Female Sexual Health

Hobby Lobby and Women’s Sexual Health

The Supreme Court has ruled in the Hobby Lobby case:  corporations can have religious values.  We curated several of the more interesting reactions here: Time: opinion: 5 things women should know about this case Washington Post opinion: Supreme Court uses

Is there gender inequality at FDA?

We’re bombarded with advertisements for Viagra, Cialis and other treatments to help men overcome sexual issues.  One group reports that FDA has approved 26 treatments for men and zero for women.  Read more on this group’s take on the situation, or

A Shot of “O” – or is it the O-Shot?

Approximately 80 women have sought an injection that is intended to improve orgasm, according to reports last week. Excerpt from the article: “The most common thing I hear is ‘wow, what an orgasm,’” Wood, the medical director of Reproductive Sciences

Recharge Your Libido

Ancient Taoist secrets can save your sex life, according to expert Jill Blakeway in her book Sex again: Recharging your libido. One of the tips is that good sex requires staying present in the moment. Rather than mentally checking off items

A 3-hour orgasm sends woman to ER

TLC’s new TV show “Sex Sent Me to the ER” features bizarre stories of sex-capades re-enacted by actors with featured commentary.  In last week’s premiere, Liz and Eric recounted Liz’s experience with a three hour-long orgasm. After trying different methods

Is there a missed opportunity to teach adolescents about sexuality?

In a recent study from Duke University, 1/3 of annual health maintenance visits by adolescent patients occur without any mention of sexuality. Author Stewart C. Alexander, Ph.D., from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and colleagues write, “The findings

Private Results about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Jessica Ladd, the founder of Sexual Health Innovations, launched “Private Results” to help people find out where and when to be re-screened for STIs and find the closest place to buy condoms. According to Healthcareitnews, “There are 110 million sexually transmitted

Do Men and Women Have the Same Regrets About Sex?

Evidently not, according to a study of 25,000 individuals, led by Martie Haselton, a social psychology professor at the University of California. For women, the top three most common regrets were: losing their virginity to the wrong partner (24 percent)

Casual Sex for Women: It Ain’t What Its Cracked Up to Be?

Are women more likely to have an orgasm when in a committed relationship? According to a new study of 600 female college students, conducted by Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, women are half as

Texas Colleges Surveyed On Sexual Assault Resources

While research consistently estimates that one in every four women in higher education will experience rape or attempted rape during their college careers, limited proactive approaches to address the issue are found on Texas college campuses, according to the Crime

Are you having trouble reaching orgasm? A guide for women.

Orgasm is a much more automatic response for men than for women. ‘Coming’ isn’t that easy, if you’re a woman. Nearly all men can climax without difficulty, but women just aren’t built that way. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this all-important

How to Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules of Attraction

WEAR RED… Yes, it’s that simple. A bit of crimson has the power to put men in a lusty state of mind—one study even found they were 56 percent more likely to ask out a woman in a red top

Are gynecologists discussing sexual health with their patients?

Gynecologists and Sex Health Discussions Published on Apr 13, 2012 While sexuality is an important part of a woman’s overall health, obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) aren’t thoroughly discussing it with their patients, according to a recent University of Chicago Medicine study. Although

Experts Debate The Existence Of The Vaginal Orgasm

Does the vaginal orgasm exist? For years, scientists — and women themselves — have grappled with this question. According to new research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, they do, and past studies that concluded otherwise are suspect. Experts (Mostly)

Tips to boost a fading libido

Many people want a healthier, more active sex life, but some may be too afraid to speak up about what they want – especially women. Dr. Jennifer Landa, OBGYN and author of ‘The Sex Drive Solution for Women,’ shared ways in

Iranian Woman Declared too Beautiful to Be a Politician

Nina Siakhali Moradi knew that gender inequality was a massive problem in Iran – in fact, promoting women’s rights was a primary motivation for her to run for Qazvin’s city council. However, even she probably couldn’t have guessed the reason

Kegel Exercises and Pelvic Clocks: 2 Exercises Women Should Do

Women’s health physical therapists swear these pelvic workouts help forestall all kinds of female-specific problems. One’s a classic, and the other will forever change how you look at your watch. If you have never felt pelvic pain, a “little spritz” (thank

14 Wow!-Worthy Orgasm Facts

Orgasms can come too soon (or not soon enough), can be triggered mentally (or in the middle of yoga class), and may even help relieve pain. How much do you know about the big O? Ever pondered the science behind orgasms (or

Why does a fancy purse say ‘stay away from my man’?

Women are unconsciously deterring romantic rivals by buying certain luxury items, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “Spending on luxury goods in the US amounts to as much as $525 billion per year, with women’s

Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt

I’ll bet you that archaeologist Betsy Bryan’s perspective on reality-show behavior is a little longer than most. Since 2001, Bryan has led the excavation of the temple complex of the Egyptian goddess Mut in modern-day Luxor, the site of the