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Frequently asked questions

How do I fix a low sex drive?


WOMEN By definintion, you may or may not have hypoactive desire disorder if you lack sexual thoughts, desires, fellings, and the absence of these feelings causes distress. Weather you fit the medical diagnoses or not we suggest going to you Doctor for a check up such as: - A Pelvic Exam: this exam can somtimes show signs of your bodies physical changes that may affect your sex drive. - Testing: Blood, hormone level, and thyrid testing can shows signs of your biological changes that may affect your libido. - Referral: Your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a Sex Therapist to evaluate the emotional or mental factors that cause low sex drive. Treatment Most Women benefit from a treatment approach aimed at discovering and treating the condition found to be lowering your sex drive. Things like sex Education, sex therapy, and somtimes medications or hormone replacement has great success. It has been commonly reported that most issues with low sex drive can be overcome with therapy. Sex Therapy Holding sessions with a Sex Therapist or Board Certified Sex Coach skilled and educated in addressing intimacy and sexual concerns can help with low sex drive. Therapy and Coaching often includes education about sexual response and techniques. Many women see great success with seeing a mental health professsional allowing them to avoid invasive testing, or high medical payments. Learn More about Sex Therapy MEN Low sex drive in men is a tad more stream line with so many medications on the market today. However, these medications don't treat the underlined issue, rather they mitigate it. Treatment is recommended before medication, as many mediacations have negative effects that surpass the original issue and cause further damage. - Testing: Blood, hormone level, and thyrid testing can shows signs of your biological changes that may affect your libido. - Referral: Your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as a Sex Therapist to evaluate the emotional or mental factors that cause low sex drive. Treatment Most men benefit from a treatment approach aimed at discovering and treating the condition found to be lowering your sex drive. Things like sex Education, sex therapy, and somtimes medications or hormone replacement have shown success. It has been commonly reported that most issues with low sex drive can be overcome with therapy. Sex Therapy Holding sessions with a Sex Therapist or Board Certified Sex Coach skilled and educated in addressing intimacy and sexual concerns can help with low sex drive. Therapy and Coaching often includes education about sexual response and techniques. Many men see great success with seeing a mental health professsional allowing them to avoid invasive testing, or high medical payments. Learn More about Sex Therapy




Why don't I want to have sex anymore?


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Why does sex hurt?


WOMEN Pain during sex is usaully diadnosed as Dypareunia. A medical evaluation for dyspareunia usually consists of: A thorough medical history: Your doctor might ask when your pain began, where it hurts, how it feels and if it happens with every sexual partner and every sexual position. Your doctor might also inquire about your sexual history, surgical history and childbirth. Don't let embarrassment stop you from answering truthfully. These questions provide clues to the cause of your pain. A pelvic exam: During a pelvic exam, your doctor can check for signs of skin irritation, infection or anatomical problems. He or she might also try to locate your pain by applying gentle pressure to your genitals and pelvic muscles. A visual exam of your vagina: using an instrument called a speculum to separate the vaginal walls, might be performed as well. Some women who have painful intercourse also have discomfort during a pelvic exam. You can ask to stop the exam if it's too painful. Other tests. If your doctor suspects certain causes of painful intercourse, he or she might also recommend a pelvic ultrasound. Treatment Medications: Ther are many medications avaialble to help treat dyspareunia, the drawbacks are that the drug might cause hot flashes, and it carries a risk of stroke, blood clots and cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Desensitization Therapy: You learn vaginal relaxation exercises that can decrease pain. Counseling or Sex Therapy: If sex has been painful for some time, you might have a negative emotional response to sexual stimulation even after treatment. If you and your partner have avoided intimacy because of painful intercourse, you might also need help improving communication with your partner and restoring sexual intimacy. Talking to a counselor or sex therapist can help resolve these issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy also can be helpful in changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. This form of treament has been found to have the greatest success among women. Learn More Here MEN Pain during sex for men, is the discomfort normally caused by an erection. A thorough medical history: Your doctor might ask when your pain began, where it hurts, how it feels and if it happens with every sexual partner and every sexual position. Your doctor might also inquire about your sexual history, surgical history and childbirth. Don't let embarrassment stop you from answering truthfully. These questions provide clues to the cause of your pain. Treatment Medications: Pain Durung sex in men is a tad more stream line with so many medications on the market today. However, these medications don't treat the underlined issue, rather they mitigate it. Treatment is recommended before medication, as many medications have negative effects that surpass the original issue and cause further damage. Counseling or Sex Therapy: If sex has been painful for some time, you might have a negative emotional response to sexual stimulation even after treatment. If you and your partner have avoided intimacy because of painful intercourse, you might also need help improving communication with your partner and restoring sexual intimacy. Talking to a counselor or sex therapist can help resolve these issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy also can be helpful in changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. This form of treament has been found to have the greatest success among women. Learn More Here




Why do partners cheat?


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What is an avg penis siz


Based on these studies, the average length of an erect penis is between 5.1 and 5.5 inches (12.95-13.97 cm), but after taking volunteer bias into account, it is probably toward the lower end of this range. Ref: National Library of Medicine





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