Love Is What We Need

According to a study in the recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who “fall in love at first sight” do so in a fifth of a second. Sandeep Ravindran’s essay “Euphoria of romance can blunt intense pain, researchers find”starts with, “‘One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is … Continue reading Love Is What We Need

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Sexual Medicine and the Rape of Humanity

Sex is an explosive subject, one that many people just cannot deal with. Religious people like to make judgments about sex that can turn ugly as they are threatened with anything that takes them out of their box of fixed concepts and ideas. Doctors on the other hand have to deal with human sexuality in … Continue reading Sexual Medicine and the Rape of Humanity

Stress, Cancer and Sexuality

Anything that compromises your immune system dramatically reduces your chances for long term survival. It’s understandable that sexuality may not be the primary focus for most cancer patients, at least not right away. But at some point, whether because of sexual changes, relationship issues, or difficulties with fertility, patients realize the impact of cancer on … Continue reading Stress, Cancer and Sexuality

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. … Continue reading EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?

Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

The most obvious symptom of erectile dysfunction (ED) is not being able to get an erection. But, if this problem becomes frequent or lasts a long time, you should see your doctor. There are many causes of ED. Sometimes, the culprit is another health issue. Understanding the signs and causes of ED is the first … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

Erectile dysfunction in old age is common, but what do doctors look for if a young man is struggling with ED? Learn about the common causes of ED in young men. A lot of men might expect to deal with erectile dysfunction later in life. Half of all men between the ages of 40 and … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

‘Sleep Sex’ Might Be Nightmare for Some

Sexsomnia -- having sex while asleep -- is a common complaint of patients seeking treatment for sleep disorders, new research shows. Nearly 8 percent of patients referred to a sleep disorders clinic reported they had initiated or taken part in sexual behavior while sleeping. Men accounted for three-quarters of the self-reported sexsomniacs. "We were surprised … Continue reading ‘Sleep Sex’ Might Be Nightmare for Some

Could the Pill Lower a Woman’s Sex Drive?

Women who use hormonal contraception such as birth control pills may be at higher risk for having sexual problems than women who use no contraception or non-hormonal contraception, a new study suggests. The research isn't the first to find such a link, said Dr. Irwin Goldstein, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San … Continue reading Could the Pill Lower a Woman’s Sex Drive?