Lybrido — Are we making up the problem?

The New York Times recently ran an article about female libido and the race to develop a drug (Lybrido) that would help women want sex. There are so many arguments these days about women’s libidos. There are angry therapists, frustrated drug companies, sad women and lots and lots of confusion. Some therapists argue that drug …

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The Grant Study: Happiness is love.

The Grant study is one of the longest running longitudinal studies of human development — an astonishing 75 years! In an effort to determine which factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing this study measures an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological and physical traits. Some of these traits range from personality type to IQ, drinking habits, family …

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Lack of a message IS a message.

In our work treating female sexual dysfunction, we often see the same phenomenon take place: A woman will come to us for treatment after years of suffering from an issue that prevents her from having an enjoyable sex life. The issue could be anything from low desire, poor arousal, inability to orgasm or painful intercourse. …

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MYTH: Wine helps painful intercourse.

I am always surprised at how many patients I see who tell me that their gynecologist recommends they have a glass of wine before intercourse. They say it’s to help them relax and that it would help with the pain they experience during intercourse. Not only does this not work, but the patient is left …

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Have the sex life you desire.

Daniel Bergner, is a contributor for the New York Times Magazine and author of several books including, The Other Side of Desire, which I loved. He just wrote a new book which was released last week, What do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire. An excerpt from the book just appeared in …

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The rise of arousal.

And the media buzz term of the week is…….female arousal. With the news about clinical trials in the advancement of Lybrido, a new drug being tested that purports to increase sexual arousal in women, the discussion around women’s sexuality has shifted from a whisper to a shout. The idea that a female arousal drug may …

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A pill for low libido?

There was a recent article in The New York Times Magazine that has generated some buzz in the field of human sexuality. The article was written by Daniel Bergner, a contributing writer for the NY Times magazine and is an adaptation from his new book, What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female …

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Daniel Bergner: He’s done it again!

One of my very favorite authors on sex, Daniel Bergner, has come out with a new book, What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire. What differentiates Bergner’s books from the other seemingly endless stream of “new” books about sex is… believe it or not… that he has something new to say! You …

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I feel like a woman.

“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” These were the words of Angelina Jolie, as she recently openly discussed her choice to have a double-mastectomy to reduce her chance of getting breast cancer. Media outlets have been …

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