Abstinence from masturbation and other forms of sexual activity may temporarily raise testosterone levels, but masturbation does not affect testosterone levels in the long term. Learn more here.
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to find out.
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here.
There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here.
Are intimate hygiene products, such as 'feminine' washes and douches, safe to use? Why or why not? In this Spotlight feature, we investigate.
Dry skin on the penis may have a variety of causes, including unlubricated sex or masturbation, eczema, or psoriasis. Many home remedies, such as moisturizers, can help. Learn more here.
Most doctors agree that, in most cases, it is safe to masturbate while pregnant. In this article, we look at some of the myths and misconceptions that surround masturbation during pregnancy.
Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to treat and prevent razor burn in the pubic area here.
Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerous vaginal wounds may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here.
Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here.
Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.
Summary description Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play crucial roles in sexual development, sexual desire, and reproduction. They also influence body weight and hair, bone, and muscle growth. Learn more about the types and roles of these hormones here.
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe to use on the skin. Learn more here.
Blue balls is the informal term for epididymal hypertension, which causes uncomfortable or aching testicles if a person is aroused but does not ejaculate. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.
Herpes is a condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. People may notice herpes symptoms across the body, including in the mouth, on the genitals, or in the eyes. This article discusses what herpes looks like, describes the symptoms, and provides pictures to help identify herpes.
A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.
Hickeys, or love bites, are bruises that can appear when someone sucks on another person's skin. Hickeys tend to disappear on their own after several days, but some home remedies may help get rid of them faster. Learn more here.
Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women. Factors that can affect sexual health include fear of unplanned pregnancy, concerns about infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease and medicines that affect sexual desire or performance.Subscribe to Sex-Sexuality feed