What is Anal Cancer?

Posted On: July 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett , the feathered-hair star of Charlie’s Angels, had a private funeral on 30 June at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in late 2006. Anal cancer is a relatively rare cancer that occurs in the anus. The anal canal is a small section, […]

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What are Kegel Exercises?

Posted On: July 24, 2009

What Are Kegel Exercises? The pubococcygeus muscle or PC muscle is a hammock-like muscle, found in both sexes, that stretches from the public bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs. Kegel exercises strengthen and give voluntary control over these muscles. Why Do Kegel Exercises? […]

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India Decriminalizes Gay Sex

Posted On: July 20, 2009

On 2 July, New Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexual intercourse between consenting adults, by striking down section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This law labels gay sex to be an “unnatural offense”, punishable with up to ten years in prison. Human Rights Watch and other groups urged the Government not to appeal against the […]

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FDA Approves Plan B

Posted On: July 19, 2009

On 10 July, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B One-Step, single-pill over-the-counter emergency contraceptive. Plan B works by giving the body a short, high, burst of synthetic hormones. This disrupts hormone patterns needed for pregnancy. It affects the ovaries and the development of the uterine lining, making pregnancy less likely. Depending upon where […]

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What is the Secret to Great Sex?

Posted On: July 11, 2009

When Peggy Kleinplatz of the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa put out a call for “great lovers” across Canada and the United States, she and her team were deluged with old married people. Through long interviews with 30 men and women over the age of 60 who had been in relationships of […]

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Why Sexology?

Posted On: July 11, 2009

I worked in the corporate world as a communicator with some success for a number of years before managing a non-profit society for two. Three years ago when I realised that my volunteer work in telephone counselling was bringing me more joy, meaning and fulfillment in life than my corporate job and its awards ever […]

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Who is a Clinical Sexologist?

Posted On: July 9, 2009

Sexology is a discipline which has been in existence since mid-19th Century England and Germany. It refers to the study of sexual interests, behavior, and function. This is a field which combines the tools and resources of: • Biology • Physiology • Medicine • Psychology • Statistics • Epidemiology • Criminology • Religion • Philosophy […]

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