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Female genital hygiene

27 May 2022 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Is there a 'right way' to clean the genitals or vagina? Generally speaking, the female genitals include: Pubic Hair Skin folds (outer and inner lips) The clitoral hood The clitoris The openings to the urethra and the vagina. A lot to clean, right? Not really. The vagina itself...

9 Steps to Overcoming Vaginismus

22 Mar 2022 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Women's Health

Vaginismus is a psychosomatic pain disorder characterized by the inability, or great difficulty, with vaginal penetrations: finger, tampons, vaginal applicator, gynecologic examination, and sexual intercourse.  Vaginismus is a vagina-in-panic. Overcoming vaginismus is the process of restoring vaginal function. Watch our short video, What is vaginismus? Although...

Season’s Greetings, and Our New Look

22 Dec 2021 Posted by Ditza Katz in Female Cancer Blogs, Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis, Women's Health

Excerpt: We spent the past few months revamping out website and the new design is now live. We'd love you to follow the link above, peruse the website, and give us feedback. The new website also lists our current social media links so you can subscribe...

Bleeding with sex (intercourse)

11 Nov 2020 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

Not all bleeding/spotting with intercourse suggests a medical crisis. Common, everyday causes may include: Chafing irritation because of dryness/insufficient lubrication/prolonged thrusting. This would be a good reason to use vaginal lubrication!You have vaginismus or dyspareunia — your vagina is tight (nervous) and thus diminished in diameter because of clenching,...