Having regular exercise throughout life not only promotes a healthy heart and healthy arteries, but also keeps good blood flow to all areas of the body. This means increased blood flow to your genitals as well. Even walking or swimming has positive effects on your sex life, and you can be physical..
In older men, physical problems are often -- but not always -- responsible for erectile dysfunction (ED). Cardiovascular conditions like high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and heart disease can cause arteries to clog, reducing blood flow to the penis and impairing a man's ability to achieve an...
It is very common to see lubrication happen quickly in a woman when she is young (teens to early 20s), in the early stages of a relationship, or when very intensely excited by something new. But the brain being what it is, a person becomes accustomed to a certain set of stimuli -- even if those stim
The clitoris is a very sensitive structure. In fact, it has about 8,000 nerve endings concentrated in the tiny tip, which is the most concentration of nerve endings in any body part for both men and women. This is twice as many nerve endings as a man has on the tip of his penis! Because there are so
Treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED) include: Phosphodiesterase inhibitors: As an abundance of television and print ads make clear, oral medications can help treat ED. There are three medications: sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). All three belong to...
It's unclear what type of pulsing you are inquiring about. There is definitely a pulsing of the muscles that surround the opening of the vagina at the time of orgasm. Also, some women feels pulsing or tingling in their vagina when they get aroused, which is perfectly normal.
For many guys, premature ejaculation (PE) is a chronic problem that they've been dealing with their whole lives. If your partner has chronic PE, he's probably experiencing the following three issues: He doesn't last long. Most guys can actually only have intercourse for an average of about t
Radiation therapy may damage nerves, impair blood flow, or decrease testosterone levels. Depending on a man's individual situation, he may be eligible for newer types of nerve-sparing surgery or more targeted or lower doses of radiation. It is also extremely important to follow all of the post-surge
Although circumcision -- removal of a man's foreskin, typically during infancy -- is rooted in cultural tradition (primarily Muslim and Jewish religions), some parents choose to circumcise their sons because they believe it's "cleaner" or protects against sexually transmitted diseases and
Lower sex drive does not directly make sex painful, but you are asking about two different symptoms that are related to each other. Although sex drive can be decreased for many different reasons, some physical, some psychological, and some related to your relationship, low sex drive and painfu
Calcium channel blockers do not seem to adversely affect erectile functioning. Men taking this type of anti-hypertensive medication had the same rate of ED as those men of similar age not taking them. Examples of calcium-channel blockers are amlodipine, nifedipine, diltiazem, and verapamil. Some...
What Factors Can Impact a Woman’s Sexual Response?
A woman's sexual response and functioning are impacted by several different psychological, biological and social factors. Watch as psychiatrist and sex therapist Madeleine Castellanos, MD, discusses some of the factors that affect sexual response.
Kegel (or pelvic floor) exercises help intensify the feeling of orgasm because they strengthen/tone the muscles that contract during orgasm. Watch psychiatrist and sex therapist Madeleine Castellanos, MD, explain how to do Kegel exercises properly.
What Are Some Benefits of Using Lubricants During Sex?
Lubricants can be very beneficial for women who have issues with lubrication and painful sex, and there are many types available. In this video, psychiatrist and sex therapist Madeleine Castellanos, MD, discusses how and why lubricants are helpful.
A steady diet of cheeseburgers, soda, and channel surfing may seem like no big deal when you're younger, but as we age, these poor choices begin to take their toll on our health. The result? Clogged arteries, obesity, and a higher risk of problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart...