PGAD.

PGAD or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, generally has 5 aspects: “1. involuntary genital and clitoral arousal that persists for an extended period of time (hours, days, months); 2. the physical genital arousal does not go away following one or more orgasms; 3. the genital arousal is unrelated to subjective feelings of sexual desire; 4. the …

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Another type of birth control — IUD.

Decisions about birth control can be very stressful. Although birth control pills are praised widely on television commercials, magazine and internet ads, not all women react so positively to birth control in their system. Not all women act like the actresses in the commercials. We often see women coming to us complaining about changes in …

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You go, girl…or…Ma’am…

This video is not for the faint of heart. It’s a safe sex video for seniors and hopefully it will make you smile, like it made me smile. It made me smile because it acknowledges that sex is not only for the 21 year old lithe set. And it made me smile because I think …

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The pill…what you need to know.

In 1961, the FDA approved the use of female oral contraceptive pills (commonly known as birth control pills). As of this writing, there are over 60 different birth control pills on the market. There are an estimated 12 million women in the United States using birth control pills. The consensus is that most women do …

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Lying (like crazy) to your gynecologist.

I found this article funny, really funny. But also a bit sad…and I’m trying to figure out who is exactly at fault here. My opinions may not make any sense before you read the article, but they may convince you to read it! I guess I think the real problem is the physician who doesn’t …

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“Fifty Shades of Grey” — We read it.

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James is really fun. The trilogy tells the story of a recent college graduate, Anastasia Steele and her wealthy, handsome CEO boyfriend named Christian Grey. As their courting progresses, Mr. Grey exposes Ms. Steele to the wonders of BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and sadism/masochism ). For some readers this …

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A funny thing happened at the airport…

Last Wednesday I was heading off to Chicago to speak at a sex therapy and research conference. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as sex therapy and research conferences (for the record, many of them are not nearly as much fun as they sound, or as they could be, so don’t go Googling and …

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Perimenopause.

Perimenopause is a stage of a woman’s life that can start at any age but typically, “starting at age 43 the female brain becomes less sensitive to estrogen, touching off a cascade of symptoms that can vary month to month and year to year, ranging from hot flashes and joint pain to anxiety and depression…For …

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“Fifty Shades of Gray.”

Reading erotica is a behavioral activity we often recommend to our patients looking to help increase their desire and arousal. Some patients find reading random articles in Cosmopolitan Magazine are sufficient enough to get their motors started, while others find the erotica we recommend too “vanilla”. Like everything else in life, what works for one person doesn’t …

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