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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855738/sexsomnia-a-specialized-non-rem-parasomnia
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Anne-Laure Dubessy, Smaranda Leu-Semenescu, Valérie Attali, Jean-Baptiste Maranci, Isabelle Arnulf
OBJECTIVE: To describe patients with sexsomnia and to contrast their clinical and sleep measures with those of healthy controls and sleepwalkers. METHODS: Subjects referred for sexsomnia and for sleepwalking/night terror were interviewed, completed the Paris Arousal Disorder Severity Scale (PADSS) and were monitored one to two nights with video-polysomnography. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (70.6% male, aged 17 to 76 years) had sexsomnia, with amnestic fondling of the bed partner (n=11), complete sexual intercourse (n=8), masturbation (n=8) and spontaneous orgasm (n=1)...
October 28, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799078/determinants-of-female-sexual-orgasms
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Osmo Kontula, Anneli Miettinen
BACKGROUND: The pursuit of sexual pleasure is a key motivating factor in sexual activity. Many things can stand in the way of sexual orgasms and enjoyment, particularly among women. These are essential issues of sexual well-being and gender equality. OBJECTIVE: This study presents long-term trends and determinants of female orgasms in Finland. The aim is to analyze the roles of factors such as the personal importance of orgasms, sexual desire, masturbation, clitoral and vaginal stimulation, sexual self-esteem, communication with partner, and partner's sexual techniques...
2016: Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791968/the-whole-versus-the-sum-of-some-of-the-parts-toward-resolving-the-apparent-controversy-of-clitoral-versus-vaginal-orgasms
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James G Pfaus, Gonzalo R Quintana, Conall Mac Cionnaith, Mayte Parada
BACKGROUND: The nature of a woman's orgasm has been a source of scientific, political, and cultural debate for over a century. Since the Victorian era, the pendulum has swung from the vagina to the clitoris, and to some extent back again, with the current debate stuck over whether internal sensory structures exist in the vagina that could account for orgasms based largely on their stimulation, or whether stimulation of the external glans clitoris is always necessary for orgasm. METHOD: We review the history of the clitoral versus vaginal orgasm debate as it has evolved with conflicting ideas and data from psychiatry and psychoanalysis, epidemiology, evolutionary theory, feminist political theory, physiology, and finally neuroscience...
2016: Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652231/post-orgasmic-illness-syndrome-pois
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REVIEW
Marcel D Waldinger
Men with post orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) become ill rather immediately after ejaculation, whether spontaneously at night, during sexual intercourse or masturbation. Two subtypes are distinguished: primary and secondary POIS. It also occurs before or after a man has been sterilized. POIS is an invalidating most probably auto-immune disease leading to much distress in males and their partners. It is characterized by five criteria. Its symptoms are described by seven clusters. However, the manifestation of these symptoms varies from one male to the other but is relatively constant in the person himself...
August 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27409983/which-are-the-male-factors-associated-with-female-sexual-dysfunction-fsd
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E Maseroli, E Fanni, E Mannucci, M Fambrini, E A Jannini, M Maggi, L Vignozzi
It has been generally assumed that partner's erectile dysfunction, premature, and delayed ejaculation play a significant role in determining female sexual dysfunction (FSD). This study aimed to evaluate the role of the male partner's sexual function, as perceived by women, in determining FSD. A consecutive series of 156 heterosexual women consulting our clinic for FSD was retrospectively studied. All patients underwent a structured interview and completed the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). FSFI total score decreased as a function of partner's age, conflicts within the couple, relationship without cohabitation and the habit of engaging in intercourse to please the partner; FSFI total score increased as a function of frequency of intercourse, attempts to conceive and fertility-focused intercourse...
September 2016: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27007471/defining-pleasure-a-focus-group-study-of-solitary-and-partnered-sexual-pleasure-in-queer-and-heterosexual-women
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Katherine L Goldey, Amanda R Posh, Sarah N Bell, Sari M van Anders
Solitary and partnered sexuality are typically depicted as fundamentally similar, but empirical evidence suggests they differ in important ways. We investigated how women's definitions of sexual pleasure overlapped and diverged when considering solitary versus partnered sexuality. Based on an interdisciplinary literature, we explored whether solitary pleasure would be characterized by eroticism (e.g., genital pleasure, orgasm) and partnered pleasure by nurturance (e.g., closeness). Via focus groups with a sexually diverse sample of women aged 18-64 (N = 73), we found that women defined solitary and partnered pleasure in both convergent and divergent ways that supported expectations...
