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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...

Remove tampon for urination?

03 Jul 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Quite a few women still believe that their genitals are comprised of one 'multi-purpose hole' and would, therefore, need to remove the tampon for urination. Could the confusion come from comparing the female genitals to the penis with its one-tube-for-all-purposes structure?  Possibly. So ladies, here is the...

Hyperactive Gag Reflex, and Vaginismus

30 Jun 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus

What can possibly be the connection, you may ask? Read on. The Gag reflex is an instinctual (reflex) closure of the back of the throat.  Its purpose is to prevent choking as well as to prevent substances from going into the airways.  It is a protective...