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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?

Vulvodynia: Pain Down There
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Vulvodynia: Pain Down There

Many women complain of pain around their labia, vagina and genital region, a common condition known as vulvodynia. While it can be challenging to treat, there are treatment options available.

Best Products for Healthy and Fun Sex
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Best Products for Healthy and Fun Sex

Do you want to spice up your sex life? Many women do, especially after menopause. Here are some products that may give you more sexual pleasure in your life.

How to Treat and Prevent Herpes
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How to Treat and Prevent Herpes

No one wants herpes, but, if you or your sexual partner has it, there are ways to lessen the risk of transmission and to treat the virus.

Coaxing Back Desire After Menopause
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Coaxing Back Desire After Menopause

Loss of sexual desire is a major menopause-related problem for many women. Dr. Barb DePree shares some expert tips for dealing with loss of sex drive.


What Happens When You Want to Have Sex, But It Hurts?
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What Happens When You Want to Have Sex, But It Hurts?

For many women, sex can become painful and difficult around menopause. While the symptoms of estrogen loss can be distressing, they can almost always be treated.


STDs and Menopause: What You Need to Know
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STDs and Menopause: What You Need to Know

Some women find sexual freedom once they're in menopause, but there is still a need to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

Summer Sex Tips
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Summer Sex Tips

To enhance your summertime, here are some tips from Nurse Barb Dehn to boost your sexual pleasure and satisfaction.

The Benefits of High-Intensity Workouts
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The Benefits of High-Intensity Workouts

All exercise has its benefits, but there is one form that may give you a boost in the bedroom—strength and high-intensity workouts.

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV
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Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV

Among Americans aged 18 to 26, two-thirds of men and one-third of women still do not know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Vyleesi: A New Drug for Low Desire
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Vyleesi: A New Drug for Low Desire

Vyleesi is the first as-needed treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD. It has some possible side effects, but may help some women.

CBD for Women: What Are Women Using CBD For?
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CBD for Women: What Are Women Using CBD For?

These days, CBD—cannabidiol, a chemical derived from cannabis—is being sold in many forms and used for many things. Find out what women are using it for.

Why Are My Orgasms Weak?
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Why Are My Orgasms Weak?

There are many reasons women have a decline in the ability to orgasm. Most often the cause is aging, but there are some things you can do about it.

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.