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  • ISBN-13: 9780884196877
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xii
Medical Doctor, Counselor and Friend xiii
1 The Number One Question 1
A Myth 2
Important Benefits 3
Why Sex Is Important 5
My Mission 5
2 In the Mood 6
Mood Makers for Women 7
Pure Pleasure 8
You Are Uniquely and Wonderfully Made: There Is Only One You! 10
Responding to Him 11
Give Yourself Some Time Out 11
Rediscovering Your Allure 12
In the Mood Again 13
3 Sexual Arousal 16
For Men--Arousal in Women 19
Lubrication 20
Vaginal changes 20
Changes in the uterus 21
What Husbands Should Know 21
For Women--the Male Arousal Process 24
What Wives Should Know 25
Initiating Sexual Activity 26
4 Healing Nonarousal 29
Nonmedical Conditions That Hinder Arousal 31
Emotional distance 31
Low self-esteem 33
Depression 35
Some major symptoms of depression 36
Drugs That Cause Libido Loss 37
Sexual Abuse 38
Other Libido Inhibitors 40
The Ability to Become Aroused 41
5 Pleasure Areas: Men and Women 42
What Men Like 43
Your Love Message to Him 44
For Her--Nonsexual "Foreplay" 44
Some Tips 45
For Her--Gentle Touches 45
Obstacles to Pleasure 46
Telephone calls 46
Worries about appearance 46
Resentments 46
Fear and worry 47
Frequency of Intercourse 47
Unexpected Pleasure 48
Kisses 49
Opposites Attract 50
Foot Massage 51
Foot pressure points 52
Using Your Senses 53
6 From Sexual Arousal to Orgasm 56
What Men and Women Need to Know About the Female Orgasm 57
Self-sabotage 59
Why participation matters 61
What Men and Women Need to Know About the Male Orgasm 64
What has happened 65
The Postcoital Phase: Different for Each Gender 65
7 Women at Midlife 68
Hormone Power 69
Hormonal Makeup 70
Hormones and Sex Drive 70
Hormonal Imbalance and Loss of Libido in Women 73
The role of estrogen 75
Side Effects of Premarin 77
What Happens to Estrogen Levels at Menopause? 78
What Is Natural Estrogen? Who Needs It? 80
How Do I Find Natural Estrogen? 81
How to Use Natural Hormone Cream 82
Weaning Instructions 82
Perimenopausal (or Premenopausal) Hormonal Imbalance 83
What Is Progesterone and Why Is It So Important? 84
What Should You Do If You Have Estrogen Dominance? 85
Symptoms of Low Progesterone 86
What Is Natural Progesterone? 86
Progesterone and Sex Drive 87
How to Supplement With Natural Progesterone 89
General Guidelines 89
Specific Instructions 90
Perimenopausal women who are still menstruating, either regularly or irregularly 90
Women with PMS 90
Women who menstruate and suffer from menstrual migraine headaches 91
Menopausal women 91
Important advice for all women 92
My advice to husbands 92
Natural Hormones--a Guide 93
All Hormone Creams Are Not Created Equal 93
What About Those Hot Flashes? What Can Be Done? 94
Night Sweats 98
Vaginal Dryness 99
What causes vaginal dryness as a woman ages? 100
Other remedies for vaginal dryness 102
Dry Vulva 103
Painful Intercourse 104
General observations 105
Cystitis/Urinary Tract Infections 105
"Not Tonight, Dear, I Have a Headache" 106
8 Life After Hysterectomy 108
Your Expectations Affect the Outcome 110
Intercourse Immediately After Hysterectomy 110
Sexual Desire and Fulfillment 112
Some Thoughts on Midlife Medical Issues 113
9 Men at Midlife 114
Men's Problems 116
Impotency Problems or Erectile Dysfunction 116
What Causes E.D.? 117
Your Doctor and Your E.D. 119
Options for Treating E.D. 120
What About Viagra? 121
Determining the Cause: It May Be Subtle or Complex 122
Premature Ejaculation 123
Squeeze technique 123
Prostate Problems 125
BPH 125
Prostate cancer 127
Midlife Renewal 128
10 Enjoy Sex Forever 129
Young at Heart 130
Mature Women 132
Better sex for mature women 133
Begin Again 133
Rekindle the Romance 134
Overcoming Obstacles 136
Recapture Your Intensity 137
What You Say Is What You Get 139
11 Don't Let Stress Destroy Your Sex Life! 141
