Be gentle with your vulva.

When a patient comes to me complaining of vulvar pain my first question is, “Do you use soap on your vulva?”  I am often met with a quizzical look and the dreaded response, “Yes, of course!” When I hear that answer my heart sinks. Let this be my public service announcement: NO SOAP ON YOUR …

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“I’m absorbing!”

Testosterone. We tend to prescribe it often around here. It helps. For some women it helps a little. For some women it helps a lot. Janet (not her real name) came in for her first appointment a bit defensive. I think she didn’t really believe we could help her disinterest in sex and I get …

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Sex after childbirth.

The New York Times recently published two articles relating to sex after childbirth: “Talking Sex After Childbirth, and After Children” and “Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives.”   While reading the articles and the  comments, I found the overarching theme to be that the mind-body connection is often necessary for a woman to not only …

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How much vaginal discharge is normal?

Are you concerned that you have more vaginal discharge than normal? Are you embarrassed to discuss discharge with your ob/gyn? I have fielded many questions about vaginal discharge from several patients in the last week so I figured it was time to write a blog about it! First, vaginal discharge is normal. All women have …

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Your kids and talking about…sex!

So here is another mother’s blog talking about how her kids discovered sex. My daughter babysits for this family and loves them. When she saw this blog she forwarded it to me because she knew I’d love it. I think it’s worth a read. First of all, because it will make you laugh…and second, because …

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