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Erection problems? It could be diabetes.


Diabetes is an important risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). New research explains the impact.

In a study of 225 men, 79% of diabetic men had ED compared to 46% of the men without diabetes.

Researchers also found that the longer a man had diabetes, the greater his risk for ED.

Diabetes is a huge risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). But just how many diabetic men are affected?

New research from India took a look at that question for men with type 2 diabetes.

In a recent study of 225 men between the ages of 18 and 65, 79% of the men with diabetes had trouble with erections, compared to 46% of the men who were not diabetic.

Over a third of the diabetic men had moderate to severe ED.

In addition, the longer a man had diabetes, the greater his risk for ED, according to the study.

One way diabetes impairs erections is by neuropathy, or nerve damage. Typically, a man’s brain responds to sexual stimulation by “telling” the arteries in his penis to allow more blood in for an erection. But if he has neuropathy, that message isn’t transmitted properly. The result is a weak erection or no erection at all.

Diabetes can also lead to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which may block blood flow as well. (See more details here.)

If you’re having trouble with erections, call your doctor for a physical and ask about diabetes screening. If you do have diabetes, make sure you follow your treatment plan to the letter. Take your medications, follow a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. Many men find that their erections improve once they get their diabetes under control.

You can learn more about diabetes and sexual health – for both men and women – here.


Sheth, Suvarna

“Men’s Health Study: Diabetes Increases Chances Of Erectile Dysfunction”

(July 13, 2018)

Current Medicine Research and Practice

Sondhi, Manuj, et al.

“Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetic patients”

(Abstract. Published online: June 8, 2018)


“Diabetes, Neuropathy, and Sexual Health”

(March 12, 2013)

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Melanoma and erectile dysfunction Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:09:29 +0000

Do ED Drugs Cause Melanoma?

For several years, scientists have been investigating a possible link between erectile dysfunction (ED) medications and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In 2015, researchers reported that the drugs probably don’t cause melanoma. But where does the research stand today?

Our latest blog post discusses the background of the concerns along with the results of a June 2018 Journal of Sexual Medicine study that involved over 600,000 participants. We also share some tips for lowering your skin cancer risk – steps everyone should consider, whether you take ED medications or not.

Sildenafil. Tadalafil. Vardenafil. Avanafil. These may sound like complex drug names, but you probably know them by their brands names: Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra. They are all in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5 inhibitors), and for many years now, they have helped thousands of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) get their sex lives back.

But like any drugs, PDE inhibitors have their side effects and risks. In 2014, we reported on a possible link between one of the drugs – sildenafil – and melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. At that time, more research was needed, and men were advised not to change any of their medications without talking to their doctor.

The following year, scientists concluded that ED drugs probably didn’t cause melanoma, although they still found a link. Lifestyle factors could play a role, they said. Here’s how lead investigator Stacy Loeb, MD explained it in a press release at that time:

What our study results show is that groups of men who are more likely to get malignant melanoma include those with higher disposable incomes and education—men who likely can also afford more vacations in the sun—and who also have the means to buy erectile dysfunction medications, which are very expensive.

Where does the issue stand today? In June 2018, the Journal of Sexual Medicine published a new report, which we’ll focus on today.

The Groups

Scientists analyzed information from a health records database, finding 610,881 men and women who were prescribed PDE5 inhibitors from 2007 to 2015. (Note: PDE5 inhibitors are used to treat more than ED. Patients of both sexes with pulmonary hypertension and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may take them, too. That said, in this study, 99.5% of this group was male.) On average, the patients’ first prescription was filled when they were about 51 years old.

The researchers also looked at records from over 2 million people with ED, pulmonary hypertension, or LUTS who were not prescribed PDE5 inhibitors. These people served as a control, or comparison, group.

The Findings

In the group that took PDE5 inhibitors, 636 – a tenth of one percent – developed melanoma. Among people who didn’t take the drugs, 8,711 melanoma diagnoses were made, representing less than a third of one percent of the total group.

