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Your sexuality and related health issues

When we think of sex and health, STIs and AIDs usually come to mind. However, our sexuality can influence many aspects of our health, both physically and psychologically. Read on to find out more...

  • Your loving heart

    And what if making love was good for your heart?

    You don’t smoke, you don’t drink, you eat a balanced diet and you exercise...very good! Your healthy lifestyle is playing a part in preventing a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know that making love at least three or four times a week is even better!
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  • Relaxing benefits of sex

    The relaxing benefits of sex

    Always a victim of stage fright? Forget miracle potions or personal development programmes... According to an American study, having sex is a great stress reliever!
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  • Sex and heart problems in men

    Sexual activity and heart problems in men

    The sexual act is actually quite unusual and leads to changes in the heart rate, which quite reasonably could worry a man who has been having heart troubles.
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  • Bye bye love handles – hello great sex!

    Bye bye love handles – hello great sex!

    Men who blame their age for their lack of sex drive should think seriously about losing those love handles. Researchers at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have produced evidence that prediabetic men who are overweight could boost their levels of testosterone by almost 50% if they lost...
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  • One step closer to a male contraceptive pill?

    One step closer to a male contraceptive pill?

    A male contraceptive pill has often been talked about, but developing it has always proved a headache. Researchers have struggled to find a solution that’s both effective and reversible without side effects, but now a team of scientists in North America thinks it might have finally cracked it.
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  • Should you stop taking the third-generation pill?

    Should you stop taking the third-generation pill?

    The media storm surrounding the third-generation pill has left many women wondering if they should be taking it or not. But what are the risks exactly? And should you really use another form of contraception? Endocrinologist and gynaecologist Dr. Christian Jamin explains all.
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  • Your first visit to the gynaecologist

    Your first visit to the gynaecologist

    All women consult a gynaecologist or go for checkups at some point in their lives. But when should you go for your first consultation? And what’s involved in a gynaecological examination? Read on for all you need to know about visiting a gynaecologist.
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  • Urinary Incontinence and Your Sex Life

    When urinary incontinence affects your sex life...

    At least 200 million people in the world could be affected by urinary incontinence. Doctissimo takes a closer look at a subject no one wants to talk about.

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