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Sexual arousal

Jonathan Gravel, Constance LeBlanc, Catherine Varner
Priapism is characterized by persistent penile erection in the absence of sexual arousal or desire that does not subside with orgasm. Although relatively uncommon, it is a genitourinary emergency that necessities prompt work-up and appropriate management, as there is a time-dependent relationship between total duration of erection and an increasing risk of permanent erectile dysfunction. Confirming the type of priapism is key to proper management, but the majority of cases presenting to the emergency department are ischemic in nature...
March 16, 2018: CJEM
Julia Velten, Saskia Scholten, Jürgen Margraf
The Sexual Excitation Sexual/Inhibition Inventory for Women and Men (SESII-W/M) and the Sexual Excitation Scales/Sexual Inhibition Scales short form (SIS/SES-SF) are two self-report questionnaires for assessing sexual excitation (SE) and sexual inhibition (SI). According to the dual control model of sexual response, SE and SI differ between individuals and influence the occurrence of sexual arousal in given situations. Extreme levels of SE and SI are postulated to be associated with sexual difficulties or risky sexual behaviors...
2018: PloS One
Michael Gold, Anneke Andriessen, Alexandros Bader, Red Alinsod, Elizabeth Shane French, Nathan Guerette, Yegor Kolodchenko, Michael Krychman, Susan Murrmann, Julene Samuels
INTRODUCTION: The use of energy-based devices for the treatment of vaginal laxity, orgasmic dysfunction, and stress incontinence, such as minimally ablative fractional laser and radiofrequency, is gaining momentum. This review aims to answer clinical questions on the application of energy-based devices for feminine genital rejuvenation. METHODS: The target group includes physicians involved in esthetic medicine and feminine genital rejuvenation. A literature review was conducted on technologies in use for feminine rejuvenation to explore their safety, efficacy, tolerability, patient satisfaction, and clinical usability...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Cesare Battaglia, Nicola Persico, Isabella Zanetti, Francesca Guasina, Mara Mattioli, Paolo Casadio, Elena Morotti
During pregnancy, women go through a series of physical and emotional changes that may have an impact on their sexuality. The aim of the study was to examine modifications in sexual function during pregnancy by means of translabial ultrasonography and administration of questionnaires on sexual activity. Eighteen healthy and adult (25-35 years) pregnant women without sexual dysfunction and with a stable heterosexual relationship were examined at 10-12, 18-20, and 30-32 weeks of gestation. Patients underwent ultrasonographic translabial clitoral volume and labia minora thickness measurements and color Doppler assessment of the dorsal clitoral and posterior labial arteries...
March 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Andrea Burri, Soshiro Ogata
BACKGROUND: Genetic factors have been implicated in the etiology of female sexual dysfunction. Yet, how much the dynamic nature of sexual functioning is influenced by changes in genetic and/or environmental factors remains unknown. AIM: To explore temporal stability of genetic and environmental influences on female sexual functioning over a 4-year period. METHODS: Data on desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain were collected in 2009 and 2013 using the Female Sexual Function Index and were available for 1,209 British twin women...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Eun Kyoung Choi, Sang Woon Kim, Yoonhye Ji, Seoung-Wha Lim, Sang Won Han
AIMS: As the life expectancy of persons with spina bifida increases, sexual life in adulthood presents a considerable challenge for this population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sexual function of young women with spina bifida and its impact on their quality of life (QOL). METHODS: To assess sexual function and QOL by using self-administered questionnaires (Female Sexual Function Index [FSFI] and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey) in young women with spina bifida, we collected data from 44 young women with spina bifida between June 2013 and October 2013 at the spina bifida clinic of our hospital...
March 9, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Aisha J L Munk, Aaron C Zoeller, Juergen Hennig
BACKGROUND: While several studies examined the reactivity towards negative emotional stimuli across women's menstrual cycle, only few investigated responses to positive emotional cues in association with sexual hormones on a neural level. Therefore, the aim of the current EEG-experiment was to study the differential reactivity towards positive (erotic) words during the menstrual cycle (i.e. with fluctuations in the steroids estradiol and progesterone) in the late positive potential (LPP)...
February 27, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Patrick C Dolder, Petra Strajhar, Patrick Vizeli, Alex Odermatt, Matthias E Liechti
RATIONALE: Amphetamines are used as medications but are also misused as cognitive enhancers by healthy subjects and may have additional effects on social cognition. METHODS: We investigated the acute effects of single, high, equimolar doses of D-amphetamine (40 mg) and lisdexamfetamine (100 mg) on social cognition and cognitive performance using a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over design in 24 healthy volunteers. Effects on social cognition were assessed using the Facial Emotion Recognition Task (FERT), Multifaceted Empathy Test (MET), and Sexual Arousal Task (SAT)...
February 9, 2018: Psychopharmacology
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
OBJECTIVE: Even mild hypothyroidism in premenopausal women is accompanied by impaired sexual functioning. The study was aimed at comparing the effect of levothyroxine, administered alone or in combination with liothyronine, on sexual function and depressive symptoms in premenopausal women treated because of hypothyroidism. METHODS: This quasi-randomized, single-blind study included 39 young women receiving levothyroxine treatment who, despite thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels within normal limits, still experienced clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism...
