F Factor: A plasmid whose presence in the cell, either extrachromosomal or integrated into the BACTERIAL CHROMOSOME, determines the "sex" of the bacterium, host chromosome mobilization, transfer via conjugation (CONJUGATION, GENETIC) of genetic material, and the formation of SEX PILI.Sex: The totality of characteristics of reproductive structure, functions, PHENOTYPE, and GENOTYPE, differentiating the MALE from the FEMALE organism.Conjugation, Genetic: A parasexual process in BACTERIA; ALGAE; FUNGI; and ciliate EUKARYOTA for achieving exchange of chromosome material during fusion of two cells. In bacteria, this is a uni-directional transfer of genetic material; in protozoa it is a bi-directional exchange. In algae and fungi, it is a form of sexual reproduction, with the union of male and female gametes.Extrachromosomal Inheritance: Vertical transmission of hereditary characters by DNA from cytoplasmic organelles such as MITOCHONDRIA; CHLOROPLASTS; and PLASTIDS, or from PLASMIDS or viral episomal DNA.AcridinesEscherichia coli: A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.Genetics, Microbial: A subdiscipline of genetics which deals with the genetic mechanisms and processes of microorganisms.Coliphages: Viruses whose host is Escherichia coli.Narration: The act, process, or an instance of narrating, i.e., telling a story. In the context of MEDICINE or ETHICS, narration includes relating the particular and the personal in the life story of an individual.Chromosomes, Bacterial: Structures within the nucleus of bacterial cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.Lactose: A disaccharide of GLUCOSE and GALACTOSE in human and cow milk. It is used in pharmacy for tablets, in medicine as a nutrient, and in industry.DNA, Bacterial: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.R Factors: A class of plasmids that transfer antibiotic resistance from one bacterium to another by conjugation.Sex Characteristics: Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.Recombination, Genetic: Production of new arrangements of DNA by various mechanisms such as assortment and segregation, CROSSING OVER; GENE CONVERSION; GENETIC TRANSFORMATION; GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; or mixed infection of viruses.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Genes: A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Lysogeny: The phenomenon by which a temperate phage incorporates itself into the DNA of a bacterial host, establishing a kind of symbiotic relation between PROPHAGE and bacterium which results in the perpetuation of the prophage in all the descendants of the bacterium. Upon induction (VIRUS ACTIVATION) by various agents, such as ultraviolet radiation, the phage is released, which then becomes virulent and lyses the bacterium.Crosses, Genetic: Deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.Lactococcus lactis: A non-pathogenic species of LACTOCOCCUS found in DAIRY PRODUCTS and responsible for the souring of MILK and the production of LACTIC ACID.Drug Resistance, Microbial: The ability of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).Medicine in Literature: Written or other literary works whose subject matter is medical or about the profession of medicine and related areas.DNA, Circular: Any of the covalently closed DNA molecules found in bacteria, many viruses, mitochondria, plastids, and plasmids. Small, polydisperse circular DNA's have also been observed in a number of eukaryotic organisms and are suggested to have homology with chromosomal DNA and the capacity to be inserted into, and excised from, chromosomal DNA. It is a fragment of DNA formed by a process of looping out and deletion, containing a constant region of the mu heavy chain and the 3'-part of the mu switch region. Circular DNA is a normal product of rearrangement among gene segments encoding the variable regions of immunoglobulin light and heavy chains, as well as the T-cell receptor. (Riger et al., Glossary of Genetics, 5th ed & Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Plasmids: Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.Culture Media: Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.Transduction, Genetic: The transfer of bacterial DNA by phages from an infected bacterium to another bacterium. This also refers to the transfer of genes into eukaryotic cells by viruses. This naturally occurring process is routinely employed as a GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUE.Anecdotes as Topic: Brief accounts or narratives of an incident or event.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.DNA Restriction Enzymes: Enzymes that are part of the restriction-modification systems. They catalyze the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA sequences which lack the species-specific methylation pattern in the host cell's DNA. Cleavage yields random or specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates. The function of restriction enzymes is to destroy any foreign DNA that invades the host cell. Most have been studied in bacterial systems, but a few have been found in eukaryotic organisms. They are also used as tools for the systematic dissection and mapping of chromosomes, in the determination of base sequences of DNAs, and have made it possible to splice and recombine genes from one organism into the genome of another. EC 3.21.1.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Operon: In bacteria, a group of metabolically related genes, with a common promoter, whose transcription into a single polycistronic MESSENGER RNA is under the control of an OPERATOR REGION.Bacterial Proteins: Proteins found in any species of bacterium.Chromosomes: In a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure consisting of or containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Mass Media: Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.Sex Chromosomes: The homologous chromosomes that are dissimilar in the heterogametic sex. There are the X CHROMOSOME, the Y CHROMOSOME, and the W, Z chromosomes (in animals in which the female is the heterogametic sex (the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, for example)). In such cases the W chromosome is the female-determining and the male is ZZ. