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Painful Sex

Yes, You Too Can Enjoy Pleasurable Post-Menopausal Sex

Rebecca Warner | Posted 05.15.2017 | Fifty
Rebecca Warner

A friend, at the age of 55, was in a new relationship that was heading toward sex. Concerned because she hadn't had sex in three years, and knowing that it could be painful because of vaginal dryness, she asked me -- a sexually active woman in a 27-year marriage -- what I do to combat that discomfort.

Everything I Wish I'd Known During A Decade Of Painful Sex

Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Chloe Angyal

The promise of sex, before you lost your virginity, before you lost a decade of your life hurting yourself and letting the people you love hurt you, was simple: sex feels good. The promise was a lie.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Sex

Kate McCombs | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Kate McCombs

Humans are tool-using primates. We don't think we're inadequate because we use a hammer to build a shelf. Why should we feel inadequate because we use tools to augment our sex play?

Turning Bedroom "Tricks" Into Treats

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

It is quite possible to overcome bedroom challenges, especially when each is approached as a couples issue and without blame.

How To End Painful Sex During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Vaginal dryness affects as many as 75 percent of postmenopausal women. And between 17 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women say they find sex painful.

Ali Wentworth: Postmenopausal Sex Is 'Painful' And 'Nobody Talks About It'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty

Ali Wentworth has yet to go through menopause, but the 49-year-old wants to open the air waves for honest conversation about it in advance. "I'm a ...

Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

Erin Havel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Endometriosis, as far as I knew, was something older women may experience. Statistics and facts about "female issues" are not always openly discussed in the same way as other medical conditions.

New Painful Sex Drug Is Approved

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the FDA approved Osphena, a new drug for painful sex. It's a class of meds called selective estrogen receptor modulators, or SERMs, and is similar to other medications of this type, such as Tomoxifen and Raloxifene.

WATCH: Can Giving Up Fast Food Lead To Better Sex?

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

On a segment for HuffPost Live, host Nancy Redd led a discussion on how painful sexual intercourse caused by medical conditions can be managed and tre...

Pain-Free Sex Positions, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Home

Love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz gave tips on pain-free sex positions when she met with me on Mondays With Marlo. She suggested adding...

K-Y Moisturizer Recalled by FDA: What You Should Know

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

This month, J&J (Johnson and Johnson) was asked to recall more than 69,000 units of it's K-Y Liquibeads products after receiving more than 200 complaints from consumers.

Vulvar Pain and Painful Sex

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

There are several different causes of vulvar pain, but with the proper diagnosis, most women will get the relief they need and be able to eliminate the pain and put the joy back into her sex life.

Three Books On The Challenges of Life, Love, and Sex In Midlife

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Marcia G. Yerman

Three new books tackle issues from the nuts and bolts of older sexuality to inner emotional lives.