Issues and Sexual Problems for Women

Basic Genital Care for Women

Published: May 16 2014
It is important to maintain a healthy vulva, but few of us receive practical tips. Not all information available for vulvar care makes sense to us at A Woman’s Touch, so we’ve narrowed down the information and corroborated facts with published medical information. Two main principles for caring for the genitals involve letting the vulva ...

How to Avoid Recurring UTIs

Published: May 21 2014
Dear Dr. Myrtle, I keep getting urinary tract infections, especially after sex. Why does this happen, and what can I do about it? Vaginal penetration is the number one cause of urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women. It might seem that UTIs occur because bacteria are physically pushed inside the urethra (the tube which carries urine...

Instant Menopause!

Published: May 26 2011
Help! I’m having a hysterectomy and oopherectomy (ovaries removed) and my doctor tells me to expect “instant menopause”. I cannot take hormones, because I have a risk of cancer. What can I do so that I can enjoy sex after the operation?   ----   There are a variety of things that you can do to address the changes that your body...

Vaginal Renewal™

Published: Mar 17 2014
Download a free PDF version of this brochure Dear Dr. Myrtle, I am a cancer survivor in menopause. I don't want to use estrogen but I am dry and sex is getting more painful. What can I do? We have put together a program for women who are currently sexually active with vaginal penetration, and are experiencing dryness and discomfort or pain...

Penetration with a Pessary?

Published: Aug 4 2008
Dear Dr. Myrtle, My friend has been talking to me about a pessary for her uterine prolapse. Can she still have sex? What does it do? What is uterine prolapse? Uterine prolapse is a condition where the uterus slips lower into the pelvic space, usually due to a lack of support by the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Although most commonly...

Skip ** the Loo

Published: Mar 1 2007
Dear Dr. Myrtle, You’ve got to help us. My whole exercise class absolutely dreads the skip-rope exercises, because every time we jump, we pee our pants. Most of us are women with children, and we’re guessing our pelvic floors are too weak. Is there something we can do? First, you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine)...

Still Juicy: Maintaining Sexual Health through and beyond Menopause

Published: Apr 2 2008
Download a free PDF version of this brochure Dear Dr. Myrtle, I’ve experienced several changes in my body since starting through menopause, and I’m worried that my sex life will suffer. Is there anything I can do on my own to maintain my sexy self? Yes, there is quite a bit a woman can do to maintain her sexual health and sexual vitality...

Are parabens safe?

Published: Mar 20 2014
Dr. Myrtle, Are the paraben preservatives in Liquid Silk safe?   A Paraben Riddle Riddle: What is small and true, yet big and deceptive? Answer: The risks of paraben preservatives in sexual lubricants. The Bottom Line For those who just want the long AWT answer: yes, many of the sexual lubricants we offer contain parabens. Unless...