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Sex Determination Processes: The mechanisms by which the SEX of an individual's GONADS are fixed.Unsafe Sex: Sexual behaviors which are high-risk for contracting SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES or for producing PREGNANCY.Metaphor: The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)Genes, Bacterial: The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.Journalism, Medical: The collection, writing, and editing of current interest material on topics related to biomedicine for presentation through the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, or television, usually for a public audience such as health care consumers.Fantasy: An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.Sex Workers: People who engage in occupational sexual behavior in exchange for economic rewards or other extrinsic considerations.History, 21st Century: Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.Sex Differentiation: The process in developing sex- or gender-specific tissue, organ, or function after SEX DETERMINATION PROCESSES have set the sex of the GONADS. Major areas of sex differentiation occur in the reproductive tract (GENITALIA) and the brain.Safe Sex: Sexual behavior that prevents or reduces the spread of SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES or PREGNANCY.Comprehension: The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.Autobiography as Topic: The life of a person written by himself or herself. (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Sex Attractants: Pheromones that elicit sexual attraction or mating behavior usually in members of the opposite sex in the same species.Drama: A composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving various characters, usually intended to be acted on a stage and to be regarded as a form of entertainment. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Sex Determination Analysis: Validation of the SEX of an individual by inspection of the GONADS and/or by genetic tests.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Famous PersonsFolklore: The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.Salivary alpha-Amylases: A subclass of alpha-amylase ISOENZYMES that are secreted into SALIVA.Deception: The act of deceiving or the fact of being deceived.Disorders of Sex Development: In gonochoristic organisms, congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomical sex is atypical. Effects from exposure to abnormal levels of GONADAL HORMONES in the maternal environment, or disruption of the function of those hormones by ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS are included.Nobel PrizeJudaism: The religion of the Jews characterized by belief in one God and in the mission of the Jews to teach the Fatherhood of God as revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Webster, 3d ed)Writing: The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.Croup: Inflammation involving the GLOTTIS or VOCAL CORDS and the subglottic larynx. Croup is characterized by a barking cough, HOARSENESS, and persistent inspiratory STRIDOR (a high-pitched breathing sound). It occurs chiefly in infants and children.Television: The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound. (From Webster, 3rd ed)Mythology: A body of stories, the origins of which may be unknown or forgotten, that serve to explain practices, beliefs, institutions or natural phenomena. Mythology includes legends and folk tales. It may refer to classical mythology or to a body of modern thought and modern life. (From Webster's 1st ed)Journalism: The collection, preparation, and distribution of news and related commentary and feature materials through such media as pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, radio, motion pictures, television, and books. While originally applied to the reportage of current events in printed form, specifically newspapers, with the advent of radio and television the use of the term has broadened to include all printed and electronic communication dealing with current affairs.ReadingLiterature, ModernArtMental Recall: The process whereby a representation of past experience is elicited.Sex Preselection: Methods for controlling genetic SEX of offspring.History, 18th Century: Time period from 1701 through 1800 of the common era.Personal Narratives as Topic: Works about accounts of individual experience in relation to a particular field or of participation in related activities.Reality Testing: The individual's objective evaluation of the external world and the ability to differentiate adequately between it and the internal world; considered to be a primary ego function.Language Tests: Tests designed to assess language behavior and abilities. They include tests of vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and functional use of language, e.g., Development Sentence Scoring, Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Scale, Parsons Language Sample, Utah Test of Language Development, Michigan Language Inventory and Verbal Language Development Scale, Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, Northwestern Syntax Screening Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Ammons Full-Range Picture Vocabulary Test, and Assessment of Children's Language Comprehension.Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin: A glycoprotein migrating as a beta-globulin. Its molecular weight, 52,000 or 95,000-115,000, indicates that it exists as a dimer. The protein binds testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol in the plasma. Sex hormone-binding protein has the same amino acid sequence as ANDROGEN-BINDING PROTEIN. They differ by their sites of synthesis and post-translational oligosaccharide modifications.Suggestion: The uncritical acceptance of an idea or plan of action.Humanism: An ethical system which emphasizes human values and the personal worth of each individual, as well as concern for the dignity and freedom of humankind.Eritrea: A country of eastern Africa, west of the Red Sea, bordered west and northwest by SUDAN, and south by ETHIOPIA. Its capital is Asmara.Casuistry: A method of ETHICAL ANALYSIS that emphasizes practical problem solving through examining individual cases that are considered to be representative; sometimes used to denote specious argument or rationalization. Differentiate from casuistics, which is the recording and study of cases and disease.Videotape Recording: Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.Verbal Behavior: Includes both producing and responding to words, either written or spoken.Physician Impairment: The physician's inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to the patient due to the physician's disability. Common causes include alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, and senility.