Tag Archives: sexual health

Sex poses little risk for heart attack survivors

The American Heart Association answered the question” of when it is safe to resume sex following a heart attack “with new guidelines.”

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Many young women mistakenly believe HPV vaccine protects against STDs

Reuters reports on a study published in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, which found that some young women who have received the HPV vaccine believe that it protects them against STDs such as syphilis and gonorrhea, and indicates … Continue reading

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Abstinence programs credited with reducing teen sex rates

Abstinence education programs are being credited with the good news coming in a new report the CDC issued recently from the National Center for Health Statistics showing teen birth and sex rates dropping.

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FDA increasing scrutiny of sexual enhancement supplements

Walk into almost any convenience store or gas station and you’ll find pills that promise better sex. Some of these supplements that promise a libido boost have now been pulled from shelves nationwide after their manufacturers were cited by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Only 3 of 10 supplements for sexual dysfunction pass quality testing

Only three out of ten supplements selected for testing that are for sexual enhancement passed ConsumerLab.com’s latest quality testing.  

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Teens look to parents as guide to healthy sexual behaviors

Yet another study has shown what many parents are shocked to discover: Mom and Dad are most often the key to a teen developing highly healthy attitudes about sex — NOT friends or the media.

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Did you know premarital sex increases the later risk of divorce?

A recently released summary reviews the social science research over the past twenty years and reveals a strong correlation between premarital sexual activity and a significantly elevated risk of marital infidelity and divorce on later marriage.

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An expose on teen sex and dating: What’s really going on and how to talk about It

My dear friend, Andy Braner, is releasing his most recent and explosive book yet. An Expose on Teen Sex and Dating: What’s Really Going On and How to Talk About It is being released TODAY!

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8 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50 (or, “You can have the greatest sex life on earth”)

I think one of the best ministry activities in which Barb and I have worked together during our 37 years of marriage and 53 years of friendship, is our book His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your … Continue reading

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ED Supplement Causes “Worrisome” Heartbeat Changes

Enzyte, a popular dietary supplement marketed for “male enhancement,” causes electrical abnormalities in the heart that could be potentially fatal in some people, new research suggests. Doctors should tell their patients not to use the product until more safety information is … Continue reading

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Male Enhancement Supplement Has Undeclared Prescription ED Drug

Makers of a supplement marketed as a male sexual enhancement product issued a voluntary recall of the product after an FDA analysis found undeclared traces of sulfoaildenafil, an analog to the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil. The supplement Prolatis is considered an … Continue reading

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Teen Birth Rates Fall After Two Year Increase, Abstinence Education Credited

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Say Abstinence Effective, Want Parents Involved Multiple news reports are trumpeting the fact that teen birth rates fell in 2008 after increasing during the two years prior, according to a report from the Centers for … Continue reading

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Sexual satisfaction is a complex process that vexes many women and their doctors

Continuing our Valentine’s Day theme of sexual satisfaction in marriage, I thought you might find this article from the Washington Post of interest. It’s penned by Daphne Miller, a family physician, who is the author of “The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest … Continue reading

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What to Do When Heart Disease Hurts Your Sex Life

This article, from Health.com, will be, I would think, very helpful for married couples where one or both spouses has cardiovascular disease. It answers a number of common questions my patients ask: If movies and soap operas are anything to … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Say Abstinence Effective, Want Parents Involved

Abstinence-only program helps kids postpone sex A new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of Americans believe abstinence education programs are effect and a commanding majority would rather have parents than schools teaching sex education, according to a report in LifeNews.com. … Continue reading

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Seven Foods for Better Sex

For this Valentine’s Day weekend, some more advice for our married readers from my friends at Health.com, written by Julie Upton, RD, on how you can improve your diet and your sex life at the same time. Knock out two birds with … Continue reading

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3 Lifestyle Habits That Can Boost Your Sex Drive

For this Valentine’s Day weekend, some advice for our married readers from my friends at Health.com on how you can not only boost your sex drive, but become more highly healthy at the same time: 1. Get plenty of exercise … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Married Women May Not Have A Satisfying Sex Life

Are you married and yet find that your sexual relationship with your spouse has fallen off or is non-existent? Well, you’re not alone. Men and women today have less time for sex than their 1950s counterparts. And it’s estimated that … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Sex within Marriage is Fulfilling (much more than sex out of marriage)

About 88 percent of married Americans say they are happy or reasonably content in their marriages. And three-quarters report that their sex lives are reasonably fulfilling. That’s according to a new national poll of 1,001 married Americans commissioned by Parade magazine. … Continue reading

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