Newlywed’s guide to intimacy.

In my work at the Center I frequently see “Torah observant” women who are struggling with sexual and relationship issues in a new marriage. They are from a community where certain rules and rituals must be observed. A new book called The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy has just come out by Jennie Rosenfeld, PhD …

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A good day at our center.

Someone once asked me what makes a good day at our center. Today is one of those days. Today I got an email with a copy of a baby picture from a patient who struggled for 2 years with vaginismus. She is fine, having great sex and has a beautiful little baby girl to prove …

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Newsletter talks about “what Is normal.”

The Medical Center for Female Sexuality has posted its May newsletter on its Web site. This month’s topic is “what is normal.”  Along with an article from our contributor, Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, there are some fun statistics about sex and a review of a book written to help parents talk to their kids about …

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Why not talking about sex is not so good…

The most interesting thing about the fact that people are unwilling to talk about sex is that it distorts our view. With no basis for comparison, we assume that what we do is “normal,” anyone who does stuff that’s more adventurous is “kinky” and anyone who isn’t comfortable with what we do is “repressed.” Can …

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Am I normal?!

This question gets asked to me more than any other. Am I normal? I hate oral sex. Am I normal? I LOVE oral sex more than anything. Am I normal? I don’t have orgasms from intercourse. Am I normal? I can only have orgasms from intercourse. Am I normal? I fantasize about women even though …

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