Know Yourself, Experiment, Open Up and Be Real

I love Lena Dunham. She’s smart, funny and not at all afraid to be herself. So when a writer from her magazine called and asked if they could interview me for an article, I jumped at the opportunity. I like to think of our center, Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health, as channeling the spirit of Lena …

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Teaching about vibrators.

One of the parts of my job that I think is the most fun is teaching women about vibrators. As part of our treatment protocol, particularly for women who are having difficulty having orgasms, we introduce women to vibrators. Many women have tried one or two over the course of their lives. Some women try …

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Bat Sheva Marcus on CBS — Sex and Aging.

(CBS) — Forty years of research is turning conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to the issue of women and sex. The experts say it gets better with age. “Your husband wants it and you kind of go along with it,” said Susan Courtney, who is 56-years-old. Sex was never really at the top …

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Weighing in on the film “Orgasm Inc.”

Once upon a time people couldn’t see. They bumped into walls, they had trouble reading, they saw double, they had horrible pain in their eyes and in the worst cases they went blind. This was a big problem and since this was a hundred years ago no one really had good language to use to …

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Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus interviewed by CBS News on female sexual desire.

Last week, Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, who has been the clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality for 10 years, was interviewed by CBS Channel 2 News in New York regarding the expected upcoming approval of a treatment for low sexual desire in women. Flibanserin, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, is …

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Did you know the pill neutralizes your sex drive?

Fifty years ago, the birth control pill gave women a freedom that previously eluded them: without fear of unwanted pregnancy, women could engage in romantic or recreational sex with relative control over the prospect of pregnancy. I’m sure many of us would agree that this was a life-changing development, aligned with the women’s movement and …

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