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How to Have Sex (if you’re trying to conceive).

I’m going to presume you pretty much have a handle on how to have sex. If you’re looking for inspiration, however, I did write a book on this subject. It’s called Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido and you can buy it here or pick up a copy in our center.

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What Exactly is the Fertile Fizz?

This is Jill’s 30th episode of Jill’s CBS radio show, Grow Cook Heal! For this show Jill decided to go back to her roots and dedicate the entire episode to the subject of fertility. 

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How to Keep a Healthy Testosterone Balance

When we hear about testosterone, it is often because we catch whiff of a scandal involving some athlete or celebrity who has been caught juicing (the use of performance enhancing drugs). If we think a little closer to home, a more realistic way of hearing about testosterone levels is when we start to see the signs […]

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Why Meditating for Better Sex is Not Crazy

We’ve talked we talked about sex and stress before on this blog.  So today it seems like a good idea to give you a meditative, stress-relieving exercise that you can do with a partner. It’s meant to be relaxing and it also puts focus on closeness, harmony within oneself, relaxation, intimacy, and a feeling of […]

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Sex Again? Move that Qi!

Lackluster bedroom experiences may ultimately be traced back to a few different sources, but for many people, and a good deal of my patients, the main blame for lack of sex and lack of desire for sex can be summed up in just one word: stress.

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The Complex Concept of Body Image

As a clinical psychologist, with expertise in health and illness, I am frequently asked to shed light on the concept of body image.  I often begin by pointing out that body image is a multidimensional concept that consists of self-perceptions, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors related to one’s physical characteristics. By and large, the research contains […]

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Vulvar Pain can Ruin the Moment

When you are in the heat of intimacy, but have to stop because it hurts, you may be experiencing vulvar pain.  Women describe vulvar pain as burning, feeling raw, sharp, or painful to the touch. It can be severe enough to prevent women from wearing jeans, riding a bicycle, using a tampon, or having sex. […]

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Tips for Men on Improving Sperm Quality

Guys, if you’re reading this article there is a good chance you are doing so on a laptop. And that said laptop is sitting on your lap. Before we begin, take this off your lap and place it on a table, or a pillow, or lap desk. This is one of the many things men […]

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Mindful sex

Many of my female patients have trouble reaching orgasm because they get distracted from the business at hand. Fortunately, staying focused is a learned skill— and one of the best ways to start is by meditating.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: More common than we think

Do you feel pressure or heaviness between your legs?   Have you ever had the strange sensation that something is falling out of your vagina?   Does your vagina look or feel different since having a baby?  Have you changed the way you urinate or have bowel movements to complete one?

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Is pelvic pain preventing a better sex life?

What’s worse than dealing with a pain in the ass?  Dealing with pelvic pain! You’re not alone.  Chronic pelvic pain, also known as vaginal pain, perineal pain, ‘pain down there’, or pelvic floor muscle pain, is a common problem. It affects approximately one in seven women. In one study of reproductive-aged women in primary care […]

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Boost your libido with the food you eat

We’ve been talking about sex quite a bit lately at the YinOva Center, with our director Jill Blakeway’s recent release of her second book Sex Again. In her comprehensive look at libido, Jill writes about how to rebuild the connection with our sexuality and desire from within ourselves and our relationship. Since this week brings […]

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