I Used to Hate My Vagina. Then I Learned It Wasn’t My Fault I Used to Hate My Vagina. Then I Learned It Wasn’t My Fault
No matter how many doctors I saw, the pain persisted. It was making me feel broken.Share on PinterestI met my high school boyfriend through a friend of mine. I was infatuated with him right away. He was a few years older, went to a different school, drove a car, and even had a little bit of sexy stubble. To adolescent me, he couldn’t have been cooler. I was thrilled that he liked me back. He
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The French Know What’s Up Down There The French Know What’s Up Down There
Share on PinterestAs a woman who has birthed 2 very large babies through my vagina, and as a board certified women’s health physical therapist, I feel the need to bring up a few things concerning vaginas and rehabilitation. Now, I can understand that most people haven’t heard the terms “vagina” and “rehabilitation” in the same sentence, but I can assure you, thi
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16 Reasons Why Your Period Is Lasting Longer Than Usual 16 Reasons Why Your Period Is Lasting Longer Than Usual
Share on PinterestHumans, by nature, are creatures of habit. So it can feel alarming when a regular menstrual cycle suddenly becomes irregular.If you’re experiencing a period that’s longer than usual, there’s probably a good explanation. Before getting too worried, consider one of the causes below.Remember: Everyone’s cycle is differentNo two menstrual cycles are exactly the sa
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Vaginal or Penile Burning After Sex: 17 Causes, Other Symptoms, More Vaginal or Penile Burning After Sex: 17 Causes, Other Symptoms, More
Is this usually cause for concern? In many cases, vaginal or penile burning results from insufficient lubrication or friction. Although neither of these conditions is life-threatening, the discomfort they cause can certainly put a damper on things. Dyspareunia — pain associated with penetrative sex — is common. It may affect up to 20 percent of cisgender women in the United States, as well as
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments
What is pelvic inflammatory disease?Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. The pelvis is in the lower abdomen and includes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and the uterus.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this condition affects about 5 percent of women in the United States.Several different types of bacteria can cause
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Urethral Diverticulum: Treatment, Surgery, and Recovery Urethral Diverticulum: Treatment, Surgery, and Recovery
What is urethral diverticulum?Urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare condition in which a pocket, sac, or pouch forms in the urethra. The urethra is a small tube through which urine passes to exit your body. Because this sac is in the urethra, it can fill with urine and sometimes pus. The urine or pus that is trapped in the UD can become infected and cause issues or symptoms.UD occurs almost always
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8 Comfortable Positions to Try, If Sex Is Painful 8 Comfortable Positions to Try, If Sex Is Painful
If there’s a tiny part of you thinking “ouch” during sex, then it’s time to revisit your bedroom strategy. Sex should never be uncomfortable… except maybe in that hilariously awkward way.Even if position A worked for your previous partner, your new S.O. is going to be undeniably different. How their personal taste aligns with yours will determine comfortable or painful sex. In fact, if o
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Pelvic Floor Exercises: For Women Pelvic Floor Exercises: For Women
IntroductionAfter childbirth or as you get older, you may notice that your pelvic floor muscles have weakened.The pelvic muscles support the bladder, bowel, and uterus. When they contract, the organs are lifted and the openings to the vagina, anus, and urethra are tightened. When the muscles are relaxed, urine and feces can be released from the body. Pelvic floor muscles also play an important ro
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Sex After Birth: What to Expect and How Long to Wait Sex After Birth: What to Expect and How Long to Wait
How long do you have to wait?Pregnancy and delivery change a lot about your body, as well as your sex life.Postdelivery hormonal changes may make vaginal tissue thinner and more sensitive. Your vagina, uterus, and cervix have to “return” to normal size, too. And if you’re breastfeeding, that can lower libido.In short, your body needs some time off after delivery.There’s no definitive timel
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