The researchers found no link between PDE5 inhibitor use and melanoma in people who had pulmonary hypertension or LUTS. Similarly, no relationship was found for any of the women.

And the men who took the drugs for ED? Interestingly, the researchers did find a link – and not only to melanoma. The authors also reported higher risk for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, two other types of skin cancer that are more common than melanoma.

However, the authors explained that lifestyle factors could be involved:

Lifestyle factors, namely sun exposure, in this group of men is the likely cause of this increased risk and not the use of PDE5 [inhibitors] given that there is no common mechanism to account for carcinogenesis [formation of cancer] among these varied cancer types.

They added that people who took the drugs for other conditions were not at higher risk for melanoma compared to the non-users with the same health problems.

“Our findings support the safety of PDE5 [inhibitor] use in the United States,” they concluded.

Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

While the news is encouraging, it’s still important for people to protect themselves from skin cancer, regardless of whether they take PDE5 inhibitors or not. Here are some tips to reduce your risk:
◾ Stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, like long sleeved shirts, long pants, and a sun hat.
◾ Use liberal amounts of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). The American Academy of Dermatology recommends about an ounce of sunscreen – the amount that would fit into a typical shot glass – for the average adult. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days and reapply every two hours if you’re swimming or sweating.
◾ Keep in mind that water, sand, and snow can reflect the sun’s rays.
◾ Don’t use tanning beds.
◾ Check your skin regularly and see your doctor if you notice anything unusual.

Ask Your Doctor about ED

ED can be treated in a number of ways. If you’re having trouble with erections, call your doctor and schedule a checkup. And don’t hesitate to bring up any questions or concerns.


American Academy of Dermatology

“Prevent skin cancer”

“Types of skin cancer”

The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Shkolyar, Eugene MD, et al.

“Risk of Melanoma With Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor Use Among Patients With Erectile Dysfunction, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms”

(Full-text. First published online: June 5, 2018)

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Gum disease and erectile dysfunction Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:59:38 +0000

Gum Disease Linked to Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in Men.


Men with gum disease may be at higher risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).

In a recent study, about three-quarters of men with ED also had gum disease.

Men might have another good reason to brush and floss their teeth. Men with gum disease are more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED).

Their risk of ED is over two times higher than that of men with healthy gums, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Gum disease, also called chronic periodontitis, occurs when an infection or inflammation spreads to tissues that hold teeth in position. It often happens when gingivitis, a mild form of inflammation, goes untreated.

Common symptoms include bad breath, bleeding gums, and loose teeth. Some people with gum disease lose their teeth completely. Patients with severe cases may need surgery to clean out bacteria, support the remaining teeth, or remove other teeth so the infection doesn’t spread.

The ED study involved 158 men between the ages of 23 and 69. Eighty men had ED; the rest had normal erections. All of the participants underwent periodontal examinations.

About three-quarters of the men with ED were diagnosed with gum disease.

This isn’t the first time scientists have found an association between ED and gum disease. Back in 2012, Turkish researchers had similar results, suggesting that problems with blood vessels might play a role.

Luckily, gum disease is fairly easy to prevent by brushing and flossing daily. Regular dental checkups are important, too.

Men who notice changes in their gums or teeth should see their dentist as soon as they can.


Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Martín, Amada, et al.

“Chronic periodontitis is associated with erectile dysfunction. A case–control study in European population”

(Abstract. First published: May 3, 2018)



(Reviewed: February 5, 2018)


“Gum Disease and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)”

(April 24, 2013)

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Male obesity and low sex drive. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:13:30 +0000

Male Testosterone Levels for Obese Men

Many obese men suffer from low testosterone, which often leads to diminished sex drive, fatigue, and moodiness. Past studies have showed that weight-loss surgery can help restore testosterone levels. A new study has shown that men’s testosterone levels rebound quickly after weight-loss.


Past studies have showed that weight-loss surgery can help restore testosterone levels. But just how long does this take? It could be just a month or more, the new research suggests.

