Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point or at several points during their lives. Discover what options may be best for you.
For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. The good news is that once the joint is replaced, you can resume having sex within six to eight weeks – and it’s often better than it’s been for years.
It’s sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it’s not so good for you. It’s sugar. Sugar can knock sex hormones out of balance and make you lose your sex drive — and your ability. Excessive sugar can also: Lower testosterone Reduce growth hormone production Make … Read More
Most men who experience erectile dysfunction (ED) can achieve stimulation through oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis®. Lifestyle changes can also help remedy the problem. They may quit smoking or lose weight, or undergo psychotherapy. While these are the most common methods, they may not work for everyone. For example, male heart patients who take coronary vasodilators … Read More
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If you’ve ever wondered if someone is attracted to you, try listening to his or her voice. A recent study found that men and women vary the strength, tone and pitch of their voices when speaking to members of the opposite sex whom they find attractive. At the same time, these subtle voice modulations make … Read More
Do you remember sitting awkwardly as your mom or dad told you about sex? For many, this conversation — though uncomfortable — was a rite of passage. Now imagine switching roles. Your dad or mom is single and sexually active late in life, and it’s time for you to talk about sexual responsibility and protection. … Read More
We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and then blood needs to flow to all the right places. There’s a mental, emotional and physical aspect to sex, and unfortunately a variety of problems can … Read More
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.
Sometimes I’ve told a patient that recovery from a heart attack is progressing well. Then as they turn to leave the office they say to me, hesitantly, “I meant to ask you about sex. I mean, can I still have it?” They’re one of thousands of people who ask their doctors this common question every … 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. There are ways to overcome the hurdles arthritis places in your way. They take patience, a willingness to try new things and honesty with your partner. … Read More