When Sex Hurts

A Woman's Guide to Bamishing [sic] Sexual Pain

Author: Andrew Goldstein (M.D.),Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, PhD,Caroline F. Pukall,Irwin Goldstein

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459617274

Category: Dyspareunia

Page: 356

View: 5430

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When Sex Hurts

A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain

Author: Andrew Goldstein,Caroline Pukall,Irwin Goldstein

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738214485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8842

For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence—often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won’t seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women’s sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as: Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain How to choose the right doctor—and how to interpret your doctor’s lingo Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone Featuring groundbreaking research and stories from women who’ve also suffered—and recovered—When Sex Hurts provides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.

When Sex Hurts

A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain

Author: Andrew Goldstein,Caroline Pukall,Irwin Goldstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738214485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 4987

For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence—often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won’t seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women’s sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as: Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain How to choose the right doctor—and how to interpret your doctor’s lingo Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone Featuring groundbreaking research and stories from women who’ve also suffered—and recovered—When Sex Hurts provides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.

Sex Without Pain

A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve

Author: Heather Jeffcoat

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483528030

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 100

View: 7692

Sex doesn't have to hurt! Whether your pain during intercourse (or your partner’s) began with a first sexual experience or after pregnancy or injury, this step-by-step guide - developed by a leading women’s health physical therapist - can put you on the path to recovery, and to enjoying the sex life you deserve. Women who experience painful intercourse, including those diagnosed with vaginismus, overactive pelvic floor, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, dyspareunia, and interstitial cystitis, have all benefited from author and physical therapist Heather Jeffcoat's unique treatment program. Now, after years of experience and countless successes, Heather is sharing her insights and making her proven methods available as a self-treatment guide women and their partners can use in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Using her orthopaedic background as a foundation, Heather's approach begins with a simple, but often overlooked, truth; pelvic muscles are muscles, and should be treated that way. Her program showcases the IRAS MethodTM (pronounced "erase"), a series of physical therapy treatment techniques with proven results. In this book, she explains the anatomy of the pelvic floor and guides readers through the use of a self-treatment tool called a dilator to provide massage and other muscle relaxation - gentle stretching techniques designed to return a women's muscles back to a resting state. Detailed medical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, additional exercises for progressive relaxation and large muscle groups, and helpful links to a variety of resources - along with Heather's wealth of solid medical advice and encouragement - make this book a must-read for any woman pursuing the goal of a satisfying, pain free sex life.

Female Sexual Pain Disorders

Evaluation and Management

Author: Andrew Goldstein,Caroline Pukall,Irwin Goldstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356658

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4647

First book devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual pain in women Female Sexual Pain Disorders is a remarkable fusion of clinical and scientific knowledge that will empower women’s healthcare professionals to help their patients in overcoming this common debilitating disorder. Based on the highest level research, it provides state-of-the-art practical guidance that will help you to: Evaluate and distinguish the causes of sexual pain in women Differentiate the many forms of sexual pain Implement multidisciplinary treatments Distilling the experience of world leaders across many clinical, therapeutic and scientific disciplines, with an array of algorithms and diagnostic tools, Female Sexual Pain Disorders is your ideal companion for treating the many millions of women who suffer from this disorder worldwide. All proceeds from this book are being donated to the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

Healing Painful Sex

A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

Author: Deborah Coady,Nancy, MSW, MPH Fish

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580053637

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 3760

Healing Painful Sex covers the following symptoms and conditions: Pelvic floor dysfunctionVulvodynia, pudendal nerve pain, and clitorodyniaPelvic organ problems, endometriosis, painful bladder, and irritable bowelSkin disorders, such as lichen sclerosisHormonal, surgical, and post-cancer causes of sexual pain Millions of women suffer from sexual and pelvic pain in America today, yet it is frequently misdiagnosed?or not diagnosed at all.In Healing Painful Sex, Deborah Coady, MD and Nancy Fish use their combined professional expertise as a doctor and therapist who specialize in sexual pain to provide readers with an understanding of its many causes and how to treat them, from both a physical and psychological standpoint. Organized into three parts?naming the problem, getting a diagnosis, and overcoming pain?Healing Painful Sex includes medical checklists, illustrations, vignettes based on interviews with women and their healthcare professionals, treatment options, and guidance for moving forward after healing. Coady and Fish speak honestly and directly to sexual pain sufferers' experiences, helping them address the problem of chronic pain, understand and prevent misdiagnoses, define medical terms and conditions, and regain sexual joy. Comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and deeply insightful, Healing Painful Sex offers women the tools to successfully take on the many challenges of sexual pain and move toward a healthy, happy future.