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Personal Construct Theory: A psychological theory based on dimensions or categories used by a given person in describing or explaining the personality and behavior of others or of himself. The basic idea is that different people will use consistently different categories. The theory was formulated in the fifties by George Kelly. Two tests devised by him are the role construct repertory test and the repertory grid test. (From Stuart Sutherland, The International Dictionary of Psychology, 1989)United StatesSex Counseling: Advice and support given to individuals to help them understand and resolve their sexual adjustment problems. It excludes treatment for PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDERS or PSYCHOSEXUAL DYSFUNCTION.Existentialism: Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Linguistics: The science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Symbolism: A concept that stands for or suggests something else by reason of its relationship, association, convention, or resemblance. The symbolism may be mental or a visible sign or representation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Psycholinguistics: A discipline concerned with relations between messages and the characteristics of individuals who select and interpret them; it deals directly with the processes of encoding (phonetics) and decoding (psychoacoustics) as they relate states of messages to states of communicators.Identification (Psychology): A process by which an individual unconsciously endeavors to pattern himself after another. This process is also important in the development of the personality, particularly the superego or conscience, which is modeled largely on the behavior of adult significant others.Literature: Writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. The body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age. (Webster, 3d ed)Gonadal Steroid Hormones: Steroid hormones produced by the GONADS. They stimulate reproductive organs, germ cell maturation, and the secondary sex characteristics in the males and the females. The major sex steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; and TESTOSTERONE.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Science: The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Bibliotherapy: A form of supportive psychotherapy in which the patient is given carefully selected material to read.Cybernetics: That branch of learning which brings together theories and studies on communication and control in living organisms and machines.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Knowledge: The body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time, the cumulated sum of information, its volume and nature, in any civilization, period, or country.Teaching Materials: Instructional materials used in teaching.Prostitution: The practice of indulging in sexual relations for money.Empathy: An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)Child Psychology: The study of normal and abnormal behavior of children.Cell Biology: The study of the structure, behavior, growth, reproduction, and pathology of cells; and the function and chemistry of cellular components.Ego: The conscious portion of the personality structure which serves to mediate between the demands of the primitive instinctual drives, (the id), of internalized parental and social prohibitions or the conscience, (the superego), and of reality.Homosexuality, Male: Sexual attraction or relationship between males.Human Body: The human being as a non-anatomical and non-zoological entity. The emphasis is on the philosophical or artistic treatment of the human being, and includes lay and social attitudes toward the body in history. (From J. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Concept Formation: A cognitive process involving the formation of ideas generalized from the knowledge of qualities, aspects, and relations of objects.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Mental Processes: Conceptual functions or thinking in all its forms.Theory of Mind: The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.Sex Education: Education which increases the knowledge of the functional, structural, and behavioral aspects of human reproduction.Verbal Learning: Learning to respond verbally to a verbal stimulus cue.Repetition Priming: A type of procedural memory manifested as a change in the ability to identify an item as a result of a previous encounter with the item or stimuli.Communication Disorders: Disorders of verbal and nonverbal communication caused by receptive or expressive LANGUAGE DISORDERS, cognitive dysfunction (e.g., MENTAL RETARDATION), psychiatric conditions, and HEARING DISORDERS.Imagination: A new pattern of perceptual or ideational material derived from past experience.Clinical Medicine: The study and practice of medicine by direct examination of the patient.Identity Crisis: Chaotic concept of self wherein one's role in life appears to be an insoluble dilemma often expressed by isolation, withdrawal, rebellion and extremism.Nonverbal Communication: Transmission of emotions, ideas, and attitudes between individuals in ways other than the spoken language.Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Sexual Behavior: Sexual activities of humans.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Role Playing: The adopting or performing the role of another significant individual in order to gain insight into the behavior of that person.Coercion: The use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.Culture: A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.Vocabulary: The sum or the stock of words used by a language, a group, or an individual. (From Webster, 3d ed)Language: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry.Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Prejudice: A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.HumanitiesPersuasive Communication: A mode of communication concerned with inducing or urging the adoption of certain beliefs, theories, or lines of action by others.Multilingualism: The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Memory: Complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.Interpersonal Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.Awards and PrizesPhilosophy, NursingLife Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Morals: Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.
