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Intercourse during period?

16 Sep 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Should I, or shouldn't I have intercourse during my period? Is it safe/healthy/okay to have intercourse during my period? Can I get pregnant if having intercourse during my period? Do men mind having intercourse when the woman is menstruating? Is intercourse during menstruation as sexually enjoyable as at other...

Penetration, arousal and vaginismus treatment

01 Aug 2010 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

A piece of common treatment advice for women who struggle with vaginismus is to get sexually aroused for penetration training.  What a misleading approach! The vagina is built to accommodate penetration without arousal: finger, tampon, gyno exam and vaginal ultrasound, dilator/dildo, even intercourse when the...

Sexual boredom

22 Jun 2010 Posted by womentc in Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction

Why do women get bored with sex while men always find it of interest? The answer can be long and complex but we'll try to condense it to a short list: Anthropologically speaking, females seek sex (mating) for reproduction purposes only, a function that diminishes with age. Genetically...

Emergency contraception

08 Jun 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

The following are excerpts from the Latest Options in EC: A tool Kit for Health Care Providers & Their Patients on Emergency Contraception, a resource guide published in December 2009 by District II of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The goal of EC (Emergency...

Pregnant on The Pill?

18 May 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Last week was the 50th anniversary of The Pill.  Did you know that the original Pill contained 5 times as much hormones as today's efficient Pill? And, did you know that The Pill was the first medication designed for a 'healthy person?' Despite the widespread use...