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Dear Dr. Kate: I Can’t Orgasm, What’s Wrong With Me?

photo by Janine Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m unable to have an orgasm. I’ve been sexual with […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa, What Are My Semi-Permanent Birth Control Options?

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 here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I don’t want any more kids, but I really don’t want my tubes tied […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Did Douching Give Me a Yeast Infection?

photo by Helga_Weber Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, A couple of weeks ago I douched after my period ended. A couple of days […]

Dear Dr. Joe: My Girlfriend Wants to Do Me with a Strap-On

This week, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles the male version of EMandLO.com’s most popular post to date, the anonymous confession “I Want to Do My Boyfriend with a Strap-On.” To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, My girlfriend is really into not just receiving, but giving anal […]

Dear Dr. Kate: Is This Urine or Female Ejaculate?

photo of Old Faithful by Chuck Martin Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I am wondering if it is possible for a woman to […]

Love Hurts — But Sometimes Sex Hurts More

photo by Janine For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about sex that hurts — and not in a heartache kind of way. Two weeks ago we published an excerpt from When Sex Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain. Then last week we published a basic overview of the causes of painful sex. […]

Dear Dr. Joe, My Boyfriend’s Flavor of Love Isn’t So Sweet

photo via Flickr Once a month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, answers your questions on male sexual health. To ask him your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, My question is about my boyfriend’s “flavor.”  In the last few months I have noticed that the taste of his semen has gotten much […]

Why Sex Hurts — And We Don’t Mean Heartbreak

photo by Gabriel Delgado Last week we talked about when sex hurts, and why so many women still don’t admit to having this problem. It’s something that we, as sex writers, hear about constantly — it’s a sad but true fact that many women are more open with sex advice columnists than their own gynecologists […]

Dear Dr. Kate: What’s Good Pre-Menopause Birth Control?

photo by Jenny Lee Silver Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My mom’s hormones started changing when she was 38, and she actually got […]

When Sex Hurts — And We Don’t Mean Heartbreak

photo by mistress_f We’ve been writing about sex for more than ten years, and when we started out, the topic that our female readers wanted to hear about most was orgasms — how to have them (either solo or with a partner), how to have them more often, how to have different kinds, how to […]