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Stuck in a sexual rut? The right therapist can turn so-so sex stellar!
Transcript: What is sex therapy, anyway? Could it help you? A sexual therapist is a licensed professional who can...
What is sex therapy, anyway? Could it help you? A sexual therapist is a licensed professional who can work with individuals or couples who are experiencing sexual problems. The most common reasons why men visit a sex therapist are premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Women often visit a sex therapist because of anorgasmia, or the inability to orgasm. Once in therapy, a patient is offered the opportunity to discuss sexual issues in a trusting environment. Sex therapy can also include sex education to help a patient learn about the body and how it functions sexually. Another component of sexual therapy is sex exercises, which are designed to be completed outside of a therapist's office. A common exercise is called sensate focus. Used to treat issues like erectile dysfunction, sensate allows a couple to see sex as an experience that is not just about orgasm. In sensate, a couple moves gradually through phases of foreplay, starting with erotic talking, and working up slowly to full intercourse. If therapy proves ineffective, some sex therapists will offer referrals to sex surrogates, certified people who engage in sexual activity with clients. Sexual therapy can be a huge help for couples experiencing problems. If you think you are a candidate, speak with your physician about a referral.More »
Last Modified: 2012-10-18 | Tags »
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Anorgasmia is a dysfunction where a person is unable to experience an orgasm. Learn why this could happen and how it can be treated.
Transcript: Can you imagine being able to get aroused during sexual stimulation, but never reaching orgasm? Orgasmic...
Can you imagine being able to get aroused during sexual stimulation, but never reaching orgasm? Orgasmic dysfunction, or anorgasmia, is a real medical condition, which means it is not something to be embarrassed or ashamed about. In primary anorgasmia, an individual has never experienced an orgasm, while in secondary anorgasmia, a person once attained orgasm, but now cannot. Anorgasmia has multiple causesbut 90 percent of them are psychological! For example, the condition can stem from performance anxiety, rape, negative attitudes about sex, or past abuse. For this reason, sexual therapy is often recommended for people with orgasmic dysfunction. In 65 to 85 percent of cases, this treatment cures the condition and allows patients to lead normalfulfillingsex lives! If allowed to persist, anorgasmia can cause discontent and conflict in a relationship. For this reason, its important to talk to a doctor if you cant climax!More »
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If you're struggling to get hot and bothered, it could be a sign of an arousal disorder. Take a look at this video for arousal disorder basics.
Transcript: You want sex, but cant get stimulated enough to have it. It might be sexual arousal disorder. Arousal...
You want sex, but cant get stimulated enough to have it. It might be sexual arousal disorder. Arousal disorders can exist throughout life, or they may begin unexpectedly, despite past normal responses. Men with sexual arousal disorder may not maintain an erection long enough for sex. Women may be unable to produce enough natural lubricant for sex. Whether the cause is physical or mental, treatment can ensure a patient is eventually able to haveand enjoy!sex.More »
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Low sexual desire, or ISD, is a medical condition where people experience decreased sexual interest and failure to initiate or respond to sexual activity. Watch the video for more details.
Transcript: Can you imagine not wanting sex? For twenty percent of the population, inhibited sexual desire is an...
Can you imagine not wanting sex? For twenty percent of the population, inhibited sexual desire is an everyday reality. Inhibited sexual desire, or ISD, is a medical condition that refers to a low level of sexual interest resulting in failure to initiate, or respond to, sexual activity. ISD can be primary, where a person has never felt much desire, or secondary, where the problem is recent. Sexual aversion disorder, refers to a lifelong repulsion to any genital contact. This condition occurs less frequently than ISD. In most cases, a physical cause is not found for these disorders. Luckily, that means that relationship, marital, and/or sexual counseling can often combat ISD. While having inhibited sexual desire is perfectly normal, not getting treated is harmful for both you and your partner-so talk to your doctor about ISD.More »
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Many women experience yeast infections at some point in their lives, but can you spread a yeast infection to your partner? Find out more information about yeast infections and sex from this video.
Transcript: No one wants a yeast infection, but three-quarters of women will get one at some point. Why? All women...
