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Intimacy After a Diagnosis

Intimacy After a Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a neurological condition or a stroke turns your life upside down. Suddenly, you’re spending more time visiting doctors and therapists than working, may be unable to participate in activities you love and may find yourself coping with a baffling array of medications and other treatments. But have you ever considered the effect such conditions may have on your sexual life? Well, if you consider that sex starts in the brain—the center of any neurological illness—it can have…

The Hormones of Desire

The Hormones of Desire

While hormones play an important part when it comes to sex and desire, their role is complex, intertwined and, despite years of research, still difficult to pin down. Here’s what we do know: While numerous hormones are involved in sexual desire and sex itself, two of the main ones appear to be estrogen and testosterone. Estrogen. You know this hormone primarily for the role it plays in fertility and reproduction (and staving off those hot flashes). But estrogen is to…

Sex After 50: More Than Ever?

Sex After 50: More Than Ever?

While most of us know that the frequency of sex is greatest during those first throes of passion, and we grudgingly accept the fact that it often wanes as the years of wedded bliss march on, this study into the sexual behavior of long-married couples uncovered something quite unexpected. Couples who were married for longer than 50 years actually reported a slight uptick in their sex lives. In fact, the frequency of their sex lives continued to increase even after…

Sex Doesn’t Have to End With Menopause

Sex Doesn’t Have to End With Menopause

If you’ve been through menopause, then you might say that your sex life has never been better. After all, the pregnancy worries are gone and so are the children. You can be spontaneous! Have sex in any room of the house! You’re no longer running your kids to endless activities, so you have more energy at the end of the day. You’re relaxed and comfortable with who you are and what you want. Right? Hold up. For every woman in…