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For Everyone

Sexuality During and After Cancer

Presentation from Chapter 2 Roswell- common issues in cancer survivors, important resources re: genital skin care after menopause. 

Skincare for Sensitive Bits

After menopause, whether natural or medically induced, skin of the vulva and vagina can become dry and uncomfortable. Sometimes it feels uncomfortable all the time and other times it feels uncomfortable just during sex. There are hormonal and nonhormonal treatments that can REALLY help! 

Wondering how to use a dilator? How do I pick a vibrator? Dr. Kranz's guidelines on dilators and vibrators. 

Sexual pain is a vicious cycle... literally. 

It often requires a careful and comprehensive assessment and treatment plan. Often this plan involves counseling and pelvic floor physical therapy and sometimes medications. 

Happy vulvas make happy homes-- click on the title aove for a handout on the basics of choosing a moisturizer or sexual lubricant. And see the video for Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross on Claiming your Vulva for a bit of fun. 

Our favorite local sex educator, and local source for high quality sex toys

Sexuality educator Jenna Weintraub is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Gender Studies program. She has presented over 500 programs at colleges and universities, adult education centers, businesses, regional and national conferences, and churches. She has over 9 years of experience running HIV and STD prevention, birth control and relationship programs, most recently as an Outreach & Education Specialist at Planned Parenthood. In her work at Connect & Breathe, Jenna developed a 30+ hour training for volunteers to support callers on an after-abortion support talk line. Jenna is the founder of ROC Body Love, where she works to reduce and end weight-based prejudice and discrimination.

Great website for sexual health information as well as toys and lubricants by mail

A Woman’s Touch is a thriving woman-owned and operated sexuality boutique based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. We are one of a small number of stores that focus on women’s perspectives on sex and sensuality in the Midwestern United States, and the only store that offers our unique combination of expertise in sexual health *and* pleasure.

Consent and a Cup of Tea

Great video about sexual consent-- it's simple!

Advancing equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions

Reliable info about STIs (sexually transmitted infections)

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For Professionals

Guidelines and Education in Sexual Medicine

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM, formerly known as ISIR/ISSIR) was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge for the clinical entity "impotence" throughout the international scientific community. The principal orientation of ISSM was initially towards basic science of erection, defects in the erectile mechanism, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. The orientation is now towards the whole field of human sexuality

Specifically, the ISSM aims:

  • To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality;

  • To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function;

  • To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.

The ISSM is registered as a 501 C3 non-profit corporation in the United States and it has federal tax exempt status. We have over 2000 members from all five continents and 89 nations.

Under the umbrella of ISSM, there are six continental or regional professional societies: the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSMA)Sociedad Latino-Americana de Medicina Sexual (SLAMS), the Asian Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM)Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine (MESSM) and the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) (per January 2014).

Education and Advocacy in Sex and Sexuality

Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT's mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists.

The ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization with the following purposes:

  • To provide opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers, and practitioners about women's sexual function and sexual experience,

  • To support the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education, and clinical practice of women's sexuality, and

  • To provide the public with accurate information about women's sexuality and sexual health

Valuable information about healthcare for people with non-traditional sexual practices.

It has been estimated that around 10% of the U.S. population engages in non-traditional sexual practices, such as bondage, sadomasochism, or sexual BDSM or "kink." People involved in kink may have special healthcare concerns, such as increased risk of STIs or HIV/AIDS, unusual injuries, or particular mental/sexual healthcare needs. However, many kinky people do not reveal their sexual practices to their healthcare providers and some avoid accessing healthcare altogether for fear of being ridiculed, pathologized, or criminalized.

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