Botulinum toxin procedure — How does it work?

When people hear about a medical injection being used in the vagina many think it is a “vaginal rejuvenation” procedure. Although plastic surgeons have made the use of this medical substance well known for the treatment of wrinkles, we have found it to also be a very successful treatment for vaginismus. Unlike the treatment of …

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Pain in the “V”.

Pain inside or around the vagina is a common complaint from our patients. Many of our patients have visited several medical providers with no answers. Vaginal pain can be an extremely disruptive and debilitating condition. If you google vaginal pain you’ll often come across different conditions that start with the letter “V”. Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia …

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Condom mania.

I am often asked about my recommendation for condoms, so I figured I’d do some research and let you know what’s out there. Condoms are made from different materials — latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene, and lambskin. There are certain things you must consider when choosing a condom: Are you or your partner allergic to latex? Are …

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Diaphragm.

When discussing birth control options with my patients, the diaphragm often comes up. The most important thing to know about using a diaphragm is that it’s most effective at preventing pregnancy ONLY when used with a spermicide. If you have a sensitivity or allergy to spermicide; the diaphragm may not be for you. Also, the …

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Are your genitals “normal?”

Ladies, have you ever wondered if your genitals were “normal?” I perform physical examinations on all of my new patients. This examination includes a pelvic exam. One of the most unique aspects of my job is educating a woman on her own anatomy. I am often the first person who has ever asked a woman …

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The Center answers your questions.

In a recent blog post, The Medical Center for Female Sexuality asked to hear from you, the readers. Here is one of the questions we received: Question: Hello! I am a sophomore in college and I’m not sure if a problem I am experiencing is normal or something that I should pursue medically. When I …

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Post orgasm crunch — Is it a new cereal?

Today we had an hysterical appointment with a patient where we created the new sensation, “post orgasm crunch”…okay. I’ll be honest. It wasn’t a new sensation but a problem that needed to be solved. The patient was talking about the fact that when she is having intercourse with her husband she will sometimes have an …

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One man’s…

It never ceases to amaze me…one day recently I had two back to back vaginismus patients. “What’s vaginismus?” you ask. It’s a condition (not that rare at all mind you) where a woman can’t get a penis into her vagina. It can be severe. She can’t get a finger or a tampon in. Or it …

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