Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment – Dr. Drew Meets Prostate Cancer

He watched it for a year, and then he had it removed. Dr. Drew’s recent encounter with prostate cancer is, alas, a common story written by an all-too-familiar cancer. Trusting the intuition of his doctors, he played his cards beautifully and has undoubtedly trumped his opponent for good. Sex and the Prostate What drew me to this story was […]

At-Home Dads: An Argument for Keeping the Mrs Barefoot and Pregnant?

A team of Danish and American researchers has discovered that men whose wives outearn them are more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men in more-traditional dad-as-breadwinner families. This was true even in families where the difference between the two salaries was fairly small, but when the woman earned about $20,000 per year more than the man, the chance that he’d need Viagra or other drugs for ED doubled.

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Guys: Sex vs. Hair. You may not be able to have both

In a recent study, 96 percent of men who took Propecia in their battle against baldness ended up with severe sexual side effects (erectile dysfunction, impotence, shrunken genitals) more than a year after they started taking the drugs.

Pretty scary stuff. You’ll want to read my longer post on this on the Talking About Men’s Health blog, here.

Suffer from ED, depression, or diabetes? A good night’s sleep might do the trick

If you’ve got sleep apnea, listen up. Three new studies have found a link between sleep apnea–a common but potentially dangerous condition that interrupts nighttime breathing–depression, diabetes, and erectile dysfunctions.

But the good news is that treating sleep apnea symptoms not only will help you sleep better, it may also reduce symptoms of depression and carb cravings, and it’ll improve your sex life too.

Read my article on this on the Talking About Men’s Health blog here.


BMW motorcycles: Too much of a good thing?

In 2010, Henry Wolf took his BMW motorcycle out for a four hour ride. When he came home, he had more than vivid memories of the trip. He had an erection that, according to Wolf, lasted 24 hours a day for more than two years. While that may sound like something you’d hear from a stand-up comedian, it’s actually not funny. This kind of prolonged, unwanted, persistent and painful erection is called priapism and can do serious, permanent damage (this is why the disclaimers for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra all say to call your doctor if you have an erection lasting longer than four hours).

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