Obese men who have weight loss surgery might see their testosterone levels – and their sex drive – improve in a month, according to new research.

It’s not unusual for obese men to have low testosterone (also called hypogonadism).

Testosterone is the hormone behind sex drive and masculine traits. In all men, some testosterone naturally converts to estrogen, which keeps bones healthy. The conversion takes place in fat cells, and since obese men have more fat, more of their testosterone becomes estrogen. As a result, their testosterone levels decline.

Past studies have found that weight loss surgery can help improve testosterone levels, but scientists weren’t sure how quickly this happens.

In this study, researchers analyzed the results of 29 obese men with an average age of 41 years. In this group, 52% had low testosterone.

All of the men underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, which reduces the size of the stomach.

One month later, their testosterone levels were measured again. At this point, only 12% had low levels, and the men’s average levels increased by 85%. In fact, their average level was higher than that of a comparison group of non-obese men. The surgical group also saw their estradiol (estrogen) levels fall by 35%.

The researchers explained that larger studies are still needed.

The findings were presented in May 2018 at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria.


Eurekalert via European Association for the Study of Obesity

“Study finds that weight loss after obesity surgery can rapidly restore testosterone production and sex drive in morbidly obese men”

(Press release. May 25, 2018)

Healio – Endocrine Today

Schaffer, Regina

“In severe obesity, bariatric surgery induces rapid reversal of hypogonadism”

(May 30, 2018)

International Society for Sexual Medicine

“Why does obesity lead to low testosterone?”

Why does obesity lead to low testosterone?

Mayo Clinic

“Sleeve gastrectomy”

(January 11, 2018)

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Erectile dysfunction drugs may help fight cancer Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:33:07 +0000

ED Drugs may one day help fight cancer.


According to recent studies, some scientists believe that some medications that treat erectile dysfunction (ED) might eventually help fight cancer.


Scientists believe that drugs like sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) might benefit the immune system. They recommended that the drugs be studied further.

Medications used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) might eventually have another purpose – fighting cancer.

After reviewing medical research, scientists believe that the drugs sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis) should be studied further in clinical trials related to cancer.

In an April 2018 study published by ecancermedicalscience, the researchers reported that ED drugs may have cancer-fighting properties that could help the immune system. They might also be able to strengthen other cancer treatments if given at the same time.

The drugs are classified as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. The researchers suggested that these medications could be helpful for patients with pancreatic cancer, melanoma (a form of skin cancer), and glioblastoma (cancer that affects the brain or spinal cord).

The research was conducted as part of the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project, which investigates ways that commonly available drugs might be used to fight cancer. Using such medications could eventually make cancer treatment less expensive. In addition, repurposed drugs could have fewer, or less severe, side effects than other cancer drugs.

“In many respects sildenafil is the ultimate repurposing success story,” said study co-author Dr. Pan Pantziarka in a press statement. “It was originally developed for angina, repurposed for erectile dysfunction and then again for pulmonary arterial hypertension, and now it has the potential to be repurposed again as an anti-cancer drug.”


Pantziarka, Pan, et al.

“Repurposing drugs in oncology (ReDO)—selective PDE5 inhibitors as anti-cancer agents”

(Full-text. Published: April 11, 2018)

“Viagra has the potential to be used as a treatment for rare cancers”

(Press release. April 11, 2018)

“Why Does Viagra Have the Potential to Treat Rare Cancers?”

(Infographic. April 11, 2018)



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I don’t like my penis! Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:17:14 +0000

Surgeons Perform World’s First Penis and Scrotum Transplant

Don’t like your penis for some reason? Well, good news – it’s now possible to have a new one installed!! We kid, we kid…………however it is pretty crazy to know that surgeons have now performed the world’s first successful penis AND scrotum transplant.


A U.S. military veteran has received the world’s first penis and scrotum transplant.

A team of 11 surgeons performed the surgery last March at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

The patient was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

During the 14-hour procedure, surgeons transplanted a penis, scrotum (without testicles), and part of an abdominal wall from a deceased donor.

