Sexual Health

  1. Beware the 'female Viagra'

    New push for female sex med

    Watch out, ladies! Big Pharma is trying to get into your pants -- and like a lowlife sexual predator, they're not going to give up until they get in.

    The newest attempt at a "female Viagra" is a phony-baloney chemical estrogen aimed at women suffering from weak and dried-out ladyparts after menopause. It's a condition called dyspareunia, and it makes sex painful -- sometimes (but not always) so painful women avoid sex.

    The drug, Osphena, is supposed to make you stronger and wetter "down there" so sex becomes enjoyable again.

    And if it really and truly worked -- and worked without risks -- I'd be the first to say, "just do it."

    But in one major clinical trial in which dyspareunia symptoms were measured on a three-point scale, women on the drug had a 1.55-point improvement -- which sounds terrific, until you see that women on a placebo had a 1.29-point improvement.

    Maybe that's an improvement on paper -- but it's not one you'd notice in the bedroom, which is why one review finds the drug helps just 14 percent of the women who take it.

    That's it -- and with that minor benefit comes major risks such as thrombotic and hemorrhagic stroke, deep vein thrombosis, endometrial cancer and more. The backers of the drug say these conditions are rare, but some of the other side effects aren't rare at all: The drug will triple your risk of hot flashes and could even cause you to ooze down there.

    Yes... ooze.

    If that's your idea of sexy, then maybe you can give the drug a try.

    If you'd like to get back to enjoying sex without the ooze, on the other hand, there's a much safer, easier and cheaper solution you'll find in just about any drug store, big box chain store or grocery store in the nation.

    It's plain old lubricant.

    If you're too embarrassed to buy it yourself, send your husband. Trust me, he'll be happy to do it if it means more sex.

  2. Obama wants to know all about your sex life

    Your sex life, under the govt microscope

    If Sam's your uncle, he's not the friendly relative everyone wants over for the holidays. He's the panting pervy creep you won't leave your kids alone with for even a minute.

    Uncle Sam is positively obsessed with your sex life -- and he's getting ready to use the law to force you to reveal who you have sex with, how often you "do it" and how many people you've done it with. He even wants to know if you're a little light in your loafers, and whether you've got one partner or if you're a little more flexible.

    Think I'm making this up? I'm not -- because under new Obamacare rules, every doctor of every kind will be required to ask patients the following question:

    "Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?"

    Doesn't matter if it's a dermatologist and you're visiting about a hangnail. Doesn't matter if it's a cardiologist and you're there because of heart disease. It doesn't even matter if you have a cold and just want to make sure it's not the flu.

    (Heck, this is even worse than that other legalized spying I've already warned you about. Yup, it looks like Big Government peeping Toms weren't satisfied with just snooping around your workplace, now they're prying their way into your bedroom too.)

    Under the law, all doctors will have to ask -- and your answers will be recorded in the government-linked computers all medical professionals will be required to have starting next year.

    That means along with the details of your sex life, just about everything you tell your doc will be transmitted to the feds -- and if you don't think they have big plans for all that very personal data, then you don't know your own government very well.

    Of course, there ARE plenty of times when you'll need to talk to your doctor about your sex life, especially when it comes to erection problems, urinary symptoms or an STD.

    But that's a conversation between you and him, and only when it's appropriate -- NOT an inquisition you need to answer to any time you visit any doctor for any reason.

    And it's certainly NOT the business of the United States government.

    So here's what you do: If it's not relevant, don't answer. Be polite, but firm (he's still your doctor, after all). And no matter what you talk about with your doc -- whether it is sex or a hangnail -- tell him to leave it OUT of your computer file.

    Any doc worth keeping will have no problem agreeing to that.

  3. Women need testosterone

    Testosterone might be the "manly" hormone, but new research confirms that older women can benefit from supplements as well.
  4. People who have sex more earn more money

    People who have sex at least four times a week make more money, according to new research.
  5. Sex makes you look younger

    Seniors who have regular sex look up to seven years younger than those who don't.
  6. Joint replacement gets sex lives jumping

    Up to 90 percent of knee and hip replacement patients report improvements in their sex lives after surgery.
  7. Men ordered to sit when they pee

    There's a new movement to feminize men by forcing them to sit when they go to the bathroom.
  8. Have a headache? Have sex!

    One of the best ways to beat migraine headaches is to have sex, according to a frisky new study.
  9. Too much TV kills sperm

    Just 20 hours a week of TV time can cut sperm levels by nearly half, according to new research.
  10. Prostate treatments shrink the penis

    It's not your imagination. If you've had mainstream prostate treatments, you really did shrink "down there."

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