What Is Anorgasmia?Anorgasmia is the inability to reach orgasm and can also be known as delayed orgasm or anejaculation (in men.) Anorgasmia is defined as the persistent or recurrent difficulty, delay in, or absence of attaining orgasm after sufficient sexual stimulation, which causes personal distress. Anorgasmia may be experienced differently for different people, with many [...]

Sexual Health

The World Association for Sexual Health’s Millennium Declaration Goals include the recognition of sexual pleasure as a component of wellbeing. They state: “sexual health is more than the absence of disease. Sexual pleasure and satisfaction are integral components of well-being and require universal recognition and promotion.” This acknowledgment of sexual pleasure being a vital component [...]

Low Libido Help

Definition of Low Sexual Desire Low libido, or lack of sexual desire is defined as a persistent lack of sexual fantasy, desire or interest, often resulting in distress or dissatisfaction. Low sexual desire may result in lack of arousal or desire for sex and can impact physiological sexual functioning. Low sexual desire affects up to [...]

Preparing your Daughter for Menstruation | Part 3

Optimal Attitudes Regarding MenstruationThoughts and feelings created regarding menarche and menstruation are a combination of personal experience and cultural influences.1 Western culture has relegated menstruation to a necessary but silent aspect of female sexuality, reflected in literature depicting menstruation as debilitating while negatively affecting aspects of control or freedom regarding the female body.7 Most evidence [...]

Preparing your Daughter for Menstruation | Part 4

How Knowledge of Menarche Impacts the Experience of MenstruationThe experience of menarche including the manner in which preparation occurs can significantly influence not only how menstruation is understood, but also how future menstruation is experienced.10 With unpreparedness, the unpredictability of menarche can generate severe psychological experiences sometimes causing girls to feel shameful which can create [...]

Preparing your Daughter for Menstruation | Part 1

Menstruation has long been considered a “curse” by many cultures. Menarche (the onset of menstruation) begins the process of biologically and psychologically becoming a woman. In Western culture, there is still a stigma of menstruation being unhygienic and bothersome. Communication regarding menarche and menstruation is an integral part of enhancing attitudes and promoting optimism around [...]