These Sexual Beliefs Frame Our Experience

In a recent survey men and women chose three statements that best summarized their sexual beliefs. These are the thoughts that frame our sexual experience inside our heads....more

Which of These Peri-Menopause Symptoms Do You Have?

I look back at the SEVEN years I went through perimenopause as one of the hardest times of my life. But now I know that everything about my experience was 100% normal. When it comes to finding relief from perimenopausal symptoms, there are several approaches women can take. The important thing to remember is that you definitely don't have to just lay there and take it! ...more
Great piece.  As usual from Dr. E- very informative, science based, and with a human touch that ...more

Perineal Massage Made Easy

How to make antenatal perineal massage (APM) work for busy, pregnant women today. APM has been shown to decrease chances of damage and chronic pain due to childbirth. It aims to widen and relax a woman's birth canal during her last month of pregnancy using manual massage. ...more

Decreasing Damage "Down Under" During Childbirth: Perineal Massage Made Easy

5 minutes a day can reduce chances of tearing during delivery. The ancient practice of antenatal perineal massage, which aims to widen and relax a woman's birth canal during her last month of pregnancy with manual massage of the region, has recently been shown to decrease chances of genital damage and chronic pain due to childbirth....more

Beating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome with the Rule of 5

Feeling tired, bloated, and depressed, with zero sex drive? To top it all off, that huge bowl of mac and cheese you had for a midnight snack didn’t even begin to make you feel full? An acne outbreak has made your face look like a moonscape, but doesn’t begin to cover the developing dark mustache you shaved off yesterday? And ovulation and menstruation are only distant memories? If this is you, you probably have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). But take heart, you are not alone and you can find a healthier, happier and maybe even pregnant you, using the Rule of 5…starting right now....more

How Low Testosterone Affects a Woman's Sex Drive

Low sexual desire, difficulty becoming aroused and lubricating during sex, and increasing difficulty in reaching orgasm are all common complaints of women in mid-life, and all are signs of low testosterone in women. Many people don’t realize that women’s bodies need the “male” hormone testosterone (T) in their system for optimal sexual function, just as do men. But recent studies have provided insight into how testosterone supplementation can be a safe therapy to improve sexual desire, arousal and pleasure for women....more
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Relationships & Sex with Chronic Pain

Even if you have had lifelong sexual distress, know that it is never too late to learn more about finding sexual pleasure. A recent study looked at sexual function in women with chronic widespread pain. They reported more lifelong problems with sexual pain and poor lubrication than healthy women. They also reported more current sexual dysfunction. But CWP doesn’t need to mean the end of sex......more

Are men talking their fertility away?

Cell phones and sperm damage: A new report found a risk of cell phones in trouser for causing sperm damage. ...more
I constantly nag my hubby to take this cell phone out of his pocket.  I wonder, too, if cell ...more

Why "The Pill" Can Cause Sexual Pain in Some Women

After having pretty normal sex in my early 20s, orgasms and all, I got married and started on birth control pills. Shortly after this I developed severe Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD) which is a long name for a burning pain in the genital region during and after sex.  During the 1980s PVD was thought to be because women didn’t like sex, now we know that hormonal birth control like the Pill can increase a woman’s chance of developing PVD by 4 to 11 times!...more

Talk yourself into being turned on

Have you tried talking yourself into being turned on? A recent study suggests that women who tell themselves that something is turning them on, are more likely to get turned on.  Share what you say to yourself in the included anonymous survey....more