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Penetration, arousal and vaginismus treatment

01 Aug 2010 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

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...

Abnormal Pap

20 Jul 2010 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

So your Pap smear results came back 'inconclusive' or 'suspicious' and you were told to repeat the test in so many months.  You are nervous, worried, and -- so typically -- convinced you now have cancer...

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...

Scraping my cervix?

16 Jun 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus

The term 'scraping the cervix' that is associated with the Pap test tends to cause distress to many women because it implies 'sharp, pain, blood.' According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, scraping means "to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument" as in...

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...

Make-up Sex

27 May 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

You fight, argue, quarrel, disagree -- and then he wants sex to make up.  Do you (ladies) go for it? Our clinical observation suggests a clear difference between the genders: women will not usually engage sexually if they are still upset, while men will opt for...

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...

Female ejaculation?

10 May 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Do females ejaculate when they orgasm, like men do? What is female ejaculation?  Is something wrong with me if I do not ejaculate? Ejaculation (sexually speaking) is defined as the ejection/expulsion/blurting out of the male's ejaculate (sperm + seminal fluid), done with a certain momentum so...