The Frustrating Cycle of Vaginitis

When you think of Lo Bosworth your initial reaction is reality television- Laguna Beach or The Hills. The Hills has been cancelled for 6 years and Lo Bosworth has been busy launching a new startup in feminine health called Love Wellness. Love Wellness addresses the most common reasons women go their gynecologists- vaginal irritation, vaginal …

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Pregnancy and Vaginismus

Women with un-treated vaginismus wonder if it is possible for them to get pregnant if they are unable to have intercourse. If they do get pregnant, they then wonder if natural childbirth will cure their pre-existing vaginismus by stretching the vaginal opening. The truth is that some women with primary vaginismus have been able to conceive …

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Sex in a New World

So, you’re single again. The last time you thought about sleeping with someone you were wondering how to muffle the snoring. The idea of sex was just that, an idea. You never imagined thinking about STDs and lingerie again! The good news is you get to date again. The even better news is that you …

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Female Orgasms: As Unique as a Snowflakes

The decades old myth that clitoral orgasms are not “as good” as vaginal orgasms continues to pervade popular culture. However, a new clinical study has taken a different approach to “categorizing female orgasms” and studied physiologic sexual responses in women.  In their article entitled “The Whole versus the sum of the parts: towards resolving the …

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Is it Vulvodynia or Vaginismus?

When a woman goes to her doctor for sexual pain or the inability to have any form of penetration, they are often diagnosed with vulvodynia and not vaginismus. This is such an important subject that I would like to share with you some of the posts, as well as my responses, from our Vaginismus Forum on this topic. …

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The GYN Exam: Fear of the Dreaded Speculum

GYN exams are an important part of a woman’s comprehensive health care. ALL women, regardless of their sexual orientation or their level of sexual activity, should have regular GYN exams. GYN exams allow women to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of their reproductive health, to become familiar with what is normal for their body and in …

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Don’t Fall Back this Year

There are no quick fixes to feeling down and just plain “blah” during this time of the year when the weather changes from summer to fall. It somehow seems a drastic change to be able to swim in the ocean one day, and the next day you need to wear a sweater and boots. Seasonal …

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A Housewarming Party

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, we are more than just busy; we are often disconnected from ourselves and what is going on in our bodies.  While it may not seem like a big deal, this disconnect pervades many areas of life.  Many of our patients talk about wanting to experience more sexual pleasure …

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