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Dear Dr. Kate: Am I Wired Not to Orgasm?

photo via flickr Dr. Kate is back, and ready to answer more of your questions on women’s sexual health! We missed her like crazy, and we’re sure you did, too. For the newbies around here, Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City, and she answers your medical […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Nuva Ring

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City. Here’s one of her most popular Em & Lo columns from the archives: When it comes to hormonal birth control, I get more questions about the NuvaRing than any other method — for proof, just check out the comments sections […]

You Are Not Alone: Healing Painful Sex

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the book “Healing Painful Sex: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain” by Deborah Coady, MD, and Nancy Fish, MSW. If you have ever felt pain during or because of sex, you are not alone. It’s estimated that 16 to 20 percent of […]

KEGEL WEEK: Dear Dr. Kate, How Do I Tighten Up Down There

photo via flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, During intercourse with my partner he stated I need to strengthen my muscles. I guess […]

KEGEL WEEK: Dear Dr. Joe, How Can I Improve the Strength of My Erection?

Every month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, My erection isn’t at as high an angle as it once was (it’s a little droopier). Is there anything I can do to get that standing-at-attention look back? — […]

KEGEL WEEK: Dear Dr. Vanessa, What’s Up with Kegels?

image via flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I went to the gynecologist the other day and she said she could tell […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Why Does My Vagina Taste Bitter Sometimes?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City who answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Hello Dr. Kate, My question is about the taste of my vagina. Both from what my boyfriend has said/his reactions and my […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: Can Any Woman Female Ejaculate?

photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa,   No matter how hard I try, I cannot female ejaculate. Is there […]

Dear Dr. Kate, My G-Spot Gives Me Cramps, Nausea and Pain!

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Every time my boyfriend tries to give me a G-spot orgasm, it feels really […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa: How Can I Keep My Vagina Healthy?

photo via flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, What should I be doing (or not doing) to have the healthiest vulva/vagina? […]