While erectile dysfunction (ED) is common, it’s also frequently misunderstood. Perhaps that’s because ED is a subject that is not often talked about—it can be awkward and embarrassing for both and men and women to discuss, even with a healthcare provider. But talking about it, and learning about it, can help men and their partners understand and manage this common condition. What ED is: The inability to maintain an erection suitable for intercourse. A medical condition that can affect men of any age. A common sexual problem that ... Continue Reading
Sometimes you want sex, sometimes you don't. That's normal. Every woman has her own level of what is considered "normal" based on their own experiences and biological drive. But when a woman has a low libido or low sexual desire and is bothered by this lack of interest in sex, she may have a condition called hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). HSDD is defined as the absence of sexual fantasies and thoughts, and/or desire for or receptivity to, sexual activity that causes the personal distress or difficulties in her relationship. This ... Continue Reading
Problems reaching orgasm are fairly common among women. About 3 out of 4 women say they can't orgasm through vaginal penetration alone. But there is a difference between an occasional issue and a more persistent problem—female orgasmic disorder, or FOD. What makes the problem rise to the level of FOD? There are specific criteria for diagnosing the disorder in women: A woman will rarely—or never—be able to reach orgasm, even when she is sexually aroused These symptoms last for six months or more The problem causes significant ... Continue Reading
Sexual Difficulties in Men Sexual difficulties in middle age are just as natural to the aging process as a change in hearing, vision, or physical strength. While it’s important to understand why most men over 40 experience some form of sexual difficulty, it’s more important to understand that sexual difficulties in middle age (and beyond) can be managed. Types of Sexual Difficulties Ejaculation disorders This includes premature ejaculation (the inability to delay ejaculation until it is mutually desirable by both partners), inhibited or ... Continue Reading
The quality of your sex life affects your entire life. So, if you're having a hard time enjoying or desiring sex it's important to find out why. There are a number of reasons for this, such as culture, background, and past sexual experiences. Emotional, physical, and psychological factors can affect intimacy and sex, too. These can include: Relationship problems Depression, anxiety, and stress Age-related changes Hormone changes Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis Medication ... Continue Reading
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