Pelvic Pain

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 2

2019-08-08T11:54:24+00:00

How to Get Used to the Idea of Vaginal Dilators Last post I talked about the concept of vaginal dilators. Dilators are often a secret to success in resolving vaginismus and painful sex. (Not everyone, though - so check that your health professional knows what they're doing if they suggest it for you.) I [...]

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 22019-08-08T11:54:24+00:00

Best Ways to Help A Tampon Go In Step 7

2019-07-25T12:05:08+00:00

Use Your Finger The idea of putting your finger inside the vagina may not be very appealing. Maybe even worse than a tampon. But before you skip this blog post in disgust, just hear me out. You've been having trouble putting in a tampon, despite getting familiar with the landscape down there, trying different [...]

Best Ways to Help A Tampon Go In Step 72019-07-25T12:05:08+00:00

Pelvic Health: What Can You Lose to Gain It Back?

2019-07-25T12:12:05+00:00

Why The First Step to Recovery Can Be Losing Something You’ve got an annoying pelvic condition. It might be incontinence, prolapse, vaginismus, thrush, constipation. It might seem a strange hypothetical question to ask: what can you lose first in order to recover your pelvic health? But if you think about it, it makes perfect [...]

Pelvic Health: What Can You Lose to Gain It Back?2019-07-25T12:12:05+00:00

Chronic Thrush, Painful Sex and Vulvodynia

2019-07-10T09:01:52+00:00

Getting an accurate diagnosis of vulvodynia is usually a long and difficult process. You have had burning and stinging pain with sex, you have seen doctor after doctor, and they have put it down to chronic thrush and given you creams and tablets galore, all to no avail. Then you finally see a clinician [...]

Chronic Thrush, Painful Sex and Vulvodynia2019-07-10T09:01:52+00:00

Chronic Pain is Complex – But Can Be As Easy As ABC

2019-07-25T12:13:56+00:00

Chronic pain is not easy to live with. And it’s no more easy for researchers to fully understand. It’s also not easy for clinicians working with people living with chronic pain. A clinician who thinks there’s a simple solution is not likely to be the best one to help you! That aside, let’s not forget [...]

Chronic Pain is Complex – But Can Be As Easy As ABC2019-07-25T12:13:56+00:00

Vaginal Amnesia: New Mums, Don’t Succumb!

2019-07-25T12:14:21+00:00

It’s a situation I see regularly in my clinic: new mums with vaginal amnesia.Let me explain vaginal amnesia.Vaginas are sensitive creatures.It’s an obvious statement, but it’s worth stating the obvious. They are easily overwhelmed by stress, tension and pain. New mums usually have a fair bit of all three going on. The pain of the [...]

Vaginal Amnesia: New Mums, Don’t Succumb!2019-07-25T12:14:21+00:00

Pain With Sex: The Secret to Conquering It

2019-07-25T12:14:45+00:00

The One Absolute “Must-Have” For Pain With Sex in Vulvodynia and Vaginismus I see dozens of women in my clinic every month who have pain with sex. Some of them have been diagnosed with vaginismus. Some have been diagnosed with vulvodynia, but have vaginismus as well. Some have been diagnosed with vaginismus, but their [...]

Pain With Sex: The Secret to Conquering It2019-07-25T12:14:45+00:00

Stuck on That Last Dilator

2019-07-25T12:14:58+00:00

Getting From the Plastic Thing to the Real Thing – Part 1 Pain with sex can be a bit of a project to resolve. I’ve written a lot about painful sex due to muscular causes. (The old term is vaginismus. I still use this term because usually that’s what the doctor has called it to [...]

Stuck on That Last Dilator2019-07-25T12:14:58+00:00

Best Ways to Help a Tampon Go In Step 8

2019-07-25T12:15:12+00:00

Don't Feel Weird About Using a Sex Toy to Help Your Tampon Problem Firstly, this is an 18+ post. If you do not fall into this category, please go get your at-least-eighteen-year-old-mother and respectfully ask her permission for you to read this together. However, my target group for this post is the woman over [...]

Best Ways to Help a Tampon Go In Step 82019-07-25T12:15:12+00:00