Advances in medicine have been improving life expectancy significantly. On the other hand, there is a rising prevalence of chronic disease common to the aging process owing to the exponential growth of the elderly population. Improvements in quality of life, however, have been such that today one can remain active until a very advanced age, without organic impairments that have a major impact on functional capacity. In view of this, doubts about the safety of sexual activity are common among patients and physicians alike and are often neglected in routine visits or upon hospital discharge following a cardiac event or procedure. Considered a "taboo" by most physicians and patients, sexual activity ultimately becomes stigmatized and is put aside by professionals and their clients.
At some time in his life, nearly every man gets exercised about sex. And as many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it's too strenuous for the heart. These questions may sound like locker room banter, but they are actually quite important — and they have solid scientific answers. To evaluate the cardiovascular effects of sexual activity, researchers monitored volunteers while they walked on a treadmill in the lab and during private sexual activity at home. In addition to 13 women, the volunteers included 19 men with an average age of Despite their cardiac histories, the men reported exercising about four times a week, and they reported having sexual activity about six times a month on average. Researchers monitored heart rate and blood pressure during standard treadmill exercise tests and during "usual" sexual activity with a familiar partner at home.
Pimples the size of small planets. Insatiable cravings for carbs. Most of us can list at least a dozen different ways our periods impact our lives every month. But our fluctuating hormones can also affect us in ways we don't normally associate with our menstrual cycle.
Dr Sherry Ross says there has long been a gender bias in the way women's sexual dysfunction has been treated compared to men's. One of the most glaring is female orgasms. Women are rarely taught about the intricate details of their anatomy and often work these things out through their own experimenting. What is the best way to get an orgasm?