The Effect of Hysterectomy on Sexual Response and Sexual IdentityWritten by James Brann, MD
The effect of hysterectomy on sexual response and sexual identity is mixed. Most woman go on to have a normal sex life, some have a heightened response , while others are less able to have a sexual response following hysterectomy due to their perceived loss of femininity. Some women may notice a change in their sexual response after uterus has been removed, uterine contractions that may have been associated with orgasm will no longer be perceived. Other women may experience a heightened response. This may be due to fact that they no longer have to worry about getting pregnant and no longer have tremendous pain or dysfunctional bleeding.
If ovaries are not removed, outer genitals and vagina are not affected and remain lubricated with sexual response. If ovaries are removed at time of hysterectomy, vaginal dryness may be a problem during sexual intercourse. Vaginal dryness can be helped with use of estrogen cream.
During hysterectomy vaginal tissue is removed and may make vagina shorter. Deep thrusting during intercourse may be painful. Changing positions during intercourse may help, such as being on top or bringing your legs closer together.
Recently interest in supracervical hysterectomies (where cervix is not removed at time of hysterectomy) has grown out of speculation that women might enjoy better sexual function after hysterectomy when cervix is left in place. A new study has found there is no difference in sexual function or quality of life when a supracervical hysterectomy is performed instead of a total abdominal hysterectomy.
A New Way To Shop – OnlineWritten by Eric Madsen
With advent of internet, our lives have changed dramatically. All major chain stores, from Walmart to Nordstrom’s have online stores. By doing a search on one of search engines you can locate hard to find items that would take you weeks or months to find if you had to go from store to store. Online shopping lets you shop world from London to Korea; internet has become magic carpet of shopper. And you can do this from comfort of your own home.
Most of online stores run sales that if you go directly to store site you will never see. These stores give these special sales and coupon sales to their affiliates sites, Sales such as “30% to 70% off”, “FREE Shipping” and “Special five day sales”.
Most of online shopping sites have a place to subscribe to their mailing list. I highly recommend subscribing to their newsletters. They will email you latest online coupons and special sales. This way you can check your email and not have to go to each site to see what sales are offered.