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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know Feature
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Menopause and Painful Sex: What You Need to Know

Pain during sex does not have to be accepted as a normal part of the aging process.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
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The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

What's Causing Itchy Bumps Near My Vagina?
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What's Causing Itchy Bumps Near My Vagina?

Most itchy bumps near the vagina area aren't serious, but they may worsen if not treated. See your health care provider if you experience itchy bumps "down there."

Sex After 50: More Than Ever?
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Sex After 50: More Than Ever?

Even couples who have been married 65 years or more still have sex with some frequency.

New Survey: Most Women Are NOT Satisfied With Their Sex Lives
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New Survey: Most Women Are NOT Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

More than 60% of women say they're not satisfied with their sex lives in a recent HealthyWomen and Lippe-Taylor survey on women's sexual health.

Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?
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Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

If your vagina burns during sex, you may have this condition.

What’s the Key to Female Orgasm During Sex?
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What’s the Key to Female Orgasm During Sex?

Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors.

HPV After 50? It's No Joke
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HPV After 50? It's No Joke

You can develop HPV after age 50 when a virus that was dormant for years "reactivates" decades later.

Can a Man Make Love Like a Woman?
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Can a Man Make Love Like a Woman?

Author Stephen Snyder, MD, shares a male perspective on sexuality and seeking tools to help men and women enjoy lovemaking.

When Sex Hurts
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When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

How We Get Turned On
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How We Get Turned On

The female sexual response cycle—how women experience sex—is complicated, unpredictable and different from men's sexual response. Find out more about sexual satisfaction.

What You Can Do About Painful Sex
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What You Can Do About Painful Sex

After menopause, many women experience painful sex, sometimes due to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy. Here are ways you can make intercourse comfortable again.

What's Your Sexual Self-Esteem?
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What's Your Sexual Self-Esteem?

When you look into your partner's eyes, what do you see? Hopefully the answer is love, respect and support. Next, answer this question: Do you feel that you deserve those feelings?

What's Happening to My Vagina During Menopause?
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What's Happening to My Vagina During Menopause?

A group of menopausal symptoms previously known as vulvovaginal atrophy and now known genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM or GUSM) can cause vaginal dryness and other problems.

When Your Partner Has Erectile Dysfunction
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When Your Partner Has Erectile Dysfunction

What you should know about ED and how it can affect your relationship.

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Talk About It and Get Help
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Female Sexual Dysfunction: Talk About It and Get Help

Women's sexual problems are too often discounted as mental or emotional. Talk to your health care professional to get the help you need and deserve.


Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?
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Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Experts warn that physical intimacy shouldn't be sacrificed, because it not only helps you stay connected to your significant other, it also leaves you feeling more alive and youthful.

What You Need to Know About the Change to the Female Libido Pill Warning
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What You Need to Know About the Change to the Female Libido Pill Warning

The Food and Drug Administration’s said that the warning for Addyi was updated.

How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again
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How to Talk to Your Partner About Making Love Again

When sex stops because it's uncomfortable but you or your partner misses it, it's important to talk about it and seek help from a certified menopause care provider.

Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep
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Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep

The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight.

It Is Possible to Treat Painful Sex After Menopause
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It Is Possible to Treat Painful Sex After Menopause

If you're not speaking up about painful sex after menopause, does that mean you're dealing with it? Just not having sex? Whatever your coping mechanism, it doesn't have to be this way.

Is Self-Criticism Ruining Your Sex Life?
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Is Self-Criticism Ruining Your Sex Life?

Many people are plagued by self-criticism, that inner voice that questions every decision and every move.

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life
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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Many drugs—both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life.

We're Not Where We Need to Be
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We're Not Where We Need to Be

A recent banning of a women's robotic vibrator from a tech show illustrates how women must still work to prove that their sexual health and sexual pleasure matter.


Could You Have a Bruised Cervix?
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Could You Have a Bruised Cervix?

A bruised cervix occurs when your cervix becomes sensitive and tender as a result of vigorous sex. It is a rare condition and generally doesn't require treatment.


5 Ways to Recharge Your Sex Life After You Have Kids
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5 Ways to Recharge Your Sex Life After You Have Kids

Your sex life is bound to change after you have kids. Use these tips to make it better than ever.