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Could Monkeys’ Behavior Explain Why Men Masturbate?

Tissues used after a person masturbates

A new paper suggests that there are biological and evolutionary reasons that we masturbate and looks to our ape ancestors for evidence. There is evidence starting around 40 million years ago that the ancestors of all monkeys and apes did indeed masturbate.

June is Men’s Health Month

Men's Health Month

Each year in June we put a special focus on the health needs of boys and men. Sexual health is important across the entire lifespan and involves more than just sex! Body image, relationships, understanding sexual anatomy (and keeping it healthy) are all a big part of a guy’s overall health.

Are penises getting longer?

Measuring penis length

Are penises getting longer? New research suggests the average penis length has increased over the last few decades. Does it matter?

HPV and Men—Take the Quiz

What do you know about HPV and men? Take the quiz and find out

HPV (a.k.a. human papillomavirus) is the name of a group of viruses that infect the skin. In women, HPV can lead to cervical cancer (and other types of cancer as well), but what about in men? Think you know about HPV and men? Take the quiz and find out.

HPV: What Men Need to Know

What do you know about HPV and men? Take the quiz and find out

HPV (a.k.a. human papilloma virus) is an equal opportunity virus, infecting both men and women. Men can get infected with HPV, and most do—it’s so common that nearly all sexually active people will have HPV at some point in
their lives.

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (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 health care provider. But talking about it, and learning about it, can help men and their partners understand and manage this common condition.

Strong and Silent Types


It happens more than you probably think: an estimated 1 in 6 males is sexually abused. While males who are abused often experience assaults during childhood and adolescence, even adult men can be victims. A lack of resources and awareness, coupled with rigid social views on masculinity, are just some of the obstacles littering the […]