New Treatments & Devices for Sexual Health

From the Show: HER
Summary: Sex talk with your doctor may not give you the answers you really need.
Air Date: 7/7/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Barb Depree, MD
Dr. Barb DepreeDr. Barb Depree is a gynecologist with a focused practice on women's sexual health as well as perimenopausal and menopausal women's health.

She is the Founder of MiddlesexMD.com (a website for sexual health and wellness providing information and products promoting women's sexual health).

She is the Director of Midlife Women's Health at Holland Hospital and a NAMS certified menopausal provider (NAMS provider of the year in 2013).
  • Book Title: Yes You Can: Dr. Barb's Recipe for Life Long Intimacy
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/middlesexmd
  • Guest Twitter Account: @MiddlesexMD
New Treatments & Devices for Sexual Health
Women's sexual health needs are often unmet. Sexual concerns aren't always voiced in medical appointments. Internet searches sometimes lead to websites that don't address solutions, and all to often offer products for sale.

The main sexual concerns women have are:

  1. Interest and desire
  2. Pain from absence of estrogen and lack of lubrication
  3. Arousal and orgasm
There are new devices on the market to address these concerns.

Fiera is a clitoral device that provides gentle suction and vibration. It is used in preparation for a sexual encounter. It engorges the area with improved blood supply, awakening the genital tissues so intercourse enjoyment is more possible.

Intensity combines pelvic floor muscle stimulation and strengthening. Orgasm is contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. Toning and improving those muscles can improve orgasm. It also has a vibrator attached, which many women find pleasurable.

Chronic disease is an important part of your health discussion with your doctor, but so is sexual health. If you can't talk to your doctor about sex, find a new provider.

Listen in as Dr. Barb DePree shares what you need to know about female sexual concerns.