  • According to an annual report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in 2017, same-sex relationships are still criminalised in 72 countries. (weddingideasmag.com)
  • In fact, men who paid for sex were considerably less happy than those who didn't, which makes sense. (lushstories.com)
  • In the first-ever study of Singapore youth who have had sex with prostitutes, it was found that about two in five of the teens surveyed had paid for sex. (straitstimes.com)
  • Another worrying finding is that of those who had paid for sex, their median age was only 16 and 38 per cent had their first sexual encounter with a sex worker. (straitstimes.com)
  • The bias against the girl child begins at her birth, from the reactions of the relatives when the doctor announces the baby's sex. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Girls born in states where sex determination is high - likely to lead to sex selective abortions resulting in fewer girl children - received better nutrition and medical care because they are wanted, an international study has said. (hindustantimes.com)
  • In some societies in Asia and Africa, for instance, baby boys are favored over girls and the rise in selective abortions and infanticide has skewed the overall sex ratio in favor of males. (uga.edu)
  • That compares to 88% of women who said more money gave them better sex, which they defined as 'higher quality' sex,' writes Robert Frank in an article for the Wealth Report entitled 'The Rich Libido. (lushstories.com)
  • It is normal for men to experience a fluctuating sex drive or libido. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • It's important to know that regardless of your gender, it's normal to experience a fluctuating sex drive or libido - and it's not always a bad thing. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There are many reasons a man or person with a penis might experience loss of libido or sex drive, and these can be physical and psychological. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Many of these chemicals play an important role in a person's sex response and their libido can be affected as a result. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Whether you've recently broken up with a partner or your libido has taken a nose dive, the frequency with which you have sex is likely to ebb and flow throughout your life. (prevention.com)
  • Often, we think that men have higher testosterone and sexual desire than women, but they are studied often as single testosterone without considering social and psychological factors. (infano.care)
  • Factors like internal desire, birth control, stress, and ageing are certain factors that women need to be aware of. (infano.care)
  • Still, sexual drive in women is not determined by one particular factor and varies over the course. (infano.care)
  • Do men want sex more often than women? (abc.net.au)
  • Having said that, studies have also shown that plenty of women still enjoy sex just before or during their period, so the jury is out. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Hooking up with the rich may even improve the quality of sex, at least for women. (lushstories.com)
  • It's widely thought that men have higher sex drives than women, and that they think about, talk about, and want sex more than women. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • West Midlands Police said that in each instance, young women were walking alone early in the morning when they were attacked from behind and either raped or subjected to other sex crimes. (yahoo.com)
  • One study concluded that 69 percent of sex-based disparities in outcomes could be eliminated if women received better quality of care. (acc.org)
  • Listen to Slate 's show about HBO's Girls , doltish dads in commercials, and Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story on submissive sex and working women. (slate.com)
  • Boyer said an experienced board member would have revoked Gallese's parole upon learning that a man with a history of violence against women had been given permission by his case worker to frequent sex workers -- which is in itself a crime, he said. (ctvnews.ca)
  • He noted that the parole board's decision expressed concern about the strategy, which they called a 'worrying and significant risk factor,' but did not act other than to require that Gallese disclose any relationships with women. (ctvnews.ca)
  • They included an account of how Ms Somana, one of the women whom Ms Mam had allegedly rescued from sex trafficking, had suffered at the hands of a brothel owner. (asiaone.com)
  • Unlike their premenopausal counterparts, Dr. Zanotti says postmenopausal women have a higher chance of experiencing a more permanent loss of vaginal elasticity after a prolonged period without sex. (prevention.com)
  • But in the era of openly childfree and casual-sex-embracing women , aren't we beyond this already? (shesaid.com)
  • While people don't consciously do the "promiscuity math" every time they fall into bed with someone, she reveals how economic factors shift consequences in our lives, and how this shapes the way men and women behave. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • If your body isn't producing enough testosterone , whether because of age or other factors, this can leave you with a lower sex drive - as well as other issues such as fatigue, low mood, and reduced muscle mass,' explains Chaudry. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A man's testosterone levels are highest in his late teens, at which time his sex drive should be at its highest too. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There might be various factors, including lifestyle habits because of which, one feels disappointed in other areas of life. (infano.care)
