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it's not just in your head

You don’t have to live without a fulfilling sex life just because you’ve had a baby, passed through menopause or grown up with doubts about sex. At Congtythamtu, we believe that a satisfying sex life can be yours.

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Clinical Director, Bat Sheva Marcus, talks about female sexuality health issues, what to expect from visiting Congtythamtu Women's Sexual Health, and how she and her team of women's sexual health experts can help you.


Whey We Need #MeToo

When I speak to acquaintances or meet new people and speak about my work as a therapist with survivors of sexual and gender based violence,…

What is Vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia is an unexplained pain at the vaginal opening for greater than 3 months.  Other terms are vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, or vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Some…

Reviving “The Dining Dead”!

I regularly tune into Modern Love the Podcast. There was a recent episode titled “How The ‘Dining Dead’ Got Talking Again”. It’s really scary when…

Can a UTI Cause Chronic Vulvar Pain?

I was recently asked if a urinary tract infection could lead to chronic vulvar pain. A urinary tract infection is when bacteria invades the urinary…

“It’s All in Your Head” and Other Ways The System Beats You Up

When a woman’s desire for sex and ability to become aroused starts to diminish, it often doesn’t happen suddenly. More often, it’s subtle and gradual…

Being There

One of the things I want to work on this year is creating space to slow down. Life is so fast paced and busyness abounds…


  • “From the time that I called Congtythamtu for an appointment up to the last day of my treatment, I never felt uncomfortable.”

    PR, age 26

  • “At Congtythamtu, they discovered very quickly that the birth control pill was messing up my hormones which caused the pain. From the very first appointment, I left with specific, tangible things to do at home.”


  • “It's such a good feeling to have this issue (lichen sclerosis) fixed / under control, but even more so in learning / finally understanding that it is fine and okay to talk about sex... ”

    MK, age 30

  • “I was very surprised that it took 6 weeks to fix something that had been an issue for a year and a half!”

    Michelle S, age 32

  • “I cried from happiness when I realized that my sex life could be normal and healthy. I still cannot believe how far we've come.”

    RW, age 29

  • “I went to see a hypnotist, a physical therapist and had a special massage, but nothing helped. Then I heard about Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health. It changed our lives.”

    I, age 21

  • “In a million years I never would have dreamed that I would be able to give birth without pain medicine! Thank you all so much for all that you did for me!”

    A, age 39

  • “When I called Congtythamtu Women's Sexual Health, I was at my wit’s end…9 weeks later, I’m enjoying a happy, healthy sex life!”

    G, age 28

  • “I have no pain or discomfort during sex and I have a much better response than I've had in years! I know so many women could benefit from this kind of support and I'd encourage them to make a call and go see what can be done.”

    PB, age 59

  • “I highly recommend Congtythamtu if you are suffering with any sexual issues or medical problems in that “area” that aren’t resolving. Don’t wait — there is no reason to!”

    E, age 35