Living Life in Shades of Gray

Many of us tend to “split” and see life and ourselves as either good or bad, right or wrong, smart or dull, fair or unfair, or one extreme or the other.  This is called “black and white thinking “and we generally engage in it to give us a sense of control and familiarity. In truth, …

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The Orgasm Gap… What Gives?

We’ve long been familiar with the gender wage gap; we hear about it regularly in the mainstream media and may even discuss it with our family and friends. But in recent years, a new ‘gender gap’ has started to receive more focus and attention – the orgasm gap. Sociologists and researchers have been increasingly interested …

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9 Benefits of Bioidentical Estrogen

Postmenopausal hormone replacement is more than just resolving hot flashes. Estrogen affects everything from your skin to your brain. This is a great article highlighting some of the important effects of estrogen. If you are postmenopausal and struggling with these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your provider to see if you are a good candidate …

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How to Have Sex When the Kids are Home

I recently got a card from my husband that was perfect. It had a picture of two teenagers sneaking off to the basement to have sex while their parents watch TV in the next room. The second panel had a picture of two middle-aged parents sneaking off to have sex while their teenagers watched TV …

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Vibrators for the Holidays

Holiday shopping can be both fun, and stressful at the same time.  Many people want to get just “the right gift,” or making sure that the person will be surprised at the uniqueness of their gift.  So how about a vibrator?  There are literally hundreds of vibrators on the market, and numerous websites selling them …

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All You Need Is Self – Love!

A common theme I hear from women who come to Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health is how it’s so much easier for them to give to their partners than it is to receive. Of course there is more to this than meets the eye, but it got me thinking that many women aren’t “talented receivers”. Is …

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The Benefits of Starting HRT Early

There is a lot of misinformation out there about postmenopausal hormone replacement, based on old, misinterpreted studies. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has put out a great informational video about the safety and timing of hormone replacement. They recommend seeking treatment sooner rather than later, as it is safer to start HRT earlier, and …

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You’ve Come A Long Way Broadcasting Baby

I am loving TV these days. Remember when Lucy and Ricky’s bedroom had twin beds separated by a large piece of furniture?! Nowadays even vibrators are the subject of discussion on a Prime Time television show. Every type of family dynamic is represented on screen. We have same sex couples, working moms, single moms, stay …

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Pain During Intercourse: There is Help

The biggest hurdle with treating painful intercourse is that patients don’t realize they can be helped! When you are having pain with intercourse it’s usually due to one of these factors – your muscles might be tight, either at the entrance to the vagina or around it, the skin in the vagina might be irritated, …

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5 Myths About Vaginismus Debunked

There are so many myths surrounding Vaginismus, let’s try and bust them! Myth 1: VAGINIMUS is all “in your head.” Vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted intercourse. The tightness is actually caused by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina.  Those muscles are in …

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