A dildo with ashes?

A dildo that can be filled with the ashes of your dead lover? Yes, you read that right! Check it out. Would you want one? What will they think of next?

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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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Wireless relationships.

There’s information you can get from reading history books and then there’s the wisdom you can get from the people who have actually lived it. Dr. Shirley Zussman is 100 years old and has been counseling people for over half a century. She has witnessed tremendous shifts in cultural attitudes around sex and relationships and …

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Talking to kids about sex: really?

I loved this blog post! I think it illustrates yet again the pitfalls around talking to kids about sex. Too little information? Not great. Too much information? Also not great. But when push comes to shove, I’d err towards too much information. And this interaction illustrates it beautifully. When there’s too much information, or when …

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Addyi (Flibanserin) approved by the FDA.

Addyi, also known as Flibanserin, was recently approved by the FDA to treat low sexual desire in women. It is the first FDA approved medication for female sexual dysfunction. Addyi is a non-hormonal oral medication, with a seemingly low side effect profile, that in essence increases dopamine and noradrenaline while reducing serotonin in the brain …

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“Come As You Are.”

I am really enjoying the book, Come As You Are, by Emily Nagoski. She is a sex educator, teacher and author. She definitely comes from the educator perspective as opposed to a therapeutic perspective which I find interesting. She spends the first part of the book explaining women’s anatomy in depth and encouraging women to …

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Self-talk matters.

We have relationships with many different people in our lives; relationships with family members, relationships with friends, relationships with co-workers, relationships with neighbors, etc. A key difference in those relationships is the varying levels of frequency, intensity, and content of communication, and that can shape the level of closeness we feel towards others. But what’s …

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John Oliver on sex education in the US.

Sometimes I see something on TV that makes me want to give a standing ovation. It’s rare, but it happens. Here’s one of the those times. John Oliver did a segment on the state of sex education in the US. It’s brilliant, accurate and pretty damn scary. It’s also funny as hell. So grab your …

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Why nice guys finish last.

I enjoyed reading this blog written by Steven Snyder, MD on the plight of being a nice guy. I often see women who say they want to date a “nice guy” and then I have seen these same women complain that their “nice guy” is annoying, a pushover, a momma’s boy…you get the point. Dr. …

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