Dialogue, empathy and understanding the partner's needs are factors of great importance for sexuality in order for the couple to be safe and satisfied. Especially when menopause hits, the consequences involve both partners. The woman, for obvious reasons, but also the man who must calmly face the physiological changes in his partner. They must face many questions together, but she must convince herself that menopause does not need to “put on the brakes” to life as a couple. For nearly a quarter of all women in menopause, sex plays an important role in expressing oneself.
There is an app for everything. From exercising, health, diet, and meditating. As for sexual health, it took some time for the digital world to create its own niche, but even in this area headway is being made.
The pandemic has turned our daily routines on end. Especially those relating to our social lives and obviously, sex. There is no type of physical contact that brings us closer to one another then sex. And now, we also must think about social distancing, one of the now-normal recommendations in effect to help reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A team of Brazilian experts, writing in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, says it is about time to reinvent intimacy. They are thinking about the needs of each person and even attempting sexual consultancy during the pandemic period.
Sometimes we think about what we are going to when we’re finished, other times we just want to hurry up and finish and still other times the mind wanders. And so it can be difficult to enjoy oneself and feel satisfied. And yet, to help with our sexual experiences it is important to remain in the moment, in the here and now. An approach similar to that of meditation can work.
FOCUS: Drastic changes to routine Waking up. Having breakfast, maybe a coffee on-the-go. Taking the bus or subway and heading to work or school. And then, a drink with friends and colleagues, a game of soccer, eating out. These common actions that now seem so far away because of the restrictions placed on us to deal with the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Erectile dysfunction ED is a shared sexual disorder for both the men with ED and their sexual partners, but this fact is often underestimated by affected men or treating physicians.1
It is another of the taboos that too many men remain silent about. We are talking about erectile dysfunction, a secret that for many men is still unmentionable, due to ignorance, shame, or the fear of being judged. The official numbers were revealed by the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) during the 93rd National Congress, held in Rome in 2020. It was announced that with already 3 million men whose erectile dysfunction has been “certified,” that there exist at least the same number of hidden cases, which are difficult to uncover.
Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that couples break up. But there is one big difference: for men, the physical betrayal is the worst, while women consider the emotional betrayal to be more serious, when a partner begins an intimate relationship with another. Yes despite these differences, both deal with betrayal in a similar way. Both men and women are equally open to forgive their partner and the depth of the forgiveness is correlated to the type of infidelity.
Sexual attraction is evolution’s engine. It urges us to find a partner, procreate and help continue the species. But what is driving that engine? What can influence it? It seems that a simple gaze is enough, at least in part, to do it. A team of researchers from the University of Rochester and Israeli Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) found that the way we look at others can be influenced by sexual stimuli.
Whether it be due to sexual orientation, choice or being forced is not important. But it is statistically shown that having little or no sex, does not have negative side affect. Neither physical nor psychological. And it’s just as true for men as it is for women.
It is well known that erectile dysfunction, one of the most common sexual disorders among men, is more prevalent in adult elderly than in young men. However, this does not mean that its occurrence in younger people should go be neglected. According to the University of Wisconsin report, there is an approximate correlation between the percent of men who suffer from average to moderate erectile dysfunction and age.
Sex is ageless. Even if passion and libido are inevitably destined to change over time, many couples continue to enjoy intimate moments together after their eighties. And that is a good thing, because an active sex life can be a balm for our physical and mental health in every stage of life. It is important to learn how to live with our changing bodies to avoid disappointments and unnecessary health risks.