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Dear Dr. Kate: When Should I Tell a Partner About Oral Herpes?

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 every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I am a woman with oral herpes. Is this something I should tell new partners […]

Dear Dr. Vanessa, Will Intercourse After a Dry Spell Hurt?

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 haven’t had sex in over 8 months. When I finally do have intercourse […]

Dear Dr. Kate, Is There Such a Thing as Vaginal Perfume Drops?

photo by longhorndave 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 girlfriend’s vaginal fluids sometimes smell and taste funny (not a good funny). I read […]

Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with HPV and Men?

photo via Flickr This week, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality. To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, I am BEYOND confused because none of the information related to HPV seems to focus very much on HPV in men. Once a man has it, […]

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. […]