It’s just psychological…or not.

Fortunately, the normalization of psychotherapy has facilitated a shift in stigma reduction of mental health issues. The good news is that disorders that were never talked about are now household names, warning signs of emotional instability are now taken more seriously, and the general attitude towards seeking help has improved. However, the bad news is …

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Could your medications be affecting your mojo?

Low sex drive can be caused by multiple factors, which vary from patient to patient. Fatigue, the daily responsibilities and multiple roles women often assume, and many possible psychological causes can impact a woman’s sexual function.  It is also known that certain health conditions and medications can affect a woman’s sexual desire. Depression and anxiety …

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Men vs women.

A recent NY Times opinion piece discussed how much of our sex-related behavior is “hard-wired.” The articles questioned those behaviors which we believe to be inherited in men vs. women. For example we know that men think about sex way more often than women do, and we’ve seen studies that show that men are way less …

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Pain in the “V”.

Pain inside or around the vagina is a common complaint from our patients. Many of our patients have visited several medical providers with no answers. Vaginal pain can be an extremely disruptive and debilitating condition. If you google vaginal pain you’ll often come across different conditions that start with the letter “V”. Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia …

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The art of the quickie.

A patient told me a story this morning. She and her husband usually have sex about two times a week. Generally, it’s Saturday night and one other night during the week, either when they go to bed, or if their teenage kids happen to be out one evening. Last week, her husband approached her on …

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What’s new?

I love New Year’s Resolution time. For a limited period, people feel comfortable sharing their hopes and dreams for the coming year. Whereas during the rest of the year people may feel inhibited in discussing their introspective feelings, during New Year’s Resolution time it seems more popular to talk like Oprah. Some of the most …

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‘Tis the season for weight gain.

During the holiday season there are more temptations and more opportunities to eat more and drink more than what you usually consume. We here at MCFS are definitely not immune; fresh batches of cookies seemingly appear every few hours! I read a very interesting report in The New England Journal of Medicine stating that holiday …

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“She Comes First.”

She Comes First, by Ian Kerner, is a great educational tool. It is an explicit guide to help men successfully give a woman an orgasm. His audience is really the inexperienced male partner. Thus the title, She Comes First, the thinking man’s guide to pleasuring a woman. It was modeled after the book by Strunk …

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Masturbation-in-training.

Have you heard of Betty Dodson? She’s an 80-something woman, author of two books about sex and the self-described Queen of Masturbation. This link was sent to me by one of my young friends in college who always makes me smile, and I thought I’d pass it along: Bottom line, the author of the article …

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Mojo nights — no more.

There are many over-the-counter products on the market these days claiming to enhance both male and female sexual functioning. Recently there was a recall of two products: Mojo Nights and Mojo Nights for Her. After testing these products, the FDA found the presence of two different types of Erectile Dysfunction medications: Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis …

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