Treating orgasm issues.

“In 1,749 randomly-sampled U.S. women, 24% reported an orgasmic dysfunction.” I think it is helpful to see the statistics on how often anorgasmia occurs because many women think they are alone in facing this issue. Often women we see at the Center feel unclear about exactly what an orgasm is. Orgasms are different for every …

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Keeping up your mojo.

It’s that time of year; awesome sales, no more humidity, and that feeling that the holiday spirit is right around the corner. But as the days get shorter and you change your wardrobe, you may also start to notice a change in your mood and energy, and some may feel like their sex life flies …

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How to dispose of medications safely.

Have you ever wondered what to do with medications you have sitting around in your home? Perhaps you have expired medications, opiates or other pain killers around the house? Leaving medications lying around your home that you don’t need does have the potential to be hazardous, especially if you have children in your home. I’m …

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Why therapy?

In my practice at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality we refer many patients for psychotherapy. With female sexual dysfunction, women frequently get told that their problems are all in their head, that they are crazy or that whatever they are facing is not a big deal. We hate hearing that they have been told …

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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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