• | Tara Langdale

    Can Vaginismus be Cured? Yes it Can, and Here’s How…

      Vaginismus is a restrictive and frustrating condition that affects a lot of women, for various reasons. The condition is both painful and uncomfortable, since the muscles of the vagina are apt to tighten up and spasm. This happens automatically at the prospect of any form of penetration, so it ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    What Causes Pain When Inserting a Tampon?

      If you’re feeling pain when inserting a tampon, you’re probably feeling anxious about this. It’s a good thing to be concerned, because the truth is that inserting a tampon should not be painful; if it is, you will need to try and figure out the cause and find a solution. It is advisable not to ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Vaginal Expanders: When and How to Use Dilation Therapy

    Are you experiencing painful vaginal penetration during sexual intercourse? If so, you’re not alone. Female sexual medicine research shows that 43% of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction. The good news is that vaginal expanders can treat sexual issues. Vaginal expanders improve sex... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    When Your Tampon Feels Like it’s Hitting a Wall, What’s Going on?

    Most women would probably agree that the monthly menstrual cycle isn’t something to look forward to. Pains, aches, mood swings and lethargy certainly aren’t a whole lot of fun, but for a lot of women, there are other period woes to take into consideration. Although they may not like to talk about... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

     Loss of Libido in Women: Why is it Happening and What Can You Do?

    Women are complex creatures, and we all know well that psychological and physical problems are either intrinsically linked, or have a knock-on effect on each other. This is certainly true of our libidos… when these starts to decline, it can leave us feeling quite uncomfortable – especially when... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    6 Ways to Get Confident in Bed with Vaginismus

      It’s a real challenge for women with vaginismus to be confident in bed. Whether a woman knows the reason for her vaginismus or not, sex is painful, difficult or impossible. She may feel that she has little to no control over the muscle spasms that cause her vagina to tighten up whenever she att... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How to Relax Vaginal Muscles, Vaginismus & Sex

    When your vaginal muscles become too tight, you may experience unexplained pain. For some, the reason is due to a lack of arousal or inadequate lubrication. For others, painful sexual intercourse has to do with a tightened vagina, commonly referred to as vaginismus. Vaginismus is the involunt... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How Common is Vaginismus? (Don't Ignore the Pain)

    Sexual intercourse can become uncomfortable for many reasons— physical and psychological— but for a lot of women, the cause is vaginismus. Vaginismus is the involuntary spasms of vaginal muscles during penetrative sex. It not only causes pain during sex but also when inserting a tampon or undergo... 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.