cancer patients preserve their sexuality?

How might cancer patients preserve their sexuality?Many cancer patients face sexual problems from cancer treatment. Diminished libido, arousal difficulties, pain, ...
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How does thyroid disease impact a person’s sexual health?

How does thyroid disease impact a person’s sexual health?Located in the neck, the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that produces ...
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Female sexual arousal disorder

Female sexual arousal disorderWhat is sexual arousal disorder?When a woman becomes sexually aroused, her body usually experiences vaginal lubrication, some ...
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What should heart patients know about medications and sex?

What should heart patients know about medications and sex?Some heart and blood pressure drugs do have sexual side effects, such ...
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Intersex

IntersexWhat does the term “intersex” mean?The term “intersex” is used to describe disorders of sex development (DSDs) – situations in ...
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Kegel exercises

Kegel exercisesWhy might men benefit from Kegel exercises?Incontinence is sometimes a problem for men who have undergone treatment for prostate ...
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What is a prolactinoma and how can it affect a person’s sexual function?

What is a prolactinoma and how can it affect a person’s sexual function?A prolactinoma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor of ...
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Is it safe for heart patients to have sex?

Is it safe for heart patients to have sex?For most heart patients, sex is safe. However, patients should still check ...
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What is a penis fracture, and how is it treated?

What is a penis fracture, and how is it treated?A penis fracture is a tear in a membrane in the ...
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How soon can couples have sex again after a miscarriage?

How soon can couples have sex again after a miscarriage?Sex after miscarriage depends on the individual. A woman’s doctor can ...
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Addyi (A drug for female low sexual desire)

Addyi (The women's Viagra) What is Addyi? Addyi is the brand name of flibanserin, a drug designed to treat acquired, ...
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Does method of childbirth affect sexual function later?

Does method of childbirth affect sexual function later?The risk of developing sexual problems after childbirth is about the same for ...
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Stop Tramadol

Stop Tramadol Men who take long-acting opioids for chronic pain appear to be at greater risk of developing low testosterone than men ...
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What happens if you take too much of an oral erectile dysfunction (ED) medication?

What happens if you take too much of an oral erectile dysfunction (ED) medication?Oral medications provide a convenient way for ...
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Can women reach orgasm without direct sexual stimulation?

Can women reach orgasm without direct sexual stimulation?Many women find that sexual stimulation of their erogenous zones, such as the ...
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What is the “normal” frequency of sex?

What is the “normal” frequency of sex?It’s human nature to wonder whether you are having more or less sex than ...
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile DysfunctionWhat is erectile dysfunction (ED)? What causes ED? How is ED treated?Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a man’s inability to ...
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Can gout affect sexual health and performance?

Can gout affect sexual health and performance?Yes, it can – especially for men.Gout is a particularly painful type of arthritis, ...
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What are prostatic calculi (prostate stones)? Do they affect sexual function?

What are prostatic calculi (prostate stones)? Do they affect sexual function? Prostatic calculi (also called prostate stones) are small brownish-gray ...
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Why might intensity of orgasm decline?

Why might intensity of orgasm decline? Like many aspects of sex, intensity of orgasm can depend on the individual as ...
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Is flibanserin (Addyi) safe for women who take antidepressants?

Female Sexual HealthDr. Ahmad MotawiWhat is Addyi?Addyi is the brand name of flibanserin, a drug designed to treat acquired, generalized ...
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What is the refractory period?

What is the refractory period? After orgasm, both men and women experience a resolution stage. At this time, their bodies ...
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What lifestyle changes can men make to improve their erectile function?

What lifestyle changes can men make to improve their erectile function? There are many things men can do to improve ...
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What is chronic prostatitischronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPCPPS)?

What is chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)? Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, the walnut-sized gland located below ...
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What is venous leakage and how does it cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is venous leakage and how does it cause erectile dysfunction (ED)? Problems with blood vessels are a common cause ...
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What is dyspareunia?

What is dyspareunia? The term “dyspareunia” means painful intercourse. A woman may feel pain at the start of penetration or ...
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How common is it to “fake” an orgasm, and why do people do it?

How common is it to “fake” an orgasm, and why do people do it? Both men and women pretend to ...
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How likely is sexual activity to trigger sudden cardiac arrest?

How likely is sexual activity to trigger sudden cardiac arrest? While it is possible for someone to suffer sudden cardiac ...
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Does engaging in sex affect personal workouts or sporting performance?

