Medical News Today/sexual health

Medical News Today logo The sexual health news headlines shown below are provided courtesy of Medical News Today and are subject to the terms and conditions stated on the Medical News Today website.

  • Jan 2020

    Demisexuality: What to know

    People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2020

    Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes

    People may sometimes confuse herpes and ingrown hairs because they can cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference here.

  • Jan 2020

    What to know about a swollen scrotum

    There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options.

  • Jan 2020

    Masturbation and penis size: What's the link?

    Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person's penis bigger or smaller. Read more here.

  • Dec 2019

    Home remedies for premature ejaculation

    Premature ejaculation is a common sexual concern. However, there are a range of remedies and techniques that may help control it. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2019

    What to know about peeing after sex

    Peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. Read on to discover whether there are any other benefits to peeing after sex.

  • Dec 2019

    Causes of heavy vaginal discharge

    Having a certain amount of vaginal discharge is a normal sign of a healthy reproductive system. This article looks at why people may have excessive vaginal discharge and what to do about it.

  • Dec 2019

    Does masturbation cause acne?

    There are many misconceptions about masturbation. One myth is that masturbation actually causes acne. Read this article to learn more about this apparent link between acne and masturbation.

  • Dec 2019

    Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?

    For many years, researchers have made certain assumptions about same-sex sexual behaviors in animals — but what if their assumptions have been wrong?

  • Dec 2019

    New birth control pill provides contraception for a month

    In pigs, researchers have developed a single birth control pill effective for 1 month. The pill could, one day, have a global impact on human health.

  • Dec 2019

    What are the stages of puberty?

    Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.

  • Dec 2019

    What does it mean to be asexual?

    Asexuality is a sexual orientation that involves a lack of sexual attraction. This article looks at what it means to be on the asexual spectrum.

  • Dec 2019

    STDs: How do you get one?

    People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here.

  • Dec 2019

    What to know about testosterone injections

    Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn more here.

  • Dec 2019

    Reasons for discharge in males

    Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor.

  • Dec 2019

    What to know about pubic hair loss

    Some people may experience hair loss in the pubic region. Learn about the causes and additional symptoms. We also provide information on the treatment options.

  • Nov 2019

    UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know

    Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and prevention here.

  • Nov 2019

    Herpes symptoms: How long do they take to show up?

    Herpes is a viral infection. People with this virus may experience symptoms shortly after contracting it or many years later. Learn about the symptoms to look out for, and when they may show up, here.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about proctitis

    Proctitis is the inflammation of the lining of the rectum. Here, learn about the causes and treatment of proctitis, as well as the difference between proctitis and colitis.

  • Nov 2019

    How dormant herpes springs back to life

    Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about endometrial thickness

    Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here.

  • Nov 2019

    Vaginal pain: Causes and how to treat it

    Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways to find relief.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about anal yeast infection

    An anal yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth in concentrations of Candida in the anus. Read this article to learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatments, and risk factors associated with anal yeast infections.

  • Nov 2019

    Does having sex on our minds make us more likely to lie?

    New research argues that when we have sex on our minds, we are more likely to 'bend the truth' about ourselves to appear more desirable to potential mates.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about small testicles

    Testicles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which can be normal. Sometimes, small testicles can indicate that there is a medical problem. Learn more about the causes of small testicles here.