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Retarded Ejaculation: When a Man Can't Ejaculate

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as lasting too long during sex. Retarded ejaculation (or male orgasmic disorder) is a condition in which a man can’t make himself ejaculate. Whether in a man or [more…]

How to Check for Breast Cancer

One woman in nine will develop breast cancer in the United States. Because of this risk, every woman must know how to do a breast self-exam. Examining your breasts for cancer is easy but critical. Because [more…]

Women's Health: How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are fairly common in women. If you notice any symptoms of a urinary tract infection, such as painful urination or a frequent urge to urinate, it’s important to seek treatment [more…]

How to Physically Check for Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer can be deadly. Luckily, the disease is also easily curable — if a man finds it in time. Testicular cancer usually begins as a painless lump, which can be found without a doctor’s help [more…]

How to Deal with a Bent Penis

A bent penis is an erect penis that curves to one side or the other — and in most cases, it is absolutely normal. A curved penis simply can be a result of individual anatomy. If, however, your penis has [more…]

What to Expect during Menopause

Menopause is a fact of life for every woman, although each woman goes through the process at a different age and with different levels of symptoms. The result of menopause is that a woman stops releasing [more…]

Perimenopause and How to Deal With It

Before a woman reaches menopause, she’s in what is called perimenopause. If you feel like you aren’t the “right” age for menopause but you're still experiencing many menopausal symptoms, you're probably [more…]

Safe Sex Methods: Birth Control and Contraception

People often refer to safe sex methods simply as birth control or contraception. Many contraceptive methods do a great job of preventing pregnancy, but don't offer any protection against sexually transmitted [more…]

When Women Have Trouble Reaching Orgasm

The main female sexual problem, simply stated, is that many women don’t have orgasms or have difficulty reaching orgasm. Ninety-five percent of women who aren’t having orgasms are actually pre-orgasmic [more…]

Women's Health: How to Deal with Painful Intercourse

If a woman finds penetration painful during intercourse, the problem is probably vaginismus — not a vagina that is too tight. Vaginismus is a medical condition in which vaginal muscles involuntarily tighten [more…]

How to Deal with Low Libido in Women

The female libido can be a tricky thing, and many women experience low sexual desire (libido). Some may start out with a low sex drive, and others may experience decreased libido after menopause, childbirth [more…]

Sex and Female Body Image

Modern women face a lot of pressure when trying to bridge the gap between their bodies and today’s “ideal” body type, as project by the media. Body image can be a fragile thing, and plenty of women have [more…]

Is There a Sex Life after a Mastectomy?

Survival is the first concern for women who undergo a mastectomy because of breast cancer; yet women shouldn’t forget their sexual feelings. Breast cancer treatment, surgery, and optional breast reconstruction [more…]

How to Enjoy Sex after Menopause

Menopause is a fact of life for every woman, although each woman goes through the process at a different age and with different levels of symptoms. The result, however, is the same for all. That result [more…]

Using the NuvaRing as Birth Control

The NuvaRing is an effective version of birth control because a woman doesn’t have to remember to take it every day. Instead, the NuvaRing is a small, flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina and [more…]

Birth Control: How the Pill Works

The birth control pill, or "the Pill," is a very effective method of birth control — almost as effective as sterilization, in fact — assuming full compliance. Basically, the active ingredients in the Pill [more…]

Considering Depo-Provera as Birth Control

Depo-Provera, also known as “the Shot,” provides a very reliable version of birth control because it uses hormones to affect a woman’s sexual and reproductive organs. Depo-Provera is similar to the Pill [more…]

How Implanon Works as Birth Control

Some women choose Implanon as a birth control device because they want a contraceptive that doesn't require daily, or even seasonal, maintenance — or sterilization. Implanon is a good option for these [more…]

Birth Control: How a Vasectomy Works

If a couple is looking for a permanent form of birth control, a vasectomy is a common consideration. A vasectomy is the male version of sterilization. After a minor surgical procedure, the man’s semen [more…]

Birth Control: How a Tubal Ligation Works

Tubal sterilization (or tubal ligation, and often known as getting your tubes tied) is the most commonly used birth control method for women over the age of 34. After all, getting your tubes tied is a [more…]

How to Have Safe Anal Sex

The anus has a lot of nerve endings, so anal sex can be pleasurable to both the man and the woman. That said, it also comes with a lot of risk. If you want a healthy sex life, you absolutely must know [more…]

How "the Patch" Works as Birth Control

A reliable safe-sex practice is to use hormones as birth control. One of the many available methods is the Patch (or Ortho Evra). Ortho Evra delivers the same hormones as the Pill via an adhesive patch [more…]

Safe Sex: How the IUD Works as Birth Control

If a woman wants birth control that works — for years, one of the safest and most effective methods is an intrauterine device (IUD). The IUD is inserted into a woman’s uterus by a doctor and can remain [more…]

Safe Sex: Using the Sponge as Birth Control

The sponge contraceptive is just that, a sponge that contains a spermicide that blocks the opening to the cervix. Of course, not all contraceptives are equally effective. It is not the most reliable nor [more…]

Safe Sex: How the Condom Works as Birth Control

If you're at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), then a condom is an absolute necessity for a healthy sex life. Condoms fall into the “barrier method” category of birth control: they [more…]

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