Foods that can actually increase your libido

Who doesn’t love a romantic, home cooked dinner featuring some foods that can actually increase your libido? According to Jennifer R Berman MD, the director the Bermans Women’s Wellness Center in Beverly Hills California “there is a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in food can enhance sexual function and …

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The Multi Effects of Sexual Dysfunction

Most of our patients have fairly busy lives that require juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. When there is a sexual issue, life continues to be busy, and the sexual issue can easily get thrown to the “later” pile. But sexual dysfunction affects more than sex, and with time the pain becomes more palpable. Here are …

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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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Threads of commonality.

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a patient start a sentence with, “so I don’t know if you have ever heard this before but……..”, and they then share something we hear ALL time. In fact, we may have heard it already several times that day. It can be anything from describing symptoms, how …

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The game isn’t over.

“Yikes, have you seen your vagina lately?” “You have the vagina of a ninety-year old woman.” “Can’t have intercourse? You’d make a great nun!” The above phrases were shared with me by patients and attributed to professionals they had consulted regarding their sexual dysfunction. Needless to say, the endeavors were not only futile in solving …

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You are worth it!

Working with patients coping with all sorts of sexual issues, I frequently hear women talk about themselves in the context of their relationship with a similar formula: My worth as a person informs what I can expect/ask for in a relationship. And since a woman may feel like her self-worth is inferior because of sexual …

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Status update.

Thanks to today’s social media, there’s an illusion of knowing all the details of what’s happening in other people’s lives: what they eat, where they’re headed for vacation, where they shop, what their mood is like, etc. This can mess with our heads because more often than not, the quality of people’s intimate relationships with …

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Treating treatment differently.

Now that the weather has gotten cooler, I find myself needing to moisturize my hands more regularly. Fortunately, there is a plethora of options on the market and I am grateful that there is effective treatment available for my dry hands. The other day I was thinking how it would sound if I told someone …

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Minus one.

When a couple faces sexual dysfunction, in one or both partners, it can be a difficult and heartbreaking journey that challenges the foundation of the relationship. But let’s talk about what sexual dysfunction means for a woman who is single. For most women it doesn’t just feel like there is no ‘ one’ in the …

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Getting back in the game.

“Having sexual dysfunction made me check out from my body. Now that I’m better I realize that I had checked out from life too.” – MCFS Vaginismus Patient (consent obtained for this quote) Sexual satisfaction and self-actualization are very intertwined. Thus, when sexual dysfunction is in the picture, it’s no surprise that many women feel alienated from …

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