Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Impotence is a term that has been used for many centuries and it is mentioned in the context of sexual powerlessness in men.
From a clinical standpoint, this term is defined for the first time in the Dictionary of Practical Medicine published in 1883 in London. From back then until today, the meaning of this term has not changed and when we talk about impotence we talk about the inability of a man to have sexual intercourse in certain situations. This inability can occur in all periods of sexual maturity and it can be divided into two categories – primary (in which a man has never been able to have sexual intercourse) and secondary (which lasts for a certain period of time and prior to that the man was able to have a normal sex life). Of course, the latter is much more common and much easier to eliminate and the success rate is more than 90%.
What can cause impotence?
There are various causes of impotence. In a number of cases the cause has organic nature like undeveloped or anomalous sex organs, diseases or injuries related to the spinal cord etc. Impotence is often a side effect of some severe chronic diseases (like diabetes for example) which deplete the body in such a way in which the sufferer doesn’t feel a need for sexual intercourses.
However, when the man is normally developed and physically healthy, the impotence is a reflection of his emotional state or negative feelings towards their partner, burdened with various fears and anxiety.
The causes of impotence should be found in the way certain man experiences his own sexuality as well as his attitude towards his partner. In case we are not talking about serious psychological deviations or organic nature of the disorders which require to treat impotent, impotence can be treated with behavioral therapy. The methodology in this treatment is based on the principle that the cause of impotence is always the same – negative emotions in the form of anxiety and negative emotions which result in the inability of men to relax and despite their desire to have sex they cannot maintain a hard erection or even achieve erection at all.
Therefore, this therapy, assuming that the patient is motivated and wants to keep his relationship with his partner, is focused on elimination of anxiety and fear whereby, instead of these negative emotions the participants are forcing a desire for relaxation and achieving sexual pleasure, but without the pressure for complete success. This strategy represents the basis for most treatments used in cases of sexual disorders.
In the case of impotent, therapy includes certain specifics and it is implemented in several phases: caressing, genital stimulation without an orgasm, genital stimulation to orgasm, partial sexual intercourse and complete sexual intercourse. It further boost testosterone level and increase sex drives.
With the final phase, the therapy is finished. The entire therapy lasts for about three months and it is worth mentioning that in case this problem reoccurs, both partners can ask their therapist for advice and help.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hygiene is next to godliness is an ancient saying found in many nations. Nowadays, people are taking more than one shower a day and if you are a woman, you should know that excessive use of aggressive soaps can seriously disrupt the delicate balance of microflora in the intimate regions and reduce the possibility of self-defense. Almost every modern woman has experienced tingling, itching or pain in the vagina accompanied by exaggerated secretion at least once in her life. These problems rarely stop on their own and they are usually one of the main reasons to visit a gynecologist.
In the period of puberty, women experience the process of secretion in this area which occurs due to the peeling of cells located in the lining of vagina and cervix. The smell,, color and the quantity of secretions vary depending on the period of the cycle. The secretion contains millions of bacteria and the vast majority of them are harmless. The most important microorganisms in the intimate region are the lactobacilli that can turn glycogen into lactic acid. The glycogen can be found in the cells of the vagina and the lactic acid is here to maintain the protective pH value. Disorders in the microflora and changes in the pH levels of the vagina can occur for various reasons – stress, low immunity, fatigue, hormonal changes and misbalance, antibiotic therapy, pregnancy, menopause etc. Wearing a thong or too narrow pads, pants and underwear made of synthetic material contributes to the development of the imbalance because it prevents the skin to breathe and favor the transmission and spread of bacteria.
In order to avoid discomfort, it is crucial to take proper care of your intimate hygiene. There is a huge choice of products and means for keeping proper maintenance of the hygiene in the intimate area on the market. Almost all famous cosmetic brands produce baths, gels, shower gels, wet wipes etc. What is important is to choose a product that has pH value of about 4 and doesn’t contain perfumes. You should be especially careful with shower gels because many of them don’t have pH adjusted to the pH value of skin. This value is about 5.5 and the pH of intimate areas is 3.8 or 6.8 in women in post-menopause period. Since it is not a wise choice to overdo things, don’t overuse these products too. It is enough to apply them once a day or even less frequently. Many gynecologists even advise to wash only with water in order to give chance to the microflora to regenerate in a natural way. When you are traveling, use wet wipes which are specially designed for intimate care, but keep in mind that they are not an appropriate alternative for washing. Intimate hygiene is especially important during the period of menstruation. By practicing proper hygiene you will be able to reduce the risk of development of airborne bacteria and fungi. Try to change the tampons every 2-3 hours and replace them over night too. They should be made of completely natural materials.