Sexual Health

Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology offers education, counseling, and treatment for women of all ages with are experiencing sexual health concerns, such as a low sex drive, or decreased libido. In many cases, you can speak to any one of our physicians or nurse practitioners about your sexual health concerns and they can offer assistance. However, if your needs are beyond what can be addressed in the typical office visit, you may be referred to our certified sex counselor for comprehensive sexual health counseling.

Linsey Shreve, DNP, WHNP, CSC is an accredited sexual healthcare provider. Having received certification in sexual counseling (CSC) through the Buehler Institute, Dr. Shreve is qualified to provide evidence-based and effective interventions for evaluating and treating sexual health issues, including:

  • Arousal disorder, or a lack of response to sexual stimulation
  • Anorgasmia (failure to experience orgasm)
  • Vulvodynia (chronic pain or discomfort of the vulva or vagina)
  • Vaginismus (involuntary tensing of the vaginal muscles during sex)
  • Dyspareunia (Painful sex)
  • Sexual health effects of menopause or perimenopause

Comprehensive sexual health counseling is not covered by insurance. The cost of the initial evaluation is $350 and consists of a one-hour consultation.  Your visit will include a thorough review of your medical history and relationship issues and a physical exam, if necessary.  Treatments include:

  • Sex education and counseling regarding sexual response and techniques
  • Hormone therapy, such as flibanserin (sometimes called “the female Viagra”)
  • Testosterone Therapy
  • Herbal supplements
  • Clitoral therapy devices

Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the success of treatment and will be billed at a rate of $250 per visit (approximately a 30-45 min visit).

We also offer pelvic floor physical therapy that can be extremely beneficial in helping to strengthen and release the pelvic floor muscles which can help with pelvic floor dysfunction and alleviate pelvic pain and discomfort and sexual problems. Pelvic floor physical therapy is usually covered by insurance. Talk to one of our providers for more information and whether pelvic floor physical therapy may be right for you.