Menstrual cycle — there’s an app for that!

There are dozens of apps available these days for smart phones, touchpads, and computers aimed at helping women track their menstrual cycles. When you enter the date of your last period, the app will calculate your next expected period as well as your ovulation window. Caution needs to be used when relying on the app …

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“Changing it up” doesn’t have to mean big changes.

Every month in some women’s magazine the sex columns recommend “changing it up.” You know, that’s where they recommend putting the spice back in your sex life by “doing something different.” Invariably, that “something different” includes suggestions like “do it in a different room,” “try a new position,” “wear a costume.” Well, I’ve been doing …

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Female sexual dysfunction: equal opportunity afflictor.

So you’re sitting at lunch with your girlfriends and the topic of sex comes up. As you listen to their glorious tales (which may or may not be the real deal), you start to think about the sexual dysfunction you’re experiencing and question whether you fit the stereotype. NEWSFLASH: There is no exclusive ‘type’ of …

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Probiotics.

I am often asked questions about probiotics. I am a very big fan of probiotic supplements for digestive and vaginal health so I figured I’d do a little research to help explain the benefits of these supplements. Probiotics are foods that contain a healthy type of bacteria similar to the bacteria naturally found in the …

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You are NOT crazy — really!

I had a medical appointment recently that made me understand my patients so much better. For the past year and a half, I’ve been having some weird medical symptoms that have been making me miserable. I’m in pain often, but the pain moved around and was somewhat hard to define to doctors. I spent the …

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Am I old enough to use a lubricant?

It is a very common misconception that lubricants are reserved for women who are “old” and “frigid.” We challenge this misconception every day. The amount of moisture a woman produces during the arousal phase varies based on many different variables — stress, water intake, caffeine consumption, medical problems, medications, and where they are in their menstrual cycle. …

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An ode to being aroused.

The other day a patient who was coming from very far away on the train said to us, “I was going to read 50 Shades of Grey on the way down here, but then I figured I might get turned on and couldn’t do anything about it.” Hmmmm…It occurred to me that many of my …

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He, he and he.

A recent article in New York Magazine, titled, “He , He and He” takes a look at a modern day and somewhat famous menage a trois. The French term literally means, ” a household of three,” and the implication is that the three are engaged in sexual relations. Historically, there are many well known threesomes: …

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The misunderstood sex therapist-friend.

One of my best friends came from out of town to spend the night. We had a great time catching up and talking about pretty much everything, including the fact that the vibrator she was using felt too big and clunky. The day after she left I mailed her a book I thought she would …

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Arousal and anxiety in women.

Arousal in women is typically marked by a woman’s ability to lubricate. Physiologically, many things are happening to create a physical response. I have found in my work at the Center that that physical response is extremely important to women. Though arousal may be harder to physically detect in a woman than in a man, …

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