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Do You Have to Be Turned on to Have Sex?

Sep 13, 2013 | Relationships |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

Guest post from Evelyn Resha certified sexuality counselor and a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner. 

The number one complaint of women that I see for sexuality counseling is that they have no libido – zip, gone, disappeared. They tell me they’d rather do just about anything else than have sex; bake 100 cupcakes at midnight, shovel snow, or do laundry. Contrary to what many of us assume, this happens to women of all ages and levels of love, attachment, and attraction to their partners. This is not just a problem for members of the post-menopausal set who feels as though their mojo went out the window and their hot flashes took its place.  But, this is not always an actual absence of libido.


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I Have a Slightly Enlarged Labia Minoria

Sep 10, 2013 | Sexual Health |Women's Health | Comments (0)
This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH.

QUESTION: I have a slightly enlarged labia minora and I am wondering how common this is. I've had both oral sex and intercourse before and I've never had a complaint from my partner. But sometimes it can be inconvenient and even annoying. What would you suggest if I ever get a complaint about it?


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Podcast: I Don’t Get Turned On When My Partner Orgasms

Sep 5, 2013 | Relationships |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH.

QUESTION: My boyfriend thinks I should get turned on when he comes. I enjoy the fact that he came, and I feel happy and accomplished, but not turned on. Is this normal? Also, when we both get worked up then I start to focus on him, I start to get less turned on because I'm too focused on getting him to finish. He thinks I should be turned on by the fact that I'm performing the sexual acts—is it normal that I'm not?


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5 Things You Should Know About Herpes-Diary of Sex Educator

Jul 25, 2013 | Diary of a Sex Educator |Sexual Health |STDs/STIs | Comments (0)

As most of my calls are about genital herpes, I thought I’d clear the air. TV shows, movies, and society as a whole create this stigma around herpes when really, there’s not too much to be scared of. Most of the time, genital herpes is a mild skin condition that can be managed very effectively.


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Erotic Fantasies are Great Fuel

Jul 18, 2013 | Women's Health |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)
Sexuality counselor Evelyn Resh talks about fantasies and why you shouldn't be ashamed to have them! "My take on sexual fantasies is pretty straight-forward and uncomplicated; more power to you if you have them and they enhance your satisfaction.  Fantasies are not the same as actions, which I find myself reminding people of all the time."

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