The Female Sex Hormones – Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone

Estrogen promotes the growth and health of the female reproductive organs. It also affects practically every tissue in a woman’s body, including the heart, brain, bones, eyes, skin, colon and so forth. Fluctuating and ultimately reduced levels of estrogen can result in hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, palpitations, insomnia, fatigue, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, irregular bleeding, bone loss and heart disease. Estrogen replacement therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of menopausal symptoms....more

Menopause – What to do When Sex is Painful

More than 60% of women in their fifties and sixties are sexually active, and they can face sexual health challenges due to menopause. One of the most important issues is called postmenopausal vaginal atrophy or more commonly, vaginal dryness, which can lead to painful sex. This is due to the physiological changes of menopause and the loss of estrogen. Nothing reduces libido more than painful sex!...more

Trust Me, Your Vagina Looks Normal

Thanks to perfectly symmetrical drawings in middle school textbooks and copious amounts of Internet porn, many of us have developed strange, anxiety-inducing complexes about the visual aesthetic of the vagina. There are countless online forums and threads addressing women's concerns about whether or not their vaginas look normal. ...more
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4 Sexy Resolutions for the New Year

It’s a New Year and many of us have made several resolutions and goals we intend to keep or meet in the next 12 months. You may want to drop that extra 20 pounds, build a cushy savings account, go back to school, or go on that dream vacation. But have you made any resolutions to improve your sex life and health? If not, check out these sexy resolutions to get your year off to a great start....more

Parenting Follow Up: Campus Rape

Are we part of the problem? Could we be doing more??? Responses to our coverage of Campus Rape mirrored the national discussion and included reflections on institutional complicity, fraternity closures, and underage drinking. But as the weeks wore on, we noticed significant parent pain - sadness and resignation that we’re sending our kids into a world where sexual violence is reported as the norm, but also significant questions about whether we could have (or still can) do more to change the social framework. A friend from near Philadelphia wrote:...more

What's Really Killing Your Sex Drive?

People these days face a number of issues when it comes to managing their sex drives. They should think about how they can manage the sex drive problems that they are encountering. There are a number of important solutions that people have available to them. They can talk to professionals, read through publications and review how they can manage their sexual health. Couples can work through these problems together, providing a considerable amount of guidance to each other. They can even provide feedback and manage the different issues that they are facing. ...more
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The Sexual Health of the American Presidents

Image: rnike via Flickr We've heard stories about our country's leaders, both real and false. In our times, it's hard to consume news without running into some scandal or another. Like them or hate them, information about political leaders is always useful in getting a picture of that person in that place and time. So what can we learn about our presidents from their sexual health?...more

Seniors and Sexual Health

By Dr. Kristen DillonWith increased age come some changes including, but not limited to changes associated with finances, family relationships, physical and mental health, and sex. Most people assume that as one gets older sex becomes less important, but this is in fact a myth. In fact, the importance of sex remains consistent throughout life....more

Part Two - Sexual Trauma & Sexual Health - Dealing with Triggers

This article is part of our focus through July on Sexual Health. Stay tuned for a month-long focus on Trauma Recovery and Resilience in the coming months. Visit the Resource section of our website for more information on Trauma Recovery.By Dr. Jami Wilder...more

What is Sexual Health?

By Dr. Jami WilderIt’s kind of a trick question....more