There are many resources for women encountering penetration difficulties, and these are just a handful to get you started.
For too many women, vaginal penetration is a source of pain rather than pleasure. While you should always tell your healthcare provider about vaginal or pelvic pain, at the same time you can educate yourself about vaginal dilators. These products, also called vaginal trainers or vaginismus dilators, are often recommended by healthcare providers to help address a variety of conditions that can cause pain during vaginal penetration. To get you started, here’s some information about dilators, dilator therapy, and how to use a vaginal dilator. What’s a Vaginal Dilator? Dilators Come in Different Sizes, Shapes, and Types of Material Vaginal ... Read More
Learning how to use your vaginal trainer (or vaginal dilator) may be to the first step on your journey. You may find you need support from a prescribed action plan to fully reach your goals. Thankfully, sexual, pelvic and mental health is a rapidly growing part of women’s healthcare. The network of clinicians, specialists and other types of support are also growing every year. These experts can help you progress and navigate around complex circumstances or uncertainty. When you have decided you would like to seek medical help, it’s important you outline what you are experiencing, how long you have ... Read More
According to The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 30% of women report feeling pain during vaginal intercourse. Whether you have recently encountered difficult penetration due to menopause or other reasons that cause discomfort to your vaginal opening, you still have the right to have pleasurable sex. Women are 100% empowered to tell their partner that they are experiencing discomfort with sexual activity. These aren’t always easy conversations (because egos can be fragile) and partners can quickly turn defensive when it comes to sexual techniques and performance. If the conversation doesn’t happen in a spirit of sensitivity and partnership, it can trigger ... Read More