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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Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Often when we see a woman for treatment at the Center, we find that part of what she may be struggling with is her relationship. When that is a part of what is going on we may refer the patient for couples therapy. This is partly why our treatment is so effective. We can increase …

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Vaginal moisturizers.

Vaginal moisturizers are an excellent alternative to hormone treatment for vaginal dryness. There are several types of moisturizers on the market today. Moisturizers are typically inserted into the vagina every 3 days and hydrate the vaginal tissue to deliver moisture for days supplementing the body’s natural lubrication. Regular moisturizing can help prevent dryness from recurring …

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A need to live.

Last week, a Florida woman afflicted with a rare sexual disorder committed suicide. Gretchen Molannen, 39, suffered for 16 years from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, which is characterized by spontaneous, unwanted genital sensation and arousal in the absence of sexual stimulation or emotion, and the sensations can be unrelenting to sufferers. (For more information on …

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