100 Questions & Answers About Women's Sexual Wellness And Vitality: A Practical Guide For The Woman Seeking Sexual Fulfillment

100 Questions & Answers About Women's Sexual Wellness And Vitality: A Practical Guide For The Woman Seeking Sexual Fulfillment

by Michael L. Krychman

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ISBN-13: 9780763754488
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 04/17/2009
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Acknowledgments xi

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?

Appendix 171

Glossary 175

Index 181

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