Doctor’s expressed hope that the man’s urinary and sexual function would be restored within several months.

The 14-hour operation was performed by a team of 11 surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at the end of March.

“We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” said surgeon W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine in a statement.

The recipient, who asked to remain anonymous, was severely wounded by an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. In addition to his genitals, he lost both legs.

The first successful penis transplant took place in South Africa in 2014. What makes the Johns Hopkins transplant different is the extensive amount of tissue involved.

Surgeons harvested a penis, scrotum, and part of an abdominal wall from a deceased donor. They then attached the tissue by connecting a complex network of veins, arteries, and nerves. The urethra – the tube that allows urine and semen to leave the body – was also attached.

The surgeons expect the veteran’s urinary and sexual function to be restored in several months, but they are not yet sure how much function will be recovered.

The recipient will not be able to father biological children. While the donor’s scrotum was transplanted, his testicles were not. This was an ethical decision on the surgeons’ part, as sperm created from donor testicles would carry the donor’s DNA, not the recipient’s.

Other patients are being considered for similar surgeries, but it takes time to find donated tissue that is a good match in terms of age, skin tone, and immune system. The recipient must take medication so that his body will not reject the donated tissue.

Genital injuries can be devastating for men.

“That injury, I felt like it banished me from a relationship,” the recipient told the New York Times. “Like, that’s it, you’re done, you’re by yourself for the rest of your life. I struggled with even viewing myself as a man for a long time.”

The donor’s family told a Johns Hopkins reporter, “We are all very proud that our loved one was able to help a young man that served his country.”


HUB (Johns Hopkins University)

Nilaweera, Archana

“Johns Hopkins surgeons perform world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant”

(April 23, 2018)

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nitkin, Karen

“First-Ever Penis and Scrotum Transplant Makes History at Johns Hopkins”

(April 23, 2018)

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Certain foods can reduce effectiveness of ED drugs Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:30:56 +0000

Certain Foods and Drinks Can Reduce Effectiveness of ED Drugs

Men who take medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) might want to skip that cheeseburger if they’re planning on having sex later on.

Some foods and beverages make it harder for ED drugs to do their job. Consequently, men may need to wait longer to get an erection. Or, their erection might be weak.

In this male enhancement article, we discuss which foods and beverages men might want to avoid if they’re taking ED meds. We also talk about how timing medication around meals might lead to better results.

Bruce finally talked to his doctor about his erection problems. He’d been struggling for a while, but he had been too embarrassed to say anything. Then his wife Lila showed him an article about erectile dysfunction (ED) and how common it was, especially for older men. She went with him to his appointment and, with her support, he had a new prescription for a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, something his doctor called a PDE5i.

So far, it was going pretty well. He took his pill when he and Lila were starting to feel amorous, and in about a half hour, he was ready to go. Sure, they couldn’t be as spontaneous as they used to be, but that was a small price to pay for a better sexual relationship. Lila said she was enjoying their intimacy again, too.

There was just one problem. There were times when the medicine didn’t work so well. Last week, they had their first barbeque of the season. Lila made amazing cheeseburgers, and Gavin had two. Later, after a dip in the pool, they headed to the bedroom, but he couldn’t get an erection. Lila said not to worry about it, but he hated disappointing her.

Did something change with the meds? Not necessarily. Sometimes, foods and beverages affect the way ED drugs work.

What are PDE5 inhibitors?

PDE5 inhibitors are a class of drugs designed to treat ED. They work by increasing blood flow into the penis when a man is sexually stimulated. Good blood flow is essential for a firm erection.

Four of the most commonly-prescribed PDE5 inhibitors are Viagra (sildenafil), avanafil (Stendra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). Viagra is now available in generic form as well.

Men who take PDE5 inhibitors still need to be sexually stimulated for an erection to occur.

How might foods interact with PDE5 inhibitors?

Foods might limit the effectiveness of PDE5 inhibitors in two ways.

First, the type of food might delay the erection. Some men find that their ED drugs take longer to work after they have eaten fatty foods, like Gavin’s two cheeseburgers mentioned above.

