P Gell
A doctor in the US is selling sex toys from his office to help his patients.

http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2010/04/first-obgyn-to-offer-sex-toys-to-patients/

Why can't more doctors be more open?

When I was having difficulties, my doctor tried to help, gave me meds (estrogen,  I am using,  and Viagra, which my insurance will not cover because I am not  a man) and inquired about other drugs I may be using, stress etc. He was helpful, but sex toys didn't enter the conversation.

I am going to mention that we found at least a partial solution from the use of Marital Aids and will ask him if he will mention them to women in the future.

We used them before I had problems for fun, and now in addition to fun use them "medicinally" I wonder how many doctor actually say anything to their female patients who are having orgasm problems? My guess is a low number.
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Roadie
Wonder if you can use a prescription for a 'marital aid' and buy something from you local favorite adult store as a tax deduction? I file long form taxes...
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Tabu Toypro
I love this idea. As long as they are as educated about toys as they are women's bodies, it should be a win-win deal.
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Tabu Toypro
Roadie wrote:

I file long form taxes...


ahem. we bet you do!
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P Gell
There is a sex toy sold by prescription only for women. It is basically a vulva suction device, you are supposed to use it before sex to "increase sensitivity" and I have heard the ones you can get from sex toy companies like Tabu, are much better. The prescription one sells for $200.00, too much, and I don't know if any insurance covers it.

I've heard Dr. Ruth tried to get her Oscillator Vibrator (I don't remember the name of it)  sold by prescription but failed to get FDA approval.

Now, if we could get prescriptions for A/C high powered vibes like the Wahl and the Hitachi, and good quality toys like Tabu sells, it would be something.
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Tabu Toypro
We've carried a variety of "pussy pumps" before and honestly there are no good ones on the market. I'd actually LOVE to see what the doctor has in order!
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studley
P Gell wrote:

I wonder how many doctor actually say anything to their female patients who are having orgasm problems? My guess is a low number.


How many female patients with sex problems discuss them with their male doctor? I'm pretty sure my wife hasn't.
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P Gell
Tabu Toypro wrote:

We've carried a variety of "pussy pumps" before and honestly there are no good ones on the market. I'd actually LOVE to see what the doctor has in order!


Yeah, I really don't know if pussy pumps are the thing that would work for orgasmic difficulties. From what I heard, a medical company was able to get a patent on the thing (which I don't think you can do with vibrators) and so they thought "Men like sucking, it must work for women." Not that women don't like it, I just don''t think that bringing blood into the genitals, alone, will do that much for either "libido" (which is what is most discussed in medical literature) or orgasm difficulties.

There used to be an Oxytocin nasal spray. It was prescribed for both orgasm difficulties and milk ejection problems. They company who made it (the ONLY one) took it off the market because of "lack of call for the product." Seeing as most doctors didn't even know it existed or ever prescribed it, (or probably even cared about the issues which this product solved)  the product, which could help a LOT of women is now not available.

This doctor is selling mostly Lelo products from what I can discern. Some states have laws which prevent doctors from selling products IN their offices (to prevent the abuse of doctors from selling snake oil "herbal" and other useless products to people who don't know to do research, which happens in a lot of non- medical practitioners offices)

As for women not asking, yes, that IS a problem. Doctors are not all that educated on sexual health, and as in lactation, will usually go with what they know from personal experience (and anyone who knows a lot of doctors knows they do not have the best social lives)  But, also, so many women seem to think that when they have a sexual problem, "there's nothing that can be done" when the truth is different. First, a women needs to get over her "fear" of saying something to people. First of all her partner, (some women suffer silently, not even telling her partner) then perhaps talking to her  OBGYN doctor, and if he can't help, a sex therapist etc.

