Libido: Easy Come, Easy Go.

In Blog, Gynecology, Integrative Medicine, Menopause, Sexuality by Dr. Gary Goldman

“Where did my libido go? I used to be horny, but now, not so much.” This is a very common concern in my office, and is sometimes associated with pregnancy, early parenting, or menopause… and sometimes with any other time of your life. Rodent libido is directly tied to circulating levels of testosterone, both in males and females. But humans are far more complex; testosterone levels in women do not clearly correlate with sex drive. Our brains can directly get us all revved up, or all revved down. Many of my patients are seeking an easy answer, a magic supplement …

Vaginas Aren’t What They Used to Be…

In Blog, Gynecology, Menopause, Sexuality by Dr. Gary Goldman

Between Mother Nature and Father Time, from childbirth to menopause, vaginas are subject to trauma, aging, and dysfunction. Problems can be numerous: vaginal laxity, diminished lubrication, painful intercourse, difficulty in achieving orgasm, decreased orgasm intensity, urinary incontinence, and pouting labia. Our options have been limited and often less than satisfactory. From fair quality over-the-counter lubricants to hormonal therapy with the potential for long-term adverse side effects, from surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia and long, painful recuperation, to Kegel exercises with disappointing results, these options are typically met with an understandable lack of enthusiasm. Finally, we have an ideal option that …

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

In Blog, Holistic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Sexuality by Dr. Gary Goldman

Weed. Pot. Marijuana. Does using this herb impact your libido and frequency of sex? In a ground-breaking article recently published by Stanford researchers in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the surprising results confirmed a clear correlation! Data from over 50,000 men and women were collected over several years and analyzed. Marijuana users reported a significantly higher frequency of having sex than non-users. The reasons why this behavior occurred were not evaluated. Was it improved libido? Was it chilling out? Or was it the likely associated rock and roll? That will have to wait for future studies. In the meantime, you …