March 6, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Ewa B Stefanska, Tamsin Higgs, Adam J Carter, Anthony R Beech
Degree of injury, as measured by the Homicide Injury Scale (HIS), was examined to advance understanding of the dynamics of sexual killing. A total of 350 nonserial, male sexual killers were included, and the different ways that the sexual element of their offenses and the act of killing were connected was accounted for by determining that cases were either directly sexual (the sexual element and killing were closely bound), or indirectly sexual (killing was not a source of sexual stimulation). The two groups, direct and indirect sexual killers, were each subjected to multiple linear regression analyses to examine the group-specific relationship between level of injury and predictor variables previously found to be associated with increased severity of attack...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Sara B Chadwick, Jessica C Raisanen, Katherine L Goldey, Sari van Anders
Women often expect to encounter negative, problematic content when they consume pornography, yet many women use and enjoy pornography anyway. Some research has centered content type (e.g., sexist/violent vs. nonsexist/women-focused) as a key determinant of women's pornography experiences, but this precludes the notion that women are active, engaged consumers of pornography and minimizes women's role in shaping their own experiences. In the present study, we explored how a sample of sexually diverse women in the U...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Lütfi Canat, Recep Burak Değirmentepe, Hasan Anıl Atalay, İlter Alkan, Sait Özbir, Mehmet Gökhan Çulha, Alper Ötünçtemur
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective, observational study was to investigate the relationship between premature ejaculation (PE) and female sexual response cycle, using the female sexual function index (FSFI). The FSFI evaluates female sexual function in six domains: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. METHODS: All men were considered to have PE if they fulfilled the criteria of the second Ad Hoc International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) Committee...
March 1, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
Daniela Angerame Yela, Patricia Magda Soares, Cristina Laguna Benetti-Pinto
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the impact of sexual function (SF) in the quality of life (QoL) of women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). METHODS:  Case-control study in which 80 women with POI were evaluated using estrogen plus progestogen therapy, compared with 80 women matched by age (±2 years) and presenting preserved gonadal function. Sexual function was evaluated using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and the QoL was evaluated using the World Health Organization's (WHO) QoL assessment instrument (WHOQoL-BREF)...
February 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Ellen Laan, Yvette Zimmerman, Rik H W van Lunsen, Hanneke M M Termeer, Nicole Appels, Bart C J M Fauser, Herjan J T Coelingh Bennink
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) on sexual function, either alone or together with DHEA. STUDY DESIGN: An exploratory randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparative, crossover study was conducted in 81 OC users. Subjects discontinued their OC for one cycle before being randomized for 10cycles to a 30μg ethinyl estradiol (EE)/levonorgestrel (LNG) OC or a 30μg EE/drospirenone (DRSP) OC, along with daily use of 50mg dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or placebo during 5 OC cycles before crossing over from DHEA to placebo or the reverse for another 5cycles...
February 25, 2018: Contraception
F Ferenidou, P S Kirana, L Athanasiadis
Until recently, DSM classifications regarding women's sexual dysfunctions were based on definitions that mainly derived from experts opinions, rather than clinical or epidemiological studies. Additionally, this classification was the same for men and women, taking for granted the existence of a single sexual response model for men and women. More specifically, the main models that were described and prevailed were the linear models of Master's & Johnson and Kaplan, as well as the circular model of Rosemary Basson that followed...
October 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Yonah Krakowsky, Ethan D Grober
INTRODUCTION: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is characterized as distress related to sexual pain, sexual arousal, sexual desire, and/or orgasmic dysfunction. Despite prevalence rates similar to male sexual dysfunction, women with sexual complaints have been long under-evaluated, treated, and studied. Over the last decade there have been advances in the medical evaluation and management of FSD, however, there remains a paucity of clinical resources available for women in Canada with sexual dysfunction...
February 23, 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
BACKGROUND: Elevated prolactin levels are associated with sexual dysfunction in women. No previous study has investigated the effect of dopamine agonists on sexual functioning in women. METHODS: The study enrolled 30 young women with mild hyperprolactinemia (serum prolactin levels in the range between 25 and 50 ng/mL), 15 of whom were later treated with bromocriptine (5-10 mg daily), as well as 14 age- and weight-matched healthy women. All women completed a questionnaire evaluating female sexual function (Female Sexual Function Index - FSFI) and a questionnaire evaluating the presence and severity of depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory Second Edition - BDI-II) RESULTS: Women with mild hyperprolactinemia had a lower total FSFI score, lower scores in all domains of sexual functioning (desire, arousal, lubrication, and dyspareunia), as well as a lower total BDI-II score than control women...
February 20, 2018: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Andrea Burri, Hartmut Porst
BACKGROUND: To date, neither the original English nor any of the translated versions of the Sexual Complaints Screener for Women (SCS-W) have been tested for their psychometric properties. AIM: To evaluate the validity and utility of the German version of the SCS-W by assessing content, convergent, and discriminant validity. METHODS: A population sample of 309 women (mean age = 26.9 years) completed the online survey and had matching data available on the SCS-W and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
February 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine
Krzysztof Nowosielski, Konrad S Jankowski, Robert Kowalczyk, Jacek Kurpisz, Małgorzata Normantowicz-Zakrzewska, Aleksandra Krasowska
INTRODUCTION: The sexual self-schema is a part of a broader concept of the self that is believed to be crucial for intrapersonal and interpersonal sexual relationships. AIM: To develop and perform psychometric validation of the Polish version of the Sexual Self-Schema Scale for Women (SSSS-W-PL). METHODS: 561 women 18 to 55 years old were included in the final analysis. Linguistic validation was performed in 4 steps in line with the MAPI Institute guidelines...
February 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine
Christian Laier, Matthias Brand
Internet-pornography-viewing disorder (IPD) is considered one type of Internet-use disorder. For IPD's development, it was assumed theoretically that a dysfunctional use of Internet pornography to cope with depressive mood or stress might be considered to be a risk factor. To address the effect of Internet pornography use on mood, an online study with three measuring points with a sample of male participants was conducted. Participants were investigated regarding their tendencies towards IPD, personal use of Internet pornography, general mood, perceived stress, and their Internet pornography use motivation...
June 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
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