Second, ED drugs, like Viagra and Levitra, work better on an empty stomach. If a man takes them with food, the stomach needs to do double duty: digest the meal and process the pill.

Men might consider taking their pill and enjoying their sexual activity before they eat. But all men are different, so it might take some trial and error to figure out what you can eat – and how much – around that time.

What about alcohol?

Lots of men have trouble getting erections after consuming alcohol, especially in excessive amounts. Some people even call it “brewer’s droop.” Alcohol can dehydrate you, which interferes with blood flow to the penis.

The effect can be similar for men who take ED drugs. Even though PDE5 inhibitors are meant to help with blood flow, using alcohol can work against the process.

If you discover that you have trouble with erections after alcohol, even when taking an ED drug, you might want to reconsider your alcohol intake.

When should I seek help?

If your ED medications aren’t working as well as you thought they would – and you’re taking them exactly as prescribed – call your doctor. You might need to change medications or adjust the dose. Also, remember that not all men respond to ED drugs. Fortunately, there are other ED treatment options, so don’t give up hope. Patience is key; eventually, you will find the solution that works best for you and your partner.



Cleveland Clinic

Ulchaker, James, MD

“Can What You Eat or Drink Cause Erectile Dysfunction?”

(November 30, 2017)

Can What You Eat or Drink Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Eli Lilly and Company

“Cialis – Patient Package Insert”

(Revision date: May 2017)

Iliades, Chris, MD

“Why Boozing Can Be Bad for Your Sex Life”

(Last updated: January 4, 2012)

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Recreational drugs and sexual function Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:46:55 +0000

Marijuana, Alcohol and Ecstasy: Do They Impair Sexual Function?

Researchers surveyed 679 young adults to find out how three substances – marijuana, alcohol, and ecstasy – affected sexual behavior.

What did they discover?

Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy (also called MDMA and Molly) can have different sexual effects on young men and women, new research suggests.

In a survey of 679 people aged 18 to 25 entering nightclubs and dance festivals in New York City, about 40% said they had used all three substances in the past.

Alcohol and ecstasy were more likely to make people feel more attracted to others and more attractive themselves than marijuana. Similarly, alcohol and ecstasy tended to make users more sociable, increasing their chances of meeting partners. Marijuana didn’t have as much of an effect; about a third of the respondents said marijuana made them less sociable.

Ecstasy users reported feeling more sexual passion, with more intense orgasms and longer sexual encounters than alcohol or marijuana users.

Men had more sexual problems when they used alcohol or ecstasy, but for women, marijuana was linked to more sexual difficulties.

Almost a third of those who used alcohol said they’d felt post-sex regret. The rates were lower for ecstasy and marijuana (13% and 7%, respectively).

The information can help both doctors and patients better understand the effects and potential repercussions of substance use in regard to sexuality.


New York University

“Young Adults Report Differing Sexual Effects from Alcohol, Marijuana, and Ecstasy”

(News release. January 10, 2018)–marij.html

Psychology & Sexuality

Palamar, Joseph J., et al.

“A comparison of self-reported sexual effects of alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy in a sample of young adult nightlife attendees”

(Abstract. Published online: January 8, 2018)

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Marijuana Use and Male Sexual Function Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:35:31 +0000

Marijuana and male sexual function

While marijuana has been around for decades or maybe even centuries, it’s never been more mainstream as it continues to be legalized in various states across America, and soon in the entire country of Canada. However, as we’ve all seen with alcohol and the effects thereof – just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s healthy for you.

Marijuana does have a vocal following of supporters touting its health benefits, but there are also many people who have concerns about the long term health affects of using marijuana – especially if it is being smoked.

Many men enjoy occasional marijuana use. But is smoking marijuana good for your overall health? What about male sexual function? As doctors and scientists learn more about marijuana use and its effect on health, more is being discovered about marijuana and its impact on male sexual function.

Does marijuana help or hurt a man’s sexual performance?

