WHP Health

SEXUALITY & LIBIDO 

Sexuality is integral to good health and life long wellness, in fact at Women’s Health Practice it is a multifaceted dimension of personality.

Each woman’s sexuality is impacted by physical, social and psychological dynamics that affect

how you function, your libido, your arousal, your orgsams, and how you as an individual views her sexuality. 

Healthy sexuality and libido involves a complex set of interactions between a woman and her body, her self-image, any partner(s) and even your beliefs and worldview. We want to help you understand how neurophysiology, psychology, and hormones affect your sexuality.

 

Read about common concerns below:

Common Treatments:

 

  • Evaluation of Anatomy, Hormones and Psychological Factors

  • Loss of Sexual Desire During Menopause

  • Keeping Vaginal and Vulvar Tissues Healthy

  • Treatment of Atrophy

  • Hormone Evaluation and Treatment, Including

  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

  • Treatment with Libido Enhancing Medications

  • Orgasm Therapy including O Shot and P Shot Therapy

  • MonaLisa Touch Therapy

  • Lubrication and Vaginal Dryness Therapy

  • Treatment of Vulvodynia

  • Treatment of Vaginismus.

  • Treatment of Dyspareunia, Painful Sex

Common Concerns

Healthy sexuality and libido


Healthy sexuality and libido involves a complex set of interactions between a woman and her body, her self-image, any partner(s) and even your beliefs and worldview. We want to help you understand how neurophysiology, psychology, and hormones affect your sexuality. We want to help you understand the evolution and changes in your sexuality you may experience through pregnancy, contraception, physiologic changes through menopause, the emotional needs, interactions with your partner. Treating and testing for STDs, helping you to understand your anatomy, and your bladder and bowel health is all part of improving sexuality and libido. We offer evaluation, therapies, and treatments to improve your sexual health and libido. We have experience with clients of all genders and expression of sexuality, and want to welcome discussions. We will also discuss health problems that can impair sexuality and helpful therapies for these problems.




WHP Clinical Research


WHP Clinical Research team has been involved in the development of medications for female sexual dysfunction and welcome the chance to educate you about the newest therapies. Oddly, one of the biggest barriers to healthy sexuality is a reluctance to discuss the issues of sexuality with your health care provider, and we want to do whatever we can to take down those barriers. Women have developed atrophy and pain, as well as issues of the pelvic floor and the bladder, that interfere with sexuality without help or recourse and we want to know that we recognize your need to communicate your questions and concerns.




Declining sexual desire or libido


Questions about declining sexual desire, or libido, are among the most frequently asked in my practice. Women also report more difficulty with arousal, more difficulty with sustaining arousal, and more difficulty with orgasm. Desire and performance are so closely linked we used to separate these issues out and address them individually. We now know that these two are linked and Female Sexual Dysfunction is a condition that is complex and multifactorial and best treated as such. There are medical therapies we can help you with. For some women hormonal therapy with the bioidentical hormones estrogen and progesterone is indicated, for some women testosterone may be necessary, and there are new non-hormonal therapies as well.




Painful Sex


Another common sexuality complaint is painful sex. Many conditions can lead to painful intercourse. Among some of the common problems are vaginal dryness, vaginal infections, vaginal narrowing, a condition called vaginismus, and vulvodynia. Other women have pelvic floor damage, including scarring after episiotomy, or birth laxity to their pelvic floor. We can help diagnose and treat these conditions. There are non-invasive vaginal tightening procedures that can help you restore function, and some women will actually need surgeries. We can help you understand your choices.




Treatment of Vaginismus


In some cases sex is impossible due to the forceful and involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles. This is a condition called vaginismus. The causes are multifactorial and we would suggest a gynecologic work up to determine if there are medical causes of the condition that would first be treated. Nurotoxin therapy, such as with Botox, has been successful at helping women overcome these conditons and this may be an alternative for you.





 

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Gynecology • Obstetrics •
Infertility • Primary Care for Women
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 2125 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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