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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...

Toxic Shock Syndrome

27 Dec 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

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...

Sex & bartering…

23 Nov 2008 Posted by womentc in Women's Health

Men typically want sex more often/frequent than women.  A biological fact. It is not to say that women are not interested.  On the contrary.   However, their interest may be affected by daily events and fizzle by the time the opportunity actually presents itself: "I wanted us to...

Tampon expanding?

25 Oct 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Many women are hesitant to use tampons in fear that as the tampon absorbs blood it expands to the point of causing vaginal discomfort/pain. If you share this worry, we would like to reassure you that you have nothing to fear: even a fully-absorbed tampon will...

Vaginal orgasm?!

30 Sep 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Can you have an orgasm during intercourse? Fact #1: most women cannot, so consider yourself in normal, healthy company! Fact #2: the vagina is not an erogenous structure but a passageway.  If it were capable of sexual arousal, then tampons would have been a delight as would...