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Sexual Trends in America

Six findings from recent research show how behaviors and attitudes toward sex are evolving. While sex has been around for as long as humankind has existed, specific behaviors and attitudes shift over time. What are Americans currently thinking (and doing)? We looked at the results of research conducted by researchers at the Kinsey Institute...

Helping a Partner Cope With Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease

The right way for couples to approach sensitive sexual problems. Many couples feel isolated when dealing with sexual problems, but those facing challenges are not alone: More than 18 million American men have ED, while between 1 and 23% percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have Peyronie’s Disease. Appropriate medical care helps millions of men deal with their physical symptoms, but many men—and their partners—can benefit from help dealing with the emotional impact of these conditions.

Heat Up Your Workout with a Coregasm Routine

For some women, certain exercises can bring sexual arousal and release, and potentially improve their sex lives. Engaging in a regular exercise routine is good for your health and your figure. But did you know that for some women, performing certain exercises can also bring an added benefit—in the form of sexual pleasure? A new book titled The Coregasm Workout: The Revolutionary Method for Better Sex Through Exercise, explores the concept of women (and men, as well) experiencing an orgasm during their workout (referred to as a coregasm, because it stems from engaging the core during exercise).

Herpes Complications to Watch Out For

Typically, the herpes virus is easily managed. However, there are some complications that can result in long-term health issues. Genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease that causes painful sores in your genital and rectal area and can reoccur regularly, doesn't typically result in long-term serious health problems. But in some instances, an outbreak of genital herpes can usher in a severe, long-lasting, and debilitating complication.

Could Your Partner Have Alexithymia?

This little-known personality trait may be causing an emotional disconnect between you and your spouse. Here's how to spot it, and how to reconnect again. Do you feel like your partner doesn't connect with you emotionally? Does he seem unable to share or understand emotional issues that are important to you? Does he avoid talking about feelings? He may have a personality trait called alexithymia. And if he's got this trait and the two of you are married, chances are you're feeling lonely and that there's something missing in your marriage.

Sex Secrets: The Male G-Spot

Research suggests a small gland may provide great sexual stimulation for men. The existence of the female G-spot has been the subject of much debate since Dr. Ernst Grafenberg, a gynecologist known for his research on the female genitalia, first described the pleasure zone—and gave his name to the idea—in the 1950s.

5 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50

Here are some reasons you'll want to get between the sheets, and linger a little longer, too. Rumor has it that sex—for both women and men—goes downhill after age 50. For women, menopause supposedly ruins everything. For men, conventional wisdom suggests there's no magic without medication. Nonsense! Those rumors are flat out wrong.

Can Maca Supplements Improve Your Love Life?

Maca, better known as Peruvian ginseng, is purported to be an aphrodisiac. But can it really make you perform better in bed? People have sought ways to increase their libido and enhance sexual performance and enjoyment since ancient times. Many foods and herbs are—or were—purported to be aphrodisiacs (a word that comes from Greek mythology and the goddess of love, Aphrodite).

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases. Most young adults grew up learning about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and know how to avoid getting them. However, safe sex practices haven't caught on as well in the over-50 crowd. A study done by the Indiana University Center for Sexual Health Promotion revealed that adults over age 50 are having sex with casual partners or friends more often than was previously thought.

How Being "Out" Affects Your Well-Being

A new study reveals how being open about your sexuality can bode well for your health. Sure, coming out to friends and family provides some measure of emotional relief for most gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. Now a new study says the benefits of disclosing your sexuality are more than just psychological. Coming out is actually good for your health.