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His erection and you…

05 Feb 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Why do women tend to feel responsible if their male partner loses erection? Or to quote, "what am I doing wrong that he went soft?" Can the woman control the function of erection? Is it something wrong she does that causes him to lose it? Should the woman...

Oral sex – yuck?

31 Dec 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

To do it, or not? The following are common questions about oral sex, also known as cunnilingus: Is it enjoyable? Typically, yes. Is it safe? Yes, unless the do-er has oral herpes/cold sores/dental infection, etc.  Another precaution: if the man is uncircumcised, it is important to...

Anal intercourse

21 Nov 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Heterosexual anal intercourse is not a favorite of women as it is of men, although it is being practiced more often than perceived. Is anal intercourse bad? As with every other sexual practice, anal intercourse is fine as long as it is done consensually (by agreement...

Sonogram

03 Nov 2009 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

Ultrasound is a cyclic sound pressure at average frequency of 20 kHz, above the human's hearing ability. Gynecologic sonogram works like a sonar in a submarine: it sends a beam out, and if the beam encounters a solid object (i.e. another submarine, a rock, a cyst,...

Mikvah & intercourse

01 Oct 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Observant Jewish women follow the laws of Niddah, a time when she is considered ritually impure and must refrain from any physical contact with her husband, including sexual abstention. The end of Niddah is signified by going to the Mikvah (ritual bath) where she immerses in...

About stirrups

14 Sep 2009 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

During gynecologic exam, the woman is asked to slide down to the edge of the examination table for best visualization of the area and to accommodate the use of the speculum.  This position is medically known as the dorsal lithotomy position. Stirrups were invented by Bert...

Vaginismus, returns?

10 Sep 2009 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a common condition that affects women worldwide regardless of their culture, religion, education, sexual orientation, or family status.  Vaginismus is a somatic (body-mind) reaction to fear/apprehension of vaginal penetration.  It happens instantaneously and involuntarily. Women with vaginismus tend to suffer in silence and shame,...