How to talk about herpes.

I have worked with many patients over the years who have herpes. It can be very difficult for them to figure out how to cope with it themselves and then how to communicate it with others without feeling shame and sadness. I recently had a patient send me this article. I think my patient found …

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Bat Sheva Marcus on CBS — Sex and Aging.

(CBS) — Forty years of research is turning conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to the issue of women and sex. The experts say it gets better with age. “Your husband wants it and you kind of go along with it,” said Susan Courtney, who is 56-years-old. Sex was never really at the top …

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My closet is X-rated!

Not only do I love my job because I get to help people, but I also get to constantly explore and test out anything that has to do with increasing one’s sexual pleasure. It recently occurred to me that my closet is x-rated and that when my child goes looking for something in my room …

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Sex after childbirth.

We see women of all ages at the Center, but in the last few years we have been visited by a large number of women looking to address changes in their sex lives after having babies (typically, we see a woman after her 2nd child, though first time moms make appointments too). Generally, the two …

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The hormone conversation — again.

The following is a letter we received from colleagues digging into the details of the Women’s Health Initiative on hormone therapy for women. At MCFS, we don’t advocate for medical prescription via blog, but the following outlines some reasonable questions about the validity of the study which concluded that hormone therapy was dangerous for post …

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Medical Center for Female Sexuality — A nice comment about us.

Here’s an email we received from a woman whom we helped after she found no answers from her regular physicians: “Dear Bat Sheva — I want to make sure you know that I feel very lucky to have found you guys and had an incredible experience working with you, Melissa, and Cathleen. You helped me with …

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Z100 in the morning and our “Kegels Anywhere” CD!

Thank you to Z100 for including our new MCFS Kegel CD in your morning chatter! Our new “Kegel Anywhere” CD has 5 Kegel circuits with two choices of music to help you stick to the Kegel program you know is good for us! Learn more about Kegels and how other MCFS products can help you …

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Sex therapy and sexual health.

Sex therapy is a life saver when problems in the bedroom link to problems in the relationship, a person’s comfort level with emotional intimacy and more. But issues like pain and low desire — even trouble with orgasms — often have roots in physiological imbalances (hormones, neurotransmitters, muscle spasms.) So while you’re looking into sex therapy, consider …

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Sexual health web seminar.

Our very own Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, Sexual Health Therapist, will participate in a web panel on a topic of interest to many of us: Sex after 35! To participate in the sexual health discussion, all you have to do is enter your email to the form on our site and you will be given access to …

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