Sexual Fitness Archives

Relational problems and sexuality

When a marriage works well, it meets the man's needs for intimacy and security better than any other relationship. Healthy sexuality plays a 15 - 20% role in couple satisfaction. However, couple problems can subvert sex, and sexual problems can subvert couple satisfaction. Relationship problems can play an inordinately powerful role in sexual dissatisfaction and [...]

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Fears of aging

A common myth is that men reach the height of their sexual function at 18 and it's all downhill after that. Another myth is that men lose their sexual appeal and confidence at 50. What nonsense. The reality is that you can enjoy sex in your 60s, 70s, and 80s. You are a sexual man [...]

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Male menopause

Physiologically, there is no male menopause. Andropause (male menopause) would involve significant change in endocrine (hormone) levels. Proclaiming that there is a male menopause may sell magazines, but it is not a fact. The fact is that for a physically healthy man, testosterone declines approximately 0.8% per year for men between the ages of 40 [...]

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How to deal with STDs

The reality of the twenty-first century is that 40 - 50% of men will contract an STD in their lives. The most common STDs are chlamydia, herpes, and HPV (genital warts); the latter two cannot be cured but can be medically managed. Syphilis and gonorrhea can be medically treated when diagnosed early. The most highly [...]

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Sexual orientation conflict

Conflicts and secrets regarding sexual orientation are difficult issues, filled with misunderstandings and stigma. Orientation is not an either - or reality, with labels like heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, asexual. Orientation is not a noun but an adjective, a human quality. A number of studies suggest that only a small number of men and women [...]

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