Sexual intercourse reduces risk of the common cold

Charnetski, C.j. and F.X. Brennan. “Sexual Frequency and Salivary Immunoglobulin A (IgA),” Psychological Reports (2004) 94:839.

Cohen, S. et al. “Does Hugging Provide Stress-Buffering Social Support? A Study of Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Infection and Illness.” Psychological Science. (2015) 26:135. 

Spinal cord injury statistics

Joint replacement enhances sex in people with OA

Sex and diabetes in men

Chen, Y. et al. “Treatment Strategies for Diabetic Patients Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction,” Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy (2008) 9:257.

DePalma, R.G. et al. “Vascular Interventions for ED: Lessons Learned,” Journal of Vascular Surgery (1995) 21:576.

Dutta, T.C. and J.F. Eid. “Vacuum Constriction Devices for Erectile Dysfunction: A Long-Term, Prospective Study of Patients with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Dysfunction,” Urology (1999) 54:891.

Kamenov, Z.A. “A Comprehensive Review of Erectile Dysfunction in Men with Diabetes,” Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes (2015) 123:141.

Khayyamfar, F. et al. “Evaluating the Efficacy of Vacuum Constrictive Devices and Causes of its Failure in Impotent Patients,” Urology Journal (2014) 10:1072.

Raina, R. et al. “Early Use of Vacuum Constriction Device Following Radical Prostatectomy Facilitates Early Sexual Activity and Potentially Earlier Return to Erectile Function,” International Journal of Impotence Research (2006) 18:77.

Redrow, G.P. et al. “Treatment Strategies for Diabetic Patients Suffering Erectile Dysfunction: An Update,” Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy (2014) 15:1827.

Rutte, A. et al. “Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women with Type 2 Diabetes,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 41:680.

Rutte, A. et al. “Type 2 Diabetes Patients’ Needs and Preferences for Care Concerning Sexual Problems: A Cross-Sectional Survey and Qualitative Interviews,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 7:1.

Skeldon, S.C. et al. “Erectile Dysfunction and Undiagnosed Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hypercholesterolemia,” Annals of Family Medicine (2015) 13:331.

Weinhardt, LS and MP Carey. “Prevalence of Erectile Disorder Among Men with Diabetes Melllitus: Comprehensive Review,” Journal of Sex Research (1996) 33:205.

Wylie, K.R. et al. “The Potential Benefit of Vacuum Devices Augmenting Psychosexual Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2003) 29:227.

Sex and diabetes in women

Both, S. et al. “Sexual Response in Women with Type I Diabetes Mellitus: A Controlled Laboratory Study Measuring Vaginal Blood Flow and Subjective Sexual Arousal,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2015) 44:1573.

Caruso, S. et al. “Sildenafil Improves Sexual Functioning in Premenopausal Women with Type 1 Diabetes Who Are Affected by Sexual Arousal Disorder: A Double-Blind Crossover, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study,” Fertility and Sterility (2006) 85:1496

Elyasi, F. et al. “Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” Iranian Journal of Medical Science (2015) 40:206.

Esposito, K. et al. “Mediterranean Diet Improves Sexual Function in Women with the Metabolic Syndrome,” International Journal of Impotence Research (2007) 19:486.

Grandjean, C. and B. Moran. “The Impact of Diabetes on Female Sexual Well-Being,” Nursing Clinics of North America (2007) 42:581.

Mazzilli, R. et al. “Sexual Dysfunction in Diabetic Women: Prevalence and Differences in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity (2015) 8:97.

Mintz, L.B. “Bibliotherapy for Low Sexual Desire: Evidence for Effectiveness,” Journal of Counseling Psychology (2012) 59:471.

Phillips, A. and S. Phillips. “Recognizing Female Sexual Dysfunction as an Essential Aspect of Effective Diabetes Care,” Applied Nursing Research (2015) 28:235.

Pontiroli, A.E. et al. “Female Sexual Dysfunction and Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:1044.

Rutte, A. et al. “Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women with Type 2 Diabetes,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 41:680.

Rutte, A. et al. “Type 2 Diabetes Patients’ Needs and Preferences for Care Concerning Sexual Problems: A Cross-Sectional Survey and Qualitative Interviews,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 7:1.

Sex after heart attack

Drory, Y. et al. “Myocardial Ischemia During Sexual Activity in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease,” American Journal of Cardiology (1995) 75:835.

Jackson, G. “Sexual Response in Cardiovascular Disease,” Journal of Sex Research (2009) 46:233.

Moller, J. et al. “Sexual Activity as a Trigger of Myocardial Infarction: A Case-Crossover Analysis in the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program (SHEEP),” Heart (2001) 86:387.

