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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall is finally here… It is my favorite time of year. Leaves changing colors from green to yellow to a brilliant red hue. Football is well under way. Fans going crazy picking fantasy teams and hoping that their team wins. Tough football players, referees and coaches take the field wearing pink cleats and other pink accessories…  Why …

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IT’S ON US

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it pains me that we even need to be aware of this in the first place.  It’s crucial to recognize this issue and to become well informed, alert, attentive and to appreciate that our attitudes and culture still need much improvement. Our society continues to deprecate women and …

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Grounded

As you are reading this, I’d like you notice your feet on the ground. Your back against the chair. Your breath coming in and out. Congrats, you just did a grounding exercise. A grounding exercise is a conscious intervention that brings us back to the present, to the here-and-now. To where the body is at …

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