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September 02, 2014

New Name for Symptoms Associated with Menopause

Experts who reviewed the terminology associated with genitourinary tract symptoms related to menopause—currently referred to as vulvovaginal atrophy—have agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and a more publicly acceptable term. Their thoughts are published in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine article.

August 18, 2014

Study Reveals Sex Differences in Experiencing Orgasms

Among single adults in the U.S., women, regardless of sexual orientation, have less predictable, more varied orgasm experiences than do men, new research indicates. The study revealed that men experience orgasm during sexual activity with a familiar partner 85% of the time on average, compared with 63% of the time for women.

August 04, 2014

Most Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States Have Used Lubricants During Sexual Activity

More than 90% of gay and bisexual men in the United States have used lubricants to enhance a wide range of sexual activities, including but not limited to anal intercourse, researchers report in a Journal of Sexual Medicine study.

12:00 AM EDT May 22, 2014

New Insights into Premature Ejaculation Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

There are many misconceptions and unknowns about premature ejaculation in the medical community and the general population. Two papers, both being published simultaneously in Sexual Medicine and The Journal of Sexual Medicine, provide much-needed answers that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for affected men.

May 19, 2014

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate

12:00 AM EDT August 01, 2013

Both Parents Experience Highs and Lows in Sexuality After Childbirth

Partners of new mothers often experience shifts in sexuality, and these shifts are often unrelated to biological or medical factors pertaining to childbirth. The findings, which are published in a recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, expand current understanding of postpartum sexuality, and may help health professionals as they counsel new parents.

June 06, 2013

Study Finds One in Four Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction is a Young Man

In a recent analysis of one outpatient clinic, one in four men seeking medical help for newly-developed erectile dysfunction (ED) was younger than 40 years, and nearly half of young men with the condition had severe ED. While larger population-based studies are needed, the findings, which were published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggest that erectile dysfunction in young men may be more prevalent and more serious than previously thought.

12:00 AM EDT April 25, 2013

Viewing Sexually Explicit Material Is Less Associated with Young People’s Sexual Behavior Than Previously Thought

Viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines may be directly linked with the sexual behavior of adolescents and young adults, but only to a very small extent. That is the conclusion of a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The findings suggest that the practice is just one of many factors that may influence the sexual behaviors of young people.

12:00 AM EST January 23, 2013

New Study Reveals Sex to be Pleasurable With or Without Use of a Condom or Lubricant

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that within a nationally representative study of American men and women, sex was rated as highly arousing and pleasurable whether or not condoms and/or lubricants were used. Condoms and lubricants are commonly used by both women and men when they have sex.

12:00 AM EST December 04, 2012

Men with erection problems are three times more likely to have inflamed gums

Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums caused by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to suffer from erection problems, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

July 09, 2012

Handlebar Level Can Affect Sexual Health of Female Cyclists

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that handlebar position is associated with changes in genital sensation in female cyclists.

June 14, 2012

Secret love cheats pose a greater infection risk than those in open sexual relationships

People who were sexually unfaithful without their partner’s knowledge were less likely to practice safe sex than those who had other sexual relationships with their partner’s consent. They were also more likely to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the encounter.

12:00 AM EDT April 25, 2012

Study Confirms Anatomic Existence of the Elusive G-Spot

For centuries, women have been reporting engorgement of the upper, anterior part of the vagina during the stage of sexual excitement, despite the fact the structure of this phenomenon had not been anatomically determined. A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine documents that this elusive structure does exist anatomically.

September 12, 2011

Stimulation of Female Genital Regions Produces Strong Activation of Various Brain Sites

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that for the first time, stimulation of the vagina, cervix, or clitoris was shown to activate three separate and distinct sites in the sensory cortex.

August 05, 2011

Weight Loss Improves Sexual Health of Overweight Men with Diabetes

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that in obese men with type 2 diabetes, weight loss improves erectile function, sexual desire and lowers urinary tract symptoms.

July 06, 2011

An Unhealthy Lifestyle Is Associated with Sexual Dysfunction

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that several unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as weight problems, physical inactivity, high alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, and hard drugs are associated with sexual dysfunctions in men.

March 07, 2011

Popular Drugs For Common Male Health Problems Can Affect Their Sexual Health

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that, for the first time, 5a-reductase inhibitors commonly used to treat urinary problems in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and found in popular medications to treat hair loss, can produce, persistent erectile dysfunction (ED), depression and loss of libido, even after the medication has been discontinued.

December 09, 2010

Lubricant Use Increases Women’s Sexual Satisfaction

A new study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that women’s use of lubricants is associated with more pleasurable and satisfying sex.

September 23, 2010

70% of Women Likely to Experience Sexual Problems After Breast Cancer

A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at whether women were more likely to experience sexual problems after breast cancer.

September 16, 2010

Placebo Successful in Treating Women with Sexual Dysfunction

A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that women with low sexual arousal experienced clinically significant symptom changes after taking a placebo.

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