Why Is Stress Today Different Than in the Past? 142
What Does Stress Do to the Body? 142
How Do I Know If I'm Getting Too Stressed? 143
How Can I Combat Stress and Restore Adrenal Health? 144
Tips to restore adrenal health 144
How Does Stress Affect My Sleep? 148
For women: natural progesterone cream 149
Calcium 149
Magnesium 149
B vitamins 149
Herbs 150
5-HTP 150
Melatonin 151
How Does Stress Affect the Libido? 152
Insomnia and libido 152
Doctor's suggestions for prolonged insomnia 153
12 Sex Despite Medical Problems 154
Issues Confronting Men 154
Heart Disease 155
Other notes for heart patients 158
Arthritis and Lower Back Pain 158
Urinary Stress Incontinence 160
Kegel exercises 161
Thyroid Disorders 161
Thyroid and natural progesterone 164
Self-test for thyroid 164
Yeast Infections 165
Anemia 165
Allergies/Asthma 166
You Can Find an Answer 167
13 Is the Answer in Hormone Supplementation? 168
Testosterone and Women 168
Testosterone and Men at Midlife 173
Testosterone Supplementation 174
Progesterone and Men 177
Some Natural Sex Boosters 178
Tribulus terrestris 178
Avena sativa 180
DHEA 182
L-arginine 184
Androstenedione 185
Human growth hormone 187
Yohimbe 189
Stinging nettle (urtica dioca) 190
Ginkgo biloba 191
Ginseng 192
L-tyrosine 193
Muira pauma extract 193
Saw palmetto 194
Zinc 194
VIP Gel for men 195
Aphrodisiacs 196
Some Tips for Sexual Nutrition 197
Exercise 197
14 Tips for a Better Love Life 199
General Tips 199
A note from Dr. Pensanti 200
Tips for Men 200
Tips for Women 201
15 Common Questions About Natural Hormones 204
1. What is USP Progesterone? 204
2. How do I know if I should use natural progesterone? 205
3. Does natural progesterone help vaginal dryness? 205
4. I am postmenopausal. Will I start menstruating again or have breakthrough bleeding if I use natural hormones? 205
5. How do I know whether I need natural progesterone alone or natural progesterone with natural estrogen? 206
6. I think I have estrogen dominance, but I felt worse after I started natural progesterone. Why? 206
7. Can I mix synthetic estrogen with natural progesterone? 207
8. Why is transdermal application so good? 207
9. How long before I notice changes in my libido? 207
10. How safe is natural progesterone? 207
11. What happens if I use too much natural progesterone? 207
12. I have had a hysterectomy, but still have my ovaries. Do I need natural hormones? 208
13. What if I don't have a uterus and am taking estrogen? My doctor says I do not need progesterone 208
14. I have been told that I have very low estrogen levels, yet I fit into the symptoms of estrogen dominance. How can this be? 208
15. What if I have hot flashes and vaginal dryness that are affecting my libido, but I have had breast cancer--what can I do to get relief? 209
16. How do I use natural progesterone for treatment of PMS? 209
17. I have facial hair, especially above my upper lip, which makes me feel very unfeminine. Sometimes I even have to shave. Can you help me? 210
18. Can natural progesterone help with hot flashes? 211
19. I have had breast cancer. Why is natural progesterone safe for me? I live in fear that my cancer will come back. It is affecting everything I do, including my sex life with my husband 211
20. Can natural progesterone help me with my "fuzzy thinking"? Sometimes I feel as if I am losing my mind or my memory 213
21. Will natural hormones affect my thyroid medication? 213
22. How old is too old for natural hormones? 213
23. Why doesn't my doctor know more about natural hormone therapy? 214
24. Why is it important to stay on natural hormones even after my libido is restored? 215
25. What do I say to my physician who thinks this is silly? 215
26. Are there any other benefits of natural progesterone use? 215
27. How long should I stay on natural hormones? 216
Conclusion 218
Product Source Guide 221
Notes 222
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