Vaginismus Treatment Under Anesthesia.

We have been receiving more inquiries lately about our Vaginismus Treatment Under Anesthesia. I wrote a case study article about one of our patient’s experience with the procedure that was published by the Journal of Women’s Health Care in February 2014. If you are curious about the procedure and want more information I highly encourage …

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What it’s like to have severe vaginismus.

Our associate medical director, Melissa Ferrara, NP was recently interviewed for an article detailing what it’s like to have severe vaginismus. I recommend this article to anyone suffering from fear/pain with penetration. As always, you are not alone and complete resolution of your symptoms is possible. Please do not hesitate to call us for more …

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Flibanserin.

Dr. Steven Snyder is a sex therapist as well as a medical doctor and wrote this excellent article about Flibanserin in Psychology Today, the so-called “pink viagra” for women. Professionals working in the field of female sexual health are anxiously awaiting the FDA’s decision on whether or not they will approve Flibanserin. Dr. Snyder ascertains …

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F*&k Yes or No? (Caution: profanity to follow.)

I really enjoyed reading this blog post. The author, Mark Manson, created a “law” to follow when establishing relationships with people. Whether the relationship is romantic or a friendship he recommends following his Law of “Fuck Yes or No”. I think it is hilarious and absolutely correct! “The Law of “Fuck Yes or No” states …

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How soap scum can affect your sex life!

I’ve written about it before and I’m sure I will write about it again…your vulva (area just outside your vagina) only needs to be washed with water! I have seen many women complaining of vaginal/vulva dryness and are shocked to learn that using soap (of any kind) on this sensitive tissue can be harmful. There …

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A quick guide to IUDs.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus for an extended period of time. IUDs either contain copper or the hormone levonorgestrel and are the most effective form of reversible birth control. There is one type of copper IUD called ParaGard. ParaGard can remain in the uterus …

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6 things to know about having sex during your period.

I was recently interviewed by Health.com about things to know about having sex during your period. Here is a snippet: Doctors say go for it:“If the patient is comfortable with it, then it’s great to continue having sex throughout the month and not have to take a break,” says Ford. “It’s perfectly natural and safe …

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What is Flibanserin?

I think this is a great article that talks about the medication Flibanserin and the controversy surrounding FDA approval for medications to treat female sexual dysfunction. Flibanserin is a non-hormonal oral medication, with a seemingly low side effect profile, that in essence increases dopamine and noradrenalin while reducing serotonin in the brain. According to some …

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Go get your freak on.

There is a lot of hype surrounding the release of 50 Shades of Grey and BDSM.  Here is some food for thought from the mouth of Esther Perel, therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Perel says, “I do believe that the emphasis on egalitarian and respectful sex — purged of any expressions …

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Hormone replacement therapy and menopause.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for women suffering from severe menopausal symptoms. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, low sex drive, depression and more. Although menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age, some women find these symptoms are so severe that …

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