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Menopausal (secondary) Vaginismus

14 Aug 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Women's Health

Menopausal (secondary) vaginismus is characterized by the gradual onset of penetration difficulty after having enjoyed many years of normal, pain-free vaginal function. Diagnosing Secondary Vaginismus Lisa, a 60 years old professional lady in a happy marriage for the past 30 years, arrived for her appointment quite distraught:...

When to stop Internet search for my problem?

23 Jan 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Cancer, Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

In the days before the Internet and its sophisticated search engines, people deferred to their doctor, pharmacist, or healer for diagnosis and advice.  The literate public had at its disposal another source, home medical reference books that were written as a guide to illness and...

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen?

04 Jul 2013 Posted by womentc in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen? These different vaginal preparations can be confusing, and women don't always know when to use which one.  So, let's sort it out. Vaginal moisturizers are the parallel to body/hand lotion, which add moisture to a dry skin, typically by mimicking the chemical...