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.
A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.
Warts are usually harmless but can be bothersome if they appear in certain areas. Learn how to use salicylic acid for wart removal in this article. We also cover other treatment options.
Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches during sex should see a doctor, as they can be a symptom of a serious condition. Learn more here.
People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, which can develop on the vulva, vagina, and cervix. Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of genital warts in women here.
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by tiny parasitic mites. On the penis, scabies can cause crusty, blister-like sores and intense itching that may get worse at night. Scabies mites spread through close, prolonged contact between people, such as during sex. Learn more about scabies on the penis here.
Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks. Learn more about the risks of anal sex, and how to avoid them, here.
Many situations and conditions can cause penis pain, including Peyronie’s disease, balanitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and more causes of penis pain here.
Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more.
Small penis syndrome is not a physical condition but long-term anxiety about the size of one's penis. It is a type of body dysmorphic disorder. Learn more about the symptoms here.
Among the many changes that women experience during pregnancy, they may notice that their sex drive increases or decreases in different trimesters. Learn more about sex drive changes and the safety of sex and masturbation during pregnancy here.
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. 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