Sexual Health

PrEP Isn’t Just for Men Who Have Sex With Men—Should You Be on It?

You've probably heard of PrEP, maybe from a friend, an advertisement, or in health class. Regardless of how it came up, it was most likely referred …

Medicine

Cycling won't sabotage a man's sex life: Study

Men who are avid cyclists don’t need to worry that hours spent on the bike will translate into problems in the bedroom or bathroom, new research claims.<p>Reportedly the largest study of its kind involving bikers, swimmers and runners, the findings buck prior reports that cycling could harm sexual or …

Cycling

Trump's Embrace of Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is a Threat to Your Health

Instead of learning safer sex practices, students are simply taught to keep it in their pants.<p>As a sex researcher and educator, watching the first year of the Trump administration unfold has been frightening. This administration’s rejection of science—especially the science of sex—has resulted in …

U.S. Department of Health

10 Abortion Myths That You Definitely Shouldn't Believe

If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, odds are you've thought about pregnancy. Whether you're on the birth control pill, or …

Planned Parenthood

Doctors Just Found the One Thing You Can Do to Make Your Period Shorter

Surprise: It’s actually really, really fun.<p>Man, who doesn’t love their period? Who doesn’t love the cramps, the inevitable leakage, the stains, the bloating, and the inability to sit on a white couch in a white bathing suit after flying a kite in a meadow, as all period commercials suggest women …

Menstruation

MG: The sexually transmitted 'superbug' you've probably never heard of

Health experts are concerned that a little-known sexually transmitted infection is becoming resistant to antibiotics — but say a simple test can …

Medicine

No, Fellas, Cycling Won't Kill Your Erection

The biggest study to date proves, again, that cycling doesn't harm sexual health in males. It's time to stop worrying and start riding.<p><i>Psst</i>. Want a better sex life without resorting to sketchy, email-spammed supplements? Get your butt on a bike four or more days a week.<p>That’s right: a bike. …

Health

Rural women having sex earlier than women in the city, CDC report says

A new survey reported by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention says rural women are having sex earlier than those living in urban areas.<p>New data from the National Survey of Family Growth found 51 percent of women living in rural areas had their first sexual intercourse by age 16, compared …

Public Health

You probably don’t know what the most common STI is & you’ve likely been infected already

A huge percentage of my work time and energy is devoted to talking and writing about sex. This means of course, that I also spend a lot of time …

LGBTQ

HEALTH: Don't freak if your dentist asks you about your sex life!

If your dentist asks you about your sex life... don't be alarmed.<p>No, it's not that he can see what you've been doing that's all sorts of crazy …

Health

Men who take a common painkiller for long periods could lose their sex drive

Ibuprofen affects the production of sex hormones and prolonged use could also lead to muscle loss and depression, they found.

Pain

This Is The Bizarre Side Effect 1 In 100 People Experience During Sex

As your sexual arousal ramps up, pleasure is probably the only thing on your mind. Unfortunately, for some people, pain interrupts the party. At …

Psychology

Doctors Aren’t Asking Gay Patients the Right Sexual Health Questions

You’re supposed to be able to tell your doctor anything. But how are patients supposed to know what to tell their doctors if the doctors don’t ask …

Liberal View

Just 30 years ago, the UK banned promoting homosexuality in schools. Let's not forget this dark past

Homosexuality was partially decriminalised in 1967 - but Section 28 was introduced two decades later.<p>This year is the 30th anniversary of when the UK …

LGBTQ

Sex is a taboo topic in Iran — these young women are trying to change that

• <b>There were 66,000 people living with HIV in Iran's Islamic Republic in 2016, but there's no reliable data on sexually transmitted disease in Iran.</b>• <b><br>Sex education is almost nonexistent in the country.</b>• <b><br>Two women set out to do something about it.</b><p>Yassi Ashki left Iran seven years ago, and she came to the …

TED Talks

Cycling doesn’t affect men's sexual or urinary health finds study

Cycling

Sexual health services must be protected to prevent a crisis

A petition is the first step in the battle to stop the loss of ringfencing of funds<p>We were pleased that Nick Cohen highlighted the impact of the systematic reduction in public health funding on vital prevention and clinical services (“You don’t have to be poor to be an addict. But it helps”, …

Prince Harry

7 Signs You Could Be Allergic to Sex

You feel the burnA semen allergy can show up immediately after your partner ejaculates, and you might have burning, redness, swelling, and blisters …

Health

Don’t be shocked if your dentist asks about your sex life

Your next trip to the dentist could be even more awkward than usual — but it’s for a very good reason.<p>Experts are calling on dentists to discuss oral …

Lifestyle

One woman opens up about her journey through sex addiction

Erica Garza says she was just 12 years old when her addiction to pornography began, an obsession that turned into a sex addiction she describes in her book “Getting Off.” She opens up to Megyn Kelly about her journey to self-acceptance after putting herself into “some destructive and unhealthy …

Health

Cycling may not harm men’s sexual health: Study

When compared to swimmers and runners, high intensity cyclists’ had better erectile function scores stated the study. (Source: Thinkstock …

Health

Shame over sexual health makes us avoid the doctor, but these apps might help

We're taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop and start to function in ways we're unfamiliar with, as we begin to realize our body's potential for pleasure. Later on, women especially are taught to feel ashamed if we want "too much" sex, or if we want it …

Health Care

Despite Strong Strides In The Right Direct, We Still Have Lots To Do To In Order To End HIV Transmission And Ensure Good Sexual Health Is A Reality For All

As the new year opens, it’s an opportune time to reflect on how far we’ve come over the previous twelve months in the HIV/Aids sector, and what we …

Public Health

Bleeding after sex: should I be worried? What are the common causes?

<b>Many women expect to bleed a little after the first time they have sex.</b><p>Some women – but not all – will find they have a little blood afterwards …

Medicine

8 Things People Still Get Wrong About HPV

Setting the record straight on America's most common STD.<p>First, something that isn’t a myth: There’s a pretty good chance you’ll contract HPV within your lifetime.<p>That’s not alarmist or overblown, it’s just a fact. Sorry. It’s the most common STI in the US. An estimated 42 percent of Americans …

Public Health

Sex tweets help track spread of sexually transmitted infections

A lot of sexual tweets in your area? Local syphilis rates could be on the rise. Oversharing on social media may be annoying, but it could predict the …

Science

Report shows surge of sexually transmitted diseases in Ireland

Ireland has witnessed a surge in sexually transmitted diseases with the peak transmission period of the Christmas and New Year party season still to …

Public Health

This Is What it Means if it Takes You Forever to Ejaculate

Yea, it's an actual problem.<p><b>The Scenario</b><p>Your friend has seen tons of pop culture references about erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, but he hasn't noticed too many plotlines about the issue he’s having: delayed ejaculation. He has noticed that it takes him a really long time to reach …

Health

Fewer US high school students are having sex, CDC says | NOLA.com

Federal data released Thursday (Jan. 4) suggests that the number of high school students who report having sex dropped, although it remains to be …

Public Health

High school students having less sex, government study finds

American high school students are having less sex than they were a decade ago while those who are having sexual intercourse are doing so at a later …

Public Health