No one wants a yeast infection, but three-quarters of women will get one at some point. Why? All women have healthy yeast in their vaginas, but when too much grows, vaginal infection can result. When the vagina's normally acidic and protective pH is thrown off, excess yeast can build up, causing an infection. All kinds of irritants can cause vaginal pH to become unbalanced, including pregnancy, some birth control methods, antibiotics, and, unfortunately...sex! Symptoms of a yeast infection often include lumpy, cottage-cheese like discharge with an unusual odor. Swelling of the vagina, pain during intercourse, and itching and burning are also signs.Once a doctor diagnoses a yeast infection, it's easy to clear up using over-the-counter medication. Or, a one-time prescription pill called Diflucan can also cure the problem! But avoid sex while you're getting better, since there's a slight chance you can pass the condition to your partner. The good news is that sidestepping future infections can often be as easy as wearing cotton panties, and avoiding scented products "down below!"More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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Your long lasting erection could be a serious issue. While exciting, erections lasting more than a few hours could be a condition called priapism. Watch this video to learn more about this medical condition.
Transcript: Erections can be a lot of funBut what if a hard-on just wont go away? Medically, any erection that lasts...
Erections can be a lot of funBut what if a hard-on just wont go away? Medically, any erection that lasts longer than four hours is classified as the serious condition: priapism. Priapism is often painful and is generally not sexually induced. As in a normal erection, however, priapism begins when the penis fills with blood and becomes erect. Unlike a typical erection that ceases after sexual activity is complete, an erection of this type doesnt abate, even after orgasm. The causes of priapism are often serious diseases, such as leukemia or sickle cell anemia. Medicationslike some anti-depressants and anti-psychoticscan also be partly to blame. Rarely, drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction can lead to priapism. Priapism is severe and can lead to long-term damage like the inability to get a normal erection. Since no one wants that, seek immediate medical attention for an erection that lasts more than four hours!More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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Even if you have a bad back, good sex is still possible. Find out how to keep your sex life active and amazing through this video.
Transcript: Back pain and sex can be a tough combination, but luckily there are ways to keep your love life hot even...
Back pain and sex can be a tough combination, but luckily there are ways to keep your love life hot even when your back is not. Start sex off with a warm shower with your lover! Relax your back while the two of you get steamy. A bad back means you need to avoid acting like a rodeo star in the bedroom! Instead, try spooning rear-entry positions, which are easier on the back. In addition, favorite positions can often be modified with a pillow or towel. Talking with your partner about what works is also vital for keeping things comfortable. Last and most important: if it hurts, don't do it! Listen to your body so you can continue having hot sex!More »
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You can still have joyful sex with joint pain. Follow along with this video to find out how.
Transcript: Luckily, it's easy to find new positions that put less strain on achy joints, so your sex life stays...
Luckily, it's easy to find new positions that put less strain on achy joints, so your sex life stays steamy! If movement causes you pain, ask your partner to provide most of the acrobatics. You may prefer a position that lets you move away if you suddenly experience joint discomfort. When a man has hip or knee problems, he can lie down on his back with pillows for support. His partner can then support her weight on her elbows and/or knees. When a woman has hip or knee pain, both of you can lie down on your sides, with a pillow between the woman's knees. The man should then enter from behind. The goal is to work together for your mutual pleasure and comfort. Learning what your partner enjoys will give you confidence that you can safely please your mate!More »
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Did you know that cranberry juice is quite effective against urinary tract infections? Find out what other steps you can take to prevent UTIs by watching this informative video.
Transcript: Okay, so cranberry juice may not be the sexiest food to throw on your partner, but it could prevent a...
Okay, so cranberry juice may not be the sexiest food to throw on your partner, but it could prevent a urinary tract infection! UTIs occur when harmful bacteria enters parts of the urinary tract, like the bladder. The result? Painful urination and a constant urge to go. Luckily, a glass of cranberry a day can keep UTIs away! Cranberries are thought to prevent bacteria from adhering to host cells in the urinary tract. Even easier, prevent UTIs by peeing immediately after sex. Because intercourse can push harmful bacteria up the vagina, urinating essentially "flushes things out." Finally, know that if you're using a spermicide you may be more prone to UTIs. If this becomes a problem for you, talk to your doctor about an alternate form of birth control. See, you can avoid UTIs without avoiding sex!More »
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Premature ejaculation is embarrassing, but remember that it happens to everyone! Watch this video to learn about ending premature ejaculation for good.
Transcript: Did you know that one in three men experience premature ejaculation? If you're no Energizer Bunny, here...
