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Valerie Padd RN,BSN - Center For Intimacy Health

maryValerie has chosen a lifetime career as an educator. After working in several different specialties of medicine, she has found her passion in the area of intimacy health. She serves individuals and couples who struggle with the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of intimacy health. Valerie believes that intimacy and sexuality form an integral and cherished part of people’s lives, and that it is vital to a healthy relationship.

As a nurse, she sought advanced training in the field of sexual health and later founded the Center for Intimacy Health. With her extensive medical background, she has the knowledge to identify general health issues that may be affecting intimacy health and can help clients work towards optimal health in all aspects of their lives.

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Postpartum Intimacy Part 2: Setting the Mood

March 6, 2017 | Valerie Padd, RN, BSN

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Hopefully you’ve made time to experiment with “shifting roles”. This seemingly straightforward exercise has worked for many clients who have sought formal counseling due to distress with intimacy and sexual health concerns after giving birth. I encourage you to continue to practice this on a regular basis, to the point that it becomes second nature. Read more

Postpartum Intimacy Part 1: Shifting Roles

February 6, 2017 | Valerie Padd, RN, BSN


Often the resolution to make time to cultivate intimacy in your marriage or the intention of setting regular date nights with your partner isn’t always a top priority. Realistically, the effort towards working on your sexual relationship is constantly upstaged by the demands of motherhood, the responsibilities of managing a household and/or a career, and the determination to shed those last few pounds of “baby weight.”

As a new mom, the joyful chaos is probably not going to end anytime too soon. Read more

Sexual Appetite: His & Hers

December 6, 2016 | Valerie Padd, RN, BSN

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Emotionally driven or a desire for connection, a physical outlet or a dose of affection, high on testosterone or a need for closeness? The sexual appetites of men and women have been mismatched since the beginning of time (me Tarzan; you Jane). Read more

Weak or Absent Orgasms

August 1, 2016 | Valerie Padd, RN, BSN

Oh where, oh where did my orgasm go?
Most women are able to experience orgasm. However, orgasms can feel differently depending on any number of factors: method of stimulation, solo play or partner sex, and where you are in your menstrual cycle. Read more