Pumps…Strap Ons…and The Rubber Penis Illusion – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 24! – DrZhana

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Pumps…Strap Ons…and The Rubber Penis Illusion – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 24!

What are the ways that people can treat erectile dysfunction without medication?

Goes Deeper

There has been significant research conducted on those diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) and many of those treatments include prescription medication, however there are also many other options available that do not include changing the chemical composition of the body. To discuss the variety of treatments for ED, we spoke with Dr. Richard Wassersug.

Dr. Richard Wassersug is an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia and also an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. He’s worked in a wide variety of fields as diverse and divergent as the biology of frogs, to space biology (like what weightlessness does to), and human sexuality. Most of his research now is in psychology and health. For ten years, he was a columnist on the TV science news show “Daily Planet” as well as “Scientist-in-Residence” for an additional five years for the Canadian Discovery Channel.

Foreplay

A new survey of 2,000 US women by Cosmopolitan magazine found that 70 percent of millennials who have used the pill have stopped taking it or thought about stopping in the past three years. Instead of the pill, many women have turned to smartphone apps to help track their fertility. Some of the more popular apps include, Natural Cycles ($79.99/year), MyFLO ($1.99), Clue (free with in-app purchases), and AskTia (free). While these apps can be a great alternative for people who do not wish to alter their body’s hormone levels, they still do not offer the effectiveness that medical birth control or condoms offer.

While some people identify as asexual or demisexual (requiring an emotional attraction before feeling sexual attraction), a term for the opposite phenomenon has been coined. Megasexuals are people who require a strong sexual attraction or connection before they find themselves able to experience emotional attraction to someone. For more information on the term “megasexual” check out this blog post!

 

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