In 1961, the FDA approved the use of female oral contraceptive pills (commonly known as birth control pills) and the world has never been the same. Currently there are well over 60 different birth control pills on the market and an estimated 12 million women in the United States using birth control pills. For most …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
Meet Phexxi, Your New Best Friend
Introducing Phexxi: An FDA-Approved, non-hormonal, birth control option If you’ve been looking for a non-hormonal birth control option, Phexxi may be one to consider. Available as of September 2020, this FDA-approved vaginal gel contraceptive is significantly more effective than spermicides, the other topical (cream and gel) options. Phexxi is 93% Effective Phexxi is a cream …Continue Reading
The ‘Husband Stitch’ Doesn’t Leave New Moms Laughing
A woman I was chatting with mentioned that she is still undergoing pelvic floor physical therapy to treat painful sex a year after giving birth. Her provider had added an extra suture post-birth known as “the husband stitch.” This is done during the repair process after a vaginal birth, by stitching the vaginal entryway narrower …Continue Reading
A Change is Gonna Come: The Truth About Postpartum Intimacy
Ask any new parent if their sex life has changed postpartum. If they answer with a quick and cool “no, why?” they are lying to your face. Or at least hiding something. Because babies. Change. Everything. I’m a reproductive social worker, doula, childbirth educator and mom, so I’m gonna tell it like it is: it’s …Continue Reading
Great Sex For Your Whole Life: Challenges and Solutions (Pt. 1)
Studies have found that nearly 50% of women will be dissatisfied with their sex lives during some time of their life. There are many factors that can cause sexual problems, some of which may be tied to the age or life stage of the woman. Here are some common sexual problems women experience in their …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading