Birth control is not what it used to be. Here are six new options you may want to consider.
Teenage puppy love (like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's!) and its, uh, consummation may be keeping kids of trouble. That's if you don't consider teenage sex trouble already. A new study from the University of Texas at Austin reveals that adolescents in committed sexual relationships are less likely to be delinquents than their super-promiscuous or virginal classmates. That's right moms, sex can be good for teens!
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has long suspected that gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease, was becoming less and less susceptible to treatment. This week, their suspicions were confirmed when a new, untreatable gonorrhea strain was discovered in Japan.
Ladies, we've got a challenge for you. Are you an expert on your lady parts? Do you know your labia from your clitoris from your vulva? It's all a vital part of female sexual health, so we hope you study up!
Whether it's a one-night stand or a man you've been with for years, having frank discussion about sexual health with a partner is never easy. But a new study suggest that snuggling up for an evening of TV may make the talk a little less painful—as long as you're watching Sex and the City
With the rise of our smart phone nation, there is an iPhone app for just about everything these days, especially when it comes to dating. OKCupid on the go? There's an app for that. Kegel boot camp? There’s an app for that. Now we can tack onto the list the latest relationship technology to hit the market—the Safety Siren.
Researchers are on their way to preventing one of the world's most deadly epidemics, HIV, and giving couples affected by the virus a sense of hope. A new study watched 1,800 couples in nine countries, and showed that administering antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive men and women reduced the transmission of the virus by 96 percent.
People are having sex later in life—many times well into their 80s. For many older couples the advent of drugs has helped to make sex even sexier way into senior adulthood. Drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra increase the male capacity to have and maintain an erection and enable men to have intercourse even when the rest of their body doesn’t function quite as well. Viagra is now the most highly prescribed drug in America, creating a new enhanced ability to stay hard, which allows for an active sex like well into old age.
Since it became available over-the-counter, use of emergency contraceptives has nearly doubled in the United States, according to a new study in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Although now nearly 10 percent of women aged 15 to 44 have taken emergency contraception, experts believe this number is still too low.
When it comes to birth control, newer isn't always better. Third generation contraceptive pills, developed in the 1980s, put women at greater risk for developing health complications than those who use older varieties.
A study conducted by the Tufts Medical Center's Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies states that your risk for heart attack is tripled after sex. While you may be justifiably concerned about your sexual health, don't scream, "Jumpin' Jesus on a pogo stick" and go for an emergency libido-ectomy just yet. Keep in mind that your chances are still really small that it'll happen.
Well, this isn't good news. A study released in the Lancet by Moffitt Cancer Center indicates that half of men aged 18 to 70 in Mexico, Brazil and the U.S. may be affected by the human papillomavirus (HPV), known as the leading cause of cervical cancer. Until now, most of the attention given to HPV has focused on how the disease endangers women. What most people may not know is that in addition to causing cervical cancer and genital warts in women, HPV can cause cancer of the head, neck, mouth, the tongue, tonsils, genitals and anus in both sexes.
If you think that sex problems have repercussions only on your sex life, you are in for a surprise. With sex problems, many other types of problems are bound to occur; some of them are marital strife, low confidence, decreased self esteem, hurt, anger, depression and even, infidelity if things are particularly bad. What maketh a marriage?
Every couple needs to change up their sexual routine every now and again so it doesn't become just that -- a routine. Sexual experimentation is key for keeping a long-term relationship fresh, fun and fulfilling. Opening up about your desires can also bring you and your partner closer together. "Experimenting with each other requires a willingness to be vulnerable, which improves intimacy," says Mort Fertel, a Baltimore marriage counselor and creator of the Marriage Fitness Program.
Data suggests that one in three American marriages is sex-starved, and a quick web search reveals enough books on the subject to comprise an entire genre. To learn more about this widespread relationship-killer, we talked to Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, author of The Sex-Starved Marriage and founder of DivorceBusting.com, about the causes and effects of the sex-starved marriage, as well as how to get your intimate life -- and your marriage -- back on track.