Category Archive: Sex

Sep 06

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery and Graft Complications 1950-present

Vaginal prolapse surgery with synthetic and non-synthetic graft material – Concerns about the use of graft material, particularly Prolene mesh, continue to mount after the most recent FDA warning on mesh in vaginal surgery.  These diligent authors from Michigan, Texas, Massachussetts, Washington State, New Mexico and Israel combed the international medical literature in all languages from …

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Aug 29

Female sexual function and vaginal surgery

Vaginal Prolapse Surgery, Vaginal Contour and Female Sexual Function This is another manuscript I reviewed for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, published by colleagues from The Mayo Clinic in the International Urogynecology Journal July 2011 issue. These authors looked carefully at the possibility of change in vaginal contour resulting from pelvic organ prolapse surgery with regards to female …

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Aug 22

Ask Dr R: painful sex- perineoplasty?

Painful sex after menopause Hello Dr. R, I am a 51 year old that has pain upon entry, visited my doctor and he is suggesting a perineoplasty, is that the same procedure as a Fenton’s?  Is there anything else that wouldn’t be as invasive? I do not want to take hormones and I am not …

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Aug 15

Labia minora: anatomy and sex

Labiaplasty, cosmetic gynecologic surgery, female sexual function and anatomy of the female vulva   Every two months I report for on scientific manuscripts in the recent medical literature for the Journal of Sexual Medicine that pertain to female sexual function. In an anatomic study of vulvar anatomy published in the journal of the American Urogynecologic Society, …

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Jul 19

Female Sexual Dysfunction and Androgens: The Real Deal

FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION & ANDROGEN DEFICIENCY Just because you’ve gone through menopause doesn’t mean sex—and the DESIRE for sex—should stop. Ten years ago, a sex study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction at some point…compared to just 31% of men. To be fair, and clear, …

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Jun 22

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the Sexy Pessary Posse

  PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: NO DIFFERENCE IN SEXUAL QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN PROLAPSE PATIENTS CHOOSING PESSARY VS SURGERY. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where the organs around the vagina are out of place – bladders drop (called cystocele), rectums bulge forward and sometimes out of the vaginal opening (rectocele), and/or the uterus drops down, …

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Jun 13

Prolene mesh and your prolapse surgery – erosions, sex, and the latest data

Prolene Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cystocele, rectocele, erosions, sex, mesh shrinkage, folding and thickening     You can’t make this stuff up. Prolene mesh is the product name for a permanent plastic mesh with many implantation applications in reconstructive surgery. Prolene mesh is used to fix large and small abdominal hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias …

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Mar 23

Diapers Putting a Damper on Your Mojo?

(c) 2011 L. Romanzi It’s not sexy to wet your pants, unless, of course, that’s your thing. Good news – Kegel exercise (make sure your doctor, midwife, PA or nurse practitioner give you a  bit of coaching here) and a little common sense (aka behavior modification) may be just what you need to get out …

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Mar 22

The Sexy Side of Cancer… Starts with Survival.

(c) 2011 L. Romanzi Surviving the Big C sometimes ain’t so sexy, except of course that you’re alive, which is the sexiest of all. But sometimes, often times, it lets all the air out of your tires when it comes to feeling sexy, being sexy, getting your heart and soul around that Marvin-style Sexual Healing.  …

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Mar 22

Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hair dresser knows for sure…

(c) 2011 L.Romanzi Does she or does she not; is the epidemic of “female sexual dysfunction” (FSD) fact or fiction? If fact, what’s to be done about it? Is it hormonal, vascular (clogged arteries – think “atherosclerosis of the vulva and clitoris”), muscular, psychological, or some labyrinthine combination of contributors? Or should we say, detractors? The …

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