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One in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60, but unfortunately, many may have been unnecessary. Learn the specific cases when a hysterectomy is the best treatment option so you can make an informed decision.
Transcript: Surgery isnt your only option for treating uterine prolapse. A removable support gadget called a pessary...
Surgery isnt your only option for treating uterine prolapse. A removable support gadget called a pessary can be worn inside the vagina to hold the prolapse in place. Uterine prolapse occurs when the cervix and uterus fall from their correct position above the vagina into the vaginal canal. Should the uterus drop far enough, it may be possible to even SEE the cervix, which looks like a small pink donut. A pessary is sort of like a brace or wrap you would wear for wobbly knee ligaments. It simply boosts your uterus back up and holds it there. Women have used them since biblical times, when they were made of smooth stone and potatoes. Thankfully, todays models are made of comfortable latex, plastic, or silicone. Pessaries are ideal for women with prolapse who are in between babies or when a woman simply doesnt have the time, money, or good health that surgery requires. If your doctor decides a pessary is right for you, shell fit you right in her office. The best model is the one that you can insert and remove on your own, and it doesnt move around during any activity. Ring plate pessaries, the most common option, are 80% effective for treating mild and moderate cases of uterine prolapse. The ring pessary is inserted just like a diaphragm, where it rests on the Kegel muscle walls. If a womans Kegel muscle walls are weak, however, she may have a hard time keeping the pessary in place. Luckily, there are other options, like the Gelhorn, a stemmed device, the balloon, which can be inflated and deflated, and the Colpexin, which looks like a lollypop on a string. Colpexin is a newer model which gently exercises the Kegel muscles WHILE holding the prolapse in place. In fact, 63% of women who used this model had stronger vaginal muscles at the end of a 16-week trial! Whichever pessary you use, remember to clean it per your doctors instructions, and have it replaced if its cracked, pitted, or unpleasant smelling after washing.More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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Have you passed your sexual peak? Take this quiz to find out when sexual hormones are highest for men and women--and much more surprising sex trivia!
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Sexual relationships are tricky. You may not have always been honest, or faithful. You may not have been thinking about the person you were with during sex. Take the Sexual Relationships Survey to see if everyone else is doing the same stuff as you!
Last Modified: 2013-03-21 | Tags »
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Emotionless sex could possibly be a sign that you're in need of something more in your relationship. Watch this video to find out more about what you can do if you're feeling detached during sex.
Transcript: Logan: I often get questions from women who are saying, 'I'm having sex, I'm sexually active but I'm...
Logan: I often get questions from women who are saying, 'I'm having sex, I'm sexually active but I'm not fulfilled. I'm not really into it. It really isn't doing anything for me emotionally.' Are you hearing this too in your practice? Ian: I do. I wonder if part of it is a function of a hook up culture? I think ultimately in the end, sex can be a very meaningful, intimate act. And if you're hooking up casually, it might be fun, it might even be orgasmic but it might not be emotionally fulfilling. Logan: And psychological issues do come into play here. If you're not really connected to your partner, if you're not really into it, if you're not getting pleasure, if you're just having sex for the sake of having sex, you can kind of tune out. Ian: Yeah, I think that is totally true. I think in the end if you want to have a great sex life, ultimately you need to have the kind of relationship that supports having a great sex life. So if you're disconnected, disengaged, unemotional during sex, I would say that's telling you something about the relationship that you're in and the person that you're having sex with. Logan: And that doesn't mean we need to be in these long-term, monogamous, romantic relationships, but it does mean we have to have the kind of partner that we can talk to enough to talk about the challenges that come up so we can find a way to get past them. Ian: Absolutely. And if you're bored in your sex life, it's possible you're bored in your own life or bored in your relationship. That could be a great signal to introduce some novelty into your relationship. Logan: And that's always a good thing. For more sex tips like these, check out more videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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Masturbation provides women with numerous health benefits. Watch this video to find out more about the benefits of masturbation.
Transcript: Interestingly, masturbation provides a host of health benefits for women. A recent study noted that...
Interestingly, masturbation provides a host of health benefits for women. A recent study noted that masturbation is a natural sleep aid for many women. In addition, solo sex can often provide pain relief from menstrual cramps and sore joints. But perhaps the best reason for women to masturbate is simply that it leads to self-discovery. Because female orgasm is not as automatic as male orgasm, masturbation can help a woman learn about what works for her.More »
Last Modified: 2012-11-17 | Tags »
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How much sex is too little? Or too much? Check out the stats!
Transcript: Your best friend gets busy several times a day, while your sister is lucky to get twice a month. But...
Your best friend gets busy several times a day, while your sister is lucky to get twice a month. But what's normal? The most often cited sex statistic says the average married couple gets it on three times a week. Not true for you? Don't freak out. This stat includes some couples who never have sex, and some who have it fifteen times weekly! What's this mean? Ditch the numbers. What's important is that you and your partner are both satisfied.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-18 | Tags »
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Understanding the psychology of sex can help you lead a healthy sex life. Watch our video to find out on how to improve your sex life.
Transcript: Sex. What are men and women really looking for? Here are some expert insightsThe word sex can bring powerful...