The answer to this question might depend on the type of marijuana he uses and the amount.

Research suggests that that men who use marijuana more frequently are more likely to have sexual problems, such as weak erections and premature ejaculation.

Marijuana can have hundreds of ingredients and preparations vary. But the key to understanding the effects of marijuana is found in cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These chemicals bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. It’s this binding that leads to marijuana’s “high” feeling. An individual’s experience with marijuana will depend on what exactly is in the mixture.

Some men say sex is better when they’re high. They might feel less anxious and less inhibited, which can make them enjoy the experience more. They might also have better control over ejaculation. Research also suggests that people who use marijuana have sex more frequently than those who don’t.

Others wouldn’t dream of using marijuana before a sexual encounter, as it can also have a negative impact on male sexual function.

7 Potential Negative Side Effects of Marijuana on Male Sexual Performance

  1. Reduced sexual desire
  2. Problems getting an erection
  3. Impotence
  4. Trouble reaching climax
  5. Premature Ejaculation
  6. Poor Judgement
  7. Unsafe sex/Risk of STD’s


Experts say that heavier marijuana users are more likely to have sexual issues than those who use small amounts every once in a while. Researchers have long argued that dosage is a very important consideration when looking at the effects of this drug, just like it is with alcohol. If you consume marijuana or alcohol in small quantities, the inhibitory effects on sexual performance tend to be pretty minimal. In fact, you may actually experience an overall performance boost with low doses due to these drugs lowering inhibitions and stimulating desire.

In contrast, when drugs like marijuana and alcohol are consumed in larger quantities, erectile and other sexual problems (e.g., difficultly reaching orgasm) become much more likely.

Marijuana use and Erectile Dysfunction

Consistent with the idea that higher doses of cannabis may be problematic, research has found that the prevalence of erectile dysfunction is three times as high for daily marijuana smokers compared to those who don’t use it at all.

In 2017  ‘The Journal of Sexual Medicine‘ published a study suggesting a link between marijuana and erectile dysfunction.

To understand this link between marijuana and ED, it helps to understand how marijuana affects the brain. The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. When a person uses marijuana, THC interacts with proteins in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. This interaction impairs the person’s brain function.

Researchers discovered that cannabinoid receptors are also present in penile tissue. They suggest that the interaction with THC likewise impairs penile function (possibly causing erectile dysfunction), although more study is needed.


How will marijuana use affect MY sexual performance?

It’s hard to know how smoking marijuana will affect your sexual function until you try it. Marijuana affects everyone differently, and not just when it comes to sex.

The different psychoactive effects of marijuana probably result from a combination of differences in drug sensitivity as well as usage of different cannabis strains; and it is very likely that different guys will experience different sexual effects based on how it interacts with their own body chemistry.

Animal studies have found that cannabis has an inhibitory effect on certain receptors inside the erectile tissue of the penis. While there is no similar research showing the same thing in humans because of ethical and legal difficulties in conducting the research, but the animal findings suggest that marijuana is more of a sexual inhibitor than it is a sexual enhancer.

The bottom line with marijuana use is similar to with most other things. Over-indulging is not a good idea, and moderation is always a good idea. If you feel that marijuana improves your sexual performance – then it probably does. Even if marijuana makes you feel like a sex machine in the bedroom – it’s probably still a good idea to enjoy it occasionally and not overdo it.

Men who feel that their marijuana use is causing sexual problems (or becoming excessive in general) are encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider. Marijuana use can cause fertility problems in both men and women, so couples who want to conceive are advised to avoid marijuana use.

If you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction or problems with orgasm, consider your marijuana intake. And if you have concerns about testicular cancer or fertility, speak to your doctor. With occasional or light use – most men will not notice any serious impact on their sexual function or performance – and may in fact see improved performance and sexual enjoyment.

Only you can tell which direction it will go for you. Listen to your penis – it always knows!

