Frequently Asked Questions about Vaginismus

Frequently Asked Questions about Vaginismus

Posted On: September 7, 2011

How does primary vaginismus differ from secondary vaginismus? Primary vaginismus is very common among women who tried to have sex for the first time. The involuntary tightening of their pelvic floor muscles are usually related to psychological issues such as fear of getting pregnant, assuming sex is a painful act, and performance anxiety. Secondary vaginismus […]

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Treatment Plans of Vaginismus

Treatment Plans of Vaginismus

Posted On: September 6, 2011

  Treatment Plans Unlike other sexual function disorders, Vaginismus is one of the many sexual function conditions in women that is highly treatable and can be successfully resolved with proper treatment. A treatment program is usually designed by a certified therapist based upon the problems and needs of a woman. The common methods of treatment […]

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A Closer Look: Vaginismus

A Closer Look: Vaginismus

Posted On: September 5, 2011

  Women who frequently experience vaginal discomfort during intercourse, such as pain and burning sensations, are probably suffering from the condition known as Vaginismus (pronounced vaj-uh-niz-muhs). Vaginismus is the result of involuntary tightening of the vaginal walls, making penetration during intercourse difficult or even impossible. This is usually manifested by the following symptoms: Pain due […]

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What is Vaginismus?

What is Vaginismus?

Posted On: September 4, 2011

You may have Vaginismus (pronounced vaj-uh-niz-muhs) if you are a woman who experiences… Pain due to tightening of the vagina during intercourse Painful sensation during insertion of the penis/ failure to achieve penile penetration due to pain Difficulty having a gynecological exam involving the vagina performed Sexual pain and discomforts after giving birth or undergoing […]

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Until I met the one and what I thought was a natural process of just doing it turn out to be such a tramatic and painful session. I could not, cannot have penetrative sex!

Until I met the one and what I thought was a natural process of just doing it turn out to be such a tramatic and painful session. I could not, cannot have penetrative sex!

Posted On: August 24, 2011

“I always believe in saving myself for the person I marry and I have never really been bothered by sex. Until I met the one and what I thought was a natural process of just doing it turn out to be such a tramatic and painful session. I could not, cannot have penetrative sex! I was […]

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Book Review: What’s Up Down There?

Book Review: What’s Up Down There?

Posted On: June 4, 2011

I first learned about Lissa Rankin because of her work in creating and writing for Owning Pink, which is a community of women dedicated to celebrating all things feminine, successful, sexy and pleasurable. Needless to say, Rankin’s writing was insightful, funny and downright wonderful. I learned from the site that they were giving away review […]

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Book Review: I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer

Book Review: I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer

Posted On: April 21, 2011

When you open I’m Too Young to Have Breast Cancer, you will be faced with this statistic: “This year, approximately 11,000 women under age 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and close to 1,300 will die.” Published in 2004, the author Beth Leibson-Hawkins wrote this book when she could not find a book about […]

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Book Review: Women Who Love Sex

Book Review: Women Who Love Sex

Posted On: March 10, 2011

Women Who Love Sex: Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy, by Gina Ogden Once I started reading the book, I did not want to put it down. It is beautifully and succinctly written by a woman who has had to deal with her own inner ‘ghosts’ and discomforts with sexuality, who […]

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Female Sexual Dysfunctions

Female Sexual Dysfunctions

Posted On: February 3, 2011

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life and it becomes more common as women get older.  Female sexual dysfunction refers to one or more of the following issues: loss of sexual desire, loss of arousal, problems with orgasm and pain during sex. 1. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder The opposite end […]

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Fire in the Valley – Female Genital Massage

Fire in the Valley – Female Genital Massage

Posted On: January 2, 2011

“With this massage, you can satisfy a woman to her core … every time!” – Annie Sprinkle Ph.D. In this training, you will learn thirty pleasurable massage strokes and erotic communication skills that you can use on your lover and/or on yourself. Learn from three women as they receive erotic touch. This class includes full […]

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Vulvas and vaginas are pink

Posted On: May 26, 2010

This article first appeared on The Online Citizen where I am a contributor. I didn’t know I had a vulva until I went to sex school. Don’t get me wrong. Of course, I do have a vulva (pronounced as ‘vuhl-vah’) and a vagina (pronounced ‘vha-gine-a’). I just didn’t know what they were called. I couldn’t […]

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