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Medical Edge: Romance Report

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- At the new national headquarters for Pure Romance, opening this week, Patty Brisben, says she started this company for women who want to improve the intimacy in their lives.

She said, "They are able to be educated , empowered, and entertained."

Katie Bock, who helps sell some of the products they make, says part of Patty's mission is also to help couples communicate and talking about her job has helped in her relationship too.

Bock said, "It's enabled me to be a little more open.  Because I am married to be a little more open with my husband about not just sex but everything."

 It's also why Brisben says the company has a foundation which funds research studies on women's health.  It focuses on everything from intimacy after cancer and menopause to libido and desire.

And according to a recent report Brisben may be right.  The report, which comes from Consumer Reports on Health, actually says if you already have had a conversation with your partner, and you already know this is a healthy place in your relationship, it's also important that you have a conversation with your medical provider.  Because a new list is out of several medications, and many other things that can influence low libido.

The medications said to influence a drop in desire include several antidepressants, antihistamines, blood pressure and heartburn drugs.  And even some over the counter pain relievers.  It also says hormones, aging, boredom, and stress can keep you from being in the mood for love.

The good news is those those who change medications, activity levels, eating habits and often conversation it invites a very interesting conversation.  We are often able to get healthy romance back into a healthy relationship.




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