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The Doctor’s Story

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


From PrivateRx founder and Femnene Corporation Chairman Dr. Ronald D. Blatt, a board-certified gynecologist and Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Manhattan Center for Vaginal Surgery and the Manhattan Centers for Women’s Health:

“Women age differently than men. As estrogen levels decline, so does natural lubrication. Many women experience this prior to or during menopause, but it can impact a woman at any age. Diminished estrogen can lead to external and internal vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, resulting in undernourished, underhydrated, aged skin that leads many women to experience daily personal discomfort, diminished interest in intimacy and a lack of sexual spontaneity.”
After years of seeing these same medical issues over and over again, and sympathizing with his patients’ discontent over the scarcity of suitable intimate skin care options for vaginal dryness and flaking often caused by menopause, Dr. Blatt convened a team of scientists to develop a solution.

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Aesthetic Perfection

AESTHETICS, HEALTH, SEX, SURGERY
Gabrielle Vaughn | Blogger


Be honest with yourself: How many times in a day do you say the word, ‘Labiaplasty’? My guess would be that, unless you’re a gynecological surgeon — or a vagina blogger like myself — you probably don’t say it much, if you’ve even said it once.

Weird thing is, many women are very aware of labiaplasty — and this was a thing I didn’t know until I told a friend of mine that I was going to blog on the subject. Her reaction: “Oh yes, that’s that procedure where they surgically reduce the size of the vaginal lips (the labia), right?”

Yes. That’s exactly what they do. Not only that — they change the appearance of the lips as well; kind of like a facelift or — a lip job, seriously. And if you’ve ever looked at a vagina, basically it’s the lips that do the greeting, which is why women who are conscious of their ‘nether’ appearance may be interested in a little nip tuck. Read more

Menopause and the Holidays

MENOPAUSE
Evan Chen | Blogger Extraordinaire


There’s nothing new to the idea that around this time of year, many people fall into a depressed state of mind. For some, it’s about the colder weather; perhaps the chilly season brings with it memories of past chilly seasons and that, for many people, tends to shine an unwanted light on that which might be missing in a person’s life today. The end of the year is that nagging reminder that all things come to an end, including us – and during the holiday season, it’s sometimes hard to get with all the ‘happy-happy-joy-joy’ while the very environment itself is making us feel older, dried out and reflective of a past gone by.

Take that and throw a little menopause on top of this idea and you’ve got yourself every plausible reason to hit the nog bright and early this season; Hot flashes in the kitchen and night sweats in flannel pajama’s set the tone while irritability and mood swings complete the perfect scenario for a real menopausal Christmas with the family. Read more

PrivateRx – a VB Testimonial

WELL-BEING, PrivateRx
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



Being on the inside, I get to try all the cool stuff. It takes audacity to smile with interest while receiving a beautifully packaged vaginal moisturizer, expertly designed for the moisturizing of the external areas of the vagina. It was more than likely in the gift giver’s interest to hear a follow up on how it worked…

Well, I received the entire PrivateRx line of intimate skincare products, and the External Vaginal Moisturizer seemed to call my name. I wanted to try it. There was something appealing to me about the specifics of ‘external’ – that sounded very ‘catering’ to me, I liked it. I showered and decided, “Hey, this is the moment.” I dried off and applied a small amount of PrivateRx – at first it felt warm, it seemed to warm the area. Completely pleasant. And I felt a very healthy, warm and moisturized feeling throughout the day.

I really, really liked this product, and I would recommend it to all women, of any age. It just feels good. It feels healthy and gives you the kind of moisture and natural lubrication to feel completely comfortable all day and night.

It’s an absolutely wonderful way to start off the PrivateRx line.

 

So, this is what I’m talking about: PrivateRx External Vaginal Moisturizer

What’s Underneath?

WELL-BEING, BODY CONSCIOUSNESS
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



I stumbled on to this a few months ago and I thought it was terrific. The What’s Underneath project is a collection of videos made by women who tell their stories honestly and own up to who they’ve become and how they feel about that. I can’t help but feel any and all films like this are good for us, just because we all identify with this kind of vulnerability.

