Tag Archives : Rosemary Basson

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Dr. Pat Consults: Is the ‘Female Viagra’ for Me?

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Important work by Rosemary Basson, M.D., introduced the concept of a “circular” response cycle in women, as opposed to the more “linear” one that describes male sexuality, in which desire leads to arousal as a prelude to sex. Many women report “multiple reasons for initiating or agreeing to sex,” and desire may not be experienced until after arousal.
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General Medical

Sex Over 40

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Learning the physical mechanics—and, more important, the emotional dynamic—involved in a sexual relationship can be a slow process. It takes self-confidence, knowledge of one’s own erotic needs, and the capacity and interest to please a partner in ways that only wisdom and years of sexual experience can bring to the bedroom.

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