New health and body book What the Yuck? on The View: Dr. Raj answers our weird sex questions; Video below.
Today’s Kiss and Tell Report.
The new book What the Yuk? promises to answer our most strange and embarrassing sex and body-related questions. Recently, author Dr. Roshini Raj sat down with the women of ABC morning show The View to answer questions featured in the book plus co-host concerns. We actually learned a few things.
What the Yuk: The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body on The View
Q) Can tight jeans hurt my body?
A) Dr Raj says yes! Tight jeans can put pressure on your bladder, irritate delicate vaginal skin and even cause nerve damage on your thigh.
Q) Why am I a drinking lightweight before my period?
A) Dr. Raj says that during PMS the progesterone fluctuations decrease alcohol tolerance. So it’s not just in our heads!
Q) Public Toilets – How unhealthy is it to sit down?
A) Dr. Raj says surprisingly, “Not that bad.” Our skin not our genetalia is what touches the toilet. She says that as long as you have no cuts you’re fine. She reminded The View crew not to put purses on the bathroom floor. A surprising fact that I’ve never considered: The toilet tissue roll in the public restroom is a hotbed of germs because every flush spreads feces and urine. Bring your own toilet paper. And yes, I’ll still be squatting.
Q) Is it normal to have orgasms all the time, like at the desk or gym.
A) Dr. Raj says that many women have spontaneous orgasms without direct stimulation. Whoopi Goldberg offered up her TMI about riding the bus, pun intended.
Q) Are colon cleanses helpful?
A) Dr. Raj says no. “There’s no medical reason to do it. If you feel backed up add fiber.” And be careful with any backdoor insertions. Yes, ma’am.
Q) Is there male menopause?
A) Dr. Raj says, absolutely, and it’s called andropause. Testosterone falls in aging men but not as dramatically as estrogen decreases in aging women. Joy Behar offered up the scientific evidence of older men leaving their wives.
Q) When bathing suit shopping can you catch anything from the protective paper crotch inside of the suit?
A) Dr. Raj says yes. It is very dangerous to take your underwear off when trying on garments that have graced other crotches. Ewww.
What the Yuk? just hit stores and women are already buzzing. Buy What the Yuck? by Dr. Roshini Raj wherever you buy books.
Back of the Book:
All women have concerns about their body that they are just too embarrassed to mention to their doctor. In “What The Yuck?!””Health Magazine” Medical Editor Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa (Dr. Raj) answers them all – from the serious like ‘Is it bad that I drank margaritas before I realized I was pregnant?’ and ‘Could this mole be skin cancer?’ to the offbeat like ‘Can too many venti lattes (Green Tea latte made with Soy) give you a heart attack?’ and ‘Why do I get a headache when I eat chocolate cupcakes?’ Dr. Raj sheds light on even the most confusing symptoms, telling readers when not to worry, and when to see their doctor. The book also shares insider tips from Dr. Raj, fascinating factoids – such as ‘Most women have one breast that’s larger than the other’ – as well as poll results, so readers can see at a glance how many seemingly-weird body issues are actually healthy and normal. All 205 questions come from real women; they cover everyday health concerns and thoroughly modern conundrums, such as H1N1 (Swine Flu), celebrity diets, and mobile phone dangers. The book is organized by themes such as ‘That time of the month’ and ‘Between the sheets’, making it easy to navigate and irresistible to flip through. Sure to be a classic, “What The Yuck?!” is a book women of all ages will want to own.
About the Authors
Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, Health Magazine Medical Editor and Today Show contributor is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. A Harvard graduate, she holds a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
Lisa Lombardi is the Executive Editor of Health Magazine and blogger at health.com. A graduate of Yale University, she has written extensively about health issues for a number of top publications and frequently appears as a media expert on several top national television shows.