Posts Tagged "Melanie Davis"

I just returned from a three inspirational days at CatalystCon East, which founder Dee Dennis describes as a “melting pot of sexuality” that brings together sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, people in the adult industry and others seeking to create change. I was changed by the experience, not only in terms of the knowledge I gleaned and shared, but also in terms of conversations I engaged in, the...

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Posted By on Jan 14, 2014

When patients hear that a stoma is going to part of the rest of their lives, panic may set in for many reasons including body image and self-esteem. Here’s a novel solution that may help: A young designer has taken fashion into medical territory and created a line of lingerie-style colostomy bags. James Shutt, 23, embarked on the innovative fashion task after realizing how, contrary to popular belief, colostomy bag users are...

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Dear Dr. Melanie: My fiance and I have been together for almost 18 months now. When we first got together the sex was often and amazing. It lasted a very long time, and I usually had multiple orgasms. Lately I am lucky if we have sex 3 times a month, and when we do it is very short and I rarely orgasm even once. He says that he is still very attracted to me and wants me, but I feel like he doesn’t anymore. I feel like he may be...

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“I’m a great believer in the Edwardian house-party approach,” said Judith Martin, a k a Miss Manners. “Back then, people would have large parties and invite the lovers of their guests. They’d put these guests in separate bedrooms. And then stay out of the hallway. Parents should put the boyfriend or girlfriend into the guest room. And then go into their own room.” That’s a great takeaway from an article titled “Sex in a...

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Coping with Cancer magazine, which is ubiquitous in oncologists’ offices and cancer care centers, recently ran an article of mine on reclaiming intimacy during and after cancer treatment. I’ve pasted the introduction here, and I encourage you to read it if you’ve experienced cancer first-hand or as the partner of someone who has. One Step at a Time: Reclaiming Intimacy after Cancer By Melanie Davis, PhD You may have...

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In early December, I was honored to participate in the first Summit on Medical Education in Sexual Health, which brought together experts in medical education, sexual health, and sexuality education to address physicians’ inability to adequately provide sexual healthcare and education to patients. The two-day event  included a work session during which participants developed guidelines for Medical School Education in Sexual...

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