  • When it comes to writing, I love to meet residents in the community and find about their life as I feel everyone has an interesting story to tell. (northernstar.com.au)
  • Money might not buy love, but it can allow for a sizzling sex life. (lushstories.com)
  • The only time your altered sex drive becomes a problem is if it causes issues with a partner, impacts your sex life, or your mental health . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • An X Factor reject described as "pure evil" has been jailed for life after admitting a series of rapes and other sex offences that took place over 22 years. (yahoo.com)
  • Blackwell must serve a minimum term of nine years and was put on the sex offenders' register for life, as well as being ordered not to directly or indirectly contact any of his victims. (yahoo.com)
  • Discussing the case online, one reader commented, "If it were my child, I would […] think of [Drum] as a hero…sex offenses can be a life long agony and pain. (businessinsider.com)
  • Ms Somaly Mam, the high-profile anti-sex slavery activist whose dramatic life story was reported to be fabricated, is now trying to claw back some credibility and return to working for sex trafficking victims. (asiaone.com)
  • She also said she stands by her life story. (asiaone.com)
  • Good nutrition is an important key to having the best sex of your life every single time. (thehealthsite.com)
  • When it comes to sexual health and your sex life , the same rules apply. (thehealthsite.com)
  • World Hypertension Day on 17th May: Does high BP affect your sex life? (thehealthsite.com)
  • You'll learn which foods literally shrink your brain, as well as strategies to improve your heart health and your sex life! (apple.com)
  • About 70% of multimillionaires -- with a mean net worth of a whopping $90 million -- say they enjoy better and more adventurous sex, according to a 2007 survey by Prince & Associates Inc., a marketing research firm specializing in global private wealth. (lushstories.com)
  • A survey of the sexual attitudes of young people around the world identifies seven factors that get in the way of safe sex - including social pressures and dislike of condoms. (abc.net.au)
  • Sex - which may have been a regular occurrence - is more readily available once people move in together. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • They found that the more sex people had, the happier they were, regardless of their age or whether they were male or female. (lushstories.com)
  • According to research by biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, people who have more sex might do better at work. (lushstories.com)
  • The rate at which this declines differs from individual to individual, but she says most men and people with penises retain some of their sex drive into their 60s and 70s. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • When reporter Abigail Pesta retraced Newsweek's steps to check Ms Mam's narrative, she found that three people who had spoken to Newsweek had changed their stories, the Marie Claire report said. (asiaone.com)
  • A prominent lawmaker and gay rights activist in Nepal asked Facebook to add a third sex option for people who identify as neither male nor female. (zdnet.com)
  • Yesterday I wrote an article about how Sunil Babu Pant, a prominent lawmaker and gay rights activist in Nepal, sent a letter to Facebook asking if the social network could add a third sex option for people who identify as neither male nor female . (zdnet.com)
  • My request was simple: allow people who do not identify as male or female equal opportunity to express themselves by adding an "other" option under sex on facebook profiles. (zdnet.com)
  • Many journalists have written to facebook as well, and looking at the blog below, reading Facebook's irresponsible remarks saying "People can already opt out of showing their sex on their profile," shows Facebook is not respecting human diversity and still forcing third genders and gender variant people to be invisible. (zdnet.com)
  • Stories, people, conversations and news from where you live. (abc.net.au)
  • While mouth cancers are on the rise probably from oral sex most people with oral HPV will never develop cancer. (telegram.com)
  • And there will always be people to lie to get in your pants and others who feel shame for admitting they just want sex. (shesaid.com)
  • What her first-ever global analysis on birth sex ratio shows is that people living in areas with longer, darker winters - such as in temperate and subarctic climates - have more baby boys, accounting for 51.3 percent of births. (uga.edu)
  • The podcast shares stories of people who have changed their lives in incredible and inspiring ways. (apple.com)
  • Simon Cowell , the "X Factor" Executive Producer, told us on TMZ Live Tuesday, "I would love to have her on the show. (tmz.com)
  • Wayne Rooney's suspension for at least one Euro 2012 fixture has provided Fabio Capello with another quandary, so who better to call on than Simon Cowell and his X Factor cohorts for some trial-and-error? (sabotagetimes.com)
