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Common Questions About Conception, Answered

Learn whether you can get pregnant on your period, from preejaculate, or using the pull-out method, along with how long sperm lives and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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Yes, Masturbation After Herpes Is Totally OK (Here's Why)

A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.

By Emily Depasse
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The No-Blush Guide to Sex and MS

Sexual problems are common among men and women with multiple sclerosis, but it's super possible to have a satisfying (and still hot!) sex life. We've got the answers and the workarounds to make it happen.

By Lisa Fields
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Cancer Survivors: Get that Lovin' Feeling

Cancer treatment can make sex unappealing or uncomfortable. Dr. Don Dizon has some ideas to help.

By Phyllis Johnson
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Making Intimacy Playful Not Painful

If you experience vaginal atrophy, you may avoid intimacy or endure pain for your partner’s sake. Here are some tips to bring playfulness back into your life.

By Eileen Bailey
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How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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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.

By Cathy Kramer
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Erectile Dysfunction: Top 10 Myths and Facts

Men may feel too embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction, which can lead to misconceptions. Make sure you know the facts.

By Eileen Bailey
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Could Obstructive Sleep Apnea Be to Blame for Erectile Dysfunction and Low Testosterone?

Sleep apnea comes with a number of health risks including high blood pressure and heart disease. Research also suggests that there may be a link between obstructive sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction and reduced sexual libido in men. What is obstructi...

By Martin Reed