May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Last year, the International Pelvic Pain Society designated May “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month”. Spreading this awareness and education about pelvic pain means a lot to us at Congtythamtu. We see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the medical community, and society at large. …

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Why We Need to Avoid ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance’

What even is “Sexual Risk Avoidance?”  Abstinence-only promoters are getting sneaky.  They have now termed the phrase “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA)” education, to replace “Abstinence Only” education.  It has taken me a few tries to figure out what exactly SRA is all about. My inbox was filled with some emails promoting the new public health …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. As I ride the NYC subways I see numerous posters publicizing the issue of unwanted sexual . I’m surrounded by images broadcasting: Keep Your Hands Off Me You Have The Right To Speak Up If It’s Unwanted, It’s Harassment Rub against me and I’ll …

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The Power of Touch

I haven’t shaken off a friend’s comment about her son when he was 4 and in preschool. He wondered why the girls in the class got to sit on the teacher’s lap and be cuddled, while he and the other boys just got to play Leggos. The following article by Mark Greene explores “touch isolation” …

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Punishing Sex Offenders

Our country hates and demonizes sex offenders.  Their punishments are often severe and life-long. We punish them far more harshly than we do any other type of offenders. And this is largely based on the fact that we believe sex offenders have “very high” recidivism rate. That is, we believe that once “let back out …

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Fifty Shades of Hot Sex

If you felt like the 50 Shades of Grey movie was lacking in content, then you might be interested to hear what happened when a group of female millennials checked out a sex class with a similar topic. This group of women enrolled in “50 Shades of Hot Sex” at Babeland in the SoHo section …

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May is Now Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

In an effort to spread awareness and education about pelvic pain, May has been designated “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month” by the International Pelvic Pain Society.  This means a lot to us at Congtythamtu because we see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis, and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the …

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A New Form Of Male Contraception

I am so excited about a new form of male birth control.  According to a new study, a new form of male contraceptive has been successfully trialed on a group of 16 monkeys and has prevented pregnancies for over 2 years of testing. The new male contraceptive is called Vaselgel. It’s mechanism of action is …

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Did You Know?

In our center, we often discuss—with our patients and amongst the staff– the myths and misconceptions people have around relationships and sexuality.  But it’s hard to be aware of it, because you don’t know what you don’t know. And with the abundance of inaccurate sexual information all over the place, it’s difficult to get the …

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