  • Like X Factor or Britain's Got Talent we'd have judges - Jamie Redknapp, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell would be my lineup. (sabotagetimes.com)
  • The first was Edie Windsor winning her case before the Supreme Court - thereby forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they were performed legally. (yahoo.com)
  • AP) - Four same-sex couples who were legally married in other states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Tennessee's laws that prohibit recognition of their marriages. (patheos.com)
  • It's been 17 years since the Institute of Medicine's report on sex-based disparities in health care and 15 years since its similar report on racial disparities. (acc.org)
  • The reasons for sex, gender, race and ethnic disparities are complex. (acc.org)
  • In particular, the Court reasoned that Congress passed the Equal Pay Act to eliminate historical disparities in compensation based on sex, and therefore it would be inconsistent with the statute's underlying purpose to let an employee's compensation history justify a gender-based differential in pay in a current job. (mondaq.com)
  • Health disparities can exist between different populations of race, sex, income, or even geographic location. (cardiosmart.org)
  • Sometimes the fear of an unwanted pregnancy can have certain effects on sex drive, epically, hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills or the patch stops the ovaries production. (infano.care)
  • Sam Callahan is opening up about his sex tape scandal, with the X Factor star saying that the explicit video hitting the internet is actually a few years old and was the result of a catfishing attempt. (inquisitr.com)
  • The sex tape scandal is not the first time that Sam Callahan has been in the news for a bit of racy misbehavior. (inquisitr.com)
  • Sam Callahan is not the only celebrity to be facing a sex tape scandal this week. (inquisitr.com)
  • It's not clear if Sam Callahan will face any more consequences from his sex tape scandal, but the X Factor star has already moved on and is keeping a positive attitude. (inquisitr.com)
  • His libelous charge, pulled from a hate site on the Internet, led readers to believe that a good woman named Lori Klausutis carried on an adulterous sexual affair with a congressman before being killed in a sleazy sex-scandal cover-up. (wnd.com)
  • The article also suggested that this imaginary sex scandal forced me to leave office. (wnd.com)
  • Bosses are furious about stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll behind the scenes on a show for a family audience," said a source close to the show, which offers behind-the-scenes footage of the contestants on two spin-off series. (upi.com)
  • The article examines the criminalisation of same-sex sexual relationships, the framework for the protection of the rights of sexual minorities under the Nigerian Constitution and under international instruments and recommends a stop to state-sponsored persecution of sexual minorities in the country. (springer.com)
  • Her first book, Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex, and the Nigerian Taste Buds, won the John Avery Prize at the André Simon Book Awards 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maria Tumolo, "An interview with Yemisi Aribisala author of 'Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds'", The Tiger Tales, 30 November 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • Have news, pics or video on a breaking news story? (hollywoodlife.com)
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  • MONTREAL -- A change to the Parole Board of Canada's nomination procedures that resulted in a lack of experienced members may have been a factor in the murder of a 22-year-old sex worker allegedly killed by a man on parole, two former board members said Wednesday. (ctvnews.ca)
  • Published last month in the Economic Journal, the study looked at data from the National Family Health Survey periodically released by the Union government and at analysis of how healthy children are in states where there is a sex ratio imbalance, because of prenatal sex selection and sex-selective abortion. (hindustantimes.com)
  • In other words, states where prenatal sex selection is rampant - while illegal - produced girls who were healthier. (hindustantimes.com)
  • In states where the sex ratio is better balanced, perhaps because families do not have access to illegal prenatal sex-determination clinics, more girls were born, but were not cared for, leading to many of them being undernourished. (hindustantimes.com)
  • But there was near to no change in the proportion of underweight girls in Kerala or Nagaland - states with lower prenatal sex selection. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Dr Sutapa B Neogi, additional professor, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi, said the study was right in pointing out the association between prenatal sex selection and malnutrition among girls. (hindustantimes.com)
  • But, to interpret that prenatal sex selection leads to a drop in malnutrition is misleading. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Prenatal sex selection has become the biggest reason for missing girls over the past decade in India. (hindustantimes.com)
  • It will be wrong to interpret the research to allow free access to prenatal sex determination techniques. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Prenatal stress as possible aetiogenetic factor of homosexuality. (springer.com)
