• | Tara Langdale

    How Do You Get Vulvodynia?

    Are you struggling with vulvodynia? You’re not alone. This painful condition affects 16% of all women in the United States. (1) This is about 26.5 million women who experience burning, stinging vulvar pain each day. According to the National Vulvodynia Association, 60% of women with vulvodynia c... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How the Vulvodynia Diet Alleviates Symptoms

    Are you looking to cure vulvodynia with healthy eating or removing foods that further irritate the pain syndrome? While changing your diet to relieve pain associated with vulvodynia is never guaranteed, it may eliminate any possible food sensitivity contributing to the vulval pain.   The vulvodyn... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How to Get Rid of Stabbing Pain in Clitoris - The Causes and Treatments of Clitorodynia

    Pain in the clitoris is something most women don't expect to happen, much less discuss. The clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and hidden under the clitoral hood, stimulates intense pleasure during sexual activity. The whole reason for being part of a woman's body is to help her reach or... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Say Goodbye to Painful Intercourse After Menopause

    Are you experiencing painful sex after menopause? If so, it can take a severe toll on sexual health. The dryness and pain from vaginal atrophy cause vaginal pain and lowers your sex drive while impacting your relationships. There's no reason you have to glide into your golden years, leaving sexua... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Why Was My Pap Smear Test Painful?

      Pap smear tests are not something we women look forward to. However, if we are to keep on top of the kind of cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer, we may view them as a necessary part of female life. Fortunately we don’t need to have them very often – once every three to five years... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Does a Pap Smear Test Hurt if You’re a Virgin?

      The Papanicolaou test (commonly abbreviated to Pap test or Pap smear, or referred to as cervical smear or screening) is a screening test that detects potentially precancerous and cancerous cellular changes in the cervix. Women aged between 21 and 64 are invited every three to five years for a t... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How to Overcome Fear of Physical Intimacy

      Fear of physical intimacy can cause havoc in a woman’s life. It has a detrimental impact on her self-esteem and her romantic relationships, and if not dealt with, it can become a serious problem that hampers the quality of her life. Fear of sex (genophobia) is actually quite a common thing, but... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Why Do You Have a Fear of Sex? Here are 4 Possible Reasons…

      There is a name for when you’re afraid of sexual intercourse, or sexual intimacy: genophobia, or erotophobia. Note that there is a difference between disliking or being averse to sex and actually having a fear of sex. If you have feelings of panic or dread at the prospect of sex, you probably f... View Post

VuVa Podcast

Tara Langdale-Schmidt is no stranger to pain. After all, she endured 11 surgeries for endometriosis starting at a young age. But when sex became impossible for her and her then-fiancé, and doctors were flummoxed, Langdale-Schmidt knew she had to take matters into her own hands. Her mother’s treatment for fibromyalgia sparked an idea when Langdale-Schmidt was finally diagnosed with vulvodynia, a painful condition involving the vulva, and magnetic dilators shaped like a vibrator were the answer to her prayers. Find out how she tested her product and took it to market on this episode of SheVentures.