Sex Drive and Menopause: 50 Shades of Normal

Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More

Boys, Men and HPV: Vaccines Safe, Protective (Video)

In the United States each year, about 15,000 women and 7,000 men are affected by HPV-related cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If people are vaccinated, these cancers can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV) for all males ages 9 to 26 … Read More

HPV Vaccine: Why Your Daughter Should Get One (Video)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination protects against four types of HPV– two that cause 75 percent of cervical cancer cases and two that cause 90 percent of genital warts cases. HPV is transmitted through sexual intercourse, however it can also be transmitted through simple genital contact, oral sex, and can even be found under your … Read More

Foods to Put You in the Mood (Video)

No food has been scientifically proven to stimulate the human sex organs. But some foods can certainly promote blood flow and stimulate our senses.   Registered dietitian Carolyn Snyder talks about the ingredients in hot chili peppers that not only increase blood flow and heart rate but release endorphins, creating a feeling of happiness. Fresh … Read More

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Sex and Your Sinuses: ‘Not Tonight, Honey’

“I’ve got a headache.” “I’m too tired.” You can add “My head is too stuffy” to the list of reasons not to be intimate with your partner. Two previous studies by Cleveland Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists found that allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) significantly affect the desire for sex. Considering that up … Read More

Heart Disease: 3 Facts That Will Make You Happy

Gloomy facts get most of the attention in the media. But the truth is, prospects for heart disease have never been better. Doctors know more about what works and what doesn’t and what is safe and what is not than ever before. Here are three facts about heart disease that should cheer you up. The … Read More

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Loss of Desire

Drugs that treat sexual dysfunction in men, such as sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis), have been a huge success. However, women don’t have an equivalent medication solution for sexual problems. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) refers to sexual problems for women in the areas of arousal, desire and orgasm. In some cases of FSD, intercourse itself … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction in Younger Men?

Sometimes an unwelcome byproduct of male aging is erectile dysfunction, or trouble performing sexually. But you don’t have to be an older guy to experience it. If you’re a younger man and you’re consistently having trouble keeping and maintaining an erection, you’re far from alone. The first thing to do is see your doctor. There … Read More

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Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops

The teen pregnancy rate in the United States has hit a historic low. According to the latest figures released by the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of teen pregnancies has been dropping since 1990. The rate dropped 40 percent between 1990 and 2008, dropping another 9 percent from 2009 to 2010 to reach … Read More

A Satisfying Sex Life After Menopause

For some women, menopause is a time of liberation. No longer saddled with fear of getting pregnant, they find their desire increases, and they can be more spontaneous with their partner. For other women, menopause brings declining desire or uncomfortable intercourse — leaving them and their spouses sad and confused. But it doesn’t have to … Read More