I was beside myself. I had gotten married 6 months ago and I just seemed to have no sex drive. Honestly, I didn’t have too much before we got married but it seemed like it got worse when I thought it would get better. My husband was patient, but confused and a little bit hurt.
Someone who moved to my area in Milwaukee had told me she had been a patient of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality, but I lived halfway across the county so that did not feel like a practical option. One day I looked up the Center, (mostly for curiosity) and I realized that they had an out of town consultation option. That sounded like a great idea to me. I scheduled the appointment, filled out all the paperwork and faxed it in to the Center.
The phone appointment was great. I spoke with Dr. Marcus who asked me a lot of questions. Some that I wasn’t even expecting. She asked a lot about my general history, past sexual experiences, my current relationship and what medications I was currently using.
She then explained to me what the Center would be checking for if I had come to see them and gave me specific suggestions about how my gynecologist could consider treating me.
A week later I had a 2 page letter in the mail with specific recommendations for a local doctor to use: blood tests to look at, medications to consider if appropriate, some books or DVD’s that could prove helpful.
Luckily I have a really great OB who was truly interested in helping me. She took the letter, actually called the center to ask a bunch of questions and started treating me.
I really am doing much better now. I can’t say my sex drive is exactly where I want it to be yet, but it’s definitely moving in the right direction.
24 Years Old
Women share their experiences with sexual dysfunction, their search for answers, the challenges encountered along the way, and how they found solutions to a better sex life.