Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse affects nearly 20 per cent of men over age 20, according to research

Erectile dysfunction is a major indicator of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In the study, which followed more than 1,900 men, ages 60 to 78, over 4 years, those who reported ED were twice as likely […]

Sexual health: Indian Medical Association to launch initiative to dispel taboos

This is the first of its kind initiative launched by a medical association and it’s a Pan India Eduinformational Programme.  Noted sexual health physician and counsellor, attached to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals and Mumbai Police Hospital Prof Dr Deepak Jumani has been appointed as the Chairman for this Initiative

Sexual health: Indian Medical Association to launch initiative to dispel taboosIMA National President,  Dr Ravi Wankhedkar shall be launching an Initiative for Sexual Health, an initiative for over 3 and half lakh doctors, all the members of IMA to motivate them to dispel the taboo associated with this subject. The initiative shall be inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr Ravi Wankhedkar Additional  Director General of Police […]

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 […]

Free condoms to be distributed at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The large number of free condoms equates to about 34 per person, a robust average of three a day over the 11 days of competition

Free condoms to be distributed at Gold Coast Commonwealth GamesAustralia is all set to host the Commonwealth Games 2018. In the run-up to Wednesday’s opening ceremony, thousands of competitors and support staff are pouring in to their temporary home on Gold Coast. Organisers hope to make the village as comfortable and safe as possible for the 6,600 athletes and team officials, and that includes […]

Cycling does not affect men’s sexual health, finds study

Previous studies have concluded that cycling could affect urinary function and sexual health in men, but research undertaken by the University of California and published in the American Journal of Urology found that cycling was no worse than swimming or running

Cycling does not affect men’s sexual health, finds studyCycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They said the benefits to […]

‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’

There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on it, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors

‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’Homosexuality has existed since ancient times. It has been admired as well as condemned throughout recorded history, depending on the culture in which it existed and the form that it took. Functionality of a person is not connected to his/her sexual orientation. Thus, the homosexual/lesbian could very well be mentally sound, emotionally stable, intelligent, sharp, […]

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 […]

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 […]

India: Syphilis on rise among Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The prevalence of syphilis has increased among sexually transmitted disease in India, while HIV/AIDs cases were comparatively lower than syphilis

India: Syphilis on rise among Sexually Transmitted DiseasesAmong the sexually transmitted diseases, the prevalence of syphilis has gone up, while HIV/AIDS has decreased. In an answer to the question in Lok Sabha, the Minister of Health, revealed the statistics about incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) in India. The incidence of HIV/AIDS is 2.23 lakh, 2 lakh, 1.93 lakh in 2014-15, 2015-16, […]