Sexual Counseling

Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients. Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety

There are different reasons to use vaginal dilators. This particular post focuses on providing dilator information for women facing fear, anxiety, and/or pain with regard to vaginal touch, finger insertion, gynecology exams, use of tampons, and intercourse. My quest to find valuable, comprehensive resources for a guide for dilator use fell short. This is particularly…

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Pelvic Guru 2012: Most Popular Posts

If you have an interest in pelvic health, you’ll likely want to bookmark this post for reference! What an exciting year for Pelvic Guru! I started Pelvic Guru in mid-2012 with the goal of providing good information, injected with humor at times, regarding anything related to pelvic health. The amount of support and engagement on…

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Gynecologic Cancer – The Radiation Elephant in the Room

Gynecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes or ovaries. A common treatment involves radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy). Radiation therapy involves treatment with high energy rays (such as x-rays) with the intent to shrink or kill cancer cells. The Radiation Elephant in the Room:…

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Painful Intercourse – Bad Advice

Painful intercourse (Dyspareunia)   The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-ne-uh) — which is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. ~ Mayo Clinic Unfortunately, it is difficult to know the exact prevalence of dyspareunia with studies showing ranges from 7% to 60%, depending on…

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Sexual Humor – “Breeding Season”

All jokes aside, sexual intercourse should not be painful (initial or deep penetration). Let’s strive for healthy, pain-free “breeding” season all year long! Don’t settle for pelvic pain or sexual pain. There’s help!

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Top 3 Complaints from GYN Patients – A Humorous View

PELVIC GURU writes: The preface: A Pelvic Physical Therapist (did you know this even exists?) has a very unique “relationship” with patients. She spends usually 40 minutes to 1 hour with each patient (one-on-one), dealing with very personal pelvic floor or abdominal musculature issues such as chronic pelvic pain, vulvar pain, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), and…

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