Archive for Vaginal Health

Vaginismus

When a woman experiences a closure of her vaginal opening that is stiff and located about 1 1/2 inches inside the vagina (not at the very outside), this may be a condition called “vaginismus”. Vaginismus is an unconscious spasming of the pelvic floor muscles that surround the opening of the vagina.

Female Sexual Anatomy

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 […]

The Good Sex Diet

The Good Sex Diet is a natural, holistic approach to improving your sexual function. The foods recommended include all of the ingredients your body needs to make your sexual arousal system work. It also happens to taste fantastic, so you can enjoy the pleasure of eating, too. This diet looks very similar to the Mediterranean […]

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 […]

Postpartum Recovery and Sexuality

Postpartum Sexual Health Issues How can I heal my perineum? Many women experience damage to the perineum (the area between the vaginal opening and the anus) during delivery. Here are some helpful techniques to speed your recovery: 1. Apply ice packs for the first 24 hours after delivery to reduce swelling, then switch to daily […]

Basic Genital Care for Women

It is important to maintain a healthy vulva, but few of us receive practical tips. The scientifically-based approach we recommend is outlined below. Principle #1: Do No Harm.  In some ways, the vulva is no different than regular skin, while in other ways, it is very special. Generally, the protection mechanisms of the surface of […]

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 […]