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When Sex Hurts: 10 Common Reasons Women May Experience Pain During Sex

“Ouch! That hurts!” is one of the last things you want to say during sex and pain is definitely not what you want to feel during sex. 1,515 more words


Delighted to Have Sex Again

Whether in person in my office or by email from the MiddlesexMD website, I hear variations on this story more often than you might think: A woman who’s been without a partner for years—often as many as 10—has found someone new. 408 more words

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35 Symptoms of Perimenopause

Maybe my portrait is at odds with the list of symptoms. Maybe not. Mostly been feeling irritable. Sick of being irritable. Sick of having to warn my husband that I’m in a bad mood. 213 more words

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The Common Trouble with Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is common among women, especially during and after menopause.

It’s important to have a lubricated vagina to prevent chafing and infections.  Since natural vaginal moisture is slightly acidic, it helps keep away infections such as thrush.  411 more words

Q: Would hormones help all my dryness?

You’ve noted that in addition to vaginal dryness, you’re now using drops for dry eyes, a treatment for dry mouth, and more hand lotion than ever before. 114 more words

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How-To: Have Great Sex after Menopause

Menopause is a time of transition, both for those who are going through these hormonal changes themselves as well as for their sexual partner(s). But is it still possible to have great sex after menopause? 537 more words

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Like you, I feel the pull of the New Year, the impulse to fresh determination and resolve. (It partly comes, I think, from the satisfaction of packing away the Christmas decorations—much as I love them during the holidays!) I see the January magazine covers with headlines that offer a more organized, less stressed, healthier life. 428 more words

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