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How to Choose a Lubricant

How to Choose a Lubricant

By Heather Edwards, PT, CSC, Pelvic Guru LLC Course & Content Manager Personal lubricants for sexual penetration or external genital stimulation (either solo or partnered) can enhance pleasure and comfort. Though the vagina can self-lubricate, the amount of wetness and duration of its effectiveness will vary from person to person. It can also vary for one…

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

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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Painful Intercourse – Bad Advice

There can be numerous reasons for painful intercourse, ranging from psychological to physical.

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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