Self-talk your way to Happiness

We all want to be happy, but the truth is that happiness does not just happen.  Just like most things in life we need to figure out a plan and recognize what does and does not bring happiness into our lives.  We cannot be happy all of the time, but we can objectively step back …

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Age Is Just A Number

We live in a culture that tends to look at sex as something for the young; that as you get older, you shrivel up, no longer have sex, and just sit around doing crossword puzzles.  Studies have indicated otherwise; many senior citizens continue to have sex and want to have a vibrant sex life.  Lately …

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Birth Control Made Easy

Thanks to recent advances in technology, so many things can be ordered and executed while we are in our PJs. Currently, in both New York as well as California, (with plans to include other states) birth control can be obtained using an app called Nurx. Here is more information about this in an article entitled, …

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Like Wine, Sex Gets Better With Age

One of the things that make me saddest is that our society often sees sex as the exclusive purview of the young only. But you know what? Older people can have sex and enjoy it. In some cases it can even be better than sex for the younger set.  Because seniors have more free time, …

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Post-Menopausal Pain

Many women who come into our center feel as if they’re alone with their issues, or that we’ve never heard of their situation before. In reality, many questions and symptoms we hear from our patients are very similar to the next person! Here is one question we hear quite often from post-menopausal women: “Sex with my partner …

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The Pain of Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a condition where a woman can’t get a penis into her vagina. It can be mild… so mild that often-time she can get a penis in the vagina for very short periods but it’s unpleasant and painful. Or it can be severe, so severe that she can’t touch herself near her vagina, can’t …

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Shift Happens

Sometimes relationship issues manifest in a dramatic, easy-to-see fashion. But in many cases they don’t and it can take time to notice the degree to which things have changed.  I often hear couples talk about “living like roommates”; sharing living quarters, expenses, and in some cases, children, but connecting to each other in a way …

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Will Routine Pelvic Exams Continue To Be Routine?

I recently read an article in NYTimes.com by Roni Caryn Rubin, entitled “Pelvic Exams May Not Be Needed”. I have always embraced the belief that less is more, but not necessarily when it comes to health and disease prevention. This article analyzes the pros and cons of pelvic exams. It is currently standard that gyn …

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