ArtfulSurgery continues to be a place where my patients help guide me to the next adventure. You are all taking me down a wonderful path and I’m excited to shed some light on this delicate, shy subject.
You shared your stories about remembering, and now often sorrowfully missing, those joyful feelings about sex and intimacy. You told me about the discomfort of running a life around the needs of your bladder, prepared for leakage at every turn. If my experience with my patients is at all representative of the general population, few and far between are the women of a certain age who still feel lusty, even when genuinely in love with their partners. And, it turns out, we really do miss these feelings of joyful engagement when the mind releases and the body takes over.
If I may use my patients as a personal sampling of all women, and include myself as a woman in this group, we feel a sense of loss of vitality, even while retaining good exercise tolerance and low blood pressure. Because few are talking about these feelings of loss, we believe we are alone in our disappointment, and shame builds. We believe that this is to be accepted as part of the female body’s destiny. After all, we are not what we used to be.
As many of you may know, we have expanded services to include Sciton diVa vaginal rejuvenation. This is the same technology that brings us Halo skin rejuvenation. Now, in this wonderful, modern world we call home, there is a viable treatment available for incontinence and sexual dysfunction in women. The results are moving: real women, having real orgasms and laughing at the movies without leaving a wet spot.
I want to sing from the rooftops. I want to shout out to my patients, my peers, the women in yoga class: There is a path to restoring vitality right here, right now!
We do not have to accept this as a “normal” part of aging, and we are going to talk about this. I hear you. I want to hear more of you. Because you are sharing, I am moving forward, learning about ways to restore a joyful sense of sexual health, (not to mention allowing you to exercise without wearing a pad or sneeze without crossing your legs).
Welcome to a new chapter at ArtfulSurgery. We, after careful research, brought on the Sciton diVa, the best vaginal rejuvenation laser process available. We are teaming with Melina Winterton, MPH, a brilliant and wonderful educator dedicated to helping us understand and restore the health of our intimate selves.
Join our learning experience as we address these treatable intimate health concerns. Come to the office for a personal consultation or start the ball rolling at one of our Divalicious seminars. Work your way back to what you have been missing.
I look forward to sharing this new chapter with you.
Wishing you the best in all things,
Elizabeth Lee, MD