Timed Conversations

Listening isn’t an easy task for many of us. It comes more naturally for some than others. One thing I recently noticed is that the word “listen” has the letters “s-i-l-e-n-t “in it. Borrowing from an article titled “How to be a Better Listener,” by Erika Kleinman which appeared in the Lenny Newsletter, there is …

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Millennial Women and Birth Control

In most Millennials are strong minded, socially liberal, and willing to argue causes they believe in. Millennials have made it clear that they support sex education within school districts and believe in contraception that is easily available and accessible to everyone. More and more Millennials are using the both the IUD and hormonal implants for …

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On scheduling sex — when you have kids.

Often times I’ll tell patients with children that they need to schedule specific times for sex. They will look at me quizzically, not quite getting what I am suggesting. “Good sex” in our society is so often synonymous with “spontaneous sex,” that to suggest scheduling sex, is almost like suggesting sex with your clothes on. …

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Resolve Nothing

As a new year begins, we often here people speak about their “New Year’s Resolutions.”  More often than not these resolutions are about changing something about yourself. Popular ones include: losing weight, getting to the gym more often, eating healthy, etc.  But what if we stopped and thought for a moment about what we like …

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Understanding Vulvodynia

If you have vaginal pain with intercourse, you may have been diagnosed with vulvodynia. And you may feel terribly confused by all the information you are getting from your doctor or from looking up the condition on line. And that’s totally understandable because the truth is that there can be some disagreement by doctors themselves …

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New Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)

I am so excited to share with you a new treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD) called low level laser therapy. PVD is defined as chronic, unexplained, vulvar pain in response to or pressure. This pain may be in response to non-sexual activities such as tampon insertion, or gynecologic examination. Most patients with PVD present …

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Exercise and Sex

On the subject of exercise, one of my favorite lines is from the movie “Legally Blond”.  Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, declares: “I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this [murder]. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”.  While the logic is a little um, stretched, she definitely has a …

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Vulvodynia – Do I really need surgery??

There is a certain type of vulvar pain which until now was basically untreatable without surgery. The good news, we always told patients, was that with the right surgery there is a 98% chance that you will be pain free. The bad news, unfortunately, was that the surgery is pretty miserable. You’re out of work …

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Intrarosa- Treatment for Post-Menopausal Pain

There is a new drug out there for the treatment of post-menopausal pain with intercourse called Intrarosa. It was recently approved by the FDA and adds yet another treatment option for women that are experiencing the painful effects of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy. It is a daily use vaginal insert. This new treatment would be for …

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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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