Pelvic Pain

Vaginal Amnesia: New Mums, Don’t Succumb!

2019-09-20T13:06:21+10:00

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. [...]

Vaginal Amnesia: New Mums, Don’t Succumb!2019-09-20T13:06:21+10:00

Pain With Sex: The Secret to Conquering It

2019-09-20T13:08:15+10:00

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 It2019-09-20T13:08:15+10:00

Stuck on That Last Dilator

2019-07-25T12:14:58+10:00

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+10:00

Best Ways to Help a Tampon Go In Step 8

2019-07-25T12:15:12+10:00

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+10:00

Catch a Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor

2019-07-25T12:15:56+10:00

Staying Low Impact in the Impact Zone I'm very excited to bring you my second interview in my blog series about the least boring pelvic floor-friendly exercise options. Madeleine Newton is an ex-pro surfer who happens to also be a women's health physiotherapist working on Queensland's Gold Coast. I don't know much about surfing, except [...]

Catch a Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor2019-07-25T12:15:56+10:00

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 1

2020-08-17T12:51:59+10:00

“You Want Me To Put What Where?” In my experience, vaginal dilators can really freak people out. The idea of an inanimate object designed to be inserted into the vagina to help with difficulty with sex (e.g. vaginismus) can be very confronting. This is understandable! I’d like to go through some of the reasons [...]

The Alien Concept of Vaginal Dilators Part 12020-08-17T12:51:59+10:00

Best Ways to Help a Tampon Go In Step 3

2019-07-25T12:17:15+10:00

Contract and RELAX Your Pelvic Floor OK, you're getting there! You've had a good look with a mirror and you're starting to get to know the landscape down there. You're confident you've chosen the right position to insert the tampon. But for some reason, when you try to put it in, it just feels [...]

Best Ways to Help a Tampon Go In Step 32019-07-25T12:17:15+10:00