For Prospective Parents

 Posted by on September 8, 2013
Sep 082013
For Prospective Parents

By Richard Wagner
Dr Dick, my husband and I have been arguing about circumcising our son since we learned we were pregnant with a boy. It is really putting a real strain on our marriage. He is not circumcised and he wants the same for our son. But the men in my family are all circumcised; and I was taught it was a serious matter of health and hygiene. Would you mind weighing in on this? The birth of our son should be a time for celebration not conflict.

2 Cut, Or Not 2 Cut — Part 1

 Posted by on August 26, 2013
Aug 262013
2 Cut, Or Not 2 Cut — Part 1

By Richard Wagner

Sometimes culturally established practices conflict with sound sexual health imperatives. Nowhere is this clash more obvious than in the touchy issue of circumcision in general, and infant circumcision in particular.

Some unaltered adult men; as well as many prospective parents are confused and conflicted about the practice.

The Double-Edged Sword

 Posted by on September 30, 2011
Sep 302011

By Richard Wagner Last month I responded to an inquiry about a possible connection between masturbation and prostate cancer for us older men. I’ve been thinking, since we’ve broken open the topic; why not continue in that vein? Those of you who know me know that I am a fierce advocate of masturbation. I contend […]

Men Of A Certain Age

 Posted by on September 3, 2011
Sep 032011

By Richard Wagner

There been some interest, on the part of some of my age peers, as to a possible link between masturbation and prostate cancer for us older guys.

I’ve been reading the literature on this topic for years. Every now and again a study will pop up that claims to provide a definitive answer to this perennial question.

Apr 042011

By Richard Wagner

It’s all over the news. Seniors and elders are still having sex!

I know it’s shocking. But we have the University of Chicago’s National Social Life, Health and Aging Project to blame. Ever since they presented the results of the first comprehensive national survey of sexual attitudes, behaviors and problems among older adults in the United States, the popular culture has been having a field day.