Part1 Sensuality, Sexuality, Dysfunction and Assessment Part2 Sexuality and Chronic Illness Part3 Gynecological Issues and Special Concerns Part4 Pearls for Treating Sexual Complaints Part5 Sex for One: The Art of Self-Stimulation Part6 Sexual Pharmacology Part7 Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Sexuality Part8 Putting It All Together
About the Author
Medical Director of Sexual Medicine, Hoag Hospital, Executive Director, Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Southern California
Table of Contents
Part 1 Sensuality, Sexuality, Dysfunction, and Assessment 1
Questions 1-12 review basic topics on sexuality and sexual dysfunction, including:
What is sexual medicine?
What is the incidence of sexual problems and why study them?
What are common sexual complaints?
Part 2 Sexuality and Chronic Illness 23
Questions 13-24 focus on factors such as illness or age that can affect your sex life, such as:
What about sexuality and aging?
How does diabetes affect my sex life?
How does cancer affect sexuality?
Part 3 Gynecological Issues and Special Concerns 41
Questions 25-37 address a variety of special issues directly related to your sexual health:
Can I be sexually active during my pregnancy?
What about menopause and vaginal dryness?
What about sexually transmitted diseases?
Part 4 Pearls for Treating Sexual Complaints 63
Questions 38-47 provide information on a variety of therapeutic options to try in order to treat your sexual complaints, including:
How do chronic systemic illnesses affect sexuality?
How do medications affect sexuality? Can anything be done if I am taking a medication that is affecting my sexuality?
What is Tantra and how can it help sexual intimacy?
Part 5 Sex for One: The Art of Self-Stimulation 83
Questions 48-56 present information regarding masturbation and special products you can use, such as:
What are some important facts about self-pleasure and stimulation?
What is a vibrator or self-stimulator?
What is the G-spot? Does it really exist?
Part 6 Sexual Pharmacology 99
Questions 57-70 review pharmacology options to improve sexual function, including hormone replacement and thefollowing topics:
What is vaginal dryness and how does it affect sexuality? What can be done?
What are estrogen creams?
What is testosterone replacement and how is it linked with women's sexuality?
Part 7 Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Sexuality 119
Questions 71-79 focus on nonconventional sexual enhancers and therapeutics used to enhance and improve sexuality and sexual performance:
What are pheromones and how can scent affect sexuality?
Can certain foods enhance sexuality?
Can exercise be used to improve sexual function?
Part 8 Putting It All Together 139
Questions 80-100 take a look at the big picture and provide advice on creating and maintaining lifelong intimacy and sexuality:
My partner and I have different levels of sexual interest. How can we deal with sexual libido mismatch?
What are some general strategies to enhance intimacy and sexuality?
How can I promote lifelong sexual wellness and vitality?