Perv: part one.

I highly recommend the book Perv by Jesse Bering, The Sexual Deviant in All of Us. Bering includes many personal stories of growing up gay in America. He also explains and explores how one’s sexual interests are often formed and how each person’s sexual proclivities are, “as unique as their fingerprints.” I think this is …

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Vaginismus Treatment Under Anesthesia.

We have been receiving more inquiries lately about our Vaginismus Treatment Under Anesthesia. I wrote a case study article about one of our patient’s experience with the procedure that was published by the Journal of Women’s Health Care in February 2014. If you are curious about the procedure and want more information I highly encourage …

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So far away.

By the time many of our patients walk through our door, sex has become a sore subject in their relationships. Feeling sexually distant from a partner can manifest in various ways, and patients have shared descriptions that tend to come down to the same idea: We live in the same place and share so much, …

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Marriage math.

John Gottman is one of the most well-known couples therapist. He has an institute in Seattle and has done enormous amounts of research on what makes couples successful. Gottman has found, “that marriages fall into the danger zone for divorce when the ratio of positive to negative interactions falls below five to one. Just by …

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What it’s like to have severe vaginismus.

Our associate medical director, Melissa Ferrara, NP was recently interviewed for an article detailing what it’s like to have severe vaginismus. I recommend this article to anyone suffering from fear/pain with penetration. As always, you are not alone and complete resolution of your symptoms is possible. Please do not hesitate to call us for more …

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Sexual dysfunction: suffering x 2.

Usually my posts explore the experience and impact that sexual dysfunction can have on a woman’s sex life, confidence, and general well-being. In this post, I’d like to shift gears to the experience of the partner, who is often suffering too and may feel stuck. If that’s you, then you may have a whole bunch of …

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Sex is like a cup of tea?

I must admit that all of the conversations around “consent” regarding sex have had me bewildered. It just doesn’t seem like such a complicated idea. If someone is not saying “yes”, that would seem pretty straight-forward. Well clearly Craig Carillo, the producer of this 3 minute video Understand Consent With the Help of Stick Figures …

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Flibanserin.

Dr. Steven Snyder is a sex therapist as well as a medical doctor and wrote this excellent article about Flibanserin in Psychology Today, the so-called “pink viagra” for women. Professionals working in the field of female sexual health are anxiously awaiting the FDA’s decision on whether or not they will approve Flibanserin. Dr. Snyder ascertains …

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