World-renowned sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer joins The Doctors to answer your most embarrassing sex questions!
Is Fantasizing OK?
Have you ever fantasized about someone else while having sex with your significant other and felt guilty afterwards? If so, you're not alone.
"First of all, I know many [women] who fantasize about [ER physician Dr. Travis Stork]," Dr. Ruth teases. "And it's OK! Enjoy it.
"To fantasize about anybody [else] is perfectly alright, but keep your mouth shut," Dr. Ruth adds. "Don't say it out loud!"
Sex Advice for New Parents
Joe, from Hanover, Pennsylvania, says he is embarrassed to have sex in front of his newborn baby, who sleeps in the bedroom with Joe and his wife. His wife says it's OK. He asks The Doctors who is right.
"A lot of couples will have the newborn's crib in their bedroom, to make it a little easier for middle-of-the-night wake-ups and feedings," pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says. "But when it comes time for intimacy, it can be kind of intimidating having that other person in the room there. I think it's usually the guys who have a problem with it. The moms know that the baby's asleep and they're not aware, they're small, they don't know what's going on. I think most women are OK with it, but men aren't."
Dr. Ruth explains, however, that not all women are comfortable having sex with their infant in the room. "There are some women who are so tuned into that little thing there that might cry, or they even believe that it might watch, that maybe it's difficult to have an orgasm," Dr. Ruth says. "You can leave the crib there so you sleep better, but during those 15 minutes of sex, move the crib outside the door!"
Dr. Sears says that couples can also go into other rooms, such as the bathroom and shower, to be intimate, or put a blanket over the side of the crib to act as a screen and block what the baby may see. Dr. Ruth also suggests speaking to a pediatrician for his or her advice, and being flexible about when you have sex.
Linda, 55, began experiencing pain during intercourse shortly after going through menopause three years ago.
"It almost feels like my skin is ripping, to the point that it was not, for me, bearable," Linda says. "This was interfering with our relationship. We're young at heart, young in mind. I'm 50-something, not 80-something, and I want the whole rest of the package. I don't want to say, 'Well that's it. I'm done for the day.'"
OB-GYN Dr. David Herzog explains that the opening to Linda's vagina has lost elasticity due to menopause. To alleviate the pain, Dr. Herzog performs the L.A.V.A. procedure to loosen the vaginal area. L.A.V.A. stands for laser augmentation of the vaginal area, and the procedure does not require cutting any muscles and will still allow Linda to feel pleasure during sex.
Rob has always been embarrassed by his lack of chest hair. Watch plastic surgeon Dr. Yael Halaas transplant hairs from Rob's head to his chest, and see the amazing results!
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Curiosity Case
Dr. Ruth and The Doctors dip inside the "curiosity case," filled with items related to sexual trends, and discover a new way to celebrate being a woman.