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Autism and Sexuality

Autism is a spectrum of conditions that affect communication, sensation and sometimes other developmental abilities. What characterizes autism most of all is the lack of understanding that outsiders have for people on the autism spectrum, simply because individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) either cannot or appear not to want to express their will, their needs, their thoughts and their... read more

Vestibulitis: A Visual Diary

“I have been living with secondary vestibulitis for a few years (and and few other related pain conditions) and really bent over backwards to salvage my sexuality.” This is the story of Arashi, visual artist, writer and sex-positive vestibulitis patient and her surgical choice to heal her condition. Watch here as her story unfolds, from the weeks before her surgery to heal her vestibulitis, until a year... read more

Arthritis and Sex

Arthritis is an illnesses involving pain and swelling in the joints. There are many conditions that cause arthritis and lead to expressions of this disease, in all parts of the body. Arthritis is possibly the most common cause of disability in aging populations. Its prevalence increases with age and it is slightly more common in women than in men. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of this disease,... read more

Heart Disease and Sex

With heart disease being the leading overall cause of death in women and men, good medical care is usually not hard to come by. After years of ignoring heart disease in menopausal women, it is now better recognised as a common condition in middle aged women, and better diagnosed and treated. Heart disease covers a range of conditions from angina and arrhythmia to heart attacks that can be fatal. But as... read more

Diabetes and Sex

Diabetes is a disease in which insulin is not sufficiently produced or is not properly utilized, so the body is unable to break down sugar. It can be genetic or brought on by environmental factors such as obesity. It is very common, with around 6% or the population living with diabetes, and even more prominent in some minority populations. Diabetes can be controlled, either by proper diet and exercise or... read more

Breast Cancer and Sex

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer, despite the fact that it effects only one male for every 100 females. This makes it by far the leading cancer in women. Although it becomes more common as women grow older, it is being discovered in increasing numbers among younger women, as young as their 20′s. When cancer is discovered at an early stage, treatment is simpler and more breast... read more

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