When things dry up in the bedroom, our first instinct is often to blame it on our lover. Too boring, too monotonous, too too too used to the same ol' sex game. While the desert between your legs could be psychological, it turns out that you should visit a doctor before dumping your guy because health problems can be the cause and catalyst for many sexual issues. Tonight at University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, several experts will be on hand for "Sex and a Healthier You," a discussion on sexual health and finding out why 70% of women have issues but only 17% actually visit their doctor to do something about it.
On the panel are Dr. Paul Norris, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gyneceology at Jackson; Dr. Susan Kellogg-Spadt, Director of Sexual Medicine and Co-Founder of The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute; and Dr. Pepper Schwartz, noted relationship expert, author, and Professor of Sociology at the Univesity of Washington.
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We spoke to Dr. Pepper (and somehow refrained from calling her Sergeant) about some of the most common problems and how they're woefully misdiagnosed. "The biggest [issues], the ones that are most common - lack of desire - not wanting to have sex, or lack of arousal - when you're involved nd nothing feels right, you're not getting excited or it's not being effective," she said. But still, there's no one way to self-diagnose these symptoms. "Its very complex," she continued."There are psychological isues but it's not all in someone's head. There are biological, sociological and physiological issues. The inability to orgasm might actually be related to nerve damage, might be affected by an endocrine hormone problem."
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the panel will lend advice, hear your questions, and school you on what could really be at the root of your between-the-sheet setbacks. Call 877-251-9744 or visit sexandahealthieryou.org.