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20 Jul
Viagra Doesn't Solve All Sexual Problems, Men Discover

Viagra Doesn't Solve All Sexual Problems, Men Discover

Viagra, the wonder drug for men suffering from impotence, is not a cure for all sexual health ills, a new study shows.

Since it hit the scene, men aren't complaining about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation as much as low sexual desire and curvature of the...

25 Jun
Coronavirus Baby Boom? Survey Says Maybe Not

Coronavirus Baby Boom? Survey Says Maybe Not

Will the stay-at-home orders issued in March and April result in a "coronavirus baby boom," as some have predicted?

Perhaps not, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, conducted by researchers from Indiana University.

Around half of the ...

12 Jun
More Young Americans Are Going Without Sex

More Young Americans Are Going Without Sex

Sex, and lots of it, has long been the primary preoccupation of young adults, but more of them are now going months and years without any intimate encounters.

New research shows that one of three men between the ages of 18 to 24 have not had any sex during the past y...

11 Jun
Love During Lockdown: Survey Shows How Couples Have Coped

Love During Lockdown: Survey Shows How Couples Have Coped

As U.S. states issued stay-at-home orders in March and April, one of many questions was how couples would fare under lockdown together. Now a new survey offers an initial snapshot: some more arguments, regular declarations of love, and a good dose of same-old, same-old.

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09 Jun
Women Still Left Out of Much Medical Research

Women Still Left Out of Much Medical Research

Your sex matters when it comes to your health, yet women may still be an afterthought in research studies.

Despite policies and grant requirements to include females in research studies, many researchers still don't analyze their data by sex, a new study found. If r...

08 May
Baby Boom After Pandemic Lockdowns? Maybe Not

Baby Boom After Pandemic Lockdowns? Maybe Not

It's happened before: Couples stuck at home during blizzards, hurricanes or other natural disasters enjoy some "alone time" -- and a baby boom follows.

But a new survey from researchers at the University of Florence in Italy suggests the same probably won't unfold du...

27 Apr
You Can't Get Coronavirus Through Sex, Study Suggests

You Can't Get Coronavirus Through Sex, Study Suggests

You can't hug or shake hands these days without risking coronavirus infection, but new research finds that sexual intercourse might be safe.

Researchers analyzed semen samples from 34 men in China an average of one month after they were diagnosed with mild to moderat...

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04 Mar
Births of Boys in Liberal Areas of Canada Fell After Trump Won: Study

Births of Boys in Liberal Areas of Canada Fell After Trump Won: Study

Experts have long known about a quirky postscript to stressful events like earthquakes and terrorist attacks: The ratio of boys and girls born temporarily turns upside down.

Now, Canadian researchers are reporting the same change in Ontario's birthrates following Rep...

28 Feb
Med Schools  More Diverse Now, But Study Finds Minorities Still Mistreated

Med Schools More Diverse Now, But Study Finds Minorities Still Mistreated

Race, gender and sexual orientation are tied to mistreatment of medical school students by faculty, physicians and fellow students, according to a new report.

For the study, Yale University researchers analyzed more than 27,500 surveys of students at 140 accredited m...

14 Feb
Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You Sleep

Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You Sleep

Bedtime without your partner on Valentine's Day could make sleep elusive. But a new study suggests one remedy: Cuddling up with a piece of his or her clothing.

Researchers say having a loved one's natural scent nearby could be as effective a sleep aid as melatonin.

14 Feb
More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk.

People who have had 10 or more sexual partners had higher odds of being diagnosed ...

29 Nov
Sex Isn't Always What Drives 'Sexting'

Sex Isn't Always What Drives 'Sexting'

"Sexting" may sound salacious, but it isn't always about sex, a new study shows.

In fact, two-thirds of adults who send these sexually oriented text messages don't have sex in mind at all, the Texas Tech University researchers report.

Some sexting is about...

20 Nov
It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests.

Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, definitely put a damper on a woman's desire. B...

