Men's Health Sexual Health / STDs

Is blue balls a real condition?

Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although […]

Men's Health Sexual Health / STDs

What causes a low libido?

Low libido, or reduced sexual desire, can affect both men and women. It is not unusual for a person’s interest in sex to fluctuate over different periods of their life due to hormonal changes, age, and stress. However, low libido can be a problem if it causes stress, affects a person’s overall well-being, or leads […]

Body Aches Men's Health

What causes pain in the testicles?

Testicular pain can have several causes, from infections to traumatic injuries. Sometimes, testicular pain can be a medical emergency. In this article, learn about the possible causes of testicular pain, as well as when to see a doctor. Epididymitis An infection such as epididymitis can cause testicular pain. Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis, […]

Men's Health

What causes pain in the penis?

Many conditions can cause penis pain, and it can range from mild to severe. Pain may occur at rest, during sexual activity, or when urinating. While a person can sometimes get relief from penis pain at home, some underlying causes may need medical treatment. This article looks at the possible causes of penis pain, as […]

Men's Health Women's Health / Gynecology

5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

Approximately half of the world’s population experiences, will experience, or has experienced menstruation, and yet myths about this biological process still abound. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some of the most widespread menstruation misconceptions. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some widespread myths surrounding menstruation. As of 2017, the world’s population numbers 7.53 billion […]

Men's Health Sexual Health / STDs

10 ways to boost libido

Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. Having a low sex drive is not necessarily a problem, but if a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods. Anxiety, relationship difficulties, health concerns, and age can all affect libido. While a low libido is not usually problematic, […]

Men's Health Prostate / Prostate Cancer

PSA levels after prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is a type of surgery during which a surgeon will remove the prostate gland, often due to cancer. Following the operation, doctors use prostate-specific antigen testing to check for signs of cancer recurrence. The prostate gland produces low levels of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Cancerous prostate cells also produce PSA. Doctors […]