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You Can Have Great Sex Without Intercourse

Find new ways to explore intimacy with your partner. Changes as you age don't have to spell an end to sharing a deeper connection. Your love life shouldn't have an expiration date. If you find your interest in sex waning as you get older, you may need to explore some more creative ways to engage with your mate. Why Your Sex Drive Wanes With Age There's no doubt about it: As time passes, your desire for sex, and your physical responses, may change.

Kegels Are Not Just for Women

When done properly and practiced regularly, Kegels can help men prevent or control urinary incontinence. If you're not familiar with Kegel exercises, the women in your life can probably tell you all about them. They are commonly prescribed to women as a way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which weaken significantly after pregnancy and childbirth. When done properly—and practiced regularly—Kegels are well known for its ability to prevent or control urinary incontinence.

Treating an Embarrassing Deformity for Men

As many as 5 million men in the U.S. are affected by Peryonie's Disease, a particular erectile disorder. Peyronie's disease is an erectile disorder characterized by a curvature of the penis and erection deformity. It's caused by the scarring of the tunical albuginea (a thick membrane that protects the erectile tissues), and results in pain during erection and intercourse.

Health by the Numbers: Men's Health

Many of the health risks that men face today can be successfully treated if caught early. Here's a look at men's health by the numbers. Life in the 21st century isn't easy. Among the stressors: a lack-luster economy, rising health care and college tuition costs, companies that are constantly downsizing and housing that isn't affordable. Emotionally and physically, men are uniquely impacted by the stress.

Low Testosterone: Causes and Treatments

"Low T" or hypogonadism can cause undesired changes. Here's what you can do. Low testosterone is an unfortunate consequence of aging that currently affects about five million men. Secreted in the testes, testosterone peaks during puberty. Testosterone plays a role in hair growth as well as the development of the penis and testes.

5 Symptoms Men Ignore

Men can prevent health risks by paying attention to changes in their body and seeing their doctor when something isn't right. When it comes to scheduling doctor visits, some men are notorious procrastinators. But this can be risky. Routine preventive care can find diseases in the early stages when there are more options for treatment and better chances of treating the issue.

What Causes Impotence in Men?

Thanks to TV ads erectile dysfunction is no longer under the covers. Still, misconceptions remain. Learn what causes impotence and ways to reduce your risk. Between 15 and 30 million men suffer from some form of impotence or erectile dysfunction. At first glance this range seems wide, but it's due to the fact that some health professionals use the term "impotence" to include a host of sexual problems in men—not just the total inability to have or maintain an erection.

Moderate Exercise: Good for You and Good for Your Sperm

Having too much or too little of something can be harmful. Learn how having a balancing act with exercise can create optimal health for your sperm. Male infertility is a significant problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.7 million men are affected by it and 40 percent of couples attempting conception fail because of it. Genital defects, sperm transportation issues (motility), erection and ejaculatory failure, low sperm production or function issues, complications from surgery, and exposure to toxic agents are all factors that cause male infertility.

The Link Between Nerve Damage and ED

Nerve damage doesn't only affect the legs, fingers, and the toes. It can also result in erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence. Read on to find out how you can prevent ED from affecting you. Also called neuropathy, nerve damage is not uncommon in those with type 2 diabetes, especially when the disease is poorly controlled. In fact, about half of all individuals with diabetes develop some form of neuropathy. But nerve damage can also affect individuals who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and  who smoke, explains Elizabeth Kavaler, MD, a urology specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Common Lifestyle Drugs: The Pros and Cons

Nonmedical or non-health-related drugs have become very popular. But before you decide to try these kinds of drugs and procedures, proceed with caution. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), defining what is a "lifestyle drug" actually is a subject of much debate. However, according to the NLM it's typically thought of as a drug taken to satisfy a non-medical or non-health-related goal.