Haters Gonna Love!

We have all heard the phrase “opposites attract”, but it’s been my experience that finding common ground and sharing core values makes for ultimate compatibility. Enter ‘Hater’, a new dating app where “you can meet someone who hates the same stuff”! The app was thought up by Brendan Alper after he read a 2006 study …

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National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. This year the focus is on risky behaviors. It is important to educate people about habits, and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental health problems. An example of risky behavior involves sex.  Sex is a completely natural and normal part of the human experience, …

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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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Riding through Life

Among the many myths that come along with marriage is the notion that once the search is over, the work over.  That once you finally find that person, you can take a breath of relief, because the hard part is behind you.    Some people experience some ‘beginner’s luck’ in the beginning of a relationship: …

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Spring Into Sex

Spring fever is not only about baseball. It’s that time of year when libido rises as well. A survey conducted by Wet Products demonstrated that 2/3 of its respondents said they were more interested in sex as the weather got warmer. According to Dr. Michael Terman the Director of Light Therapy Unit at the New …

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Sexuality without the Fear

On the hit TV show “Grace and Frankie” Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are two post-menopausal women who have recently become single, and while negotiating their new lives as single women, the topics of sex and sexuality often arise.  In a recent article about the show, Lily Tomlin was asked how she would like to …

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Hot Flashes and Hell

Hot flashes have long been the brunt of jokes surrounding menopause. One liners like “Could my hot flashes be causing global warming?’ are often used to make light of hot flashes during the menopausal years. On a more serious note, hot flashes are one the most common complaints sending women to their health care providers …

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Out of the Box

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and one of the most influential thinkers in the field of psychology today. Among his contributions to the field is the formulation of what are called ‘defense mechanisms’.  In lay terms, defense mechanisms are internal “security guards” inside of us whose goal is to protect us from experiencing pain and …

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