Sexual health awareness month: Rheumatoid arthritis and sexual dysfunction, cognitive ability, fibromyalgia

World sexual health day is in September and promotes broadening peoples information on all subjects involving sex. We at Bel Marra feel that sex is an important part of everyone’s life, no matter what age they are, but we also believe that having more knowledge about sex can help make your sex life even more enjoyable. To better achieve this, we have compiled a list of articles relating to sex and fibromyalgia and cognitive ability, as well as rheumatoid arthritis and sexual dysfunction.

Rheumatoid arthritis and sexual dysfunction: Impact and tips

rheumatoid-arthritis-and-sexual-dysfunctionRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is accompanied by sexual dysfunction in one-third of all RA patients, both men and women. The study found that there are a number of issues that affect RA patients, including low libido, painful intercourse, orgasmic dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and non-satisfactory sexual life.


Dr. Pedro Santos-Moreno, lead author, said, “Sexuality is an important dimension of an individual’s personality, and sexual problems can have a seriously detrimental impact on a couple’s relationship. It is, therefore, rather surprising that, up until now, very little quality research on sexual disturbances in RA patients has been published in the literature, bearing in mind how common the problems are.” Continue reading…

A Simple Trick to Improve Sexual Health As You Age

There are certain aspects of our lives that most of us assume we have to give up on as we age. Unfortunately, sexual health is one of them. However, a recent study has revealed a way to help preserve and improve the sexual health of older men, that could make them just as virile as healthy men who are much younger. And not only has this been shown to boost the sexual health, drive, sperm health and healthy reproductive functions of older men, but it could also help to significantly boost many aspects of men’s  health over all. Continue reading…

Frequent sex in seniors found to promote cognitive ability

Sex has always been something that is kept behind closed doors, not to be spoken about in public. However, it’s a part of every human’s life. It’s not only necessary for the progression of the human race, but it’s pleasurable, cathartic, and improves overall well-being. Now, according to a new study, frequent sexual activity can even help boost brain activity in older adults.

Society likes to pretend that sex is an activity only carried out by the young. They portray people in their senior years as being disinterested in sex. This is the furthest from the truth. Continue reading…

In fibromyalgia, poor sleep quality can lead to sexual problems in women

A new study conducted by scientists and researchers at the Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, in Aydin, Turkey, suggests that poor sleep quality is a reason for the sexual problems reported by women with fibromyalgia (FM). The researchers conclude that addressing insomnia and treating disturbed sleep can resolve the sexual problems in FM. The study appears in the International Journal of Impotence Research. If you’re interested in the full details of the study, look for the title “Effects of low sleep quality on sexual function, in women with fibromyalgia.” Continue reading…

5 causes and fixes for low libido


Sex may seem more like a chore now that you’re older, but it is still an important part of your relationship and even health. Unfortunately, there are many things that can get in the way of your thriving sex life, which is why you’re not having as much of it as you once were.

The good news is, the five common causes of low libido discussed below can be easily addressed. Read on to boost your sex drive and get back to intimacy. Continue reading…