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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

All you need to know about genital rejuvenation

According to Vinod Vij, a plastic and cosmetic surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, there has been a 30 per cent increase in people seeking genital rejuvenation surgeries. Genital rejuvenation is a form of elective plastic surgery. The sole purpose of it is to restore or enhance the genitals cosmetic appearance and aesthetics

All you need to know about genital rejuvenationWe’ve all heard about facial rejuvenation surgeries, tummy tucks and body contouring. But did you know that you can also have your genitals rejuvenated? Several women today opt for surgeries to enhance the appearance of their genitalia. Likewise, there are numerous ageing males who wish to keep their genitals looking the way they did while […]

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’

The couple has researched extensively to develop microbicides for HIV prevention for over 20 years. They discovered CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel, the first drug proven to be effective in the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 in women

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured today with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, […]