By Bat Sheva Marcus, LMSW, MPH, PhD
Clinical Director at The Medical Center for Female Sexuality
Reprinted from August 2009 newsletter
So many of the women I see have waited a very long to make an appointment and get help. It makes me sad because often the wait has done severe damage to themselves, their self esteem and their relationships. And, ironically, the solution is often not all that complicated.
So why is it that so many women wait so long to get help? Over the years we've asked patients and, although there are many answers, the following four seem to come up all the time.
You've heard me say it before. I am going to say it again. Don't put it off. You owe it to yourself and to your partner to get help if you are having sexual issue!
|In This Issue|
|Which comes first, sex or your relationship?
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|Quote of the Month|
| "If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?"
|Why Women See Us|
|"I feared that it was the end of my marriage. I didn't know there was anything you could do about it."
"After my second child, I never got my libido back"
"I was never able to use tampons. What was wrong with me that I couldn't do the same things everyone else could?"
~ M, 29
|"It wasn't my marriage or my husband. I wasn't crazy, it was physical. What a relief! " ~L
"My mood and desire are enhanced. I am more optimistic and positive, and the best news is that my husband and I are having sex again."
"The entire treatment experience went smoothly and I never felt pressured to do anything I was uncomfortable doing. "
~ M, 29
"Going to the MCFS was one of the most important "gifts" I ever gave myself."
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