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Sexual Satisfaction Tied to "Succesful Aging" Say Women Over 60

A study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego finds that successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women.

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Dr. Darius Paduch, Alexander Bolyakov, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction

When Erectile Dysfunction Isn't the Whole Story: Majority of Men With ED Have Other Unaddressed Sexual Dysfunction

For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), 65 percent are unable to have an orgasm and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation, according to new research led by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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Military, Veterans, Infidelity, Divorce, Marriage, Sociology, Extramarital Sex, Sociologist, Armed Forces, Relationships

Extramarital Sex and Divorce More Common Among Veterans

Veterans were significantly more likely to have ever engaged in extramarital sex and ever gotten divorced than people who were never in the military, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Popular Culture, Media and culture, Sexualization, Sensationalism, popular media, hypersexualization

Study Finds Rise in Sexualized Images of Women

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A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.” The same is not true of the portrayal of men.

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Premature Ejaculation, Men's Performance, Behavioral Therapy, Systematic Review, Evidence Review, Cochrane

Premature Ejaculation Therapy Not Supported by Evidence

A new review finds little reliable research to support treating premature ejaculation by teaching men how to control their bodies with their minds.

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Infertility, Pregnancy, Privacy, Relationships, Marriage, Communication, IVF, Trust, Friendship, Support

The Social Network of Infertility: Study Examines Couples' Privacy Preferences

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Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant adjust how much information they share with friends and family, depending on whether it's the husband or the wife who feels stigmatized about their reproductive difficulties, a new study shows.

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Be It Wife Or Girlfriend, When a Man’s Partner Becomes Too Buddy-Buddy with His Pals, His Sex Life May Suffer

Researchers have found a potential new source for sexual problems among middle-aged and older men: The relationships between their female partners and the men’s closest friends.

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Sex, Sexual Dysfunction, Erectile Dsyfunction, men, Sexual Health, Middle Aged Health

When a Man’s Mate Is Close to His Friends, His Sex Life May Suffer

Researchers have found a potential new source for sexual problems among middle-aged and older men: the relationships between their female partners and the men’s closest friends. When a man’s female partner has stronger relationships with his confidants than the man does, the partner comes between the man and his friends

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friends with benefits, Sex, Sexuality, hooking up, Intimacy, Dating, Relationships, Romantic, Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis

"Friends with Benefits" Lets Couples Get Close But Not Too Close

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An expert on sexuality among young people says a “friends with benefits” situation can provide some healthy outlets for sexual needs and desires, but can also be a very difficult relationship to navigate.

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Long-term relationships, Couples, Sexual Satisfaction, Relationship satisfaction, International Study

Couples Report Gender Differences in Relationship, Sexual Satisfaction Over Time

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Cuddling and caressing are important for long-term relationship satisfaction, according to an international study from Indiana U., but contrary to stereotypes, tenderness was more important to the men than to the women. The study reveals other insights into relationships.

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Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Adult film, Binh Y. Goldstein, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Adult Film Performers have High Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea infection among adult film performers in Los Angeles County are "unacceptably high," according to a paper in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Sexual Activity, Sexual Health, Teenagers, Adolescence, Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Parenting

Teens Look to Parents More than Friends for Sexual Role Models

The results of a national online study show that 45% consider their parents to be their sexuality role model. Shattering stereotypes that parents and society hold about teen sexuality, the survey also revealed that only 32% looked to their friends and just 15% took inspiration from celebrities.

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Divorce, Marriage, Dissolution, Sexual Behavior, Premarital Sex, Adolescence

Study Examines Link Between Teen Sex and Divorce Rate

A University of Iowa study found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if "the first time" was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it.

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Sexual Addiction, Sexual Health, Addiction

GW’s Dr. Charles Samenow Available to Comment on Sex Addiction Topics

Dr. Charles Samenow, assistant professor in the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, member of the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, is available to comment on issues including professional health and wellness, addictions, and sexual health. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry and sees patients ages 16 and up for mood, anxiety, psychotic, and addictive disorders.

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Sexual Health, HIV, Chlamydia, Sex And The City, TV Characters

Viewers Look to TV Characters to Advise How to Talk About Sexual Health

“What would Samantha and Miranda do?” That’s what viewers of the past HBO series Sex and the City may ask themselves when faced with the prospect of uncomfortable discussions about sexual health with partners and doctors.

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Sexuality, Nursing, Cancer

Majority of Nurses Uncomfortable Talking About Sexuality with Cancer Patients

Nurses and other health care providers are unprepared and uncomfortable when initiating discussions about sexuality with their patients, according to an abstract presented at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society by nurses from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Women's Issues, Women directors, Entertainment, entertainment industry, teens and sexuality, teenage boys, teenage girls

Study Reveals New Data on Sexiness on Screen

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In a review of the 100 top-grossing films of 2008, communication professor Dr. Stacy L. Smith and Marc Choueti found that Hollywood’s portrayal of females, especially teenage girls, continues to come up short.

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Sex Education, Condom Use, Women's Health, STI, HPV, health risk behaviors, sytematic review, Evidence Review

Safer-Sex Ed for Women Increases Condom Use, Might Reduce Partners

Teaching young women how to prevent sexually transmitted infections increases condom use and might reduce their number of sexual partners.

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Occasional Physical, Sexual Activity Associated with Short-Term Increased Risk of Heart Attack

An analysis of previous studies that examined whether episodic physical activity and sexual activity can act as a trigger for cardiac events found an association between these activities and a short-term increased risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, although the absolute risk was small and lessened among persons with high levels of regular physical activity, according to an article in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA.

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Can You Predict Your Mate Will Cheat by Their Voice?

When choosing a partner, women believe the lower the man’s voice, the more likely he’s going to cheat. Conversely, men think a woman with a higher voice is more likely to be unfaithful, researchers have found.







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