Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, sometimes called “the clap”, is a sexually transmitted infection that can be spread to both males and females. It is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also called gonococcus.1 Gonorrhea is a very common infection in the United States and worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, that…

A Guide to Sex Toys

Sex toys can be a fun and novel way to engage in sex by yourself or with a partner. In today’s modern world, there are hundreds of different types of sex toys, many of which can be used by people of any gender or sexual orientation. Incorporating toys into your sex life can be an enriching experience; finding…

Zoophilia and Bestiality

What is Zoophilia? Zoophilia describes the feelings of sexual arousal or sexual preference for non-human animals. This form of sexual arousal is considered a paraphilia, or a condition characterized by atypical sexual desires. The actual act of engaging in sexual intercourse with animals is known as bestiality, thus an individual can be a zoophile without…

Jelqing

Allegedly, jelqing is a technique for penis enlargement that has recently become more popular with the rise of online blogs and how-to videos. However, due to the lack of reputable scientific research on the technique, we cannot recommend the technique or condone the effectiveness of jelqing. Nonetheless, we have provided some information regarding our understanding…

Anatomy of the Penis

The penis acts as the male sex organ as well as the route through which urine, semen, and pre-ejaculate leave the body.1 Penis shape and size differs widely between males. Over the course of puberty, which generally begins in young males between the ages of 9 to 14, the penis grows and develops significantly until…

Semen

What is Semen? Semen (meaning seed in Latin), male ejaculate, or “cum,” is a combination of seminal fluid and mature sperm (spermatozoa), which is ejaculated through the urethra during the male orgasm. Semen is the medium through which a male’s sperm is delivered to a female’s egg cell, or ovum, during procreative sex. Boys start…

Male Masturbation

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals with a hand, sex toy, vibrator, or other object for sexual pleasure. Masturbation can be done alone (solo masturbation) or at the same time as a partner (mutual masturbation). Masturbation is a common and healthy activity that most individuals with penises do regularly throughout their lifetimes. A 2017…