  • LGBTQ couples who can't legally marry in their own countries have been flown to Amsterdam by Dutch department store, HEMA, for a group same-sex wedding. (weddingideasmag.com)
  • Same-sex couples are still not able to get married and we would like to give attention to this during this year's Pride in Amsterdam, by organising these special weddings. (weddingideasmag.com)
  • The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, says cost factor must not be allowed to become a barrier to the search for a more credible electoral roll that would be acceptable to everybody. (vibeghana.com)
  • Coakley, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey of Quincy and other prosecutors are pushing for passage of a bill that would make human trafficking a crime in Massachusetts and create harsher penalties for pimps who sell adults and adolescents for labor and sex. (patriotledger.com)
  • Killian considers how the rethinking of coral spawning discourse can lead us to view coral sex as important, compelling, precious, and as vulnerable as we ought to. (edu.au)
  • She said that the victim was "particularly vulnerable" factored into the move. (straitstimes.com)
  • Guest Tom, who describes himself as a recovering sex addict, talks about his perspective on addiction and Sue, his wife of 35 years, explains why she decided to stay with him despite multiple extramarital affairs. (sharecare.com)
  • The man, 51-year-old Eustachio Gallese, had been granted permission by his case-worker to visit sex workers. (ctvnews.ca)
  • So, while the sex ratio in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi are skewed towards boys, fewer girls are underweight. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Schlosser and lead author Luojia Hu from the Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, studied sex ratio at birth and nutritional outcomes in children between zero and 35 months. (hindustantimes.com)
  • But that ratio can be changed by environmental factors like temperature or even by seasonal shifts, said Kristen Navara, a reproductive endocrinologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. (uga.edu)
  • Dr. Ezra Cohen, a head and neck cancer specialist at the University of Chicago, said the study provides important information confirming similarities in risk factors for HPV oral infections and oral cancer. (telegram.com)
  • While you won't "dry up" strictly because of abstaining from sex, oral contraceptives may provoke a slight drying effect. (prevention.com)
  • Sex triggers the release of various brain chemicals, such as dopamine, vasopressin and oxytocin, which are associated with creativity, problem-solving, cooperation and confidence. (lushstories.com)
  • I am not perfect," Ms Mam, who wowed Hollywood, the White House and Manhattan with her story and work, told The Straits Times over the phone on Monday. (asiaone.com)
  • Mr Marks told The Straits Times that he had no comments on Ms Mam's claims that she did not lie or on the Marie Claire story. (asiaone.com)
  • When asked what the real story was, Ms Mam told The Straits Times: "I will not talk about her. (asiaone.com)
  • No matter whether you're having sex regularly or have stopped getting it on, Dr. Zanotti says that one of the side effects of birth control pills is a change in vaginal fluids, which means you can experience more lubrication or less of it. (prevention.com)
  • Back in 2013, he was caught sending naked pictures to a model at the same time he was dating fellow X Factor finalist Tamera Foster, the Mirror noted. (inquisitr.com)
  • Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. (wlns.com)
  • With irritability, anxiety and cramping on the agenda, it's no surprise that sex may be off the table during this time. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • As Lakhani explains, our sex drives fluctuate naturally over time and as we age. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • I had a hard time with this story. (apple.com)
  • Obviously the team isn't fan picked, behind the scenes there's a coalition (a good one though, not like the government) of former players, managers and TV producers hand picking each player and giving them more screen time and a sob story to guarantee they get picked. (sabotagetimes.com)
  • This is a public health concern as sex workers are a major source of infection - and 30 per cent of the boys she polled between 2009 and 2014 who visited prostitutes said they did not use a condom each time they had paid sex. (straitstimes.com)
  • There are all kinds of factors that affect the sex of a baby, but latitude does not change throughout evolutionary time. (uga.edu)
  • Psychological disorders interrupt communication between the brain and the sex organs,' he explains. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • What factors affect a woman's sex drive? (infano.care)
