Archive for Sex after Menopause

Pelvic Floor Therapy: What it is and What to expect

Why see a pelvic floor therapist? Many pelvic floor conditions can be managed and healed without surgery. Seeing a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) who is trained as a pelvic floor therapist may help you better understand your symptoms and design a personalized program to help alleviate your pelvic discomfort or pain […]

Vaginal Renewal ® Program: Overview & Getting Started

The Vaginal Renewal ® Program is a non-pharmaceutical, hormone-free, low cost way for women to address vaginal dryness and atrophy, or thinning of the skin. Who is it for? Women or any female-bodied person who: Has gone through menopause Has gone through cancer treatments or had a hysterectomy Is taking oral contraceptives Is experiencing discomfort or pain during […]

A Guide to Maintaining Sexual Health Through Menopause

The transition leading up to and after menopause means a lot of changes to a woman’s body. Many of these changes affect sexuality and intimacy. However,  there is actually quite a bit a woman can do to maintain her sexual health and sexual vitality throughout and after menopause. We encourage you to read more about the […]

Pain and Discomfort of the Vulva and Vagina

There are many potential causes for pain or discomfort in the vulvar region or the vaginal canal. Conditions and dysfunction in the pelvic region can be tricky to describe and are often interrelated. You will want to work with your health care provider to correctly diagnose your specific issue, but working from a place of […]

Urinary Incontinence

First, you’re not alone. Urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine) is very common for women, yet is severely underreported due to embarrassment. Thirty-nine percent of women aged 20-45 involuntarily release urine with coughing, sneezing, jumping or laughing (stress incontinence). Women over the age of 45 are even more likely to experience stress incontinence (51.2%), and […]

How to Avoid Reoccurring UTIs

Vaginal penetration is the number one cause of urinary tract infections (UTI’s) in women. It might seem that UTIs occur because bacteria are physically pushed inside the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). Instead, it appears that vaginal penetration can cause irritation of the urethra itself, […]

Vaginal Renewal®: A Solution for Sex After Menopause

The Vaginal Renewal Program® is a non-pharmaceutical solution for women who are experiencing dryness, discomfort, or pain during intercourse, daily activity, or pelvic exams. While these symptoms often occur during or after menopause, this program is useful for both preventative self-care at any stage in life as well as for rehabilitation of the genital skin and […]

Pelvic Floor Health for Women

Download a pdf brochure of this article: Pelvic Floor Health for Women What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that forms a supportive sling in the lower pelvis. This sling, made up of 14 different muscles arranged in three layers, attaches to the pelvic bones. In a woman’s body, the […]