Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life

Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life

by Lauren Streicher


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ISBN-13: 9780062301512
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Lauren Streicher, MD, is a gynecologist and sexual health expert. She is an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also the author of The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy. She lives with her husband in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 SexAbility: A View from My Side of the Stirrups 7

1 Taboo Topics: Let's Talk: Who's having sex? Who's not? And if not, why not? 9

2 The Science of SexAbility: How normal sexual response can morph into NO sexual response 30

3 An Up-Close View of Your Genitals: Your private parts should be a little private-at least to yourself 47

4 When Your Vagina Is in a Phunk: What your vaginal pH should be-and why it matters 60

Part 2 SexAbilitators: Essentials to Fix What's Broken 73

5 Slip-Sliding Away: Lubricants and Moisturizers: The right product makes all the difference between sandpaper sex and slippery sex 75

6 Kegels with a Kick: A trip to the gym for your pelvic floor and the ergonomics of sex (who knew?) 92

7 Say Yes to Drugs: Sometimes a prescription doesn't just make sex better, it makes it possible 110

Part 3 SexAbility Saboteurs 121

8 It Hurts!: Turn vaginal agony into vaginal ecstasy 123

9 A Real Pain in the Pelvis: Some sexual pain can be an indicator of a deeper problem 148

10 Lost My Mojo: Want to find your mojo? Here's how. 171

11 Nothing's Happening: I'd like to buy a vowel-the key to getting the big O back 199

Part 4 Hormone Havoc 233

12 I Am Woman-Hear Me ROAR: PMS, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, contraception-strap in, it's going to be a bumpy ride 235

13 Hormone Hell: How to turn back the clock on your vagina when your estrogen tank is on empty 257

14 The Cold Truth About Hot Flashes: Vaginal dryness is not the only issue that sabotages your SexAbility 280

Part 5 You're Special 297

15 Medical Conditions: Add low SexAbility to your list of symptoms 299

16 I'm Glad to Be Alive but ...: The impact of cancer on SexAbility 323

Part 6 Other People 349

17 Finding a Clinician Who Will Actually Listen: Let's talk vagina 351

18 Dating Dangers: Have a positive sexual experience without testing positive 367

Part 7 Taking Your New SexAbility to the Next Level 385

19 Vaginal Vanity: Why some opt for an upgrade 387

20 Toys You Don't Want to Share with Your Children: How toys can add pleasure and novelty to your sex life 402

Resources 415

Acknowledgments 435

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Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those topics that you're supposed to talk about with a straight face, all the while trying to hold back from laughing. Because how could you not? Talking about sex and what goes on below the belt is one of the most taboo things in America. And it was so refreshing to see that Dr. Lauren Streicher knows this, and decided to embrace it, cracking jokes on every other page while simultaneously explaining (with detail) what exactly is going on. This isn't just a book for women, this is a book for EVERYONE. I'm a guy and I felt like I learned more reading this book than I ever did asking my own girlfriend what was going on. This is a must-read for anyone in a serious relationship, or someone who is looking to become more educated about why women do what they do in the bedroom, or why they're not as willing some nights and totally willing other nights. I learned that it has very little to do with me, the guy, and more to do with what's going on down there for them. Fascinating stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an eye opener, touched on many details, easy for all to understand and get to the root of the problem, i would have given 5 stars but i am into alternative healing not western medicine with many side effects. i don" want to fix one problem and create another. but this book certainly cleared a mess of questions for me. thank you Lauren Streicher. i will recomend your book to all my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A more medical treatment than most books on sexual topics for older and not so old adults, especialy women. An extensive resource listing at the end. Any sexually active female needs this book!
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melissaMR More than 1 year ago
Well researched, Most current info I've researched to date!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
don't buy it, other review is spamming advertisement for you to think the book is amazing. 
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