Arousal »

… arousal is usually manifested in the body. This is probably most noticeable in the male with Erection , but is evident in both males and females in various ways in preparation for sexual activity – in women the Vagina lubricates, the Clitoris swells, the breasts enlarge. In both, heart rate and breathing speed up and there is a feeling of being “turned on”. Without this arousal, sexual activity is possible but tends to be mechanical and without passion – like someone …

Curved Erection (Peyronie’s Disease) »

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease is a bend or curvature of the penis , which can make sex difficult and painful. Most commonly the bend is upwards but can be to the left or right. It is most noticeable when the penis is erect. Most males have a slight bend in their penis, present from puberty .

What causes it?

The cause is unknown. The bend is caused by a growth of …

Unable to Orgasm (Anorgasmia) »

… to provide lubrication or increase sensitivity to stimulation. As in men, the equivalent being erection, this may be the result of other conditions such as vascular disease or the impairment of the nervous system for various reasons.

Lack of lubrication and changes to the lining of the vagina can result from the menopause. Psychological factors which prevent the development of arousal or the experience of orgasm can be numerous too, and these are outlined in more detail under the …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… In men, erectile dysfunction can be defined as being a persistent inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to attain sexual satisfaction. It should not be confused with the occasional incident when this occurs, which is an experience common to the vast majority of men for various reasons. These can include having had too much alcohol to drink, being overly- anxious about a new sexual partner, or being worried about current events in your life. The issue would only be …

Dysfunction Treatments »

… into the shaft of the penis, allow blood to enter and within about 10 minutes cause an erection which can last for an hour. This method can be used up to three times a week. The needles used are very fine and the process is not as painful as it may sound. Any mild pain is short-lived. This method has a high success rate, better than with oral medication, and is suitable for most individuals. Any fear of needles would have to be overcome.

MUSE

The erection enabling drug is …

Sustained Erection »

… (coming), the penis loses its rigidity and returns to a flaccid (soft) state. When an erection lasts for a prolonged period of time – 3 to 4 hours – this condition is known as priapism and can become very painful. It results from the inability of the additional blood required for acquiring an erection to leave the penis when no longer needed.

What causes it?

There can be a number of reasons why priapism occurs. It might happen if treatment for erectile dysfunction …

Premature Ejaculation »

… You should squeeze it quite hard, for 3 to 4 seconds, or until the sensation passes. Any loss of erection should be easily regained. Using this technique helps you to gain control over your ejaculation and with time you should be able to control when you ejaculate without having to use the squeeze technique.

"Stop – Start" method 

This method is all about gaining some control over the whole process of coming and can be practised during masturbation – having a wank …

Heart Disease »

… extent on the flow of blood to the male and female genitals . This flow of blood stimulates an erection in the male or female gential engorgement and anything which interferes with this process can affect sexual capacity.

Some degree of sexual difficulties (described in detail elsewhere on the site) can be experienced by many people with heart disease. If you experience pain during exertion, that too might interfere with your ability to relax during sexual activity.

You might also …

Sex and Ageing »

… men and women.

In men, more prolonged manual or oral stimulation may be needed to attain an erection which itself is not as rigid as before. Orgasm may be less frequent and less intense. Ejaculation may be less forceful. The period of time before another erection is possible – the refractory period – is likely to be longer.

In women, dryness may make penetration or stimulation of the vagina more difficult, more irritating or even painful. This can be easily resolved by …

Your Prostate »

… can include a decrease in Sex drive ( Libido ), difficulties with ejaculation or with gaining erections (ErectileDysfunction). Where medical procedures do not help alleviate the problems being encountered then surgery to remove all or part of the Prostate might be carried out (prostatectomy). Again, side effects can include Erectile Dysfunction, retrograde ejaculation in almost 90% of cases, and urinary Incontinence. Other methods used can include TURP ( Transuretheral resection of …

Curved Erection (Peyronies Disease) »

Peyronie’s Disease   

Peyronie’s Disease is a bend or curvature of the penis , which can make sex difficult and painful.   Most commonly the bend is upwards but can be to the left or right.   It is most noticeable when the penis is erect.   Most males have a slight bend in their penis, present from puberty .     

What causes it?  

Injuries »

… accidents happen.

Strangulation  

When something is used to stop the flow of blood from an erection, to keep it harder for longer than usual, it must be easy to remove.  If not strangulation may occur causing permanent damage.  Things that can be used, such as leather straps, strings or “cock rings” are tied or fastened around the penis or both the penis and scrotum together.  Emergency medical help will be required to release the blood and stop further injury.

Urethral …

Prostate Cancer »

… include a decrease in Sex drive ( Libido ), difficulties with Ejaculation or with gaining erections (ErectileDysfunction). Where medical procedures do not help alleviate the problems being encountered then surgery to remove all or part of the Prostate might be carried out (prostatectomy). Again, side effects can include Erectile Dysfunction, Retrograde ejaculation in almost 90% of cases, and urinary Incontinence . Other methods used can include TURP ( Transuretheral …

Prescription Drugs »

… Viagra with other recreational drugs such as cocaine or ecstasy may lead to heart problems or erections that won’t go away for hours and can lead to permanent damage. 

Sexual health is an important part of your whole health; so talking to your partner and negotiating safer sex is always the best way to stay sexy and healthy.

Poppers »

… can cause serious health problems if used with other drugs. In fact using poppers after taking erection drugs such as Viagra  may cause a fatal drop in blood pressure. So-called ‘recreational’ drugs such as ecstasy, speed, cocaine or crystal meth all put a strain on the heart. Taking them with poppers may  stress it even more.  Poppers should not be used by anyone with chest or heart problems, anemia or glaucoma.

While there is no evidence to demonstrate the long term effects …