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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 »

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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 »

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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. 

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 »

Back in April 2020, an article in the Journal of Women’s Health prompted me to think about the differences between men and women’s life and death responses to COVID-19. That article illustrated what we’ve heard… Read More »

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It’s been 18 years since the landmark Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) initial hormone therapy (HT) results. They gained worldwide attention by throwing HT “under the bus,” alleging the risks outweighed the benefits. I didn’t, and… Read More »

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I’m frequently asked whether there’s anything to change in one’s diet to improve sexual function. While there’s absolutely nothing dietary that can treat a severe erectile dysfunction (ED) or significant arousal disorder in women, there… Read More »

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Did you know the penis is just a muscle? Did you know Viagra works just by relaxing this muscle? How the penis and its supporting muscles contract and relax can affect erectile function, orgasm, ejaculation,… Read More »

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Testosterone Therapy I have been involved in the development of testosterone products for women for many years. My research has been included in the original Princeton Consensus on Testosterone Insufficiency in Women back in 2002, and… Read More »

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Sex supplements are everywhere and easy to access, but do they actually work? Studies have shown that even Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug, has a placebo effect of over 30%, which tells me that if… Read More »

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