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by Emma Thake

What You Need to Know About Lubricant if You’re Trying to Conceive

Sexual lubricants, especially scented varieties, can interfere with conception. In general, they are too acidic for the sperm to survive and/or swim well in. In addition, the concentration of salts in the lubricants can cause sperm to either shrink or swell beyond their capacity to perform normally. That being said, if you find that you need […]

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Treating the Sexual Side Effects of Medication with Chinese Medicine

Sexual desire and function are common concerns for our patients at the Yinova Center. In our experience, the causes of sexual dysfunction for both men and women can be caused by biological factors (age, constitution, etc.) or can be the result of prescription medication use. Thankfully, the latter can be very treatable.

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How To Boost Your Sperm Count

When boosting your sperm count there may be a few things you might want to take into account.

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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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Beyond Chocolate and Oysters

Valentine’s Day brings with it a lot of pressure. We’re expected to have a perfect night out with champagne, flowers, and candlelight. Unfortunately, most of the time, the reality is that it is a crowded night to be out, with a prix fixe meal, you and your date are squeezed into a busy restaurant where […]

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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

Here is 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 oneness with another person. It’s called Morning and Evening Meditation and you can find out more about it in Chapter 10 […]

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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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