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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."

What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?
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What Do You Know About Your Sexual Health After Menopause?

If you are a woman who is 45 years or older, we want to understand your knowledge and experience with menopause and sexual health. Please take this survey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, It's Time to Seek Help
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When Sex Hurts, It's Time to Seek Help

When sex hurts and you associate it with fear, anxiety and pain, it's time to seek help. Painful sex is not normal, and there are things you can do to make it better.

Does Being Fertile Make You Smell Different?
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Does Being Fertile Make You Smell Different?

New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

Another Treatment for HSDD May Be Coming Soon!
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Another Treatment for HSDD May Be Coming Soon!

There's hope on the horizon for women who experience low sexual desire, known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. The FDA is reviewing a new treatment called bremelanotide.

Avoid Pellets When Using Testosterone for Low Libido
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Avoid Pellets When Using Testosterone for Low Libido

Although testosterone treatments for women aren't FDA-approved, some forms have shown success. But pelletized testosterone is harder to manage.

You're Not Alone Facing Obstacles to Sex
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You're Not Alone Facing Obstacles to Sex

Sex after menopause can be challenging—and you're not alone if you feel that way. Talk to your partner, and, if you need help, talk to your health care professional.

What Is Causing Pain During Sex?
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What Is Causing Pain During Sex?

Dryness, irritation and a tearing feeling during sex are common symptoms of vulvodynia. It may be difficult to diagnose, but it can be treated.

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Relationship Intimacy-Ready
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Relationship Intimacy-Ready

Here are five things you can do right now—and that we hope you'll do regularly—to revitalize your relationship in the moment and improve intimacy over time.

Crazy Cool Things That Happen When You Ovulate
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Crazy Cool Things That Happen When You Ovulate

Can you tell when you're ovulating? Can others tell? You may be surprised at some of the outward signs of ovulation—from how you look to how you act.

When Sex Gives You More Pain Than Pleasure
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When Sex Gives You More Pain Than Pleasure

Get to the bottom of this issue, so you can enjoy sex again.

Frequent Sexting Can Weaken Committed Relationships
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Frequent Sexting Can Weaken Committed Relationships

Frequent weekly sexters and daily "hyper" sexters may end up seeing their relationship undermined by greater conflict.

Bleeding After Sex: Should You Be Concerned?
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Bleeding After Sex: Should You Be Concerned?

Bleeding after sex is not uncommon, but it can be a sign of something serious, especially in postmenopausal women. Always get any abnormal bleeding checked out.


Calories Burned During Sex May Surprise You
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Calories Burned During Sex May Surprise You

Sex won't burn as many calories as many other forms of exercise, but there are things you can do to up your calorie burn.

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.