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Sexual Difficulty (Overview)

Sexual difficulty is a symptom in which a person has trouble doing sexual activities, such as becoming aroused or having a climax (orgasm). Difficulties can also include pain, discomfort, or anxiety during sexual activities. Causes can be psychological, physical, or both.


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What age does average man start having sexual difficulty?

What age does average man start having sexual difficulty?

Any time of life: Most cases of sexual difficulty in men involve poor libido, erectile dysfunction or difficulty reaching orgasm. While it is more common in men over 40, younger men can develop the same difficulties but in those cases, it is usually due to psychological reasons, rather than physiologic. In all cases, treatment is available and is very effective. ...Read more

Sexual Difficulty (Overview)

Sexual difficulty is a symptom in which a person has trouble doing sexual activities, such as becoming aroused or having a climax (orgasm). Difficulties can also include pain, discomfort, or anxiety during sexual activities. Causes can be psychological, physical, or both.


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I have been getting thrush ever since I have started been sexual active. I have tried everything to get rid of the problem but don't know?

I have been getting thrush ever since I have started been sexual active. I have tried everything to get rid of the problem but don't know?

Why thrush?: Thrush (a candida infection in the mouth) is uncommon in healthy adults and can be a sign of a weakened immune system. Conditions associated with thrush include diabetes, hiv, antibiotic use, and corticosteroid use. A visit to the doctor should determine the cause of the thrush. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Desire (Tip)

Improving Sexual Desire

Ask if any of the medications you are taking may be decreasing libido. Many common medications do. ...See more

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What age does average man start having sexual difficulty?

Any time of life: Most cases of sexual difficulty in men involve poor libido, erectile dysfunction or difficulty reaching orgasm. While it is more common in men over 40, younger men can develop the same difficulties but in those cases, it is usually due to psychological reasons, rather than physiologic. In all cases, treatment is available and is very effective. ...Read more

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I'm forty six, female and bipolar1. What can you tell me about sexual difficulty, I feel nothing during vaginal sex ever since I had my son?

I'm forty six, female and bipolar1. What can you tell me about sexual difficulty, I feel nothing during vaginal sex ever since I had my son?

Could be medications: Are on on medications for your Bipolar Disorder? Please consult your doctor whether you have other factors that may cause sexual difficulty. Sometimes depression maybe a factor. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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I have difficulty getting sexually aroused. What should I do?

I have difficulty getting sexually aroused. What should I do?

Here are some ...: Regardless of a man or women, I would recommend you to get a comprehensive evaluation with reviewing detailed Hx of general health, lifestyle, sex life, drug use/abuse, etc. as well as the onset, degree, duration, & progress of concerned Sx over time + physicals + possible tests on hormones as needed. So, go to see Doc for such and needed counseling for sex life. ...Read more

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My anus hurts in a most strangest of way . I'm a straight non home sexual man. A pain coming from the inside of my anus. Difficulty pooping.?

My anus hurts in a most strangest of way . I'm a straight non home sexual man. A pain coming from the inside of my anus. Difficulty pooping.?

Fissure: All though i cannot give you a definite answer the most common cause of rectal pain and inability to relax your sphincter muscle thus making bower evacuation difficult is an anal fissure. Many of these heal with time and keeping your bowel movements soft. If persists see a physician. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sexual exhaustion symptoms, mainly hair loss and difficulty in erecting from sex. I am 21 male and not obese. I need solutions!

I am suffering from sexual exhaustion symptoms, mainly hair loss and difficulty in erecting from sex. I am 21 male and not obese. I need solutions!

What symptoms?: I am not aware of a syndrome of sexual exhaustion. Most 20 year old males think they're ready for anything and everything. What do you need a solution for? Need more information. ...Read more