So if you’re coming right from very Catholic Hispanic Puerto Rican family that at sixteen you were going to be a none, and you were in a seminar, you shouldn’t be talking about this here today. But I think we need to talk about it. You know it is important, it is very important. So back in the seventies at home nobody talked about sex. You can see anything on TV. Now kids are more exposed to this things, so I think we need to start talking about these problems.
So how we treat sexual dysfunction? Basically it’s gonna be a lot of trial and error, and we need to do a lot of stuff. One of the things that might be helpful is just education, and this could be a sexual counselor, talking about sexual positions, talking about what other things you can do to fulfill intimacy. Medications, you have to review those medications, you can trying new medications and see if they can help with erectile dysfunction.
You can also treat any systemic illness. If you have problems with cholesterol, diabetes those needed to be addressed. We need to make sure that you have the evaluation with your allergy, your Ob-GYN, hormones are okay; you don’t need any supplements of testosterone or any estrogen supplements.
Patients may need to use some sexual devices, maybe a vibrator, maybe something else that can help.
Eros is the first and only device or even medication (because there’s no drug approved for female sexual dysfunction) that is approved bu the FDA. This is a little device, non-invasive, non-pharmacological, battery-powdered. It has three levels. It has an area which places to the clitoris and causes a suction. It has low, medium and high-level.
This device when activated by the woman herself or her partner creates a gentle vacuum over the clitoris to increase blood flow to the genitalia. It improves vaginal lubrication, increases sensations and augments orgasmic ability.
It has been studied in patients with diabetes, and it has been studied in patients with radiation because of cervical cancer. So I think it might be a promising tool. I do believe patients with MS are going to be needing a higher power. I don’t think the low-level or mid-level is going to be enough. And this is just something that improves everything. It not only improves lubrication, engorgement of the area, it will also improve desire, orgasm, and sexual pleasure overall.
So I think if this works in MS patients, it is going to be a great device. It is not covered by insurance, and it costs about three hundred dollars.