It is well known that erectile dysfunction (ED) increases in prevalence and severity as men* age. Approximately 50% of 50-year-old men have some symptoms of ED, increasing to 60% of 60-year-old men, 70% of 70-year-old… Read More »
Dr. James Simon discusses the importance of sexual health at menopause and encourages clinicians to open up the conversation with patients. He reviews treatment options and resources. (www.menopause.org)
Is penetration ever painful for you? Whether it’s with fingers, toys, or penises, you’re not alone: An estimated 50% of menopausal women with sexually active partners experience pain during vaginal penetration. And that’s just women… Read More »
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which affects about 10% of women in the United States, is defined as the persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual desire accompanied by personal distress. There are treatments… Read More »
There is so much misconception about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and menopause. I was recently featured on #justASK, a healthcare podcast dedicated to providing evidenced-based information from a team of sexual health experts. #justASK is… Read More »
How many times have you shuddered the moment someone mentions your parents or your grandparents having sex? As a doctor specializing in sexual health, I’ve seen that inevitable gasp time and time again. The mere… Read More »
Illustration by Lori Malépart-Traversy Women have the only organ in the human body exclusively dedicated to pleasure: the clitoris! This humorous, brief documentary gives an illustrated and educational history of the clitoris; it also reveals something very… Read More »
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of the wellness and lifestyle brand goop®, recently launched a new “sexual health supplement” marketed under the name DTF. According to advertisements, this product is intended to “support women’s sexual desire, arousal, and mood.” We believe this claim to be an example of a misleading campaign marketed to consumers that is unsupported by scientific evidence.
Hear Dr. Simon’s perspective on clinical trials in this documentary-style film.
If your partner is going through menopause, here’s a brief guide for survival. Menopause isn’t just a challenging time for the person going through it, but it can also be difficult for partners, friends, and… Read More »