Low Desire in the Time of a Pandemic

Given this time of heightened anxiety, we know that many women are finding it difficult to focus on their sex lives.  We are all under quite a bit of stress trying to multitask within the home, take care of our children, and work from home. So, if sex is the LAST thing on your mind …

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Can anti-depressants cause low sex drive?

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 6 women in the United States is taking an anti-depressant. Unfortunately, a substantial proportion of these women will experience unwanted side effects that impact their sex lives. Not surprisingly, depression itself is a major risk factor for sexual dysfunction; many women who are struggling with depression have very …

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Coronavirus Stressing You Out?

There has been much written over the last few weeks about coping with COVID 19’s special and insidious brand of anxiety. We are all experiencing it, individually and collectively, locally with our families and neighbors and of course with our fellow human beings around the globe. Stress is a natural function of the human condition …

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Can you be sedated for a Pap smear?

Let’s be honest.  No one enjoys getting a Pap smear.  Or a pelvic exam.  They can be uncomfortable at best, and at worst resemble a form of torture.  Many women experience intense pelvic pain with any kind of penetration, and for this group of gals – just the thought of a speculum can ignite a …

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The Goop Lab S1:E3 (The One Everyone’s Talking About)

There are few celebrities more divisive than Gwyneth Paltrow. Whether you’re a fiery critic of her oft questionable wellness claims or a devoted fan soaking up everything in the Goopisphere, you are likely aware of her new Netflix venture entitled “The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow.” Each episode in the series focuses on a different …

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To the Partners of Vaginismus Patients

Your partner just found out that she has vaginismus. She is either relieved, devastated, or a combination of the two, depending on how much time she has spent avoiding the issue, jumping between health care providers, and trying to understand the condition. Now you are trying to understand what vaginismus is, figure out what your …

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Are you Clitorate?

If so, then you’re familiar with the following facts: The clitoris has over 8,000 nerve endings (comparatively, the penis has 4,000). The clitoris was only identified as an anatomical body part in 1998. The clitoris is the only part of the body that is designed solely for pleasure. When you consider this superhero of the …

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