Pause, Sure. But Stop? Never!

It’s part of my job as a reproductive social worker, a mother of daughters, a woman, and a human being to talk about, research and consider how women move about in the world. The conversation and contemplation is endless, of course – every facet of womanhood is multi-layered, complex and deeply personal. The topic of …

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There is Help for Vaginal Pain

It’s unlikely that British philosopher Francis Bacon imagined that his phrase “knowledge is power” would find its way into the blog of a sexual dysfunction clinic centuries after he coined it. But In an interview with Scienceline, our Clinical Director, Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, recalls his words of wisdom when she says: “It breaks my …

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C’mon, Facebook – Own Up and Step Up

Say what you will about Facebook. Whether you are on #teamFB=spawnofsatan or #teamicanlivewithoutoxygenbutnotwithoutfacebook, the social media giant has had a hold on our society (and lots of others) for years. Despite security breaches that have affected millions of users (and, of late, a democracy or two), the much-maligned behemoth is now facing a new kind …

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Are You Watching Sex Education or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Heard about Netflix’s new series “Sex Education”? It’s garnering a lot of press and tons of eyeballs (as in 40 million-member households, according to the streaming network). Not surprising when you consider the show’s compelling elements: a current British high school setting that’s infused with 1980’s imagery; leading characters who are openly gay and others …

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Diagnosing Dyspareunia (Addressing Painful Sex)

Dyspereunia. Admittedly, it’s not a flowery word, and it’s not a walk in the park for those who are diagnosed with it. Dyspereunia is an umbrella term that describes several types of pain that women may experience with vagianl penetration. Discomfort in the vulvar region or pain with intercourse, vaginal muscle spasms that prevent penetration …

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Pressure.

Everyone experiences it, and these days, it’s like we’re all living in one giant, steamy, anxiety-inducing, Instant Pot (no disrespect, Instant Pot – I am truly, madly and deeply in love with you). No one’s immune, not the elderly, not millennials – not even preschoolers. I heard a mom call in to a radio show …

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Yes Virginia, Parents DO Have Sex!

Kids bring parents joy and love and hugs and kisses. And they also throw an epic wrench into the sex lives of even the most randy of couples.  As newborns, babies challenge our literal humanity with crying jags and sleep interruption the likes of which rival military torture. Then they begin to wiggle out of …

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Is the G-Spot Real? Depends on Who you Ask

Ask a woman about existence of the G-Spot, and you’ll likely either receive a firm confirmation or flat-out denial. Why is the G-Spot – after 68 years of it’s discovery by Ernst Grafenberg – still so controversial? This question speaks to how little we know about this area of the vagina that gives epic pleasure …

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