A Woman's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear and Pain

Author: Aurelie Jones Goodwin,Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540828

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 294

View: 2695

"This is a wonderfully clear, complete, detailed, and reassuring discussion of the sexual facts of life for women. It provides excellent questionnaires to help the reader identify her own unique sexual nature and needs, together with concrete procedures to solve problems and work toward a healthy and satisfying sex life." -Kathleen Logan Prince, M.S.W., Certified Sex Therapist Sex is essentially a simple biological function, as natural to our bodies as eating or sleeping. When things go wrong, some kind of fear or physical discomfort is often at the root of the problem. This workbook offers a gentle and effective guide to help women understand and begin to overcome the fear or pain that inhibits or blocks their sexuality. Interweaving the voices of women who have struggled with these problems, the authors provide a series of exercises designed to help readers map the terra incognita of their own bodies and sexuality and work through healing treatment plans for specific problems.

Hooked

New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

Author: Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr.,Freda McKissic Bush

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575673981

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1743

Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice for physical pleasure that can be summed up in the ubiquitous phrase: “hooking up". Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behavior is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that “hooking up” is the easy part, but “unhooking” from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences. A practical look into new scientific research showing how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals, which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn't safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.

Reclaiming Desire

4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido

Author: Andrew Goldstein, M.D.,Marianne Brandon

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605298263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 5795

A holistic approach to the problem of low libido in women explains how a variety of physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual factors, as well as such events as pregnancy, marriage, childbirth, menopause, and divorce, can affect a woman's sex drive and offers a variety of medical and psychological treatment options to help women reinvigorate their intimate relationships. 35,000 first printing.

Gender Hurts

A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

Author: Sheila Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131769595X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 5813

It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is increasing acceptance by governments and many other organisations and actors of the legitimacy of these rights. This provocative and controversial book explores the consequences of these changes and offers a feminist perspective on the ideology and practice of transgenderism, which the author sees as harmful. It explores the effects of transgenderism on the lesbian and gay community, the partners of people who transgender, children who are identified as transgender and the people who transgender themselves, and argues that these are negative. In doing so the book contends that the phenomenon is based upon sex stereotyping, referred to as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that forms the foundation for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which would remove the rationale for transgenderism. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, feminism and feminist theory and gender studies.

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Author: Boston Women's Health Book Collective,Judy Norsigian

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9781439190661

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 944

View: 2737

Hailed by The New York Times as a “feminist classic,” and “America’s bestselling book on women’s health,” the comprehensive guide to all aspects of women’s health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being. Six years after the 2005 overhaul of this classic guide to women’s health, the 2011 edition focuses on what Our Bodies, Ourselves does best: provide information on women’s reproductive health and sexuality; practical information on how find and access health information; and resources, stories, and information to educate women about health care injustices and inspire them to work collectively to address them. This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on: •Changes in the health care system—especially how health care reform affects women and how to get the care you need. • Safer sex—how to engage in pleasurable, satisfying sexual experiences while protecting your health and the health of your partner. • Environmental health risks—including minimizing exposure to everyday pollutants that endanger reproductive health. • Body image—resisting negative media stereotypes and embracing healthier approaches to looking and feeling good. • Local and global activism—using social media and organizing tactics to build community and advocate for policies that improve women’s lives. • As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age. Together with its companion website, OurBodiesOurselves.org, Our Bodies, Ourselves is a one-stop resource for women of all generations.