Does engaging in sex affect personal workouts or sporting performance? The notion that sexual activity before a sporting event affects ...
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Priapism

Priapism What causes priapism and how is it treated? Priapism is a full, rigid erection that lasts for more than ...
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Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)Advances in reproductive medicine over the last 10 years have allowed men who were previously considered ...
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What is pre-ejaculate or precum?

What is pre-ejaculate or precum؟ Pre-ejaculate, sometimes called precum, is a clear fluid that is released when a man becomes ...
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Peyronie’s Disease

What is Peyronie’s disease? Peyronie’s disease is a disorder that causes areas of hardened scar tissue called plaques to form ...
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What is orgasmic anhedoniapleasure dissociative orgasmic dysfunction?

What is orgasmic anhedoniapleasure dissociative orgasmic dysfunction? The word “anhedonia” refers to the inability to experience pleasure from an activity ...
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Does long term anabolic androgenic steroid use lead to heart problems?

Does long term anabolic androgenic steroid use lead to heart problems? THE USE (abuse) of anabolicandrogenic steroids (AAS), such as ...
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Sexual Health, Birth Control and Condoms

Sexual Health, Birth Control and Condoms Sexual Health, Birth Control, and Condoms What Causes Condoms to Come Off During Sex? ...
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Painful Orgasm

What causes painful orgasm in men, and how can it be treated? Painful orgasm (painful ejaculation) is commonly described as ...
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What is a penile rehabilitation program (PRP)?

What is a penile rehabilitation program (PRP)? The prostate gland is surrounded by nerves that are critical for a man’s ...
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Should men with an enlarged prostate avoid certain medications?

Should men with an enlarged prostate avoid certain medications ? Men with an enlarged prostate should not take medications that ...
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Should men stop taking erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs before having surgery?

Should men stop taking erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs before having surgery? Yes. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists recommends that ...
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Vit D and Erection

Do vitamin D levels have any impact on a man’s erections? Vitamin D is an important nutrient for our overall ...
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Are there natural ways to boost testosterone?

Are there natural ways to boost testosterone? Yes. In some cases, men can raise their testosterone levels by changing some ...
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Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

How does diabetes lead to erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem for diabetic men. In fact, ...
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What is postcoital dysphoria (“post-sex blues”)?

What is postcoital dysphoria (“post-sex blues”)? Sometimes, people feel deep sadness or agitation after consensual sex. The medical term for ...
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Male Infertility

Male InfertilityDefinitionUp to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren't able to conceive a child even though ...
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Cancer and Male Fertility

Male cancer, cryopreservation, and fertilityWhat is the difference between semen and sperm?This can be confusing since the terms are often ...
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Soft Drinks & ED

Soft Drinks Can consuming soft drinks lead to erectile dysfunction (ED)? It’s possible. Soft drinks, which include sweetened carbonated beverages ...
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Penile Prosthesis

Penile ProsthesisWhen should a man consider a prosthesis?Usually, a prosthesis is considered a last resort. Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) ...
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Are certain foods helpful in addressing erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Are certain foods helpful in addressing erectile dysfunction (ED)? It’s possible. Research published in January 2016 found that men who ...
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What is penile ultrasound?

What is penile ultrasound? An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of internal organs, ...
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Congenital Penile Curvature

Congenital Penile Curvature Patients with congenital penile curvature will have noticed this problem during their entire post puberty adult life ...
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Sperm Retrieval Procedures

Sperm Retrieval ProceduresSperm harvesting is entirely different from a diagnostic testicular biopsy since in this setting the goal is not ...
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Why should men talk to their doctor about ED?

Why should men talk to their doctor about ED?There are several good reasons:ED can be a sign of a larger ...
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Varicocele

VaricoceleWhat is a varicocele?A varicocele is a variation of normal anatomy in which veins in the scrotum (the sac that ...
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A Man’s Penis Changes with Age

A Man’s Penis Changes with AgeAs we get older, it’s inevitable that our bodies change. Our hair might turn gray, ...
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What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?Before a man’s sperm can fertilize a woman’s egg, the head of the sperm must ...
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Discolored semen

Discolored semenShould I be concerned about discolored semen?Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It's usually quite thick after ejaculation, but ...
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Smoking and Infertility

Smoking and InfertilityMost patients know not to smoke, don’t they? Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean that they (and their ...
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Premature Ejaculation

Premature EjaculationWhat is premature ejaculation (PE)?Premature ejaculation is repeated ejaculation in response to minimal stimulation before, at the time of, ...
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