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Tampon – how to?

11 Apr 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

How do you know that the tampon is in properly? Is the tampon in too deep? Not deep enough? Do these questions sound dumb? Not at all -- we hear them all day long from our patients.  Luckily, the answers are simple.  Consider these quick tips: Put some...

Clitoris & lubrication

25 Mar 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

The clitoris is the female's organ of sexual arousal.  We can only see its tip - glans clitoris - which is situated above the urethral and vaginal openings.  In other words, the clitoris IS NOT inside the vagina, a common misconception. The clitoris is shaped like...

Female condom

19 Mar 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

On March 11, 2009 the FDA approved a newer version of a female condom, the FC2, manufactured by the Female Health Company. "Nearly three decades after the start of the global AIDS pandemic, FHC's female condoms remain the only safe and effective woman-initiated HIV prevention method...

Flavored lubricants

10 Mar 2009 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Why use a flavored lubricant for oral sex? To add fun - who wants boring sex? To add variety -  different flavors, colors, and packages To improve sexual communication - try new things, tell what you like, fantasize if you wish To mask the genital...

Tampon-short period?

04 Feb 2009 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

A common question: "How is it that my period seems to be shorter when I use tampons?" Fact: a tampon cannot regulate your hormones nor your menstrual cycle. However, the tampon's position just below the uterus makes it for efficient absorption of the menstrual blood as it...

Hitting the cervix

28 Jan 2009 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

The act of thrusting, which is the back-and-forth movement of the penis inside the vagina during intercourse, will typically tap on the cervix (the opening to the uterus).  This is a normal part of the act, and most women do not even feel it. However, some...

Toxic Shock Syndrome

27 Dec 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

Every time we teach a patient how to use tampons, the question comes up: "Are tampons safe? And what about Toxic Shock Syndrome?" Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute infection caused by S aureus strains and can be found in a variety of clinical...

Hand sanitizer helps!

10 Dec 2008 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

An article was posted today which reaffirmed that the use of alcohol hand sanitizer is vital to our health, especially during seasons when colds and flues are abound.  You can read the article at the bottom of this post. Not sure what is an alcohol hand...