Sex and Pizza

I am always searching for new ways of talking about sex, and sexual pleasure.  A Ted Talk by sex educator, Al Vernacchio discusses the ways we as an American society talk about sex.  He brought up the interesting notion that we often use Baseball as a way of talking about sex and sexual activity as …

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What Should Go in the Vagina?

We live in the world of internet health, for good and bad. I admit to turning to the internet for medical advice. A rash on my arm, a strange feeling in my chest, and I turn to Dr. Google. However, in the end, the overwhelming amount of advice and strange ideas usually sends me straight …

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Use Our Vaginismus Forum!

I can’t tell you how often I hear that the Vaginismus Forum was a lifesaver for a patient. We created the Forum in order for women to connect to other women and find comfort, information and support along a journey that is often a long and difficult one. Despite the fact that nearly every vaginismus …

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Loving or at Least Liking Your Vagina

I can’t remember the first time I heard the word “vagina,” but I am sure like most girls I made a face, felt uncomfortable and didn’t even want to think that I had one. I  do remember sitting at the lunch table in 6th grade and the boys talking about how vaginas (although I don’t …

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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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The High Cost of Being a Sexually Active Woman

Finally! For years I have been wondering how come there are generic drugs for women’s health that are astronomically expensive even though they have been around for ages and sometimes even are generic. It just didn’t make any sense to me. Well, here you have it. The NYTimes just did a fabulous job describing the …

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Orgasm Gap…Kind of Like the Wage Gap

Wouldn’t it be nice if legislation could be introduced to address the orgasm gap?  The ground breaking supreme court decision known as “The Equal Pay Act of 1963” requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.  How did this legislation come about?  Women asking for it, women and men fighting for it …

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All About Lube

I am not sure where this myth came from, but it is one that we need to constantly address in the field of sexuality.  Using lubrication is not a bad thing.  It does not mean something is wrong with you if your vagina is not always as naturally lubricated as you would like it to …

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Last year, the International Pelvic Pain Society designated May “Pelvic Pain Awareness Month”. Spreading this awareness and education about pelvic pain means a lot to us at Congtythamtu. We see Pelvic Pain on a daily basis and are always frustrated at how little is known about it in the medical community, and society at large. …

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Why We Need to Avoid ‘Sexual Risk Avoidance’

What even is “Sexual Risk Avoidance?”  Abstinence-only promoters are getting sneaky.  They have now termed the phrase “Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA)” education, to replace “Abstinence Only” education.  It has taken me a few tries to figure out what exactly SRA is all about. My inbox was filled with some emails promoting the new public health …

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