Cancer’s Effects on Sexual Health

How Hormones Impact Libido If you are a cancer survivor, chances are you are not alone in feeling that intimacy has been impacted.  Many women who suffer with, and have undergone treatment for breast, uterine, cervical and/or ovarian cancer often feel alone and isolated as they try to navigate sex and intimacy in their relationships.  …

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The Grocery List

Not a week goes by when we don’t hear a familiar refrain: “when I’m having sex, I just can’t focus. My mind goes to the grocery list, etc.”. Now, if women were talking about aphrodisiacs such as oysters and chocolate and the like, I’d be the first to applaud. But we know that the problem …

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Sex in The Media: Little Fires Everywhere

Have you read the book by the incredible Celeste Ng?! Have you binged the Hulu series (produced by and starring the incomparable Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon)? If not, run, don’t walk! And bonus: there are some pretty stunning sex scenes in the screen version. Yes, they are expertly shot and acted, but I think …

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Tearing During Sex

Pain with sex is an issue for many women and there are a variety of reasons why women may feel pain either during or after intercourse. However, if you’ve recently had sex that was a little “rough” or went on for a long period of time, and you have significant “burning” pain afterwards – it’s …

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Sex in The Media – Podcast Edition

Try and count all the podcast episodes that cover the topic of sex. Go ahead. I dare you. I double dare you. And when you’re done (in a couple of days, ‘cause it’ll take you that long) please present me with a total. Just look at all that programming! There are short episodes. There are …

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Boys and Girls…And Sex

“It’s 10pm. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?” This was a 20-year running public service message on TV airing before the local news. I took this line at face value – check that your kids are home at night. Looking deeper, we need to check on where our kids are physically, but also emotionally, …

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Sex and Politics: The Media

PB & J. Meghan and Harry. TikTok and dance trends. These are things that go together. And here are two things that generally don’t: sex and politics. And here’s why. In case you missed it, today is election day, which will soon prevail enormous consequences. And we’re also really divided as a nation at present. …

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Keeping things clean, down there

Okay, okay. Let’s get to the bottom of this. If you are a woman living in 2020 and you walk through the Feminine Care aisle of your local drugstore, you may be under the impression that your lady parts are dirty and need some serious attention. This is because the aisles are filled with products …

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Babe, I’d like you to meet my…

I once spoke with a woman who bristled at my suggestion that she introduce her vibrator to her sexual partner. I inquired as to the source of her objection. She explained that she was afraid to hurt her partner’s feelings; that it might lead to feelings of inadequacy. She was deeply attracted to this person, …

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What’s Your Sexual North Star?

There was a time when girls and women had little access to sexual health information. Long before the internet was even a gleam in anyone’s eye, people had only relatives and friends on which to rely (if they were lucky enough to have those types of relatives and friends). But other resources were hard to …

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