Leah Millheiser, MD7/12/17
The summer is almost upon us. Before you know it, though, we’ll be luxuriating in the weekends full of sun and barbeques. It’s so hard when you’re in the thick of the busy weekend fun to plan ahead, but now is a great time to think about how to plan to stay connected to your partner.
“Let’s talk about sex, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.” That old Salt-n-Pepa song is probably not the tune stuck in your head when you’re going through menopause. And for good reason. Your body is going through a lot of hormonal changes—specifically a dip in estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is the main female hormone and when it’s at a normal level, it helps to lubricate the walls of your vagina.
The holidays are officially upon us. Before you know it, though, they’ll be over and we’ll be luxuriating in the blank slate of the New Year. It’s so hard when you’re in the thick of the festivities to think ahead, but this year we’re making our resolutions ahead of time so that they’ll be firmly fixed in our minds by the time January rolls around.
I’ve gained a reputation as a menopause expert among my friends, and I get this question more than any other. It makes sense. When you’re in the throes of a hot flash or inexplicable crying jag, who cares why this is happening—when’s it going to end? Unfortunately, as with many things pertaining to women’s bodies (hi, pregnancy), the length and symptoms of menopause vary a lot. Some aspects, such as age of onset, can even be hereditary.
We can all use a little hit of extra confidence now and then, but sometimes needing help feels so embarrassing. I’d never shame anyone for making efforts to improve their sex life, but I also get that some interventions work because better in private.
Fiera® arouser approaches arousal differently from steamy romance novels. Fiera is all physical, creating engorgement with a brilliant combination of suction and vibration.
But for a lot of women—and men—visual and mental stimulation arouses us too. The Business of Consumer Book Publishing statistics show over $1 billion in romance and erotica sales in 2012, and that’s before Fifty Shades burst onto the scene in 2013. That book alone sold more than 125 million copies. Should you be getting aroused with dirty stories too? Which is better? Fiera® or Fifty Shades?
In the realm of eating well, magic bullets are rare—there are few indisputable links between certain foods and specific health advantages or cures for disease. And when it comes to aphrodisiacs, there’s all kinds of nonsense out there. But look! We waded through it for you and came up with a few foods whose links to increased sex drive seems pretty strong. Check it out.