Everything about sex is a personal choice.

Elephant Journal blogger and holistic health coach, Janet Raftis, recently wrote a blog about an experience she had with one her clients. Her client had engaged in a sexual act that left her feeling ashamed afterwards. She went so far as to refer to herself as a “slut” even though engaging in the act was …

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The Secret Female Hormone — Part 1

For anyone interested in the hormonal treatment of low desire I highly recommend the book, “The Secret Female Hormone: How testosterone Can Change Your Life”, By Kathy Maupin. At the Center we have been treating low desire with hormones for nearly 15 years. We have seen how effective it can be to replace testosterone, when …

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Treating treatment differently.

Now that the weather has gotten cooler, I find myself needing to moisturize my hands more regularly. Fortunately, there is a plethora of options on the market and I am grateful that there is effective treatment available for my dry hands. The other day I was thinking how it would sound if I told someone …

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FDA public meeting on FSD.

The FDA is having a two day public meeting and scientific workshop on Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) this week. The FDA is interested in obtaining patient input on the impact of the most common form of FSD (low desire and arousal). They are also interested in learning from women the effectiveness of the treatments that …

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Falling into good habits.

With the weather getting chillier and the days getting shorter, the long summer days are feeling more and more behind us. Fall is a beautiful season with its foliage, mild weather, and the positive feelings in the air as the holiday season is just around the corner. The fall season can be an important time …

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Orgasm fairy tales and the movies – Part I.

You watched a movie last night and you are wondering, yet again, why the woman in the movie was writhing, screaming and moaning when she reached orgasm and why, let’s be honest, your orgasms seem so pale in comparison. Or worse yet, why you are not having orgasms at all. There are many parts of …

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Coping with an affair.

Unfortunately, I  often hear about affairs in my work as a couples therapist. It is a difficult situation for both parties to cope with and the healing process is not easy. The first part is identifying what constitutes an affair.  In an article called, “The State of Extramarital Affairs” a couples therapist, Karen Rushkin, states …

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Vaginismus on TV – Masters of Sex.

I was intrigued to find out that the Showtime series, “Masters of Sex”, included vaginismus in the story line of their most recent episode (Season 2, Episode 9). Since I treat patients with vaginismus on a daily basis I felt compelled to watch the program. Although the show is steeped in melodrama, I felt the …

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Vagina is not a bad word!

Janet Raftis explores the controversy surrounding vaginas (the word and the actual body part) in this empowering blog.  She talks about her path towards healing the relationship with her own vagina and bravely reveals the fear, shame, dissociation and ultimately the love she now has for her vagina and vaginas everywhere! “When I first discovered …

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