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Study Finds that Some Women Prefer Circumcised Penises

Women tend to prefer circumcised penises over uncircumcised penises, according to a recent Sexual Medicine review article, though the authors acknowledged several limitations and recommended further research. For centuries, aspects of the penis, such as size, have been associated with male attractiveness. The practice of male circumcision – the removal of the foreskin that covers […]

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Brain Structure Possibly Linked to Severity of Premature Ejaculation

Men with premature ejaculation (PE) appear to have a different brain structure compared to men without the condition. In a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study, scientists reported that men with lifelong PE had a higher mean volume of the caudate nucleus (6.8 cm3) compared to men without PE (6.1 cm3). Higher volume was associated […]

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Cligosiban Merits Further Study for Men with Premature Ejaculation

The drug cligosiban, a selective oxytocin receptor antagonist (OTR) being developed for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) is safe and well-tolerated in healthy men, according to two recent Journal of Sexual Medicine papers. “[T]he pharmacokinetic and toleration profiles of cligosiban make it a promising candidate for the treatment of PE and support its further… […]

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Hormonal Therapy Changes Facial Features in Transgender Patients, Study Finds

Transgender individuals who undergo hormone therapy see changes in their facial features within the first year of treatment, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Facial changes may continue for at least a year, the authors noted, which may have implications for the timing of facial surgery. Having a face that resembles […]

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Teens Share Concerns About Online Sex Health Content

While the internet makes sexual health research accessible and relatively anonymous, teens face challenges when seeking such information online, according to a recent paper in Sexually Transmitted Infections. The findings suggest that information providers could improve the delivery of sex health content for teens. Forty-nine young people between the ages of 16 and 19 participated […]

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Counseling Important for Men Complaining of Small Penis

Men who are concerned about small penis size should be offered counseling before any medical interventions are considered, according to a new paper in Sexual Medicine Reviews. Penile extenders – traction devices that aim to lengthen the penis – might be an appropriate path for some, and injectables and surgery should be considered last resorts […]

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Review Addresses Techniques for Assessing Peyronie’s Disease

When diagnosing Peyronie’s disease, there are a number of factors to consider, including the degree of curvature, the size and characteristics of plaques, the presence of pain, and the ability to have an erection suitable for intercourse. However, there are few evidence-based guidelines for objectively assessing such traits, and such guidelines vary among researchers and […]

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How Do Patients with Disorders of Sexual Development Feel About Their Gender?

Some patients with disorders of sex development (DSDs) experience gender dysphoria and desire to transition, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Usually caused by genetic or hormonal issues, DSDs occur when a fetus develops differently from a typical male or female. For example, girls with vaginal agenesis are born without a […]

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Can a vasectomy cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?

For most men, erectile dysfunction (ED) after a vasectomy is not caused by the procedure itself.
Vasectomy is one of the most reliable forms of birth control. It involves cutting, tying, or searing the vasa deferentia – the tubes that carry sperm from the testes (where the sperm cells are produced) to the urethra (where they are expelled from the penis during ejaculation).

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