Mindfulness-based group therapy is a feasible method for treating men with situational erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a recent pilot study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The therapy, which involves “non-judgmental present-moment awareness” has been beneficial for women with sexual dysfunction in the past, as it reduces anxiety and sexual distress. However, little was […]
Roughly half of sexual medicine clinicians routinely ask their patients about sexual orientation, according to a recent survey by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The 92 respondents were members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), one of the ISSM’s affiliated societies. The 18-question survey, conducted between August and November 2016, asked healthcare providers […]
Sexual medicine specialists should be aware of the links between thyroid disease and sexual problems, especially since treatment of thyroid disorders often improves sexual function, researchers say. The study, published in July as an article in press for Sexual Medicine Reviews, discussed sexual dysfunction in the context of two thyroid disorders: Hypothyroidism – an underactive […]
Number of sexual partners, age at first intercourse, and ejaculation frequency appear to influence a man’s risk for prostate cancer, according to new research. The notion that sexual activity might affect prostate cancer risk has been controversial. A meta-analysis published in 2002 reported that increased ejaculation frequency and having more sexual partners were associated with […]
Cycling has been linked to genital numbness in both men and women, as well as erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. But the use of a seatpost shock absorber could be worth investigation, scientists report. As bicycles do not have shock absorbers, oscillation forces hit the perineum directly, contributing to micro-trauma and pudendal nerve palsy. This […]
When counseling married couples, health care professionals should consider the wives’ orgasm experiences, according to the authors of a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.