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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, 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...

Vaginismus and carrots?

21 Nov 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus

Recently reported by a patient:  "My doctor suggested I use carrots to treat my primary vaginismus because they are cheaper than dilators and good for the vaginal skin...

Tampons and vaginismus

15 Aug 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus, Women's Health

Women with vaginismus will often not be able to use tampons because they are afraid to insert them, or they tried in the past and it 'got stuck' and scared them, or because they heard many scary stories about tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome, or...

The Girl and Iron Door

14 Aug 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus

The Girl and Iron Door is a story about young ladies, life, first love, and overcoming vaginismus (without ever mentioning any of these words).  This captivating tale was sent to us by a former patient; it reads like a novel and, being so beautiful, it...