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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...

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,...

Vaginismus: is something (not) wrong with my vagina?

12 Oct 2020 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Despite widespread online visibility in recent years, vaginismus continues to be an elusive condition.  Professionals are still not sure how to diagnose it, treatment is not standardized, misconceptions abound, and the women who suffer often find themselves left alone searching for solutions. Why is vaginismus so...

Vaginismus and hymen

29 Sep 2020 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Can a hymen cause vaginismus? Typically, NO, the presence of a hymen will not cause vaginismus, or this condition would have been most common, which is not the case. Furthermore, most vaginismus patients do not have an intact hymen in the first place despite not...

Vaginismus and Orgasms

18 Mar 2015 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog

Does having vaginismus mean a death sentence to the woman’s sexual life and orgasms? Is she to forgo that important aspect of the relationship? Is she to shut down sexual interest altogether? Absolutely NOT! Can I orgasm if I have vaginismus? Vaginismus is a condition whereby vaginal...

Hyperactive Gag Reflex, and Vaginismus

30 Jun 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

What can possibly be the connection, you may ask? Read on. The Gag reflex is an instinctual (reflex) closure of the back of the throat.  Its purpose is to prevent choking as well as to prevent substances from going into the airways.  It is a protective...