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The Incredible Pain-Killing Powers of Orgasm

It’s difficult to harness the feel-good effects of sex when rheumatoid arthritis is in the room. We’ve got some strategies for getting in the mood and finding the pleasure that can trump your pain.

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Love, Sex, and Psoriasis

As many as 70 percent of people with psoriasis say the condition impacts their sexual relationships. Learn more about what you can do to ease symptoms and improve intimacy.

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Afraid to Tell Your Partner About Your STI? Here’s Why It’s Important to Do It Anyway

Talking to your significant other or sex partner about sexually transmitted infections can be downright scary, but disclosing your status is crucial, according to herpes activists — here’s why.

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How Anxious Thinking Can Affect Your Sex Life

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

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Sex and Attachment Anxiety

Are you an avoidant or anxious person in relationships? Either one could be putting a strain on your sex life.

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Sex In Nursing Homes Is Still Taboo For Many

Education can help normalize the idea that sexual interaction is part of being human, and that extends to older adults, even the very old.

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Sleep-Related Painful Erections: Causes, Solutions

Experiencing erections during sleep is perfectly normal; but they should not be painful.

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How to Have a Sex Life With RA

Rheumatoid arthritis can really complicate your sex life. Here's why honest communication with your partner is so important.

“Gender isn’t always easy to understand. Add in illness or disability and it gets even trickier.”

Gender Identity and Chronic Illness

A powerful story about dealing with chronic illness in a genderfluid world.

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Dating Over 50: What Online Profiles Reveal

How do people describe themselves on online dating sites? And which qualities are they seeking in a potential partner? Here’s what the latest research shows.