Sex. What are men and women really looking for? Here are some expert insightsThe word sex can bring powerful images to mind. But while your first thought might be of a scantily-clad model or George Clooney, human sexuality runs far deeper than the superficial appreciation of beauty. Evolutionary psychology can provide real insight into how both men and women approach sex. While our conscious desire for sex seems to be governed by our physical attraction to others, our emotions, and our fears, we all have a fundamental instinct to reproduce that silently influences what we find attractive, how we feel, and what we fear. Each genders approach to sex is influenced by the relative scarcity of their reproductive materials. While males have an almost limitless number of sperm, females have relatively few eggs, so women typically put a higher price on their eggs. Given this, there are unique strategies that males and females employ to maximize their reproductive fitness. For example, men are almost invariably more promiscuous than women. This is because the most reproductively fit man wants to get as many females pregnant as possible. For the same reason, men are instinctively attracted to traits that indicate health and fertility like glossy hair, shiny eyes, and a classic hourglass figure. In fact, in many wildly different cultures the ideal female body is the same one where the waist is 71% of the size of the hips. Women have a different evolutionary imperative. The physical toll of childbearing combined with the relative scarcity of eggs elevates the survival of each child to paramount importance. A woman therefore wants a mate who will invest in her and in their child, and who can provide for the family. The type of man that a woman is drawn to changes depending on how likely she is to reproduce. When ovulating, women tend to be more attracted to solid types, capable of caring for offspring, but when women arent ovulating, they go for more good-looking men with less concern about character. Theres also an evolutionary basis for common relationship fears. A man naturally fears cuckolding, which is when his wife bears someone elses child, as this prevents him from reproducing and redirects his resources to someone elses progeny. Women commonly fear that their mate might leave, a fear related to the evolutionary reality that this would undermine future procreation and impair their childrens chances of success. Also, surprisingly, many activities like physical fighting may be indirect facets of sexual behavior: males fight other males to become dominant and dominant males get the chicks. Sex is a fascinating topic. The attractions and emotions which guide us in our sexual choices are often our bodys way of communicating a basic evolutionary instinct. So, the next time you feel attracted to a co-worker ask yourself what your body is really saying. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out other videos and sources on this subject.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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Did you know that sex has a number of stages? Desire, arousal and more. Watch our video to know about the stages of sex in detail.
Transcript: Remember diagramming sentences in grammar school? It turns out you can diagram sex in the same way! Well...maybe...
Remember diagramming sentences in grammar school? It turns out you can diagram sex in the same way! Well...maybe not exactly the same, but sex does have four very distinct stages! First comes desire, which is the basic wish for sex. It happens before any physical signs occur in your body. Desire can arise without the remaining three stages. This happens when you have a racy thought at the office, but go back to work. Next is arousal, where blood flows to the genitals, causing a man's penis to stiffen and a woman's vagina to swell. Orgasm, the third stage, occurs when a series of contractions force the congested blood out of the genitals and back into circulation. The sexual cycle finishes with resolution, when heart rate and blood pressure return to normal, and the sexual organs go back to an un-aroused state. We're sure you'll agree that this diagram is more fun than the ones you did in school!More »
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Your sex life may be beneficial in more ways than you think. Check out this video to see why sex makes sense.
Transcript: Ready for the best news of the decade? Sex can help you live longer! Recent findings show that men who...
Ready for the best news of the decade? Sex can help you live longer! Recent findings show that men who orgasm three or more times a week are 50 percent less likely to die of coronary heart disease. Since heart disease is the biggest killer in America, this news is huge. These findings suggest that sex can also help stave off heart attacks and strokes. So get busy, youll live longerand get to enjoy plenty of action in the years to come!More »
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A woman's cycle is responsible for more than you realize. Check out this video to learn more about her cycle, her sex, and the relationship between the two.
Transcript: Every woman's libido is different, but there are a few days each month when she's biologically prone...
Every woman's libido is different, but there are a few days each month when she's biologically prone to crave sex! Simply put, a woman is most passionate while she's ovulating and immediately afterwards. Ovulation is the time of the month when an egg arrives in the uterus to be fertilized. At this point, she releases extra hormones that make her more in tune with her senses-especially smell and touch! Every woman has a slightly different cycle length, ranging from 20 to 60 days, although a typical cycle is about 28 days. Generally, a woman is ovulating (and craving sex!) about 14 to 16 days before the start of her period. Women who take hormonal birth control do not ovulate, and therefore experience fairly steady levels of desire throughout the month. It's vital to remember that although women are hottest during ovulation; this is also when they are most fertile. (See Knocked Up for proof.) So don't let excitement overwhelm good judgment-remember to use protection!More »
Last Modified: 2012-10-18 | Tags »
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Research has shown that frequent sex is good for your health. View this video about the benefits of sex here.
Transcript: Sex is plenty fun, but can a roll in the hay actually be good for you? Research says yes! It has been...
Sex is plenty fun, but can a roll in the hay actually be good for you? Research says yes! It has been found that couples who have sex once or twice a week have higher levels of Immunoglobulin A. Why does THAT matter? Immunoglobulin A is an immune-system protein that protects the mouth and upper respiratory tract from viruses! The result? Getting busy can keep you from getting sick!More »
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An interesting sex shocker is the fact that contrary to popular belief, 50 percent of men don’t think about sex every day. Get more sex shockers in this video.
Transcript: Think you know everything there is to know about the male mind? These stats may shock you! Interestingly,...
Think you know everything there is to know about the male mind? These stats may shock you! Interestingly, despite cultural taboos about sexual experimentation between men, more men engage in homosexual acts than women do. And you've heard that men think about sex every seven seconds, right? That's one of those often cited, rarely sourced stats that is just not true. In fact, almost 50 percent of men claim they don't even think about sex every day, citing instead, thoughts that creep up a few times a week. Here's another interesting tidbit. Despite most men's penis proclamations, the average length is about 5.08 inches. A final fact about men that may or may not surprise most women: The average sex session lasts from just three to seven minutes. These surprising stats prove that perhaps there's more to the mystery of men than we thought!More »
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