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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 Blog

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 Blog

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 Blog

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,...

Voiding & sex

02 Aug 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Many years ago it was believed that voiding (urinating) before and after having intercourse will guard against developing a urinary tract infection (UTI), sending women running in and out of bathrooms at a frantic pace. But was it urine in the system that caused the infection,...

Fingering?

28 Jul 2009 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

When women are being asked if they masturbate, they typically associate it with their ability/desire for 'finger in vagina.' The truth: female masturbation is about clitoral stimulation regardless of vaginal action.  In other words, inasmuch as vaginal penetration may enhance the arousal, it is not mandatory...

Tampon removal

02 Jul 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Do I need to remove the tampon before going to the bathroom? The tampon sits in the vaginal canal and is not directly affected by either urination or defecation, but the string may get soiled.  That said, you can easily proceed with voiding first and changing...