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Sex and Your Pelvic Floor

Sex can—and should—be enjoyable, but for some women, the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles can lead to pain during intercourse, decreased sensation, and ultimately a decreased sexual response. Keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong by doing kegels or visiting a pelvic floor physical therapist can help alleviate pelvic floor complaints relating to sex. We’re here to help you identify small changes you can make that will lead to an even better sex life.


Got Lube?

April 10, 2017 | Dr. Mary South, MD

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My training as an OB/GYN did not completely prepare me for the world of vaginal lubricants and moisturizers. I recently came across an excellent panel discussion in OBG Management that included a colleague (Lisa Larkin, MD) and a former medical school professor of mine (Sheryl Kingsberg, PHD) outlining how vaginal lubricants and moisturizers can improve the quality of life of women of all ages suffering from vaginal dryness and irritation.[1]

I never really fully grasped the variety of products available to women and, furthermore, many new and improved products have become available in recent years. Read more


One Doctor’s Experience with the MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser

April 3, 2017 | Dr. Janelle Morgan Evans, MS, MD, FACOG

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Our office acquired the MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal laser in May of 2015 after researching the overall very positive results in both the Italian and American literature. In conjunction with our Breast Cancer center, we felt it was the best way to offer patients effective non-hormonal options for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause, an often debilitating issue for women with low levels of estrogen in their bodies. Read more


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

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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


Sex and Your Pelvic Floor

January 27, 2017 | Dr. Mary South, MD

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we may find ourselves or our partners in a more amorous mood. Quite frankly, sexual intercourse or being intimate is a very important way for a couple to connect and to feel close. However, some women tell me that they have lost some of the sensation they used to experience during sex or that they feel they are “too loose” after giving birth to their children. Read more