One Heart, Many Genders

I recently watched the mini-series “When We Rise”. The show follows the true life individual and political histories of various LGBT activists who were instrumental in the US civil rights movement. Going back further in our country’s history, I learned that all Native American societies acknowledged three to five gender roles : Female, male, Two …

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3 Ways to Make Space for Sex

I recently collaborated with Fiera blog writer Kristy Lin Billuni to discuss where to have sex and different ways to make space for sex. Fiera is focused on helping women get their mind and body in the mood for sex again. It’s well known that the world we live in today is buzzing with distractions …

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What a Year It Has Been!

Sometimes in the day to day flurry of our own lives we don’t notice all the “big things” happening that may affect our sexual lives: laws,  legislation, public statements and even technology. So here is a list of some of the best and worst things that happened in 2016. Enjoy. Best Sex #1: Supreme Court …

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Did You Know?

In our center, we often discuss—with our patients and amongst the staff– the myths and misconceptions people have around relationships and sexuality.  But it’s hard to be aware of it, because you don’t know what you don’t know. And with the abundance of inaccurate sexual information all over the place, it’s difficult to get the …

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On Kissing

Why we kiss. How we kiss. When we kiss. You never knew that kissing could be so complicated. But it really is! Whether kissing is a prelude to sex, a way to assess your potential partner or not connected to sex but merely a way to stay intimate has been studied for years. And honestly, …

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The Frustrating Cycle of Vaginitis

When you think of Lo Bosworth your initial reaction is reality television- Laguna Beach or The Hills. The Hills has been cancelled for 6 years and Lo Bosworth has been busy launching a new startup in feminine health called Love Wellness. Love Wellness addresses the most common reasons women go their gynecologists- vaginal irritation, vaginal …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall is finally here… It is my favorite time of year. Leaves changing colors from green to yellow to a brilliant red hue. Football is well under way. Fans going crazy picking fantasy teams and hoping that their team wins. Tough football players, referees and coaches take the field wearing pink cleats and other pink accessories…  Why …

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Vaginismus? Maybe you meant veganism.

One of our specialties at Congtythamtu is treating vaginismus.  Vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted intercourse.  Women do not control the tightness, and many do not even realize this tightness is causing the tightness and pain with penetration. Most patients have been to see several other medical professional …

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An evolutionary approach to Orgasm?

Since I have started working in this field I’ve been fascinated by the science behind the development of female orgasm. And frankly, I think I’ve read every book available on the subject. I’ve never really found any of the current theories convincing. Well the NY Times recently did a piece on a new scientific theory …

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Life Can Be A Beach

When August rolls around, we in the Northeast feel the beginning of the end of summer. Back to school commercials blare. Here’s one way to hold onto the magic of summer: I recently had a cocktail aptly named “Sex on the Beach”. It was first served in 1987 in Florida. Even though I was nowhere near the beach while …

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