When Depression Hurts Your Relationship

How to Regain Intimacy and Reconnect with Your Partner When You're Depressed

Author: Shannon Kolakowski

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828344

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 4351

When you are feeling depressed, having a loving, supportive relationship with your partner can help you in your path towards healing and creating a happier life. But often depression interferes with your relationship, distancing you from your partner during your time of need. If you are in the midst of depression, you may worry that you aren’t good enough for your partner, or become irritable around them. You may even push them away when you feel like your emotions are beyond your control. In addition, your sense of intimacy may diminish, and your sex life may fizzle as a result of fatigue, medications and feeling disconnected from your partner. The hard truth is that feelings of isolation, worthlessness, and tiredness can all take a hefty toll on your love life. But you don’t have to let depression be the demise of your relationship. Using an integrative approach based in mindfulness, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), When Depression Hurts Your Relationship offers practical skills to help readers with depression reignite intimacy with their partners. If you suffer from depression, this book is a must-read to help keep your romantic relationship healthy, exciting, and rewarding for you both.

Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

Author: Susan Bilheimer,Robert J. Echenberg M.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359229

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 205

View: 5047

Through classic, new, and emerging research, with statements from experts and interviews with Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) sufferers and their partners and spouses, Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships exposes and gives strong voice and compassionate understanding to this complex disorder. • 4 figures

When Sex Seems Impossible

Stories of Vaginismus & how You Can Achieve Intimacy

Author: Peter T. Pacik,Joni B. Cole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983013402

Category: Vaginismus

Page: 160

View: 5750

Correct, Not Politically Correct

How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone

Author: Frank Turek

Publisher: Morningstar

ISBN: 9781607081623

Category: Religion

Page: 143

View: 1440

"Using sound reasoning and evidence--not religion--award-winning author, Frank Turek, shows that everyone will be hurt including children, the nation, and even homosexuals themselves. Turek provides concise answers to objections about equal rights, discrimination, and being born a certain way, and he exposes the real reason gay activists are trying to impose same-sex marriage on the country without a single vote from the people. Turek's message is direct but respectful--correct, not politically correct. It is a message that we must not ignore" --Cover, p. 4.

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality

Author: Pepper Schwartz,Martha Kempner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470674334

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9887

There are many misconceptions about human sexuality, and some are so misleading as to be dangerous. Schwartz and Kempner dispel commonly accepted myths and misunderstandings, covering areas from pre-marital sex and sexual diseases to body image.

Fierce Marriage

Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love

Author: Ryan Frederick,Selena Frederick

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493412779

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4419

Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way. Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Author: Marta Meana

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1613344007

Category: Psychology

Page: 110

View: 3969

Sexual Dysfunction in Women is a concise yet detailed clinical guide to the treatment of sexual difficulties in women. Written with the general psychologist and therapist in mind and being published with a companion volume on Sexual Dysfunction in Men, it takes the novel position that most clinicians interested and willing to help female clients with sexual concerns can do so effectively, even if they do not primarily consider themselves as sex therapists. Many women will experience difficulties with desire, arousal, orgasm, or pain with intercourse at some point in the course of their lives, yet most clinicians feel less equipped to treat sexual dysfunction than far less prevalent disorders. This book empowers general psychologists, therapists, and other practitioners to actively engage in the multidisciplinary treatment of sexual disorders and broaden their knowledge base about sexuality, an important component of most clients’ quality of life. It is both a go-to resource for professional clinicians in their daily work and an ideal resource for students and practice-oriented continuing education.

The Karezza Method

Or Magnetation, the Art of Connubial Love

Author: John William Lloyd

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305659

Category: Orgasm

Page: 64

View: 355

1931 the Art of Connubial Love. the lover is the artist in touch. Karezza in its perfect form is natural marriage - that clinging, satisfied union of body and soul which true love ever craves and in which ideal marriage consists - and with every repeti.

Ask Me About My Uterus

A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

Author: Abby Norman

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 9781568589411

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7042

For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues In the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped forty pounds and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors insisted it was a urinary tract infection and sent her home with antibiotics. Unable to get out of bed, much less attend class, Norman dropped out of college and embarked on what would become a years-long journey to discover what was wrong with her. It wasn't until she took matters into her own hands--securing a job in a hospital and educating herself over lunchtime reading in the medical library--that she found an accurate diagnosis of endometriosis. In Ask Me About My Uterus, Norman describes what it was like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it was all in her head, only to be taken seriously when she was accompanied by a boyfriend who confirmed that her sexual performance was, indeed, compromised. Putting her own trials into a broader historical, sociocultural, and political context, Norman shows that women's bodies have long been the battleground of a never-ending war for power, control, medical knowledge, and truth. It's time to refute the belief that being a woman is a preexisting condition.