Nawrot, T.S. et al. “Public Health Importance of Triggers of Myocardial Infarction: A Comparative Risk Assessment,” Lancet (2011) 377(9767):732.

Sztajzel, J. “Sexuality and Heart Disease,” Rev. Med. Suisse (2012) 8:631.

Sex after prostate cancer

Alemozaffar, M. et al. “Prediction of Erectile Function Following Treatment for Prostate Cancer,” Journal of the American Medical Association (2011) 306:1205.

Brock, G. et al. “Effect of Tadalafil Once a Day on Penile Length Loss and Morning Erections in Patients After Bilateral Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial,” Urology (2015) 85:1090.

Christian, JN et al. “Back to Baseline: Erectile Function Recovery After Radical Prostatectomy from the Patients’ Perspective,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:1636.

Ficarra V et al. “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies Reporting Potency Rates after Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy,” European Urology (2012) 62:418.

Fode, M. et al. “Erectile Function After Prostatectomy: Do Patients Return to Baseline?” Scandinavian Journal of Urology (2016) 50:160.

Geraerts, I. et al. “Influence of Preoperative and Postoperative Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) Compared with Postoperative PFMT on Urinary Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” European Urology (2013) 64:766.

Geraerts, I. et al. “Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Erectile Dysfunction and Climacturia One Year After Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” International Journal of Impotence Research (2016) 28:9.

Gilbert, S.M. et al. “Functional Outcomes Following Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of Urology (2017) epub ahead of print.

Hirik, E. et al. “Results of Tadalafil Treatment in Patients Following Open Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy,” Archives of Italian Urology and Andrology (2016) 88:4.

Kupelian, PA et al. “Radical Prostatectomy, External Beam Radiotherapy, Permanent Seed Implantation, or Combined Seeds/External Beam Radiotherapy for Stage T1-T2 Prostate Cancer,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (2004) 58:25.

Kupelian, PA et al. “Comparison of Efficacy of Local Therapies for Localized Prostate Cancer: A Large Single Institution Experience with Radical Prostatectomy and External Beam Radiation,” Journal of Clinical Oncology (2002) 20:3376.

MacDonald, R. et al. “Pelvic Floor Muscle Training to Improve Urinary Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness,” BJU International (2007) 100:76.

Megas, G et al. “Comparison of Efficacy and Satisfaction Profile Between Penile Prosthesis Implantation and Oral PDE5 Inhibitor Tadalafil Therapy, in Men with Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction. BJU International (formerly British Journal of Urology) (2013) 112:169-76.

Montorsi, F and A. McCullough. “Efficacy of Sildenafil (Viagra) in Men with Erectile Dysfunction Following Radical Prostatectomy: A Systematic Review of Clinical Data,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2005) 2:658.

Montorsi, F. et al. “Effects of Tadalafil Treatment on Erectile Function Recovery Following Bilateral Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy: a Randomised Placebo-Controlled Study (REACTT),” European Urology (2014) 65:587.

Mulhall, J.P. et al. “Effects of Tadalafil Once-Daily or On-Demand vs. Placebo on Retun to Baseline Erectile Function After Bilateral Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (REACTT),” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2016) 123:679.

Noldus, J et al. “Patient-Reported Sexual Function After Nerve-Sparing Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy,” European Urology (2002) 42:118.

Potosky, AL et al. “Five-Year Outcomes After Prostatectomy or Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2004) 96:1358.

Rosasi, M.S. et al. “Erectile Function Recovery After Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer: Is Back to Baseline Status Enough for Patient Satisfaction?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2016) 13:669.

Salonia, A. et al. “Sexual Rehabilitation After Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Part I: Recommendations from the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine (ICSM 2015),” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017) 14:285.

Shimizu, T et al. “Erectile Dysfunction Following Nerve-Sparing Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy and Its Treatment with Sildenafil,” International Journal of Urology (2005) 12:552.

Sighinolfi, M.C. et al. “Potential Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Treatment for Post-Radical Prostatectomy Incontinence, Climacturia, and Erectile Dysfunction: A Case Series,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:3496.

Sivarajan G, et al. “Ten-Year Outcomes of Sexual Function After Radical Prostatectomy: Results of a Prospective Longitudinal Study,European Urology (2014) 65:58.

Sridhar, A.N. et al. “Recovery of Baseline Erectile Function in Men Following Radical Prostatectomy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Analysis Using Validated Measures,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2016) 13:435.

Terrier, J.E. et al. “Decrease in Intercourse Satisfaction in Men Who Recover Erections After Radical Prostatectomy,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2018) 15:1133.

