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GOOP gaslights women re: vaginal jade eggs claiming selling them is no endorsement!

The piece I wrote on why women shouldn’t put jade eggs in their vaginas, never mind wear them for extended periods of time, has caused quite a stir. There are major issues with the post on GOOP, which is not surprising as they did not interview a gynecologist or a pelvic floor physical therapist. My … Continue reading

It’s probably best if you don’t insert fruit and vegetables in your vagina

I was tagged on twitter by multiple people today because of a post on Cosmopolitan. The post is about an older thread on Reddit from a woman whose partner likes her to leave fruits and vegetables in her vagina all day for him to eat later during sex. This was apparently part of  the “whatever” this woman’s husband … Continue reading

Do IUDs and contraceptive implants affect sexual satisfaction? New study

lots of studies are retrospective and many prospective studies unfortunately don’t address libido or sexual functioning formally with questionnaires, especially at baseline. There are also lots of confounders, for example a big one is starting or switching a new contraception is often associated with relationship changes. Could some women feel sexually coerced into giving up … Continue reading

I’m 50 today. This is what I know.

I’m 50 today. Here are some very important life lessons I’ve learned along the way. If you find a comfortable bra that fits buy three or four (or as many as you can afford). The joy of a well-fitted and comfortable bra can’t be overstated. If you buy enough when they get all stretchy (i.e. they … Continue reading

Does the “O Shot®” give insanely good orgasms or is it a “no shot”

A few like minded scientists and I were discussing unproven stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections on Twitter when Dr. Runnel, the inventor of the “O Shot®”, inserted himself into the conversation to correct me and laud the benefits of his patented PRP procedure that he advertised can “improve sex and cure urinary incontinence.” … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s toxic lube advice

Today’s episode of Gunter v. GOOP involves the post on lube, written of course by a naturopathic doctor, for Gwyneth Paltrow’s tepidly awaited first sex issue. After all, why ask a board certified OB/GYN when you can ask someone with infinitely less training in both medicine and science. Want to know about naturopathic training, read this … Continue reading

Don’t use a Japanese vagina stick to “tighten” your vagina, okay?

As if Gwyneth Paltrow’s V-steams and vagina potpourri weren’t enough of a reproductive tract herbal horror show a dear reader just introduced me to the “Japanese vagina stick.” What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a stick made of plants and ground pearls and herbs and stuff that you insert into your vagina for 2 … Continue reading

The term vaginal orgasm is imprecise and offensive, why does the Sexual Medicine Society of North America accept it?

I was reading through abstracts from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America’s meeting. It took a while to get to the abstracts as I was temporarily distracted by photos of medical professionals posing with the CEO of Sprout. BTW if I wanted to sell a dubious sexual product for women  I’d cosy up the … Continue reading

The reasons this GYNO is unlikely to prescribe Addyi

Addyi (flibanserin), the drug to increase female libido had a timid entry into the market with very few prescriptions considering the “hype.” Bloomberg Business reported 227 prescriptions in the first month. That’s a pittance considering Valeant paid $1 billion for the drug. I am unlikely to help Valeant recoup their investment, because the more I read … Continue reading

Your doctor is not “trained” to prescribe Addyi

Addyi, the drug to boost libido for women, hits the market today. Let’s take the fact that the women in the studies for the medication do not reflect the average patient in the gynecologist’s office reporting low libido and that even for this highly select group of women only 9-14% responded and the definition of … Continue reading

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