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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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What to Do About Sexual Difficulties

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Today, we’re going to talk about problems with sex. Problems with sex can include pain with sex, or maybe sex isn’t working out the way you’d like it to, or maybe you aren’t able to have sex at all? I’m going to tell […]

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Pot is Not So Kind to Your Sex Life

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More and more, scientists are coming to find how many substances in our environment work as endocrine disruptors – having an unintended or unwanted effect on certain hormones.  Some examples of these are BPA, phthalates, pesticides, and PABA (like you find in sunscreen).  For years now, we have also […]

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Cholesterol Medications Impacting Your Sex Life

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So many people these days are prescribed medication to lower their cholesterol, but may be unaware of the adverse effects of these medications. For many people, unfortunately, the side effects may actually outweigh any benefit they get from the medications. Good sexual functioning and satisfaction depend on several […]

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Distinguishing Sexual Pain

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It’s believed that pain during sex is experienced by about 40% of women, but figures may actually be higher since it is not always reported or documented.  The clinical term for pain during sex is dyspareunia, although the term itself is not very descriptive and too general […]

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What is Sex Surrogacy

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Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy modeled after psychotherapy, but is problem focused and not the same thing as surrogacy. In sex therapy, it is not unheard of that individuals come for treatment of some sexual difficulty, but at the same time don’t have a […]

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Diabetes – The Slow Killer of Your Sex Life

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Diabetes is a progressive disease that can debilitate one’s body organ by organ when left out of control.  It’s most famous for contributing to heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, blindness, renal failure.  But long before any of these take place, diabetes can kill your sex […]

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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The muscles of the pelvic floor evolved as a sling of muscles to help control our urethral, vaginal, and anal sphincters.  Also known as the PC muscles, the pelvic floor can be envisioned like a hammock of several muscles criss-crossing over each other to form a network […]

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Reconsidering Birth Control Pills

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So many women have come to use birth control pills (or other forms of hormonal birth control), and certainly they have allowed women the freedom to have a healthy sexual involvement while staying free of pregnancy until they are ready to start a family.  But in the recent […]

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The Role of Rehab After Prostate Surgery

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With prostate cancer making up about 30% of all cancers in men, it’s not surprising that over 100,000 men in the United States per year require complete removal of their prostate in what is called a radical prostatectomy.  One of the complications of this type of […]

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