25 Oct
How to Amp up the Quality of Your Sex Life

How to Amp up the Quality of Your Sex Life

Quality over quantity is an approach that can lead to a better sex life. Studies show that feeling satisfied with the sexual aspect of their relationship is more important to many people than how often they have sex.

How can you start to enhance the quality of your s...

30 Sep
Could the Female Orgasm Be a Happy Remnant of  Evolution?

Could the Female Orgasm Be a Happy Remnant of Evolution?

Have scientists solved the mystery of the female orgasm?

As a team of researchers pointed out, during intercourse the male orgasm serves an obvious reproductive function: Without it, ejaculation can't happen.

But the reproductive role of female orgasm has b...

16 Sep
First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can't come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced.

"In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5% said their first sexual enc...

20 Aug
How Much Sex is Right for You and Your Partner?

How Much Sex is Right for You and Your Partner?

Are you having enough sex? It's a loaded question. "Enough," like "a lot," means different things to different people -- it could mean every night, twice a week or twice a month.

Many studies have tried to pinpoint how often the average couple has sex, how that numbe...

13 Aug
'Swinging' and Illicit Drugs Often Go Together, Study Finds

'Swinging' and Illicit Drugs Often Go Together, Study Finds

When swingers gather for sexual mixers, drugs are often part of the equation, new Dutch research reveals.

And that combination is known to increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections, the researchers added.

In an online poll of more than 1,000 swin...

26 Jul
Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women's Sex Drive

Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women's Sex Drive

Many older men take testosterone to boost their sex drive, but new research suggests that postmenopausal women who struggle with a sagging libido might want to follow suit.

Applied topically, the hormone appears to increase women's sexual function and satisfaction, a...

16 Jul
Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that "problematic" use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners.

The study, which surveyed more than 3,400 students in the...

15 Jul
Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson's patient?

It might -- at least for some.

So claims a new two-year study that tracked the sexual habits and disease progression among 355 Parkinson's patients.

"This is in line with data showing a c...

10 Jul
Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It's Not as Simple as You Think

Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It's Not as Simple as You Think

More than biology is at play when it comes to why older women have less sex as they age.

A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims.

Those factors include body image concerns, self-confidence, perceived desirabili...

06 May
Testosterone Supplements Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

Testosterone Supplements Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Buyer beware: When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and ov...

03 May
HIV Meds Cut Transmission Risk to Zero, Even Without Condoms: Study

HIV Meds Cut Transmission Risk to Zero, Even Without Condoms: Study

Even if they never use a condom during sex, gay men whose HIV is undetectable due to ongoing antiretroviral treatment cannot infect their male partner, new research reveals.

"Whether men who are in monogamous relationships in these circumstances chose to use or not to ...

18 Apr
Whether to Preserve Fertility Is Tough Decision for Transgender Youth

Whether to Preserve Fertility Is Tough Decision for Transgender Youth

For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision.

A transgender person is one whose gender at birth does not match the gender they identify with. In the past, trangender a...

15 Apr
Don't Prosecute Sexting Teens as Child Pornographers, Researchers Say

Don't Prosecute Sexting Teens as Child Pornographers, Researchers Say

In many U.S. states, teenagers who send "sext" messages to each other can be prosecuted as child pornographers -- and that should end, researchers argue.

Many states have recently passed laws that specifically address teen sexting -- exempting it, to varying degrees,...

15 Apr
Is Your Inner Critic Ruining Your Love Life?

Is Your Inner Critic Ruining Your Love Life?

Many people are plagued by self-criticism, that inner voice that questions every decision and every move. It can keep you from reaching goals and erode self-confidence. And when it happens during intimacy, it can ruin your sex life and your relationship.

No topic is ...

08 Apr
Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

Talking to your children about sex can be awkward, but new research suggests that parents need to have those conversations much earlier than they do.

In two national surveys, investigators found that between 4% and 8% of boys reported having sex before they ...

26 Feb
Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn't Always Doom Fertility

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn't Always Doom Fertility

Young men diagnosed with testicular cancer often worry that treating the disease may jeopardize their chances of having children, but new research should ease their minds.