March 23, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27003264/altered-states-of-consciousness-are-related-to-higher-sexual-responsiveness
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Rui M Costa, José Pestana, David Costa, Marc Wittmann
Altered states of consciousness lead to profound changes in the sense of self, time and space. We assessed how these changes were related to sexual responsiveness during sex. 116 subjects reported (a) intensity of awareness concerning body, space and time, and (b) satisfaction, desire, arousal, and orgasm occurrence. We differentiated vaginal intercourse orgasm from noncoital orgasm. Female vaginal intercourse orgasm was further differentiated as with or without concurrent clitoral masturbation. Overall, sexual responsiveness was related to greater body awareness and lesser time and space awareness...
May 2016: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26791194/adolescent-boys-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-growing-up-follow-up-of-self-reported-sexual-experience
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J Dewinter, R Vermeiren, I Vanwesenbeeck, Ch Van Nieuwenhuizen
Systematic research on sexual development in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remains scant, notwithstanding the often-suggested relation between ASD, atypical, and even sexually offensive behaviours. This study compared follow-up data related to lifetime sexual experience (LTSE) in a homogeneous group of adolescent boys with ASD (n = 30), aged 16-20, with a matched group of boys in the general population (n = 60). Most boys in the ASD and control groups reported masturbation and having experienced an orgasm...
September 2016: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26786495/placebo-and-nocebo-effects-in-sexual-medicine-an-experimental-approach
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Tillmann H C Kruger, Carolin Grob, Claas de Boer, Thomas Peschel, Uwe Hartmann, Gilian Tenbergen, Manfred Schedlowski
Few studies have investigated placebo and nocebo effects in a human sexuality context. Studying placebo and nocebo responses in this context may provide insight into their potential to modulate sexual drive and function. To examine such effects in sexual medicine, 48 healthy, male heterosexual participants were divided into four groups. Each group received instruction to expect stimulating effects, no effect, or an inhibitory effect on sexual functions. Only one group received the dopamine agonist cabergoline; all other groups received placebo or nocebo...
January 19, 2016: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26537853/impact-of-prostate-cancer-treatment-on-the-sexual-quality-of-life-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Tsz Kin Lee, Ariel Baker Handy, Winkle Kwan, John Lindsay Oliffe, Lori Anne Brotto, Richard Joel Wassersug, Gary Wayne Dowsett
INTRODUCTION: With earlier prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and an increased focus on survivorship, post-treatment sexual quality of life (QoL) has become increasingly important. Research and validated instruments for sexual QoL assessment based on heterosexual samples have limited applicability for men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM). AIM: We aimed to create a validated instrument for assessing sexual needs and concerns of MSM post-PCa treatment. Here we explore post-PCa treatment sexual concerns for a sample of MSM, as the first part of this multi-phase project...
December 2015: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26494987/the-existing-therapeutic-interventions-for-orgasmic-disorders-recommendations-for-culturally-competent-services-narrative-review
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Zahra Salmani, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni, Mehrdad Salehi, Therese K Killeen, Effat Merghati-Khoei
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a growing number of interventions for treatment of female orgasmic problems (FODs) have emerged. Whereas orgasm is a extra biologically and learnable experience, there is a need for practitioners that to be able to select which therapy is the most appropriate to their context. OBJECTIVE: In this critical literature review, we aimed to assess areas of controversy in the existing therapeutic interventions in FOD with taking into accounted the Iranian cultural models...
July 2015: Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26468378/sexual-functioning-and-behavior-of-men-with-body-dysmorphic-disorder-concerning-penis-size-compared-with-men-anxious-about-penis-size-and-with-controls-a-cohort-study
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David Veale, Sarah Miles, Julie Read, Andrea Troglia, Kevan Wylie, Gordon Muir
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the sexual functioning and behavior of men anxious about the size of their penis and the means that they might use to try to alter the size of their penis. AIM: To compare sexual functioning and behavior in men with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) concerning penis size and in men with small penis anxiety (SPA without BDD) and in a control group of men who do not have any concerns. METHODS: An opportunistic sample of 90 men from the community were recruited and divided into three groups: BDD (n = 26); SPA (n = 31) and controls (n = 33)...
September 2015: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26457680/comprehensive-review-of-the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-male-ejaculation-premature-ejaculation-is-not-a-disease
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Puppo, Giulia Puppo
Human semen contains spermatozoa secreted by the testes and a mixture of components produced by the bulbo-urethral and Littre (paraurethral) glands, prostate, seminal vesicles, ampulla, and epididymis. Ejaculation is used as a synonym for the external ejection of semen, but it comprises two phases: emission and expulsion. As semen collects in the prostatic urethra, the rapid preorgasmic distension of the urethral bulb is pathognomonic of impeding orgasm, and the man experiences a sensation that ejaculation is inevitable (in women, emission is the only phase of orgasm)...
