Tynan Rhea of post partum sex dot com talks about whether sex causes miscarriages
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Does Sex Cause Miscarriages? Guest Post by Tynan Rhea of postpartumsex.com

This article should not be used to replace medical advice. If your doctor has advised you to abstain from sex for fear of miscarriage and you do not have any of the conditions listed below, you may benefit from a second opinion, further research, or asking your doctor to explain why it’s important for your … Continue reading

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Prism Blog, Prism in the Press, Sexual Wellness

Acupressure for Good Sex

I love being mentioned by my fabulous community partners, and this one happens to be in an amazing article about acupressure for good sex, written by my colleague Denise, at Cicuto Acupuncture. Exerpt: "While some of the points mentioned below are good for ‘seminal emission’ or ‘painful periods’ and may seem specific to men or … Continue reading

a queer dad and his baby
Endometriosis, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Sexual Wellness

Acupuncture and Herbs for Reproductive Health and Fertility

Western treatments for reproductive health can often be frustrating and come with a lot of side effects. Acupuncture and herbs provide support to these western treatments to reduce side effects and improve success, as well as an alternative to more invasive western treatments. We happily work with MDs, fertility specialists, and other types of providers … Continue reading

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Menopause and Beyond

Menopause, 'manopause', and mid-life transitions can be beautiful, world-opening times in our lives when we discover new pieces of ourselves and become more at peace in our bodies. They can also sometimes be uncomfortable, tumultuous, and stressful. Just like hormonal fluctuations during puberty, shifting hormones during menopause are a major cause of this stress and … Continue reading

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Prism Blog, Sexual Wellness

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Polyamory

  Bringing up alternative relationships styles with a doctor can be intimidating, especially when you don't know for sure what their experience is with these topics. However, to get the care you need, it can be important for your doctor to know your relationship status. HSDP's most recent workshop focused on working with polyamorous patients … Continue reading

a trans knowledgeable doctor talks to a trans patient
Prism Blog, Sexual Wellness

How to Talk to a Doctor about BDSM

Contact us to see if your insurance covers services at our office! When practicing BDSM/kink it's important to know how to talk to your health provider about marks and bruises. Knowing how to talk about it can save you a lot of uncomfortable explanations (and potential investigations into your domestic/sex life if your doctor suspects … Continue reading

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You Thought You Already Knew Everything About Safe Sex

(Note: this post contains mature information. If you are under 18, please leave this site and visit http://www.scarleteen.com/article/gender/figuring_out_how_to_be_a_lesbian_safer_sexpert) We've all heard about safe sex, right? "Use condoms". That's about where the story ends, especially when the person talking has little knowledge of any kind of sex other than PVI (penis-vagina intercourse). Even at queer events … Continue reading

a woman with a cold sore touching her lip
Prism Blog, Sexual Wellness

14 Foods to Soothe Herpes Outbreaks

Two amino acids have a significant impact on both herpes simplex (mouth or genital herpes) and herpes zoster (shingles). Lysine reduces the strength of a herpes outbreak, while Arginine can actually increase the intensity and duration of the outbreak. You can take lysine as a supplement to prevent outbreak, or eat foods containing lysine and … Continue reading

An older woman touching her stomach
Prism Blog, Sexual Wellness

How Can Acupuncture Help With Hep C?

There are many acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and its complications, whether or not you are undergoing western treatment. Often western medical practitioners will advise patients with early stage HCV to wait to seek treatment until there are drugs available with less serious side effects, but you may already be … Continue reading

A beautiful woman wearing a swimsuit and looking into the distance
Endometriosis, Menopause and Andropause, Prism Blog, Self Care for Trans Health, Sexual Wellness

Ways Your Doctor Lied to you About Weight

What does weight have to do with health? Not much, it turns out. Most people in our society believe they're overweight. And many people are deemed overweight, or even obese, by doctors: did you know the definition of "overweight" for a 5'4" tall woman is 145 pounds, even though the average weight for that height … Continue reading