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This Ain’t About Usher or Herpes, It’s About Us

Greetings from Kauai! A well written and poignant article regarding the Usher and Herpes scandal written from a physician perspective. It’s about all of us, from so many different perspectives.

“The reality of discussing herpes is that it forces us to acknowledge that the science and stigma of this sexually transmitted infection (STI) are inexorably intertwined.”

https://cassiuslife.com/17363/usher-stigma-herpes/

This Ain’t About Usher or Herpes, It’s About Us

One Black doctor weighs in on the Usher craze and the public stigma associated with herpes.

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Today was a tough day mentally and physically. I did this Kalalua Trail hike to Hanakapiai Falls 3 yrs ago and I noticed…

Today was a tough day mentally and physically. I did this Kalalua Trail hike to Hanakapiai Falls 3 yrs ago and I noticed early this morning my body just wasn’t as agile and fit as back then. We faced mud, humidity, rocks with direct vertical climbs, hugging rock cliffs, gnarled roots, and I went through many mental feels of elation, doubt, and pride. Literally saw a Korean lady almost fall off the cliff and we were able to help her. Ended up using a lot of my breathing techniques from yoga and #mindovermatter mentality in my weak moments. I thought about turning back several times and questioning why I put myself through the madness. Instead, I let the people pass behind me and I took the trail at my own pace. No pressure, just me.

I am so proud of the work and mental strength I displayed today. Just with all things in life, sometimes what we want (aka the insanely beautiful waterfall) is not always handed to us (aka drive right up to the waterfall). We have to work for them (aka go through 8 miles of hiking), put in the sweat and put up with mental games and the payoff will be worth it (rainbows, cool water, and stunning waterfalls). There will definitely be stumbles, lost footing, slipping off of rocks, wading waist deep in active streams, emotional ups and downs, doubts and successes. We can’t be expected to do our tasks 100% perfectly every time we try something.

What have you challenged yourself with today? What mental blocks did you have that you were able to overcome by taking a pause and a couple deep breaths? There is growth in discomfort and challenge, don’t deprive yourself of the opportunity to surprise yourself and get a gorgeous payout!
(Video of the well deserved waterfall in the comments below!)







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Hi Facebook Babes out there! I’m going on a 2 wk vacation!!! Very excited, haven’t taken some time off since May and I…

Hi Facebook Babes out there! I’m going on a 2 wk vacation!!! Very excited, haven’t taken some time off since May and I definitely need some R&R with all the crazy stuff that’s been whirling around lately. So pardon the dust for a moment, I’m going to go frolic in the sand and sun! In the meantime, I’ve scheduled some articles and posts while I’m gone. Feel free to follow me on Instagram (drsheilagyn) for photos, adventures and silliness. Take good care of yourself and each other!

Here are some wonderful quotes from a recent podcast I did SGR Podcast with Dawn Serra. I cover #herpes (of course), vaginal discharge/ odor, female anatomy, and much more! If you haven’t checked it out yet, click the link here… here you go! http://sexgetsreal.com/ep178









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Podcasts are fun to be invited to because I am at the mercy of the interviewers and whatever flies out my mouth is the f…

Podcasts are fun to be invited to because I am at the mercy of the interviewers and whatever flies out my mouth is the first thoughts that come to mind! Thanks Julie and Yue for having me! I had a great time chatting about dating (and dating with #herpes) in the Bay Area. Check out the link to their awesome podcast below!

Thanks Sabrina Dax Publicity for the great opportunity!


Yes, I have herpes…on this episode Dr Sheila Loanzon shares her own personal experience contracting herpes and how she got back to a place of self-love and acceptance. We dig into the facts about STD’s, the stigma they present, and how to disclose this to a new partner.

Hear is all here: https://buff.ly/2xXLy3X

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Do You Really Have to Go to the Doctor for a UTI?

As a woman, getting a UTI is one of the most exquisitely painful, stab you over the uterus, “ugh I gotta pee again” moments in life. It makes us remember to urinate after intercourse, drink plenty of water when working long shifts at the hospital, and sprinkle occasional cranberry juice into our diets to prevent UTIs from occurring. It is also one of the common complaints women have when they have #herpes outbreaks: “it hurts when I pee”… that’s not a UTI, that’s a herpes outbreak. Check out my contribution below to SELF for how to support yourself!

Do You Really Have to Go to the Doctor for a UTI?

Burning pee isn’t something you want to let linger.

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3 Good Reasons To Grab A Mirror & Look At Your Vulva

Viva la #Vulva!! So excited to contribute for the first time to this @refinery29 article discussing the important topic of #skin care! Ladies: check the skin of the vulva as often as you check the skin of your face for zits! Whether you are sexually actively or not, young or older, wax or au naturale, skin is the largest organ of the body and cancer, vaginal infections, and STDs can present right there!! Thanks Sabrina Dax Publicity for your incredible work!!

(Why are most of the vagina #emojis related to food?)
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http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/173720/vulva-self-exam-inside-vagina-anatomy

3 Good Reasons To Grab A Mirror & Look At Your Vulva

It’s important for both your health and your pleasure.

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This Is Sex with Lisa Ling

#ThisIsSex is now live! Click the link below! Lisa Ling does an original digital series about the ways we stigmatize, police, and politicize sex in America. Please watch THIS IS SEX. Very interesting to watch, consider watching with your children! The link is below… My #herpes contribution is located under “Positive” approx minutes 10-12 in! Let me know what you think!

http://money.cnn.com/this-is-sex-with-lisa-ling/

This Is Sex with Lisa Ling

Check out THIS IS SEX WITH LISA LING, an original digital series about the ways we stigmatize, police and politicize sex in America.

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T minus 5 days and the CNN DIGITAL documentary is here! Honored to be interviewed by award winning journalist Lisa Ling…


T minus 5 days and the CNN DIGITAL documentary is here! Honored to be interviewed by award winning journalist Lisa Ling a few months ago regarding #herpes, #stigma, and education as an obgyn and as an STI patient. This is an online series to launch her CNN documentary series This Is Life on Oct 1. Lisa’s intro below… check it out and let me know what you think!

“Mon Sept.18, my @CNN DIGITAL series #ThisisSex launches. We visit one of the states that has some of the highest rates of STDs and unplanned pregnancies in the nation as well as the state that has the most progressive sex education in the country. And I was shocked to learn that we spend 16 BILLION treating STDs in America, yet we don’t discuss it or teach our kids sufficiently about it. It is a fascinating and frank exploration of the taboos and stigma surrounding sex in America. Hope you’ll check it out Monday.”

And here is the trailer for #ThisIsSex. Launching on Monday on CNN DIGITAL.

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Sex Gets Real 178: Yes, I have herpes with Dr. Sheila Loanzon

Delighted to be interviewed by SGR Podcast with Dawn Serra. STDs are real and present in our world! Educate yourself and strengthen your knowledge. I speak about many topics in this episode (I always knew #178 was a special number for me!) such as #herpes, finding good GYN care, vulvas, & so much more! Get me talking and it’s like pandora’s box gets opened!

https://sexgetsreal.com/ep178/

Sex Gets Real 178: Yes, I have herpes with Dr. Sheila Loanzon

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