15 top medical organizations agree on hormone therapy use.

A statement was released recently from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the North American Menopause Society, and the Endocrine Society regarding the use of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women. Over the past 10 years, there has been a lot of confusion among experts regarding hormone therapy which led many women to believe it …

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Spicing up your sex life.

The trick for keeping a long-term sexual relationship interesting is essentially giving it some attention! Think about it. The reality is that everyone needs something a bit different in their sex life and there is no “one-size fits all”. The more you actually spend time THINKING about what would spice up your sex life, the …

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Inspiration.

I am often inspired by my patients, by their courage to face their issues, by their commitment to the process of getting better and often by their fearlessness to do things that are completely foreign and that make them feel incredibly uncomfortable. I saw a patient yesterday who did all of the above. When we …

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Condom mania.

I am often asked about my recommendation for condoms, so I figured I’d do some research and let you know what’s out there. Condoms are made from different materials — latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin. There are certain things you must consider when choosing a condom: Are you or your partner allergic to latex? Are …

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Give the chubby guy a chance.

We were sitting with a patient yesterday. We love this patient. She’s funny, warm, smart and quite pretty. She, like so many of our patients, struggles mightily with her feelings of sexual inadequacy. “I don’t think I’m sexy enough.” “I don’t feel like I know enough.” “I’m just not pretty enough.” These are the kinds …

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Diaphragm.

When discussing birth control options with my patients, the diaphragm often comes up. The most important thing to know about using a diaphragm is that it’s most effective at preventing pregnancy ONLY when used with a spermicide. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to spermicide; the diaphragm may not be for you. Also, the …

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A measure of desire.

I really like the “Modern Love” column in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times. I would prefer that I didn’t have to dig my way through photos of who was thinnest and wore the shortest skirt at a recent charity event, or the new ways in which waxing makes you look shiny… …

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Is thinner really hotter?

I love dispelling sexual myths. One that seems to creep up from time to time is that thin women have better sex. Women say, “oh if only I were thinner, I would be having more sex”, or “I would be more comfortable doing this or that..” In fact, thin women generally have higher amounts of …

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Don’t let this happen to you!

Apparently an entire village in China was fooled by a sex toy! Villagers discovered the object while drilling for a new well and assumed it was a rare mushroom “which according to legend has the ability to give immortality!” It’s a proven fact that orgasms boost health and immune function so these Chinese villagers weren’t …

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