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Is Anxiety Causing Your Premature Ejaculation?

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In my practice, I have seen anxiety be the cause of many different sexual dysfunctions. Anxiety usually comes in the form of worries about performance, worries about not satisfying a partner, self-esteem worries, guilty feelings, or any other negative feelings associated with sex. Other ways that anxiety […]

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Women – You Should Be Masturbating

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It’s so sad that masturbation still gets a bad rap. There is so much anxiety surrounding masturbation, both for the individual and for the couple, with so many negative ideas and meanings attached to it. But time and time again, it’s been shown that masturbation improves […]

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Willing Yourself to Arousal

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It seems that more and more, our society is taking on a nonchalant, almost dismissive attitude toward sexual behavior.  Part of what people are led to believe is that they should be able to become aroused with a certain set of stimuli just by willing themselves to do […]

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Erections Can Be Finicky

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Talk to most teenage guys and you’ll find that their erections seem to have a mind of their own – popping up when least expected or perhaps at a less-than-opportune time.  But for many men, the opposite can be just as disconcerting – desperately wanting to have […]

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Myths and Misunderstandings About Sex

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There is so much anxiety, hopes, and expectations surrounding sex, but seems like little truthful or helpful information to balance that out. Sex ed in schools, when you can find it, is primarily concerned with the process of reproduction, but not so concerned about giving info on the […]

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Men’s Obstacles to Oral Sex

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Ladies, have you ever come across a man who just seems to be unable, unwilling, or avoidant when it comes to giving you oral sex? Even when you have tried your best to convince and cajole him into going down on you, he just doesn’t want to […]

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Got Blood Flow ?

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When you break it all down, everything in the body, including sex, is dependent on good blood flow. Our body’s way of nourishing itself and keeping itself vibrant and alive is by carrying oxygen, hormones, and nutrients via the bloodstream to all tissues and cells. The more […]

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Vaginismus: My Body Won’t Let Me Have Sex

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For some women, despite getting very aroused and full of desire for sex, they are just not able to have penetration into their vagina. For other women, attempts at sex result in pain, anxiety, and what seems to be a closing off of their vagina. Some find that […]

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Problems with Erection

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It is so important for me to give people honest and accurate information about their own bodies and their sexuality because the media so often promotes unrealistic expectations and distorted views.  But these lead to anxiety, frustration, unhappiness, and anger – all of which are unhealthy.  One of the […]

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Why Women’s Sexual Desire Takes More Than a Pill

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Since the release of Viagra for men in 1998, people have been asking if there would be something similar produced for women.  Viagra, along with the other PDE5 inhibitors Cialis and Levitra, has been extremely successful beyond even the expectations of the pharmaceutical companies themselves.  But this does […]

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