Health hazards due to sex toys on the rise

Doctors say that once people start using sex toys, they end up overusing it. Gadgets can't be an alternative for genuine human touch. The use of substandard toys can also lead to skin problems

Health hazards due to sex toys on the riseThe sex narrative in India is undergoing a major shift. Many sexual wellness start-ups are seeing a huge growth in the country. From lubricants and massagers to edible lingerie and sex games from kinky costumes to hundreds of types of vibrators; the sexual wellness industry is offering a variety of product to its ever increasing […]

Want to prevent erectile dysfunction? Have watermelon juice

Although watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, it can give Viagra-like effects without the drug’s side effects. This may be good news for men who cannot safely take erectile dysfunction medications if they have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, a history of stroke, eye problems, severe liver disease and, kidney disease

Want to prevent erectile dysfunction? Have watermelon juiceThe advent of Viagra and other erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments revolutionized the world of sexual medicine. No longer did men with certain medical conditions or age-related ED have to resign themselves to unsatisfying sex lives. However, ED drugs do not work for every man. Some men experience side effects, while the drug is unsuitable for […]

Explained: What does sleep sex mean?

Sexsomnia often causes self-touching or sexual motions, but it can also cause an individual to seek sexual intimacy with others unknowingly. Sexsomnia may also occur at the same time as other parasomnia activities, such as sleepwalking or talking

Explained: What does sleep sex mean?Sexsomnia or sleep sex occurs when an individual engages in sexual acts while asleep. Most available research has found that sexsomnia episodes occur mostly during non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM), the dreamless, deepest stage of the sleep cycle. Sexual dreams are not considered a type of sexsomnia because they do not involve physical actions or behaviours aside from […]

All you need to know about female sexual disorders

Sexual problems in females are very prevalent and commonly associated with physiological concerns and the quality of life. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life

All you need to know about female sexual disordersFemale sexual disorders (FSD) include:  Sexual desire disorders Lack of interest in sex Unable to achieve orgasm Sexual pain disorders: Dyspareunia: Pain during intercourse Vaginismus: Painful spasmodic involuntary vaginal contractions  Risk Factors for FSD  Psychological factors: Anxiety Depression Persistent daily and acute stress Individual and partners variables such as history of abuse, self-esteem, relationship conflict, lack […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex lives

Putting work first and spending too much time on electronic devices is harming tech worker's sex lives, says San Francisco-based therapist

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex livesFor the thousands of ambitious technology experts who flock to Silicon Valley to make their mark in new start-ups or established tech giants, they can often expect success and money however, in turn, are they neglecting another important area of their lives: sex. Sandra Lindholm is a sex therapist and psychologist based in the San […]

How does sex addiction affect personal relationships  

A person with sexual addiction is obsessed with sex or has an abnormally intense sex drive. Their thoughts are dominated by sexual activity, to the point where this affects other activities and interactions. If these urges become uncontrollable, the person can have difficulty functioning in social situations

How does sex addiction affect personal relationships  What is ‘Sex Addiction’? A ‘compulsive preoccupation’ with any activity that can make the person ‘dysfunctional’ in the very primary areas of life such as studies/work, relationships, health, hygiene etc. could be classified as addiction. Sexual addiction, therefore, implies an unrelenting inability in a person to control one’s sexual urges/behaviour/preoccupation despite having a complete knowledge […]

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govt

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. My Medical Mantra tries to answer why safe sex is a taboo and how the recent Lancet report study is a shocker for us by claiming that teenage abortion is a startling reality in the country. However, experts say that these ads need to be informative, useful and should be presented in a better way

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govtRecently, a study published in the Lancet journal highlighted how abortions in India are a stark reality. And majorly about 81 per cent of these abortions are done by taking medicines at homes instead of going to the hospitals. On one hand, we are fighting the menace of self-supervised abortions and on the other; we […]

Mumbai, a haven for people seeking sex reassignment surgery

Two months ago, My Medical Mantra was the first to report about the sex reassignment surgery (SRS) of Sukanyeah Krishna, who zeroed in on Mumbai for the procedure. Doctors say there has been a steady rise in number of such surgeries in the city

Mumbai, a haven for people seeking sex reassignment surgeryFor decades now, people aspiring cosmetic procedures have been flocking to Mumbai. It’s no surprise that in the past few years, the city has become one of India’s key centres for sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Mumbai’s Dr Parag Telang, who specialises in this surgery, alone has performed 35 sex change operations in the past two-and-half […]

Why couples are not having sex? 

Sexless marriages and sexless youths are increasing all around the world. Various studies across the world point out at increase in the sexless marriages owing to a low self-esteem and body shamming or porn addiction

Why couples are not having sex? A lot of people are visiting psychiatrists for a solution to solve their sexless marriages. Surprisingly, this isn’t a very ‘Indian’ problem, but a worldwide phenomenon, according to a study. Payal and Dev Kapoor (names changed) were there for a problem which is less discussed among couples. Both in their early thirties got married about […]
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