Private Parts II

The Doctors gets up close and personal to answer your questions about your private parts!

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Aging Female Genitals
As we age, our bodies succumb to gravity, and that includes our genitals. Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman explains how age and childbirth can cause the labia majora to deflate and the labia minora to sag.

There are several cosmetic solutions to revitalize the vulva's appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Hamori describes the labial puff, a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. It is a painless procedure that is often performed following pregnancy or for perimenopausal women. 

Other remedies include cosmetic procedures such as vaginaplasties and labiaplasties, which yield similar results to the labial puff. These procedures are often performed in conjunction with the Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation completed immediately after a caesarean section to diminish the cosmetic affects of pregnancy and child birth.

Armpit Skin Patches

OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson shares tips to fix unsightly skin patches on the armpit.

Anal Sex Risks
Any sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is passed on vaginally can be contracted anally, and the risks during anal sex are even higher. Since the lining of the rectum is much thinner and can tear easily, it is a direct entry to the blood stream, heightening the risk for transmitting all STDs including herpes, HIV and HPV, which has been linked to both cervical and anal cancer.

The rectum has many nerve endings, safety is essential. Using lubricants will help avoid abrasions to the sensitive tissue, and while anal sex cannot lead to pregnancy, latex condoms should always be used to safeguard against STDs and infections. Women who have anal sex must also get regular rectal pap smears in addition to vaginal pap smears.

Breast Sensitivity
Breasts are a sensitive area for both men and women, given their high concentration of nerve endings, but the level of sensitivity varies among individuals. Some women may not experience much sensation in the area, while others can actually reach orgasm by breast stimulation alone.

Learn how to stimulate the breasts.
Could areola bumps be a health risk?
Perform a self-breast exam.

Male Privates

"John" experiences discomfort and embarrassment due to an abnormal amount of scrotal skin, and reaches out to The Doctors for a solution to this sensitive issue.

Anatomy of a male erection.
Learn what causes a morning erection
All about men's health

The Private Part Both Men and Women Need to Know About
The sacrum
is a shield-shaped boney structure located at the base of the spine, just above your behind, that strengthens and stabilizes your pelvis. Both men and woman can experience severe pain in this area, including sacrolitis, and The Doctors share a solution. The Sacro Wedgy is a small device that alleviates pressure from your groin and pelvic muscles. The Sacro Wedgy is used while lying down, as it suspends the entire waist and allows the groin and pelvis muscles to stretch and relax to ease lower back pain.

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