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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

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

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...

The speculum

30 Jul 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

The speculum is a 'duckbill-like' instrument that is used at time of a gynecologic exam to hold the vaginal walls open so that the 'inside' can be visualized. Sort of like you putting your hand into a sock and spreading your fingers to hold it...

Constipation & sex

19 Jul 2008 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

In basic terms, the vaginal canal runs parallel to the urethra (urine tube) that is above it, and to the anal canal that is below it. In other words, the three tubes run parallel and touch each other, with the vagina being in the middle. If...

Sleeping with a tampon?

25 Jun 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus, Women's Health

Contrary to widely circulating myths, it is perfectly safe to use a tampon overnight = tampons are 'safe' inside the vagina for many hours. You may not know this but, gynecological surgeries will often end with a gauze packing in the vagina for 24 hours to...

Female genital hygiene

22 May 2008 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

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...

Vagina – endless?

15 May 2008 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus

Can anything get lost in the vagina?????? Does the vagina continue into my abdomen? Chest? Throat? Interestingly, many women perceive the vagina as a long, continuous canal that starts at the genitals and continues into the body...