Social media: it’s more than face value.

Before the days of Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, our knowledge of people’s intimate lives was limited. Either the curtains were closed or we could only see what was on center stage. Today, it seems that not only is the curtain always open and there’s always stage visibility, but we have a continuous backstage pass as …

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How many women use vibrators?

“More than half of 2,056 women, aged 18 to 60, used a vibrator either during masturbation or intercourse, says Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, Bloomington, who led the survey.” If more than half of all women use vibrators, why is there still such a …

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How wet is too wet?

Every once in a while we have a patient who says their partner is concerned because her vagina feels too wet or too loose. They tell us that the partners are unhappy because they don’t “feel” them and complain that their penis doesn’t seem to get enough traction in their vagina. Admittedly, we are always …

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Best tampon td in the history of the world?

Have you heard of the “Camp Gyno” video? The video is an advertisement for Hello Flo, a period-supply subscription service, that has racked up 2.5 million hits in a mere two days! This video is being dubbed as the “best tampon ad in the history of the world!” Hello Flo is a monthly delivery service …

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Jenny & Matt: madly in love.

Jenny and Matt are madly in love. But when they take their relationship to the next level, they discover how difficult physical intimacy can be! Jenny finds intercourse painful and wonders if love always hurts, or if eventually the pain will go away. Matt wants to make Jenny happy, but experiences his own difficulties as …

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Kosher lubricant revoked!

Update: The kosher certification for “Wet” lubricants was subsequently revoked due to the misunderstanding between the company and the certifying group. Nonetheless, the publicity from the original story undoubtedly increased awareness around lubrication and encouraged consumers to seek ways to improve their sex lives within their comfort zone.

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Smooth operator.

A recent article in the New York Post has indicated that Wigg Laboratories has obtained kosher certification for its “Wet” brand of lubricants. This new certification will enhance the sexual experience for those who have strict standards with their lubricants and would prefer ingredients that meet their specifications. The fact that lubricants are continuing to …

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Librido: Can drugs help a woman’s desire?

There has been a lot of media attention recently on the advent of 2 new drugs being tested for female sexual dysfunction: Lybrido and Lybridos. But those aren’t the only two drugs currently being tested. A drug called Flibanserin had been tested and went to the FDA a few years ago, testosterone supplements including Libigel …

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Osphena — Oral medication for painful intercourse.

By far the most common cause of painful intercourse in a menopausal woman is vulvar and vaginal atrophy. During menopause estrogen levels plummet and can result in severe vulvar and vaginal dryness. Some of my patients have described intercourse as feeling like someone was rubbing sandpaper in their vagina. Another patient described her vagina as …

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It’s electric.

Summer has arrived, which means wedding season is here. Despite the growing divorce rate and various stressors that threaten long-term relationships, millions of people will walk down the aisle this summer. They will (hopefully) feel excited, hopeful, and dedicated to the unity of marriage, vowing to stay committed even when the going gets tough. But …

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