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Reasons for vaginal tightness or looseness – focus on the pelvic floor

The female anatomy is beautifully designed, yet not commonly discussed. When our vaginas feel unusually or painfully tight, or loose and inelastic, there are often simple and explainable reasons. The muscles that we sense as tight or loose are what doctors refer to as the “pelvic floor muscles” and what may create pelvic floor dysfunction. Yet, women don’t always use …

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How to use a vaginal dilator

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 …

Why does sex hurt so much?

If you experience penetration difficulties that hurt or cause discomfort, please know you’re not alone. Estimates vary, but studies say that as many as 20 percent of women have pain during vaginal penetration. That’s 20 percent too high. “Dyspareunia” is the medical, catch-all term for conditions that cause pain during intercourse, but that word seems too clinical in light of …