Painful Sex Can Last for Years, But it Doesn’t Have to. Finding the Right Provider is Key

Painful sex is one of the most common complaints that presents in our practice.  There are a multitude of causes for painful sex such as, hormonal changes, pelvic floor muscle issues, and neurological changes. Below is an article about congenital neuroproliferative vestibulodynia, which is a condition some woman are born with. The primary symptom is …

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MonaLisa Touch: Is It Right For You?

Millions of women experience changes in their vaginal health that interfere with their personal lives during the post-menopause years. These changes are the result of decreased estrogen. Problems include vaginal laxity, decreased lubrication, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, pouty labia and fissures at the opening of the vagina. Many women suffer in silence. Those who seek …

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Learn to Fly

There are some things in life that get old. Fashion trends. Slang terms. Pokemon. Cars. Textbooks. But one thing that never gets old is what it is like sitting with a woman who has just had pain-free intercourse after years of suffering from vaginismus.  When patients with vaginismus first come here, many of them report …

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The Pain of Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a condition where a woman can’t get a penis into her vagina. It can be mild… so mild that often-time she can get a penis in the vagina for very short periods but it’s unpleasant and painful. Or it can be severe, so severe that she can’t touch herself near her vagina, can’t …

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When Touch Gets Touchy

Every couple is different. Every couple has its own unique dynamics and ways of connecting. Yet so many issues are the same from couple to couple and when it comes to sexual dysfunction, we see many of the same patterns in couples from all age groups and backgrounds. An example of this is what happens …

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Happy new year 2015: you come first!

When I first started working at the Center, most of my patients would tell me they waited 2-3 years to make an appointment after learning about us. They would often tell me that they put their sexual health low on the totem pole but after walking through out doors they wished they had come in …

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Get your hoochie coochie in order!

My patient came in complaining of pain during intercourse. She had been suffering for a couple of years. Her symptoms started after menopause. Her vagina felt dry and itchy. At first, using a lubricant helped keep the pain at a manageable level but soon thereafter the pain worsened. She had a very healthy sex life …

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Fishing for the right answers.

I recently met a woman complaining of a long history of painful intercourse. Several years ago she finally had the courage to tell her doctor about it. The doctor responded by recommending that she go see a therapist. The woman met with a therapist and was asked all the typical intake questions. When the therapist …

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YES! Hormonal contraception can cause painful intercourse.

I see many patients that come to the office complaining of painful intercourse and one of my first questions is: Are you taking birth control pills or any other form of hormonal contraception? And if so, for how long? Now, the information I’m about to provide includes all hormonal contraception like the nuvaring, patch, injections …

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Sex and Chinese food.

The other day I was talking to a patient who originally came in for the treatment of low desire and painful intercourse. A few months into her treatment, her relationship with her husband has transformed and she is feeling more satisfied in her marriage as a result. When we were discussing her progress, she said …

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