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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The vibrator shortage.

OK everyone, take a deep breath. Yes, Bloomberg did shut down the “Pleasure Carts” giving away vibrators due to over-sized crowds. Yes, it is very aggravating. Yes, it would have been fun to take a vibrator home tonight. I get it. But really? Why are we all acting like these were the last vibrators available …

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Is hormone therapy for you?

Have you noticed a decrease in your libido? Are you experiencing hot flashes, insomnia, or anxiety? Are your periods changing: cycles becoming irregular or have they stopped altogether? The symptoms I’m describing are very common complaints during the peri-menopause transition to menopause- a time when your hormone levels are fluctuating or as a patient of …

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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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