Category Archives: Sexual health

Could Modafinil Treat Premature Ejaculation?

Doctors have discovered that a drug students use to stay awake longer can also help men suffering from premature ejaculation.

Modafinil, marketed as Provigil, is licensed to treat people who can fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly, known as narcolepsy.

The drug is popular almong students who need to  stay awake longer to prepare for exams and it has been reported that it can boost memory by 10%.

A 30 year old man, who has been suffering from premature ejaculation since puberty, was given a 100mg dose before sex for two weeks and went from performing for just 60 seconds to 15 minutes.

55 men, aged between 22 to 55, took part in a study in Turkey which showed that men with severe premature ejaculation could increase their performance from 20 seconds to 90 seconds.

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before the man wants.

It has been estimated that 25% of men in the UK suffer from premature ejaculation.

However Modafinil hasn’t offically been approved to treat premature ejaculation.

So  until (or if) it does, then perhaps prescription medicine (such as Priligy) would be an appropriate treatment.

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New Viagra Skin Patch

In 1998, Viagra was the first and only oral pill to be approved by the FDA to treat impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction.

Scientists have been trying for many years to develop new ways to get a drug like Viagra into the blood stream without going via the stomach to reduce the risk of side effects.

But a team at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, along with scientists at Cairo University have made a breakthrough  and developed the first stick on patch to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), containing the same active ingredient in Viagra – Sildenafil Citrate.

The patch can take effect within minutes and still be effective beyond 10 hours, compared to Viagra which takes 30-60 minutes to take effect and is only effective for up to 4 hours.

Men will no longer suffer from the side effects which are caused by ingesting the little blue pill such as indigestion, migraines and headaches.

The new skin plaster, which can be worn on the upper arm or abdomen, has been tested on rats and the results were promising.

There are currently no indications as to when (or if) it will be approved for use in the UK.

If it does get approved, it will only be available as a Prescription Only Medication (POM) like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.

So, until the patch actually becomes available, if you, or someone you love, have been diagnosed with ED, then perhaps prescription medication (such as Cialis, Levitra, or Viagra) would be an appropriate treatment.

For more information about ED or prescription medication to treat it, or for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor) about treatment for the condition, please CLICK HERE.

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Porn Can Encourage Men To Have Safe Sex

Porn can play an important role in promoting safe anal sex, according to sex

Men are more likely to use condoms if they see the contraception being used in sexually explicit pornography, experts reveal.

Researchers carried out a survery including 265 men who have had sex with men and have watched explicit pornography in the last three months.

The men were atleast 18 years old and lived within 50 miles of New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Majority of the men (92%) had watched sexually explicit media containing unsafe anal sex and nearly half of them said that this lead to them having riskier sex.

The findings suggest that porn can encourage men to engage in unsafe anal sex.

Dr Eric Schrimshaw, an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, said:  ‘Actually one type of pornography was associated with higher rates of condom use – men who viewed more pornography containing condom use engaged in fewer condomless anal sex encounters.

Even those who took part in compulsive pornography viewing were not more likely to engage in condomless anal sex.

In contrast, men who watched pornography where there were unprotected anal sex encounters were less likely to use condoms themselves.’

Condoms can help to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.

Condoms are the only contraception to protect againist STIs and pregnancy.

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National Bacterial Vaginosis Month – April 2016

This April, Balance Activ and Dr Dawn Harper have teamed up to support National Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Month.

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They aim to raise awareness of bacterial vaginosis and encourage women to learn more about the causes and symptoms.

Bacterial vaginosis is a common, but not well known, vaginal condition.

BV occurs when there is an imbalance  of the pH in the vagina which can cause lots of unpleasant symptoms such as fishy odour and abnormal thin, grey discharge from the vaginal area.

BV affects 1 in 3 women.

The campaign also encourages women to talk about all feminine health problems, not just BV.

If you think you might be suffering from bacterial vaginosis then please see your GP.

But in the meantime you can check your symptoms online – CLICK HERE

Would You Tell Your Friends Your Sex Secrets Or Intimate Health Issues?

It has been confirmed that women are more likely to talk about sex with their friends than their partners.

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Women’s intimate health brand Balance Activ as part of BV Awareness Month have revealed that women won’t share sex secrets with their partners but will happily discuss with friends.

According to a study, 38% will reveal how often they have sex and 3 in 10 will give details such as where they have done the deed.

However, women are not as open to share details about intimate health matters.