Did you know that one in three men experience premature ejaculation? If you're no Energizer Bunny, here are some tips that can help. If you're tired of her disappointed look, try masturbating a few hours before you plan to see her. This can often be effective, particularly for men who only occasionally deal with premature ejaculation. For a more permanent solution, try Kegel exercises, which strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, in turn helping you hold back. To locate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, the next time you're peeing, clamp down and stop the stream. Do this several times whenever you urinate. A great "in the moment" fix is a method called the squeeze technique. When you get close to orgasm, pull out and have your partner squeeze the end of your penis, maintaining pressure until the urge passes. Repeat this process whenever you feel ejaculation is eminent until you WANT to come. Soon, you'll find that you can keep going and going and going...More »
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You can ease the pain of intercourse with the help of some lubrication. To know more about having painless intercourse, check out this video.
Transcript: Pain during intercourse is no reason to surrender your sex life! Up to 50 percent of women may suffer...
Pain during intercourse is no reason to surrender your sex life! Up to 50 percent of women may suffer from dyspareunia, / [dis-puh-roo-nee-uh] which refers to painful intercourse. But there is help for this all-too-common condition! An obvious start is to use plenty of lubricant to ensure that penetration goes smoothly. If vaginal burning is a recurrent problem for you, your doctor can prescribe a topical gel. Most brands contain a five-percent concentration of a local anesthetic. Is pain after intercourse a problem? Try applying a frozen gel-pack wrapped in a towel to ease post-sex irritation. It can also be beneficial to urinate immediately after intercourse, and then to rinse your genitals with cool water. Dyspareunia shouldn't be suffered silently-sex is supposed to be fun! Try these tips to love your love life again!More »
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Wile erectile dysfunction is certainly treatable with the aid of medications such as Viagra, there are side effects that can occur. Watch this video to get the real deal on Viagra.
Transcript: Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil citrate, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and was...
Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil citrate, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and was approved by the FDA in 1998. Sildenafil citrate is a prescription medication which is available as a generic drug and under the brand name Viagra. Sildenafil is a member of the phosphodiesterase inhibitor family. Heres how sildenafil works: When a man becomes erect, the arteries in his penis carry blood through the spongy tissue inside. When a health problem keeps genital blood from flowing properly, sildenafil increases blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection. This increased blood flow to the penis makes sildenafil effective for treating erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil has a four-hour duration of action, meaning that sex play can last for some time. Viagra is available in twenty-five, fifty and one-hundred milligram tablets. Sildenafil should be taken as needed about thirty to sixty minutes before sexual activity. For maximum effectiveness, it should be taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal. The most common side effects of sildenafil include headaches, nausea, and skin flush, but please ask your doctor for a complete list. Also, be sure to tell your physician immediately if you experience an erection that lasts longer than four hours, alterations in your vision, or any other significant changes. Sildenafil should not be taken in conjunction with medications that contain nitrates and should be used cautiously in people with low blood pressure. Ask your doctor for a full list of medications and conditions that should not be combined with sildenafil. Over fifty percent of men over the age of forty suffer from some sort of erectile dysfunction, and Viagra can be quite effective at easing symptoms. However, this drug should always be used under the direct care of a physician. Please ask for and review all of the information provided by your doctor before taking sildenafil. The information in this video is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise of your physician. Always consult your doctor before using this drug.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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Cialis is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfuntion. Learn how Cialis works in this video.
Transcript: Cialis is the brand name for tadalafil, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and was approved...
Cialis is the brand name for tadalafil, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and was approved by the FDA in 2003. Tadalafil is a prescription medication which is available only under the brand name Cialis. Tadalafil is a member of the phosphodiesterase inhibitor family. Heres how tadalafil works: When a man becomes erect, the arteries in his penis carry blood through the spongy tissue inside. When a health problem keeps genital blood from flowing properly, tadalfil increases blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection. This increased blood flow to the penis makes tadalafil effective for treating erectile dysfunction. Tadalafil has a thirty-six hour duration of action, and has thus become known as the weekend pill. Cialis is available in five, ten and twenty milligram tablets. Tadalafil should be taken as needed about thirty to sixty minutes before sexual activity. This medication can be taken up to once a day. The most common side effects of tadalafil include headaches, nausea and back aches, but please ask your doctor for a complete list.Also, be sure to tell your physician immediately if you experience an erection that lasts longer than four hours, alterations in your vision, or any other significant changes. Tadalafil should not be taken in conjunction with medications that contain nitrates or with alpha-blockers. Men who have been advised by their doctors not to engage in sex should not take this medication. Ask your doctor for a full list of medications and conditions that should not be combined with tadalafil. More than fifty percent of men over the age of forty suffer from some sort of erectile dysfunction, and Cialis can be quite effective at easing symptoms. However, this drug should always be used under the direct care of a physician. Please ask for and review all of the information provided by your doctor before taking tadalafil.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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