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Sexual Diversity: Male Sexual Health Information

Updated/Revised Date: 20th Sep 2022
Author: Sexual Diversity | Contact: SexualDiversity.org
Additional References: Male Sexual Health Publications

Synopsis: Information on male sexuality and sexual health issues from sex performance problems, prostate issues, HIV to erectile dysfunction and impotence.

Definition

Male Sexual Health

Male sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a man fully participate in and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a man's sexual health. For some men, worries about penis size top the list of their sexual health concerns. Male sexual health isn't merely the absence of disease; male sexual health also covers the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the assessment and treatment of male infertility. Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function). Physiology can affect both the desire for sex and the ability to have sex; mental health and emotional factors also play important roles.

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Male sexual health is a complex issue and one that is often taken for granted. Complications in this department can have repercussions not only for their love lives and self-confidence but for their overall health as well.

The media portrays sex as endlessly exciting, gratifying, and straightforward. However, for many people and couples, the reality is quite different. Sexual problems are widespread, but because sex often involves complex emotions, patients (and doctors) find these problems difficult to raise and discuss. Stress, illness, medicines, or emotional problems may also be factors. Occasional problems with sexual function are common. If problems last more than a few months or cause distress for you or your partner, you should see your health care provider.

Men's most common sexual problems include erectile dysfunction or impotence, performance anxiety, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, low sexual desire or low libido, and sexual aversion. A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the male from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases:

For males there are different types of ejaculation disorders, including:

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Latest Male Sexual Health Publications

The above information is from our reference library of material relating to Male Sexual Health that includes:


The increase in occurrence of hypospadias is likely due to environmental factors such as toxicant exposure which alter epigenetic programming in a forming penis.
Publish Date: 23rd Jan 2023

Less than four in 100 men who apply to be sperm donors reach the end of the process and have samples frozen and released for treatments.
Publish Date: 10th Jan 2023

Research reveals male sex chromosome loss as many males age causes the heart muscle to scar and can lead to deadly heart failure.
Publish Date: 16th Jul 2022 - Updated: 5th Jan 2023

Study reveals males who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection.
Publish Date: 21st Dec 2017

Study reveals health care system not well-set up to serve young male sexual and reproductive health care because it is often viewed as female domain.
Publish Date: 9th Jan 2017


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• (APA): SexualDiversity.org. (2022, September 20). Sexual Diversity: Male Sexual Health Information. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved January 30, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/sexuality/health/male/


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