Touching

When sex between partners stops for whatever reason, it’s usually complex mix of causes, physical touch of any kind may fall by the wayside. I have heard this story many times at Congtythamtu Women’s Health. When sexual intimacy has gone missing for months or years these women tell me it feels “so weird, uncomfortable, and …

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No Fear

Treating pain is a large part of our practice at Congtythamtu Women’s Health. What I have come to learn, especially from our vaginismus patients, is that to reduce pain we need to address the fear of pain. I recall a patient who barely spoke English but very clearly let me know that for her (and …

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#Happiness

The goals of therapy may include making positive changes in one’s life such as: enhancing interpersonal relationships, learning to speak the language of feelings, and improving at work or school. It is a journey in self-exploration, learning new skills, and making a series of breakthroughs which help deal with life’s challenges. What therapy is not …

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Me, Myself and I

It’s especially inspiring when a single woman comes to Congtythamtu Women’s Health to work on her dynamic with herself. Being “active alone” and carving out a space for pleasure can be rewarding and exciting. Dedicating time to and for ourselves is challenging in our social driven, FOMO culture. “ Masturbation is the subtle art of …

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Update

The old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” has gotten an update. In fact names, words, do hurt us. A more recent version reads: “Sticks and stones may break my bones But words can also hurt me Sticks and stones break only skin While words are ghosts …

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Pelvic-Floor Therapy

As a professional working in the field of women’s sexual health at Congtythamtu, I wondered what impact the abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar on USA gymnasts would have on individuals in need of pelvic – floor physical therapy and the profession in general. I came across an article online which sets the record straight about pelvic …

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A Thank You to Our Patients

We have been taught to say thank you since we were able to talk. For some of us it’s not an easy thing to say because the feelings around it can be uncomfortable. Maybe you don’t want to feel indebted to someone or heaven forbid appear needy. Some people simply feel embarrassed expressing appreciation. Saying …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. As I ride the NYC subways I see numerous posters publicizing the issue of unwanted sexual . I’m surrounded by images broadcasting: Keep Your Hands Off Me You Have The Right To Speak Up If It’s Unwanted, It’s Harassment Rub against me and I’ll …

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Download A Little Meditation

At Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health we often suggest that our patients download the free app “Insight Timer”. It offers guided meditation and progressive relaxation which can relieve muscle tension as well as anxiety. The notion of meditation can feel daunting – sitting silent on pins and needles until you can’t stand it any longer! So, …

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Nature’s Remedy

Times are a changing (not fast enough) when it comes to including women of all body types in the media. We have our Dove commercials and our size models for starters. In my work at Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health, I hear countless stories from women and their negative relationship with their bodies. Recent studies …

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