Sometimes we like to share what our patients say about a particular condition and their experience with MCFS. Here’s an inspiring testimonial from a woman who had great success with treating vaginismus with botulinum toxin. I’ve suffered from vaginismus my whole life. I initially hoped it was something that would resolve on its own, but …Continue Reading
Turn that dial up.
Recently, researchers conducted a study on sexual desire in men and women. The results are of great interest to us and the work that we do here at the Center. Male and female subjects, individually, were asked to watch two movies while they were connected to devices designed to measure blood flow to the genitals, …Continue Reading
The sexual response cycle — desire and response.
Masters and Johnson are famous for researching the sexual response cycle, the body’s reaction to sexual stimuli. What is amazing about the sexual response cycle is that most people, regardless of race or religion or country they live in, respond to sexual stimuli and go through four phases: Excitement/Arousal, Plateau, Orgasm and Resolution. The stimuli …Continue Reading
Echo: that pain in your vagina is NOT in your head!
If you search our archive, you will find a number of blogs discussing this topic. Although this subject has been touched upon, we continue to hear it from our patients each and every week, and not only are patients getting frustrated, but I am too. How can any practitioner, therapist or doctor see an ulcerated …Continue Reading
Regardless of age or sexual dysfunction, every woman should have a bottle of lube next to her bedside. Whether it is because you suffer from vaginal dryness, want to have a “quickie” and haven’t given yourself enough time to become aroused, or because you just like the feeling of having something ‘extra’ down there to …Continue Reading
At times we may feel that our partners are not adequately stimulating us during sex. This can be true for men and women. It isn’t that our partners are bad lovers or do not know how to perform, but rather that they may not know what really turns us on. There can be many ways …Continue Reading
Sexual dysfunction is a complicated problem and often it isn’t one thing – or one person’s issue – that is causing it. If the problem goes on long enough, often it begins to affect other issues in the relationship. I notice that women often take on this problem as their own, “It’s my fault” or …Continue Reading
In other sexological news…”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.
Today the House of Representatives repealed the United States military policy, “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” which states the U.S. cannot ask the sexual orientation of its military personnel, and they in turn are not required to disclose this. Repealing this policy is not a revolutionary idea. In fact, of the 26 military forces that make …Continue Reading
“IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD!” and other myths about painful intercourse.
I’m tired of doctors telling patients “it’s all in your head,” a quick response to a problem because they do not know what to say or how to help. Although this may be true in some circumstances, shouldn’t doctors acknowledge what a patient tells you? How do you know what they are feeling, emotionally or …Continue Reading
But things weren’t always like this….
If I had a nickel every time a woman told me about her sexual situation with her husband and concluded with, “But it was never like that,” I would be a wealthy woman. After being married for 10 or 15 years, people compare what is going on in their relationship currently with what it was …Continue Reading