Did you know that sexual health is just like any other aspect of health? As sexual beings, it’s important we understand and honor that sexuality is part of being human, and that there should be no shame is discussing, addressing, and caring for it. Pregnancy and postpartum introduces it’s own pleasures, challenges, and differences, so let’s take a look at how to maintain pleasurable sexual health throughout these stages.
In this episode, Dr. Rachel Rubin discusses the importance of good sexual health and how pleasure is essential for a healthy relationship. She also stresses the importance of communicating with your partner about your sexual needs in order to maintain a strong bond.
As children grow, Dr. Rubin recommends that parents discuss sexual health with them and provideinformation on how sex works biologically and psychologically. By understanding these matters, families can create a foundation for healthy sexuality, openness and safety.
Dr. Rachel Rubin is a board-certified urologist and sexual medicine specialist. She is an assistant clinical professor of Urology at Georgetown University and works in a private practice in the Washington DC region. She is one of only a handful of physicians fellowship trained in male and female sexual medicine. Dr. Rubin is a clinician, researcher, and vocal educator in the field of sexual medicine. She completed her medical and undergraduate training at Tufts University, her urology training at Georgetown University, and her fellowship training under Dr. Irwin Goldstein in San Diego. In addition to being education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), she also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
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