Sex after breast cancer

Aerts, L. et al. “Sexual Functioning in Women After Mastectomy Vs. Breast Conserving Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Prospective Controlled Study,” Breast (2014) 23:629.

Bober S.L. et al. “Psychosexual Functioning and Body Image Following a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:370.

Broeckel J.A. et al. “Sexual Functioning in Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy,” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2002) 75:241.

Fallbjörk U. et al. “Aspects of Body Image After Mastectomy Due to Breast Cancer: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study,” European Journal of Oncological Nursing (2013) 17:340.

Farthmann, J. et al. “The Impact of Chemotherapy Fro Breast Cancer On Sexual Function and Health-Related Quality of Life,” Supportive Care in Cancer (2016) 24:2603.

Frechette D. et al. “The Impact of Endocrine Therapy on Sexual Dysfunction in Postmenopausal Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer: Encouraging Results from a Prospective Study,” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2013) 141:111.

Kraemer L.M. et al. “A Longitudinal Examination of Couples’ Coping Strategies as Predictors of Adjustment to Breast Cancer,” Journal of Family Psychology (2011) 25:963.

Male, D.A. et al. “Sexual Identity After Breast Cancer: Sexuality, Body Image, and Relationship Repercussions,” Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care (2016) 10:66.

Mendoza, N. et al. “Sexual Health After Breast Cancer: Recommendations from the Spanish Menopause Society,” Maturitas (2017) epub ahead of print.

Meyerowitz, B.E. et al. “Sexuality Following Breast Cancer,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (1999) 25:237.

Neto MS, “Sexuality After Breast Reconstruction Post-Mastectomy,” Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (2013) 37:643.

Panjari M. et al. “Sexual Function After Breast Cancer, “Journal of Sexual Medicine (2011) 8:294-302.

Pumo V. et al. “Psychological And Sexual Disorders In Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors,” Cancer Management Research (2012) 4:61.

Raggio, G.A. et al. “Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Morbidity in Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors,” Psychology in Health (2014) 29:632.

Rojas, K. et al. “The Impact of Mastectomy Type on Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), Satisfaction with Appearance, and the Reconstructed Breast’s Role in Intimacy,” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2107) 163:273.

Rottmann, N. et al. “Satisfaction with Sex Life in Sexually Active Heterosexual Couples Dealing with Breast Cancer: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study,” Acta Oncologia (2017) 56:212.

Shaw, L.K. et al. “Women’s Experience of Dating After Breast Cancer,” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (2016) 34:318.

Tat, S. et al. “Qualitative Exploration of Sexual Health Among Diverse Breast Cancer Survivors,” Journal of Cancer Education (2016) epub ahead of print.

Unukovych, D. et al. “Preoperative Psychosocial Characteristics May Predict Body Image and Sexuality Two Years After Risk-Reducing Mastectomy: A Prospective Study,” Gland Surgery (2017) 6:64.

Vieira EM et al. “Reproductive and Sexual History of Women Treated for Breast Cancer,” Rev. Brasil Ginecolog. Obstet. [Portuguese journal] (2013) 35:78.

 Webber K. et al. “If I Am in the Mood, I Enjoy It: An Exploration of Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sexual Functioning in Women with Breast Cancer,” Oncologist (2011) 16:1333.

Sex after hysterectomy

Kupperman, M. et al. “Effect of Hysterectomy vs. Medical Treatment on Health-Related Quality of Life and Sexual Functioning,” Journal of the American Medical Association (2004) 291:1447.

Maas, CP et al. “The Effect of Hysterectomy on Sexual Functioning,” Annual Review of Sex Research (2004) p. 83.

Macready, N. “Hysterectomy Did Not Impair Sexual Function in Two Studies,” Family Practice News, Feb. 1, 2004, reporting on the annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Metson, CM. “The Effects of Hysterectomy on Sexual Arousal in Women with a History of Benign Fibroids,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2004) 33:31.

Roovers, J-P et al. “Hysterectomy and Sexual Well-Being: Prospective Observational Study of Vaginal Hysterectomy, Subtotal Abdominal Hysterectomy, and Total Abdominal Hysterectomy.” BMJ [British Medical Journal] (2003) 327:774.

Snoring and sex

Hanak, V. et al. “Snoring as a Risk Factor for Sexual Dysfunction in Community Men,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2008) 5:898.

Sex and disability

Bollier, A.M. et al. “Sexual Functioning in Men With and Without Disabilities: Findings from a Representative  Sample of Australian Men,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2019) 16:1749.

Kaufman, M. et al. The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness. Cleis Press, San Francisco, 2007.

The Sessions movie