Less than 1 in 5 women will discuss this with their friends as they fear they will be rejected or feel embarassed.

In a bid to encourage more women to talk about intimate health issues, Balance Activ and Dr Dawn Harper have organised its ‘Time to Talk’ campaign, in conjunction with BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) Awareness Month.

It isn’t just women who shy away from talking about sexual health matters – only 6% of men talk about these issues.

Some men feel embarassed to speak to their partners or GP about sexual health problems such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

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Psoriasis Could Increase The Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

According to NHS Choices, psoriasis is a skin condition that affects around 2% of people in the UK.psoriasis

Psoriasis causes raised, flaky, red patches on the skin.

The patches can appear anywhere on your body, but are typically on the elbow, scalp, knees and lower back.

Scientist have now revealed that men with psoriasis have a higher chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is a condition where the penis does not harden and expand when a man is sexually excited.

Experts studied the sexual function in 191 men with psoriasis and 191 men who do not have the skin condition.

The results showed that 53% of men with psoriasis suffered from erectile dysfunction, compared to only 40% of those without psoriasis.

It is known that men with psoriasis are often obese or have other cardiovascular risk factors that may restrict blood flow in the body including the penis – which causes erectile dysfunction.

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First Male Contraceptive Injection

There are currently 15 different methods of contraception in the UK, and out of the 15 methods only 2 are available for men – condoms and vasectomy.contraception

But, a new contraceptive injection for men called Vasalgel could be available soon.

Vasalgel is non-hormonal and has shown to blocks sperm for up to 12 months.

Vasalgel hasn’t been approved by the FDA yet and clinical trails are set to start in 2016.

In the UK, contraception is free for most people and is available from most GP surgeries and sexual health clinics.

It has been reported that there is 85 million unplanned pregnancies annually worldwide.

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Can Pelvic Floor Exercises Prolong Ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is the most common ejaculation problem. premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before the man wants.

Some of the causes for premature ejaculation are:

  • stress
  • relationship problems
  • anxiety
  • penis sensitvity

Marni Kimrys, a U.S dating coach has a solution which can help control ejaculation – by holding in urine for 5 seconds.

This will strengthen the kegel (pelvic) muscles which can prolong ejaculation if practised often enough.

Kegel muscles help with bladder function and ejaculation.

But as men and women age, these muscles become stretched or weaker.

When urinating is stopped mid-stream, the kegel or pubococcygeus (PC) muscles are activated.

Ms Kinry explains in a youtube video: ‘Kegel exercises are something you can do everywhere, at every moment in your life. Driving in a car, in your office, sitting at the doctors.

‘They control your pubococcygeus (PC) muscles so you can control ejaculation and prolong ejaculation’

‘You want to work your way up to 50 reps a day, a rep being clenching your PC muscles for three to five seconds, and then releasing.

You start off by doing 1 to 20 reps then work up to doing 50 reps.

‘Then you want to increase the time from 5 to 7 seconds. Keep increasing from there.’

‘This will help strengthen your PC muscles so you never have to worry about premature ejaculation again.’

If you are diagnoised with premature ejaculation then prescription medication is available such as Priligy.

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Can Cannabis Improve Your Sex Life?

Both women and men can experience sexual dysfunction. cannabis

Female sexual dysfunction can include loss of desire, loss of arousal and problems with orgasm.

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are common male sexual dysfunctions.

There are various treatments for these conditions such as Viagra and Priligy.

According to a new survery, from the California medical marijuana company, it that been found that smoking cannabis can serve as a ‘natural’ aphrodisiac.

The results showed that 14% of people taking medical marijuana use the drug to boost their libido and women are more likely to use cannabis, rather than men, to enhance their sex drive.

New York City sexual therapist Dr Ian Kerner said: ‘For men who I work with who suffer from erectile disorder, smoking pot before they have sex can really help them relax and maintain erection.

Studies have shown that for women to go through the process of arousal and to reach orgasm, parts of the brain associated with stress, anxiety and high emotion deactivate.

For some people who can’t lower their anxiety on their own, pot helps them relax.’

However, Dr Kerner has stressed that the effects of cannabis on sex are very person-specific.

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Thinking About Sex Day 2016

Think about sex day 2016Aswell as Valentines Day, 14th February 2016  is Thinking About Sex Day.

The day is designed to encourage everyone to discuss the physical and psychological issues surrounding sexual activity.

Thinking About Sex day is organised by the Sexual Advice Association.

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