Fundamentals of Sex

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Understanding Genital Warts and Herpes

One out of four Americans between the ages of 15 and 55 will contract at least one sexually transmitted disease. The more you know, the more you can prevent this from happening to you. Below, two incurable [more…]

Dealing with a Lack of Sexual Desire in Women

Many women start out with a low sex drive. Others have problems after they've had children. Still others don't begin to have such problems until after menopause. A number of women also have low desire [more…]

Sex after a Heart Attack

Not every ailment is visible, and one of the most common problems that affect sexual functioning is a heart attack. [more…]

Gay Teens: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Revealing one's homosexuality is never easy — for young or old — but the process can be particularly difficult for teens, who are dependent on their families and have not yet established their own private [more…]

Taking a Look at Empty-Nest Syndrome

A common misconception is that when a couple's children leave home, Mom and Dad will develop empty-nest syndrome. Yes, they may have an empty nest, but for some couples, their love life blossoms during [more…]

What Is Sex? What "Counts" as Sex?

What is sex, exactly? In other words, what "counts" as having sex? And when do you stop being a virgin? Sexual relations cover activities beyond intercourse: They also include outercourse, oral sex, and [more…]

Why People Have Sex

When children ask why people have sex, they often hear about love and expanding on that love by starting a family. Those reasons for sex are pretty accurate, although they leave out some of the finer points [more…]

Sexual-Response Cycle: How Bodies Respond during Sex

The sexual response cycle is, essentially, a clinical version of how a human body responds during sex. By examining thousands of examples, scientists are able to carefully describe the events that happen [more…]

Why Safe Sex Is Important

Often, safe sex messages are geared toward younger people — but sexually active people of all ages should be aware. Safe sex is about taking precautions: Sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite [more…]

How to Know If You're Ready for Sex

What's the right age to start having sex? When to start having intercourse (or any other type of sex) is a very difficult and serious decision to make. Some people believe you must wait until you're married [more…]

What Happens during Sexual Intercourse

Heterosexual intercourse occurs whenever a man puts his penis into a woman’s vagina. That’s the minimal definition. But sex is about more than that simple act. As such, you may be curious, or you may want [more…]

Anatomy of the Human Penis

Knowing how a penis functions can provide useful insight into sex and the human body — whether you want to understand the penis and male anatomy better or learning about it for the first time. [more…]

The Human Vagina and Other Female Anatomy

Understanding women's sexual (or reproductive) organs such as the vagina, uterus, and vulva is as integral to sex as understanding the penis. Demystifying female anatomy is key to good sexual functioning [more…]

How to Deal with a Permanent Erection

What's commonly called a permanent erection is an erection that won’t go away within four hours; the medical term for this condition is priapism. In priapism, blood becomes trapped in the penis and cannot [more…]

How to Deal with Low Libido in Men

Lack of sexual desire, or low libido, can affect men and women. Low libido isn't just a “slump,” but a continued lack of desire to have sex for a period of time. What causes low male libido ranges from [more…]

Basic Causes of Male Infertility

If a couple tries to conceive but can’t seem to do it, one of the first things that doctors look for is a problem with the man’s sperm. Sperm compose about 5 to 10 percent of semen, and are the only part [more…]

Understanding Male Circumcision and Sex

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis, and it's done mostly for cultural or religious reasons. Baby boys are always circumcised in Jewish and Muslim cultures, and many Western [more…]

Women's Health: How to Do Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises target the muscles in your genitals. These muscles are often weakened from the stretching that occurs during childbirth, but any woman — including those who have never been pregnant — can [more…]

What Causes Testicular Pain?

If a man is experiencing testicular pain, he wants relief. Right away. After all, the testicles are highly sensitive — so much so that even the thought of being struck there can cause some men to experience [more…]

Checking the Prostate Gland

Having regular prostate exams are important as a man ages. The prostate gland — located below the bladder — can become enlarged and cause increased frequent urination. This problem, called [more…]

Treating Prostate Conditions

If you suffer from a prostate condition, you should be seeking a doctor’s help. Doctors have various treatments for prostate conditions, both medicinal and surgical. In some cases, such as prostate cancer [more…]

How to Deal with Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a common but stressful concern, and not just among young men. A premature ejaculator can’t keep himself from ejaculating (or “coming”) before he wants to. The cause is not physical [more…]

Erectile Dysfunction: The Causes and Treatments

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also called impotence, is the term used when a man is unable to have an erection. Erectile dysfunction is the second most common male sexual problem. Although ED can strike at [more…]

How to Deal with Short-Term Impotence

Impotence — meaning, the inability to have an erection when desired — frightens men, even though many have suffered from impotence at some point. Men may confuse [more…]

The Connection between Men's Health and Erections

Impotence and erectile dysfunction (ED) may seem like health tragedies to the men who suffer from them. In fact, the ability to have an erection may be more centrally connected to good health than you [more…]

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