36 questions that lead to love.

I found this article in The New York Times very interesting. A reporter wrote about a study from 1997 by psychologist Arthur Aron.  Aron had succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. He had succeeded by having the two strangers ask each other a series of questions, 36 questions to be …

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Happy new year 2015: you come first!

When I first started working at the Center, most of my patients would tell me they waited 2-3 years to make an appointment after learning about us. They would often tell me that they put their sexual health low on the totem pole but after walking through out doors they wished they had come in …

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Get your hoochie coochie in order!

My patient came in complaining of pain during intercourse. She had been suffering for a couple of years. Her symptoms started after menopause. Her vagina felt dry and itchy. At first, using a lubricant helped keep the pain at a manageable level but soon thereafter the pain worsened. She had a very healthy sex life …

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Everything about sex is a personal choice.

Elephant Journal blogger and holistic health coach, Janet Raftis, recently wrote a blog about an experience she had with one her clients. Her client had engaged in a sexual act that left her feeling ashamed afterwards. She went so far as to refer to herself as a “slut” even though engaging in the act was …

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FDA public meeting on FSD.

The FDA is having a two day public meeting and scientific workshop on Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) this week. The FDA is interested in obtaining patient input on the impact of the most common form of FSD (low desire and arousal). They are also interested in learning from women the effectiveness of the treatments that …

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Vaginismus on TV – Masters of Sex.

I was intrigued to find out that the Showtime series, “Masters of Sex”, included vaginismus in the story line of their most recent episode (Season 2, Episode 9). Since I treat patients with vaginismus on a daily basis I felt compelled to watch the program. Although the show is steeped in melodrama, I felt the …

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Vagina is not a bad word!

Janet Raftis explores the controversy surrounding vaginas (the word and the actual body part) in this empowering blog.  She talks about her path towards healing the relationship with her own vagina and bravely reveals the fear, shame, dissociation and ultimately the love she now has for her vagina and vaginas everywhere! “When I first discovered …

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Kegels for the next generation!

kGoal is a new device that has been designed to make kegel exercises easier and more fun. According to this article 30% of women are doing kegel exercises the wrong way. The device which is made of soft silicone sends feedback to an app so you can track your progress. As a bonus, if you …

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Woman Code.

I’m reading a fascinating book written by holistic health coach, Alisa Vitti. The title of the book is Woman Code and provides great advice and research on how to regulate menstrual cycles, clear up skin, lose weight, alleviate PMS, improve moods, and have better sex by following a whole-foods program. The idea behind following a whole-foods …

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Embrace your body campaign.

Can you imagine a world where women embrace their bodies at every stage of their life? Can you imagine the changes that would occur on this earth? Taryn Brumfitt is raising money to create a documentary that will unite women across the globe to love their bodies. Check it out here.

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