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Distinguishing Sexual Pain

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It’s believed that pain during sex is experienced by about 40% of women, but figures may actually be higher since it is not always reported or documented.  The clinical term for pain during sex is dyspareunia, although the term itself is not very descriptive and too general […]

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Question About Side Effects of Masturbation

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Question: Hi Doctor, Just Wanna Know about the side effects of masturbation… in regards to physically as well as mentally.

Masturbation is a natural activity that is performed by certain species of animals, humans being one of them.  By using the term “side effects” I assume that you […]

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What Do You Feel During Sex

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For most people, it’s fair to say that one of the goals of sexual encounters is to experience physical pleasure. Of course, there are many different reasons that people choose to have sex – to stroke your ego, to feel attractive to your partner, to feel love and […]

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Erections Can Be Finicky

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Talk to most teenage guys and you’ll find that their erections seem to have a mind of their own – popping up when least expected or perhaps at a less-than-opportune time.  But for many men, the opposite can be just as disconcerting – desperately wanting to have […]

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What is Sex Surrogacy

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Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy modeled after psychotherapy, but is problem focused and not the same thing as surrogacy. In sex therapy, it is not unheard of that individuals come for treatment of some sexual difficulty, but at the same time don’t have a […]

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Myths and Misunderstandings About Sex

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There is so much anxiety, hopes, and expectations surrounding sex, but seems like little truthful or helpful information to balance that out. Sex ed in schools, when you can find it, is primarily concerned with the process of reproduction, but not so concerned about giving info on the […]

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Antidepressants and Male Fertility

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In 2011, the CDC reported that at least 11% of Americans are on antidepressant medications, of which SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are the most common type.  SSRIs are famous for having sexual side effects such as decreased desire, erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, and inability to achieve orgasm […]

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Volume of Semen

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Q: “Dr. C,  I’ve always [believed that my] ejaculation and my semen volume has always seemed small.  I’m wondering if. . . . there is anything that I can do. Thank you for the information.”

A: Thanks for your great question.  I have to ask […]

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Diabetes – The Slow Killer of Your Sex Life

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Diabetes is a progressive disease that can debilitate one’s body organ by organ when left out of control.  It’s most famous for contributing to heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, blindness, renal failure.  But long before any of these take place, diabetes can kill your sex […]

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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The muscles of the pelvic floor evolved as a sling of muscles to help control our urethral, vaginal, and anal sphincters.  Also known as the PC muscles, the pelvic floor can be envisioned like a hammock of several muscles criss-crossing over each other to form a network […]

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