Is it really just a phase?

“It’s just a phase”; an expression that after some digging, you’ll likely find anything from hope, relief, to total denial. By nature, relationships go through phases. From the time a relationship begins, it will experience countless phases over time and there will be a variety of the types of phases that are encountered.  When a …

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Naked hour.

As usual I got a great idea from one of my patients today. She and her husband have been struggling sexually. He’s had a hard time holding his erection. She’s having terrible pain every time they have intercourse and like so many other couples they are just plain having difficulty finding time for sex. But…a …

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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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Sex after childbirth.

The New York Times recently published two articles relating to sex after childbirth: “Talking Sex After Childbirth, and After Children” and “Sex and Intimacy After the Baby Arrives.”   While reading the articles and the  comments, I found the overarching theme to be that the mind-body connection is often necessary for a woman to not only …

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No sex for a year.

Here is a piece from the Huffington Post Blog that I thought should be discussed. The writer says that she and her husband had no sex at all for a year after her baby was born and it all worked out fine — and her relationship didn’t suffer. So I sat on this piece for a few …

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Condom mania.

I am often asked about my recommendation for condoms, so I figured I’d do some research and let you know what’s out there. Condoms are made from different materials — latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin. There are certain things you must consider when choosing a condom: Are you or your partner allergic to latex? Are …

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Diaphragm.

When discussing birth control options with my patients, the diaphragm often comes up. The most important thing to know about using a diaphragm is that it’s most effective at preventing pregnancy ONLY when used with a spermicide. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to spermicide; the diaphragm may not be for you. Also, the …

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Another type of birth control — IUD.

Decisions about birth control can be very stressful. Although birth control pills are praised widely on television commercials, magazine and internet ads, not all women react so positively to birth control in their system. Not all women act like the actresses in the commercials. We often see women coming to us complaining about changes in …

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Natural family planning.

We have long known that hormonal birth control (pill, ring, or patch) can have an adverse effect on sexual functioning for some women. Hormonal birth control can decrease testosterone levels and increase a protein (SHBG) that binds to testosterone, inhibiting its function. Having sub-optimal testosterone levels can negatively affect sexual functioning. Therefore, we often recommend …

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