In the study, sperm counts rebounded in men who received one course of chemotherapy or radiatio...

20 Feb
Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring a Bedroom Bonus

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring a Bedroom Bonus

Apart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient's sex life.

Even better, that boost may often be a lasting one.

After tracking the impact that weight-loss surgery had on the sex life of about 2,0...

15 Feb
Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report.

The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer in both men and women, including cervical can...

14 Feb
Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday.

Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamin...

13 Feb
Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Many drugs -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

Sexual side effects are wide-ranging. You might lose interest in sex,...

07 Feb
Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep

Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep

The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight.

Three decades of animal studies have found that eating fewer calories can extend lifespan and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and even some cancers. And some, though not all, of these benefits...

06 Feb
Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men's Fertility?

Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men's Fertility?

Forget the mellow slacker image -- pot smoking might actually make men more potent.

Men who've smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new study reports.

There's also a potential li...

18 Jan
Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Do you shy away from risky business or cast caution aside and go for it?

Either way, your answer could come from your DNA.

Scientists have identified more than 100 genetic variants linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study.

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10 Jan
Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Research confirms that a good sex life is a key to strong feelings of intimacy and satisfaction for both partners in a relationship.

Yet for many, sex goes by the wayside, often because of life's demands, from the boss at the office to the kids at home. Responsibilit...

17 Dec
Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Here's some straight talk about the value of "the talk."

Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say.

Condoms are the only contraceptive method ...

13 Dec
Intimacy: The Elusive Fountain of Youth?

Intimacy: The Elusive Fountain of Youth?

People seeking more satisfaction in their later years might find sex is the spice of life, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,900 older adults, average age 65, in England. The investigators found that those who said t...

11 Dec
For College Students, 'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought

For College Students, 'Hookup Sex' More Intimate Than Thought

Intimacy plays a larger role in casual sex among college students than previously thought, a new U.S. study reports.

Researchers analyzed the results of an online survey that asked several hundred students at a university in the Northeast about their romantic relatio...

06 Dec
Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program -- a boost in their sex life.

Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual function and more frequent sex, according to a new evidence review.

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05 Dec
New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say.

The rapid test for the sexually transmitted disease (STD) means patients can receive treatment immediately, instead of having to wait for ...

27 Nov
Guys, Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says

Guys, Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning men that "Rhino" products promising better sex may pose serious health risks.

Since 2007, the FDA has identified more than 25 products marketed with variations of the name Rhino that contained hidden drug ingredients, ...

09 Nov
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Struggles to Control Sexual Urges

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Struggles to Control Sexual Urges

The #MeToo movement has given many Americans a glimpse into an unfamiliar world that may have left many wondering, "What were they thinking?"

It turns out they might not have been thinking much at all. New research suggests that almost 9 percent of people in the ...

30 Oct
Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets

Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets

Parents of teens can add "sextortion" to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this cybercrime.

Another 3 percent of teens have likely done it to others, the study authors added.

Sextortion i...

09 Oct
Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?

Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?

Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings.

In the study, the researchers analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of men. The investigators found gene variations in a ...

03 Oct
Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

Decades-old allegations of sexual assault have consumed the nation for the past two weeks, as the Senate, the FBI and the public wrestle with what it all may mean for both the U.S. Supreme Court and American society at large in the age of #MeToo.

The high-stakes ...

17 Sep
Scent of a Woman: Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

Scent of a Woman: Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the "fittest" for reproduction have a distinctive scent that makes them particularly appealing to men.

"Wo...

11 Sep
Sexual Violence Haunts Women for Years

Sexual Violence Haunts Women for Years

Sexual assault leaves many women with permanent indelible memories, a new study finds.

Compared with other traumatic life-altering events, the memories of sexual assault remain intense and vivid for years, even when not linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS...

13 Aug
Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

Controversial state laws that promote vaccinating kids against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not increase the likelihood that teens will engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study contends.

"Parents and caregivers, as well as policy makers, should not be wary o...

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