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Michael Castleman M.A.
Surgery to increase penis size or treat erectile dysfunction has been reported to cause unsightly genital deformities and other potentially serious problems.
Since 1992, the proportion of celibate young adults has almost tripled, and American adults of all ages report less partner sex.
The drugs prescribed to treat premature ejaculation help only a minority of men, and most quit taking them within a year.
Why do some older women pursue relationships with significantly younger men? According to a recent study, a key reason is better sex.
Sterilization is the nation's most popular method of birth control. Male sterilization is quicker, cheaper, and easier, but women get sterilized more often than men.
Most alleged sex addicts aren’t addicted or out of control, just misinformed about the enormous range of normal sexuality.
Threesomes, swinging, group sex, polyamory—participation in consensual non-monogamy is growing, especially among young adults.
Most widows want to return to partner lovemaking. But friends and family often wag fingers. Joan Price, a prominent expert on senior sex, offers help for sex after grieving.
The myth is that men don’t care if women have orgasms. Actually, men care a great deal.
Start solo, use lube, and carefully coach.
Chronic desire differences are long-term couples' number-one cause of sexual distress. To resolve them happily, sex therapists recommend scheduling sex dates in advance.
Part 1: Desire differences are the number one cause of sexual exasperation in long-term couples.
Critics of pornography charge that watching porn destroys men’s erections. But the best research shows that porn has no significant impact.
Many wonder if those involved in sexual bondage, discipline, and sado-masochism are mentally healthy. BDSM players are as sexually and mentally healthy as the general population.
Contrary to popular belief and sports folklore, sex before athletic contests doesn’t hurt performance. It may actually help.
Combining sex and alcohol produces some benefits—and many possibly serious risks
Disabilities never preclude great sex. Despite myths that disabled people are not sexual and not interested in lovemaking, when there's a will, there’s always a way
Throughout the lifespan, premature ejaculation is men’s #1 sex problem. Fortunately, it’s usually easy to cure using self-help or professional sex therapy.
Many people have regrets about how they lost their virginity. How to enjoy your first time.
Stress contributes to many sex problems, such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, and problematic porn consumption. Mindfulness helps by reducing sexual distress.
Critics charge that porn corrupts teens. Actually, despite billions of pages of free Internet porn, today’s teens have become more sexually responsible.
Some denounce solo sex as sin or addiction. Actually, it provides many sexual and health benefits.
Porn viewing by social, sexual conservatives is associated with their beliefs about sex becoming more liberal.
Not everyone is robustly healthy. But everyone is sufficiently healthy for sex, in one form or another. When there's a will, there's always a way.
Many recent studies show the Pill can decrease women’s libido or impair their sexual function. How can women weigh the pros and cons of this widely used birth control method?
Some women fake orgasms. Many men wonder if women have even had them.
Most middle-age men don’t have erectile dysfunction, but their erections change, often causing consternation.
In discussions of sexualy transmitted infections—chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.—urinary tract infection is often forgotten.
Many women call porn disgusting and insist that married men should not watch it or use it for self-gratification.
Contraceptive effectiveness can be confusing. It's calculated in a way that’s not intuitive.
Michael Castleman, M.A., is a San Francisco-based journalist. He has written about sexuality for 36 years.
My background is in journalism, reporting on sex research, which I've done for more than 3 decades. As a result, my blog tends to focus on research results and their implications for enhancing lovemaking.