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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…

menopause symptom relief: what can help?

80% of women will experience menopause symptoms. Dr Unnati Desai discusses some of the treatment options.   It’s stories like these that make you realise menopause symptoms can make life a living hell for some women. This is the story of Jane Lewis, the author of Me and My Menopausal Vagina: “Hello, I’m Jane and I’m 52 years old. I live with my husband of 34 years, have three grown up daughters, a granddaughter, and two dogs: Bertie and Bonnie. I used to live a really active life but then something changed.  I’m not quite sure the exact moment when things went so…

ThermiVa

What is ThermiVa? ThermiVa is non-surgical radio frequency (RF) treatment used to tighten and rejuvenate the vagina, this includes both the outer labia and inner vaginal canal. Throughout life, natural processes such as childbirth and aging can cause changes to the vaginal canal which can laxity; As well this, menopause can also cause physical and functional changes such as excessive dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. ThermiVa not only restores the appearance and feel of the vagina, but also with problems such as urinary or stress incontinence and lack of sexual pleasure due to laxity in the vaginal canal. ThermiVa can be…

Sex, Porn and you: what it can do to you and your sex life

It’s sexual health week and this year the theme is porn and sexual health. While there may be a role for porn in a healthy sexual relationship, there is also a significant downside. Fiona Clark reports. They don’t call Wendy Hurn ‘Willie Wendy’ for nothing. She’s spent much of her career as a urology nurse dealing with the effects of porn on men but now she is seeing a growing number of younger women as well. As access to porn on the Internet has increased so too has the flow of people to her clinic in Bristol. For men, the…