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Sex and menopause – are you talking about it?

Are you talking about sex to your doctor? If sex is painful or you’ve lost interest, they can help – but you may have to make the first move. You might have a great relationship with your doctor but you might be too embarrassed to talk about problems you’re having when it comes to sex – and, your doctor might be too. As we know, sex can become an issue around the time of menopause. Sheryl Kingsburg, a clinical psychologist in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinic at Cleveland Hospital in the US says lack of desire affects 1 in 10…

Erectile Dysfunction: causes and treatment options

What causes erectile dysfunction and what can you do about it? Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not something men are comfortable talking about – even though it is extremely common. It affects every second man over the age of 50,  and studies have shown that almost 90% of men aged over 75 will experience it. So what is it? Erectile Dysfunction or ED is defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection that will allow you to have sexual intercourse. It can have a significant impact on a man’s self-confidence and it can also affect their personal relationships, yet…

Menopause – What is GSM?

What is GSM and what can help?  This probably isn’t the best way to start a conversation, but do you have an itchy, dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections or thrush-like symptoms more often? Do you pee when you sneeze, laugh or jump? Or has sex become painful? If you’re heading toward menopause, or are menopausal, and you answer yes to any of these questions, there’s a chance you have what is now called GSM – or Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. The term has actually been around since 2014. Previously it was called either vulvovaginal atrophy…