Tips from Boston Sex Therapist Dr. Aline Zoldbrod
Do you feel like He-Man after popping a blue pill? Dr. Zoldbrod makes a careful distinction between medication and aphrodisiacs.
For a small group of women, sex seems impossible. It's a rare condition called vaginismus, but it is completely treatable, and easier than you may think!
You've heard of the Golden Rule, right? Well it doesn't exactly work in the bedroom - you've got to communicate!
Have you experienced a drop in your desire for sex? Does this upset you? What would you like to do about it?
Does your partner kiss or touch you the wrong way sometimes? You need to communicate your sexual preferences in the right way to your partner.
Do you have questions about sexuality or sex? Your health care provider may not bring up topics like this, but it doesn't mean you can't!
About miscarriage, Dr. Aline Zoldbrod says: “Many people minimize it,” Zoldbrod comments. “It’s incredibly traumatic.”
Dr. Zoldbrod offers plenty of good advice, including “The most important thing for women who miscarried,” says Zoldbrod, “is to join a miscarriage support group. In a miscarriage support group, people understand your pain. Another really terrible thing about miscarriage — or being infertile — is the unbelievable envy one feels when one sees pregnant women…in a miscarriage support group, no one will tell you you’re going to hell for having those feelings.”
Have you considered doing a Body Map to learn more about yourself and your sexual desire?
Dr. Z is cited in this excellent article on women and reclaiming sexual desire from the American Counseling Association in October 2017.
Are you taking depression or anti-psycotic medications and having trouble in your sex life such as decreased desire?
According to a study, 56% of women faked an orgasm at least some of the time. Why? They gave multiple reasons, and each one can be addressed!
The holidays can be a very tough time for people who have experienced infertility. If you have children, the number one thing to be is empathetic. Put yourself in their shoes.