Echo: that pain in your vagina is NOT in your head!

If you search our archive, you will find a number of blogs discussing this topic. Although this subject has been touched upon, we continue to hear it from our patients each and every week, and not only are patients getting frustrated, but I am too. How can any practitioner, therapist or doctor see an ulcerated …

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Zestra vs the advertising industry.

Thank you, Nightline. My only wish is that the story on Zestra — the topical oil-based product said to increase women’s sensitivity to touch and help them feel greater sexual satisfaction — aired during prime time so more people could hear the words “women” and “sex” or “sexual satifaction” or “arousal” or “desire” in the same sentence. …

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On lubes.

Regardless of age or sexual dysfunction, every woman should have a bottle of lube next to her bedside. Whether it is because you suffer from vaginal dryness, want to have a “quickie” and haven’t given yourself enough time to become aroused, or because you just like the feeling of having something ‘extra’ down there to …

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Low hormone levels: always the problem?

Having low hormone levels do not necessarily mean that your desire for sex will shrivel up like styrofoam in a campfire. Sex, and our desire for sex, is dependent on many, many elements and hormones are just one of them. For most women having a healthy relationship with her partner, being attracted to her partner, …

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Patient to patient — A conversation about vaginismus.

Something wonderful happened today. I saw a new vaginismus patient. Typical in many ways, she is in her 30’s, pretty and petrified of romantic relationships. She avoids relationships because she believes that there is something “wrong with her.” She feels ashamed and damaged. She really doesn’t believe she can be helped. The few relationships she …

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