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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

The “No Hymen no Diamond” men unlikely able to locate hymen

There are apparently some men who follow the creed “No Hymen, No Diamond” believing that women who have had sex before marriage, detectable apparently by a disrupted hymen (spoiler alert it’s not!), are dirty and have feminist plans to lay waste to society as we know it. According to the NHND scholars feminism is not about … Continue reading

How Medscape helped Sprout stack the deck for Addyi

It may (or may not) surprise to learn that hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) the “disorder” treated by the new drug Addyi didn’t exist before 2004. Why in 2004 did we decide that normal female sexual response was a condition? Well, HSDD was established/invented/introduced by industry to prepare the market for a testosterone patch for … Continue reading

Flibanserin (Addyi) is more likely to make you sick than horny. What do you think about that?

There has been a lot of talk lately about Addyi, the drug designed to “boost libido” for women. A lot of the talk has been about creating a false “disorder” (sort of like a real live version of a Cosmo magazine). Not only are our breasts not big enough, but we don’t want to initiate … Continue reading

Want to take flibanserin (Addyi) for low sex drive? You can’t drink alcohol. Ever.

Flibanserin, the drug for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women (a condition that many argue doesn’t exist as for many women sexual desire is responsive, not spontaneous) has been approved by the FDA and will be sold under the brand name Addyi. I’m underwhelmed and concerned about flibanserin for a variety of reasons, but I … Continue reading

Cosmo suggests donut enhanced fellatio, doctor says idea not without merit

I was alerted to Cosmo’s suggestion of pairing a donut with a penis this morning. “Gently stick” it on and nibble away. Not altogether inappropriate for Valentine’s Day, but the question was “As a doctor, what did I think?” My first thought was the person who wrote this for Cosmo hasn’t seen or touched too … Continue reading

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