Sexuality and religion.

At the Medical Center for Female Sexuality, I treat a lot of women who come from religious backgrounds. I see people from all kinds of religions and all different levels of religiosity. The thing that strikes me is that many of our world’s religions do not support sex before marriage. Many people have been told …

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Is orgasm important?

This always come up. How important is having an orgasm to a woman’s sexual experience? I get asked it time and again and I’m never quite sure how to answer the question. On the one hand the politically correct answer seems to be “oh, no. Don’t be so orgasm focused, sex is about a wide …

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Bremelanotide, “The Barbie Drug” or PT141

the Medical center for Female Sexuality we often treat Hypo Sexual Desire Disorder or low desire. We have several effective treatments for this condition but most of them are off label for reasons I will not go into here. The field of female sexual dysfunction is always growing and we are at the forefront of …

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The language of lust.

I recently read the book, The Other Side of Desire, by Daniel Bergner. In it, Bergner describes “four journeys into the far realms of lust and longing”. This book is not for everyone. Bergner explores the lives of a pedophiliac, a sadist and others who have erotic tastes that are outside of the norm. Though …

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Testosterone: The most misunderstood hormone.

I have spent a lot of time in the last few months analyzing testosterone research. The bottom line is we all need it for healthy sexual functioning. Men and women both make it and men and women both need it to have healthy sexual functioning. If either group does not have enough testosterone, his or …

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What turns men on.

(Fifth in a series of articles discussing A Billion Wicked Thoughts, a controversial new book by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam that uses the internet to study human sexuality in some new and unusual ways. Photocredit: Pedrosimoes7 ) As simple as it gets “Wolfgang likes to look at images of female derrieres. He prefers certain …

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Sex when you’re exhausted.

Patients often remark that they resent having to decide between sex and sleep. And I can certainly relate! Any woman who is taking care of kids, working, running a household or taking care of 3000 other details always feels sleep deprived and often grumpy. Here’s the other side though. Making love with your significant other …

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The elements of desire.

(Fourth in a series of articles discussing A Billion Wicked Thoughts, a controversial new book by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam that uses the internet to study human sexuality in some new and unusual ways.) There’s an app for that Much like your average personal computer, the human brain comes outfitted with a whole lot …

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Exploring your sexual identity.

How is one’s sexual identity formed? Is it formed from our parents? Our biology and hormonal makeup? Our friends, or the media, or how we look? How much do our early sexual experiences with a partner, or partners form us? One’s sexual identity is a complex and dynamic entity. Some of us grow up feeling …

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