Overcoming 5 Big Excuses to Not Have Sex

Intimacy in Marriage

Yep, we are talking about it.  You can’t expect us to focus on marriage this month and not even mention it. Although I’m sure there are some of you who would prefer it not be part of the deal, and it’s for that reason we are talking about it. Sex has it’s place in marriage. […]

Teaching the Birds and the Bees without the Butterflies {book review}


Just a few weeks ago, I took my daughter on a girls’ getaway to Chicago.  It was mostly for fun – we’d do some shopping and walk through parks and eat cheesecake in bed in front of the Food Network. But there was another purpose looming over this weekend trip: Maya is nine years old, […]

Should Sex Hurt?

sex, should sex hurt, pain

As a gynecologist I’ve learned that every woman’s definition of  “normal” is different. This is especially true concerning sex. I have seen women who put up with pain for years thinking it’s normal, while others come to my office with every twinge. Sex should be a highlight of the marriage relationship, not something looked at […]

Help Doctor I Have No Sex Drive! Part 2: Tips for Boosting Libido

Help Doctor, I Have No Sex Drive: Tips for Boosting Libido

As an OB/GYN, I see women who experience decreased libido on a daily basis. Most think they are alone in this issue, but the truth is it’s extremely common. In a recent study of married women, 40% reported low sex drives and 13% reported no sex drive at all. In our hypersexual society, where the […]

Help Doctor, I Have No Sex Drive: Part 1

Help Doctor, I Have No Sex Drive: Tips for Boosting Libido

“Everything looks and feels normal. You should get your pap results within the week. Any other concerns?”  I ask as I finish the annual check up of one of my long term patients, a busy mom. “No, all is good.” she replies with a smile, attempting to look relaxed in her paper exam gown. But as […]