Sex after childbirth.

The New York Times recently published two articles relating to sex after childbirth: “Talking Sex After Childbirth, and After Children” and “Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives.”   While reading the articles and the  comments, I found the overarching theme to be that the mind-body connection is often necessary for a woman to not only …

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How much vaginal discharge is normal?

Are you concerned that you have more vaginal discharge than normal? Are you embarrassed to discuss discharge with your ob/gyn? I have fielded many questions about vaginal discharge from several patients in the last week so I figured it was time to write a blog about it! First, vaginal discharge is normal. All women have …

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Your kids and talking about…sex!

So here is another mother’s blog talking about how her kids discovered sex. My daughter babysits for this family and loves them. When she saw this blog she forwarded it to me because she knew I’d love it. I think it’s worth a read. First of all, because it will make you laugh…and second, because …

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Getting back in the game.

“Having sexual dysfunction made me check out from my body. Now that I’m better I realize that I had checked out from life too.” – MCFS Vaginismus Patient (consent obtained for this quote) Sexual satisfaction and self-actualization are very intertwined. Thus, when sexual dysfunction is in the picture, it’s no surprise that many women feel alienated from …

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A course on how to love?

An interesting article was published recently in the New York Times proposing that it might be beneficial for college age students to attend a class about how to love. Many might think this is ridiculous but a lot of research is showing that the future generations are plugged in to screens and not each other. …

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Persistent genital arousal syndrome.

Persistent genital arousal syndrome is one of the most frustrating syndromes that I’ve faced while practicing at MCFS. Typically, a patient complaining of PGAS symptoms presents to us after some time of suffering. Since this syndrome affects each woman differently, a careful history must be taken. Although more research is being dedicated to this syndrome, …

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No sex for a year.

Here is a piece from the Huffington Post Blog that I thought should be discussed. The writer says that she and her husband had no sex at all for a year after her baby was born and it all worked out fine — and her relationship didn’t suffer. So I sat on this piece for a few …

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The real deal on psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can be a helpful and fulfilling experience. Some people love therapy and feeling comforted knowing they have a space where they can fall apart; other people don’t like therapy and find it awkward and uncomfortable. Nevertheless, therapy can be a deeply enriching experience where people feel support in working towards better understanding and inner …

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Sex at any size.

Okay. This blog goes deep into a belief system we all struggle with. Every single woman I know. No matter what we say, or how hard we work at it, most women feel that there is something wrong with their bodies and the way that they look. Period. And this gets in the way (big …

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One billion rising on V-Day.

Today is V-day, a day that begins 48 hours of global activism for survivors of gender violence. One Billion Rising For Justice is a global call to women survivors of violence to break their silence and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word,  and whatever way feels right.   In 2013, …

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