Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD).

In my opinion, persistent genital arousal disorder is one of the most frustrating syndromes that I’ve faced while practicing at MCFS. Typically, a patient complaining of PGAD symptoms presents to us after some time of suffering. Since this syndrome affects each woman differently, a careful history must be taken. Although more research is being dedicated …

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Birth control recall.

Pfizer announced the recent recall of birth control pills.  28 lots of the brand name and generic tablets were recalled in total.  Apparently, there was a mix up at the processing plant and some of the packs have tablets that are out of sequence and contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets …

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All the single ladies — Part 3; a new ism.

As I wrote about in my previous blog entries, I read a very interesting article by Kate Bolick, who cites Bella DePaulo. DePaulo, a social psychologist, created the term “singlism”, which is the “stigmatizing of adults who are single [and] includes negative stereotyping of singles and discrimination against singles”. In her book, Singled Out, she …

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We would love to hear from you!

There is nothing I love more than feeling like I’ve helped a woman that came in to see me at the Center. The struggles of sexual problems, whether it be painful intercourse, lack of desire, difficulty becoming aroused or so many of the other issues that arise, affect so many areas of a woman’s life. …

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Sex and the single lady.

In Bolick’s article, “All The Single Ladies”, her focus is not sexual, it is more anthropological, but she does discuss sex. She quotes Robert H. Frank, who states that, “When available women significantly outnumber men, which is the case on many college campuses today, courtship behavior changes in the direction of what men want…. If …

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“All The Single Ladies” — A three part series.

Part One — To Marry or Not to Marry? All The Single Ladies is the title of a well-known Beyonce song. It is also the title of an article written by Kate Bolick in the November issue of the Atlantic. I loved the piece. Bolick talks about the history of being single both nationally and internationally. …

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Update on vaginismus.

We’ve been using botulinum toxin now for over a year and it may be time to give you some of my impressions. They are not in any particular order… they are just things we’ve learned along the way, but I think they can be helpful in thinking about botulinum toxin as a treatment option: For …

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Ben Wah balls.

Ben Wah balls are often called other things like Benoit balls, Orgasm balls or Geisha balls. If they are larger and made of plastic they are called duotone balls. There is documentation that they have been used all over the world for centuries. For women, they have been used by cultures from China to Egypt. …

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You go, girl!

I think one of the last sexual hold outs of our society is the acceptability of sexuality in older women. Maybe the problem is with older men and women, but generally I see it more with women. Some people see sexually active older men as sexy, but most people seem patently uncomfortable with a sexy, …

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