I am a pretty liberal person (My Man has said to me, "You know that filter that most people have, between their brain an their mouth which says,"Don't say that out loud, probably." Well, honey, I think you took yours out to get better Flow." LOL! I was still a little nervous telling my doctors about it, they weren't as helpful as I would have liked (but I am always ready to solve my own problems, I just can't prescribe drugs) but they did give me help in some ways. Telling me, "This is normal, it isn't in your head, and we'll see what we can do." That, and my own research and willingness to experiment have helped a LOT!

I'm not one to suffer silently. Especially when it comes to something as important as my sexual health. It's the Core of my Being, the Center of My Soul and if something isn't right, I am not right, so I will go to the ends of the Earth to get a solution.

I did, and what might have been a disaster is now at least better and our sex life was saved. But, I did most of the work myself.

ANYWAY, I think if these toys were on display in most doctor's  and therapists offices who deal with women, maybe most women wouldn't be afraid to say something if they had some issues with sex. If people are "offended" fuck 'um, sex is not something to be ignored, and being "Offended" by things like this is a choice. If these toys were EVERYWHERE the prudes would have nowhere to go to BE offended.

The Sexual Revolution is not over, we still have a lot of work to do. This doc seems to be doing his part.

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studley wrote:

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I wonder how many doctor actually say anything to their female patients who are having orgasm problems? My guess is a low number.


How many female patients with sex problems discuss them with their male doctor? I'm pretty sure my wife hasn't.


Oh, I'd agree! They call us! Really, we get a lot of questions suited for the professionals, but what doctor will really answer that question about orgasms? Maybe the ones down in Brazil that are saying more sex is good for your health! 
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Hank Alvarez
P-Gell: maybe the reason that most of them don't is because that's one part of their training where they get less instruction than most of us do. Having had a couple of MD's as friends in the past they freely admitted that unless you were going into an OB/GYN or Urology specialty you got about three hours of training in sex. Diseases, yes, but in reality they know about as much as we do and beyond pushing pills they're clueless. HHH
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dreamer60
How many women have actually questioned their Doctors about sexual problems? I know it never once occured to me to ask my Doctor about any sexual problems I had in previous relationships except when I bled during sex in my last trimester of pregnancy.
The answer my Doctor gave me was simple...don't get on top.
We as women often don't associate sexual difficulties with a medical reasoning.
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fleshwon
I'm surprised a doctor would do this, especially in the US. It's great to see.
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Docg
Having retired as a  psychiatrist, I have run into many situations that related back to mental sexual dysfunctions.

I have offered suggestions of usage of personal toys as well as other vehicles for pleasure during some of my sessions. The laws prohibited me from selling toys or aides. I did have several toys to show and suggest their usage to both female and male patients.

I found most cases related back to childhood and sexuality being a topic parents did not discuss with the pre-adult aged children being it religion, morals or other reasons. I also found smaller cities, villages, towns and country living patients were more discomforted by these topics. Whereas larger city patients were more able to discuss the issues.

The availability of pleasuring devices were not available as they are today.

Most female patients had a reservation relating and discussing this pleasure with me due to misinformation or lack of knowledge. Believe it or not, most male patients also had a hard time with this discussion too.

However, 75% of the time after discussions, the patient would purchase or lets say find a suitable toy and would become more willing to discuss self pleasure with me after they had used their new friend.

I believe the lack of knowledge presented during their rearing years, is why adults find this a subject most difficult to discuss or indulge into.
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dreamer60
I agree in the sense that many people are just not comfortable with their own sexuality.
I grew up in the 70's and although we talked about sex in my parents house, you could feel the tension. My Mother was anti-sex. She hated every aspect of it and the fact I was of just the opposite mind caused a great deal of static in our relationship. My Dad was never comfortable when sex became the topic of discussion. I learned about sexuality from books, the porn my Dad had hidden in an old truck in our yard along with an 8 pack of Miller Ponies and the old porn we found in my Grandmothers things after she died.
What I taught my children was that sex is a natural human desire but should only be done in a mature and resposible frame of mind.
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studley
dreamer60 wrote:

the old porn we found in my Grandmothers things after she died.


That should have been some interesting stuff !
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