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Unmarried Men and Contraceptives Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:31:37 +0000

Most Unmarried Men Use Contraceptives

Contraception can sometimes be a controversial subject. Some men believe that contraception should be the woman’s responsibility – while many women believe it’s the man’s responsibility. Who’s right and who’s wrong?

Realistically, if you’re not in a committed relationship – both partners should probably be using contraception. And when it comes to unmarried men – apparently they are!

Most unmarried men use some form of contraception during intercourse, but younger men are more likely to do so, according to a recent report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

The findings are based on data from 3,707 unmarried men between the ages of 15 and 44 who had had intercourse during the previous three months. The men were participants in the 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth, which collects information from American men and women on relationships and reproductive health.

Almost 82% of the unmarried men had used any form of contraception the last time they had sex. Sixty percent said they had used a male method, such as a condom, vasectomy, withdrawal (removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation). About 45% used condoms, 1% had undergone vasectomy, and 19% used withdrawal.

Overall contraception rates were highest for younger men and declined as men got older. Almost 95% of men between the ages of 15 and 19 used any form of contraception at their last intercourse, and about 87% used a male method. The rates for men aged 35–44 were 72% and 41%, respectively.

Men and women may make contraceptive decisions together. Still, unintended pregnancies are more frequent among unmarried men and women compared to married couples, the report stated.

Methods of male contraception

There are many methods of male contraception – and of course, some that work much better than others. Male contraceptives include everything from surgery, condoms, medicines, withdrawal, and others. The most commonly used methods of male contraception are surgery, condoms and withdrawal.

3 Most Common Methods of Male Contraception

  1. Vasectomy – Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent birth control. During the procedure, the vasa deferentia of a man are severed, and then tied or sealed in a manner such to prevent sperm from entering into the seminal stream (ejaculate). Vasectomies are usually performed in a physician’s office or medical clinic.  Due to the presence of sperm retained beyond the blocked vasa deferentia, vasectomies only become effective about three months following the operation
  2. Condoms – A condom is a sheath-shaped barrier device that may be used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and decrease the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STD’s) such as HIV/AIDS. It is rolled onto an erect penis before intercourse and blocks ejaculated semen from entering the body of a sexual partner. The “perfect use” pregnancy rate of condoms is 2% per year. Condoms may be combined with other forms of contraception (such as spermicide) for greater protection. When not used properly – the pregnancy rate among condom users varies,  ranging from 10 to 18% per year.
  3. Withdrawal – The withdrawal method is described as when the man removes his penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation. This method is the least reliable of the three – as some semen can leave the penis even before ejaculation. Also, if the man does not remove his penis in time, he may end up at least partially ejaculating inside the vagina – which could lead to pregnancy. The withdrawal method has a failure rate of about 4% per year if used correctly at every act of intercourse, with a failure rate of 22% per year for typical use

Are there any ‘NEW’ Male Contraceptives?

There haven’t really been a lot of new developments in male contraceptives for a number of decades. However, there are a few methods of male contraception that COULD be viable in the coming years.

Products like Vasalgel and Echo-V hydrogel  (both currently in development )  are long-acting, non-hormonal contraceptives that work very much like a vasectomy. A physician injects a gel into the vas deferens  ( i.e., the tube the sperm swim through)  to block them, rather than cutting the vas – as is done in vasectomy.

The significant advantage over getting a vasectomy is that these options are designed to be reversible. If a man wishes to restore his flow of sperm, whether after months or years, in theory the polymer is flushed out of the vas with another injection. The video below shows how this technology would work.

VIDEO: Vasalgel – Possible Future Contraceptive for Men?

Male Contraception – Always a good idea.

Unless you’re in a committed relationship – and unless you’re 100% OK with having a child – it’s always a good idea for men to use a male contraceptive. Not only does it protect against an unwanted pregnancy – it also protects against STD’s – some of which can have very serious health implications.

According to a study from 2012, 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide were unintended, according to the Guttmacher Institute. New forms of male contraception – or better use of the methods currently available – could likely drastically reduce that number – AND provide protection from STD’s and other unwanted health problems.

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