January 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26259894/comorbidity-knowledge-and-attitude-towards-sex-among-patients-with-dhat-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Sandeep Grover, Sunil Gupta, Aseem Mehra, Ajit Avasthi
This study aimed to assess the knowledge about sex, attitude towards sex, prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity and relationship of the comorbidity with onset of symptoms of Dhat syndrome. Treatment records of 264 patients diagnosed with Dhat syndrome were reviewed for clinical profile including psychiatric comorbidity and sexual dysfunction and information on sexual knowledge and attitude using Sex Knowledge and Attitude Questionnaire (SKAQ-II). None of the patients gave all the correct responses on the SKAQ-II...
October 2015: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25986209/sexual-function-in-adult-patients-with-classic-bladder-exstrophy-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Weon Park, Nadine Zwink, Wolfgang H Rösch, Eberhard Schmiedeke, Raimund Stein, Dominik Schmidt, Meinolf Noeker, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Heiko Reutter, Anne-Karoline Ebert
BACKGROUND: The bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex (BEEC) comprises a spectrum of congenital anomalies that represents the severe end of urorectal malformations, and has a profound impact on continence as well as sexual and renal functions. OBJECTIVE: The relation between severity of BEEC and its associated functional impairments, on one hand, and the resulting restrictions in quality of life and potential psychopathology determine the patients' outcome. It is important for improving further outcome to identify BEEC-related sources of distress in the long term...
June 2015: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25845321/-symptomatology-and-treatment-of-persistent-genital-arousal-disorder-case-report
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Erika Erős, Ildikó Brockhauser, Edina Pólyán
Persistent genital arousal disorder is a rare condition among women characterized by unwanted and intrusive sexual arousal that can persist for an extended period of time and unrelated to sexual desire or sexual stimuli. Since its first documentation in 2001, numerous studies have been dedicated to investigate its specifics. The persistent genital arousal occurs in the absence of sexual interest and fantasies and it causes excessive psychological suffering. Masturbation, spontaneous orgasm or sexual intercourse can offer only a temporary relief...
April 2015: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25412335/masturbation-frequency-and-sexual-function-domains-are-associated-with-serum-reproductive-hormone-levels-across-the-menopausal-transition
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John F Randolph, Huiyong Zheng, Nancy E Avis, Gail A Greendale, Siobán D Harlow
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether reproductive hormones are related to sexual function during the menopausal transition. DESIGN: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multiethnic cohort study of the menopausal transition located at seven US sites. At baseline, the 3302 community-based participants, aged 42-52, had an intact uterus and at least one ovary and were not using exogenous hormones. Participants self-identified as White, Black, Hispanic, Chinese, or Japanese...
January 2015: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25402432/sexual-satisfaction-sexual-compatibility-and-relationship-adjustment-in-couples-the-role-of-sexual-behaviors-orgasm-and-men-s-discernment-of-women-s-intercourse-orgasm
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Kateřina Klapilová, Stuart Brody, Lucie Krejčová, Barbara Husárová, Jakub Binter
INTRODUCTION: Research indicated that (i) vaginal orgasm consistency is associated with indices of psychological, intimate relationship, and physiological functioning, and (ii) masturbation is adversely associated with some such measures. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the association of various dyadic and masturbation behavior frequencies and percentage of female orgasms during these activities with: (i) measures of dyadic adjustment; (ii) sexual satisfaction; and (iii) compatibility perceived by both partners...
March 2015: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25283533/anatomy-of-sex-revision-of-the-new-anatomical-terms-used-for-the-clitoris-and-the-female-orgasm-by-sexologists
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Puppo, Giulia Puppo
Sexual medicine experts and sexologists must spread certainties on the biological basis of the female orgasm to all women, not hypotheses or personal opinions. Therefore, they must use scientific anatomical terminology. The anatomy of the clitoris and the female orgasm are described in textbooks, but some researchers have proposed a new anatomical terminology for the sexual response in women. The internal/inner clitoris does not exist: the entire clitoris is an external organ. The clitoris is not composed of two arcs but of the glans, body, and crura or roots...
April 2015: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25268779/orgasm-and-women-s-waist-circumference
#20
Rui Miguel Costa, Stuart Brody
OBJECTIVE: Given that adiposity is related to poorer female sexual function, among many other health problems, the present study aimed at testing the hypothesis that larger waist circumference, an index of subcutaneous and abdominal fat mass, is associated with lack of specifically vaginal orgasm. Study design One hundred and twenty Portuguese women of reproductive age had their waist measured and reported their past month frequency of penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI), vaginal orgasm, orgasm from clitoral masturbation during PVI, non-coital partnered sex (in the absence of same-day PVI), non-coital partnered sex orgasm (regardless of same-day PVI), masturbation, and masturbation orgasm...
November 2014: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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