Sex during pregnancy is safe for most women – and can be great at certain points along the way. And not so great at other times. When Krista Afumbom goes to bed these days, the last thing on her mind is sex. After 37 weeks of pregnancy, she just wants to sleep. Between having sciatica … Read More
Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More
Men living with diabetes have enough on their plate. They need to monitor their blood glucose level, blood pressure and, most likely, several medications. If this is you, and you’re experiencing problems in your sex life, there’s a good chance you’re feeling anxious, frustrated and depressed. You may know that erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or … Read More
We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm.
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Sex has a long list of benefits and helps partners feel connected, so why does low libido occur? It may come down to the basic drives that help us survive. Of course, it’s more complicated than that. Read on.
Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships. “Patients often think about the things they can’t do on a larger scale, but a lot of … Read More
The basketball court is not the only place for March Madness this week. At this time of year, many urologists see a deluge of requests from men seeking a vasectomy. Many men plan a vasectomy for this week with an eye toward watching the NCAA basketball tournament all weekend while they recuperate, says urologist Edmund Sabanegh, MD, Chair … Read More
Heavier women who take the morning-after pill up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to reduce their chance of pregnancy may need to consider other emergency birth control options, such as an IUD. The European manufacturer of the drug NorLevo® — chemically identical to what’s sold in the U.S. as Plan B — said that … Read More
“Doc, I’m having trouble at home.”
I get this comment frequently from patients with arthritis. When I dig deeper, they often reveal that arthritis is affecting their sex lives.
Patients often ask me: Is sex good for your heart?
The question seems simple. The answer is complicated, in part because of the limits of what research can tell us. But we do have a strong sense that sex fits in with a heart-healthy lifestyle.