  • However, if your sex drive is pretty dormant throughout the month then you may be unhappy in your relationship, or tired, or feeling resentful towards your partner, and it is worth investigating this outside of the bedroom. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There are so many misconceptions and myths about the male sex drive . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • It's estimated that 1 in 5 men have a low sex drive, so if you've been struggling to get in the mood recently, you're not alone,' says Dr Earim Chaudry, medical director at Manual . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • If there is tension and unresolved conflict in your relationship, this could manifest itself in loss of sex drive. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Lifestyle factors can also affect your sex drive, says Lakhani. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Too much fatty food and alcohol will have a negative impact on your cardiovascular health, which can increase your chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction and having a low sex drive. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • And even pop legend Paul McCartney graced the stage in a Beatles-style jacket as he pumped out Drive My Car alongside the 12 X Factor finalists, before wowing with a rendition of Live and Let Die. (instyle.co.uk)
  • Onions boost circulation sending blood to every extremity including your genitals and improving the sex drive. (thehealthsite.com)
  • Hussein Shobokshi, an Ozak columnist, claimed the most important local story was the sewage crisis endangering the public. (newyorker.com)
  • For thinkers like Bloom, sex isn't an enticement to celebrate humans' physicality - let alone animal qualities - but a domain in which it becomes more important than ever to differentiate between ourselves and our nonhuman neighbours. (edu.au)
  • To date, only adults have been studied for substance use disorders with regards to a particular genetic risk factor. (psu.edu)
  • These studies tracked the health of middle-aged to older adults to explore factors that impact heart health. (cardiosmart.org)
  • The ' Britain's Got Talent ' judge, who is famed directing innuendo at his beloved "my Simon", found reason to joke when Rita Ora posted an unflattering selfie of herself with Simon and the rest of the ' X Factor ' judges. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • HollywoodLife.com has spoken to an insider who tells us that it's not a done deal for Brit to become a judge on the second season of 'X-Factor' - read on to find out why! (hollywoodlife.com)
  • Maybe he was worried if he candidly stated that he was on Tinder just for sex I'd bail and judge him? (shesaid.com)
  • Britney Spears , 30, has had several derailments in her past, but now she's back on top with a new fiancé and a new job as a judge on the X Factor . (hollywoodlife.com)
  • Jason Trawick is extremely protective of Brit and even shares legal control over her with her father, so it's no surprise that he has concerns about her busy X Factor schedule. (hollywoodlife.com)
  • Editor's note: Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex for CNN Health. (lushstories.com)
  • The second factor was Arthur's declining health. (yahoo.com)
  • Indeed, the social determinants of health make up a larger part of cardiovascular risk factors than nearly any other area of health. (acc.org)
  • Being hailed as 'Sex and the City for Food,' The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! (apple.com)
  • We would almost certainly have missed these findings altogether if we had combined the sexes," Schroeder said. (psu.edu)
  • Recent findings suggest that factors like sex and race should not be overlooked when it comes to treatment and prevention. (cardiosmart.org)
  • While the findings cannot be generalised to represent the population of teens who are sexually active, she said they do suggest that it has become more common recently for teenage boys to pay for sex. (straitstimes.com)
  • A determination of predisposing factors that contribute to reward-seeking may eventually help us to identify novel targets for intervention to ensure this tendency does not result in drug-taking and other high-risk behaviors," said Diana Fishbein, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State and co-principal investigator of the study. (psu.edu)
  • Epstein faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. (wlns.com)
  • A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. (audible.com)
  • So what happened to the self-confessed tomboys who won the nation over and bagged the X Factor crown five years ago? (thesun.co.uk)
  • Blackburn, a professor of social work at the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais who served on the board for three years and ran for the Conservatives in last year's election, called the strategy 'disgusting and unacceptable' and said it treats sex workers as second-class citizens. (ctvnews.ca)
  • The video has been making the rounds online, the Mirror noted, and shows Callahan naked a performing a solo sex act. (inquisitr.com)
  • That no, Gareth does not have a common risk factor for Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, even though some family members have the disease. (23andme.com)
  • The work is some of the first to look for genetic markers of risk in relation to adolescent brain development and how these factors relate to risk of future substance use disorders. (psu.edu)
  • Her strategy seems to be to shift the focus from her own story to her current work. (asiaone.com)
  • This is because adding a third sex option would require a substantial amount of work involving highly complex systems, or so I'm told. (zdnet.com)
  • OK, make sure you can have a conversation about raising kids and make sure you're on the same wavelength, but beyond that, marry for sex. (fark.com)
  • In the past, I've been upfront about wanting no-strings sex only to have men slut-shame me and inform me they could never respect someone that freely gave up sex. (shesaid.com)