On Kissing

Why we kiss. How we kiss. When we kiss. You never knew that kissing could be so complicated. But it really is! Whether kissing is a prelude to sex, a way to assess your potential partner or not connected to sex but merely a way to stay intimate has been studied for years. And honestly, …

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Rethinking ERT to Ease Menopause Symptoms

The New York Times wrote a blog about rethinking the use of hormones to ease menopause symptoms. The biggest debate over Estrogen Replacement Therapy or ERT is whether the risks outweigh the benefits. Such risks include breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. The Women’s Health Initiative was a large randomized study that showed …

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You May Not Need Surgery for Your Vestibulodynia!!

If you have been suffering with vestibulodynia, or chronic vulvar pain at the entrance of the vagina, we feel for you. It’s a condition about which little was known until recently and we’ve seen patients who have spent years going from doctor to doctor, trying treatment after treatment and getting little to no relief. But …

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Foods that can actually increase your libido

Who doesn’t love a romantic, home cooked dinner featuring some foods that can actually increase your libido? According to Jennifer R Berman MD, the director the Bermans Women’s Wellness Center in Beverly Hills California “there is a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in food can enhance sexual function and …

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Flying High

Change. Our biggest fantasy; our biggest fear. When it comes to improving our lives—in any area—looking for signs of progress is normal and totally makes sense. Especially if it’s something you are working hard to change, it’s probably going to be something you are watching closely. And your sense of satisfaction is informed by not …

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The Vibrator and the Vaginismus Patient

Vibrators come in many shapes and sizes Vibrators for women come in many shapes and sizes. Many of our vaginismus patients have never seen or touched a vibrator, as it is very common for them to feel anxiety when thinking about using a vibrator for the first time. Most vibrators for women are designed to …

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The Frustrating Cycle of Vaginitis

When you think of Lo Bosworth your initial reaction is reality television- Laguna Beach or The Hills. The Hills has been cancelled for 6 years and Lo Bosworth has been busy launching a new startup in feminine health called Love Wellness. Love Wellness addresses the most common reasons women go their gynecologists- vaginal irritation, vaginal …

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Pregnancy and Vaginismus

Women with un-treated vaginismus wonder if it is possible for them to get pregnant if they are unable to have intercourse. If they do get pregnant, they then wonder if natural childbirth will cure their pre-existing vaginismus by stretching the vaginal opening. The truth is that some women with primary vaginismus have been able to conceive …

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