Watch the very interesting Jacky O’Shaughnessy, as she strips down to the bare essentials of her soul. I love this woman, I think she’s just amazing for doing this. I think you’ll love her too.

If you’d like to see some of the other women in the group tell their tale of body consciousness and self acceptance, please see The What’s Underneath Project for the full story.

The most poignant part for me was when Jackie said something like, “How much time do I want to spend hating myself?” When you put that in context – an older woman…how much time do we want to waste when time is not forever for us? We have an expiration date. It’s such a good idea for us to understand this, and try to love ourselves – because this is who we are.


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What He Thinks We Want in Bed

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


According to Erin Stevens, of Men’s Fitness, men have a very distinct roll call list of what they believe will bring a woman to orgasm. When I first read the article, before actually focusing, I automatically assumed they’d not only get it dead wrong, but that it would end up being comedy, a gag article. On further inspection – these dudes aren’t that far offbase. What do you think, ladies?

Of the 9 Sex Positions That’ll Get Her Off Every Time which ones would you tend to agree or disagree with?

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The Vaginal Orgasm – Is it Real?

SEX, HEALTH
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



During almost any cinematic love scene, we are shown that the greatest satisfaction a woman can receive comes to her through penetrative sex. The term, “She’s gotta have it” does not refer to a peck on the cheek, nor does “Do me, baby”.

We’ve been taught — through movies and books — that real romance lies in real intercourse, and that means hot dogs and donuts, folks. We’ve also been told that this is where the ultimate pleasure lies for both partners. Penetration does feel good — but does it ever really take the woman all the way?

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Menopause and Skincare

HEALTH, MENOPAUSE
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



You may have noticed that the older you get, the drier your skin becomes. As women age, their skin suffers a slowdown in oil production and cell turnover, especially after menopause; dry skin and menopause often become synonymous for most women. To keep dry skin in the best condition possible, it’s important to use proper cleansers that won’t deplete skin of moisture and to exfoliate on a weekly basis. Most important, you’ll need to keep skin moisturized throughout the day.

The delicate skin of the internal and external vagina is especially sensitive, and it may be more susceptible to dryness and irritation than other areas of the body. Skin care during menopause may seem easy, but moisturizers intended for the face or body can cause redness, irritation and discomfort when applied to this delicate skin. Instead, choose products designed especially for the vagina and surrounding area, such as Dr. Blatt’s PrivateRx brand of intimate skin care.

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What is Vaginal Atrophy?

HEALTH, V TALK
Gabrielle Vaughn | Blog Lady


According to the Mayo Clinic, vaginal atrophy, also called atrophic vaginitis, is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause, but it can also develop during breast-feeding or at any other time your body’s estrogen production declines.

For many women, vaginal atrophy makes intercourse painful — and if intercourse hurts, your interest in sex will naturally decrease. In addition, healthy genital function is closely connected with healthy urinary system function.

Simple, effective treatments for vaginal atrophy are available. Reduced estrogen levels result in changes to your body, but it doesn’t mean you have to live with the discomfort of vaginal atrophy.  Read more

Can We Not? (have sex, that is)

MENOPAUSE, SEX
Evan Chen | Blogger Extraordinaire


I have a friend who claims to be an asexual. Asexual is a word that, to me, suggests a single celled organism. Isn’t an asexual a creature who divides in two — or some kind of dual-gendered seahorse who fertilizes and carries his/her offspring to term?

So, I asked her whatever did she mean by this claim, and she said, “Well, I just don’t partake in sexual activity.” It seemed simple enough, yet I still couldn’t quite grasp this seemingly unnatural lack of sex-drive.

“Ah,” I said. “So you’ve taken a vow of celibacy?”

“No, it’s not that complicated. I just don’t like sex, so I don’t have it.”

I was confused. What on earth would ever make her abstain from glorious, wondrous, ecstatic sex? Did sex cause her pain? Was it an emotional abstinence? Did something happen to her that made her equate sex with negativity? What was wrong with her that she didn’t like sex?

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