A new measurement of the female anatomy may mean the difference between "Oh ..." and "OH!"
"Research suggests that the clitoral-vaginal distance, and I'm just reporting what I've read," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says, "is that the optimal distance is 2.5 centimeters [apart] to have an orgasm."
If the distance between the hood of the clitoris and the vaginal opening is shorter than 2.5 centimeters, the movement of the penis will create more friction and increase the chance of orgasm.
"So many women think they can have orgasms just by sex alone," OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. "Seventy-five percent of women, most women, do not have orgasm by [vaginal] sex alone.
"People ask, ‘Which one is better: a clitoral orgasm or a vaginal orgasm?" Dr. Lisa states. "It really doesn't matter. An orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm. We have to be more sex-positive, because women who are more positive about their bodies are going to have more orgasms.
"Only seven percent of women have orgasm from vaginal penetration, so guess how many people are faking it?" Dr. Lisa continues. "That means women, you need to communicate more, be more sex-positive. And find out what buttons to push, guys!"
Fifty percent of women suffer from adult acne, a condition that can be physically uncomfortable as well as cause insecurity and self-consciousness. Dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio performs the latest skin rejuvenation procedure, photodynamic therapy (PDT), on 36-year-old Cari, a longtime acne sufferer. See the results!
Protect your skin! Dr. Mauricio says that 90 percent of aging is caused by the sun, so be sure to slather on the sunscreen, and wear a hat when out in the sun.
Are you concerned about crow's feet around your eyes? Does it look like a few feet have turned into a battalion of boots? Plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Katz has a fractional CO2 laser treatment that can erase fine lines and restore youthful looking skin.
"What it does is actually tighten the eyelid skin, takes away crow's feet, elevates the eyebrow and gives the eye a more wide-open appearance," Dr. Katz explains.
Dr. Katz performs the non-invasive eyelift procedure on Lori, 39, onstage. The procedure needs to be repeated three to five times every two weeks and promises minimal recovery time.
Read Dr. Ordon's blog about how to treat crow's feet.
Many women complain of excess fat around the hips, buttocks and thighs, often called thunder thighs or saddlebags. Some women are genetically predisposed to develop a certain leg shape, but doing cardio exercises is the best first step to tone troublesome areas.
"Hormones cause [women] to get fat in certain areas, and that's one of them," Dr. Lisa says. "The fat can be really hard to get rid of, and it just shows up after you've gained a little weight from pregnancy or just not exercising for a little while. It's just a stubborn area!"
Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon proffers that liposuction is a sound solution for problem thighs, but for those who don't want to go under the knife, Hello! Skinny Jeans promises to make their wearer look a size smaller in less than 60 seconds!
According to David, rear ends can be classified into four categories:
Apple - bigger in the middle, big all over
Pear - small up top, bigger down below
Banana - has hips, but rear is flat as a pancake
String bean - skinny, no hips and no booty
Boost Your Bust
Dr. Ordon explains that breast tissue is comprised primarily of glands and fat. The muscle sits below the bulk of the breast, so no amount of exercising can help lift or shape the bosom. Once breast tissue sags, surgery is the only permanent option to restore fullness.
Dr. Lisa advises that the best way to prevent sagging is to wear a well-fitted bra.
Learn more about finding your best bra.
A quick and easy way to add volume and lift to your bust is to use Bring It Up sticky pads. The pads lift the breast tissue and reposition the nipple for a fuller, more youthful appearance.