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  • | Caroline Knight

    Does Lidocaine Work as a Dyspareunia Treatment?

      Lidocaine is an anesthetic, so it has a numbing effect on whichever area of the body it is topically applied. Topical application means to use a product on bodily surfaces such as the skin. Lidocaine is a household name and can be found in medicine cabinets around the world, in the form of gels... View Post
  • | Brett Farrow

    Postpartum Dyspareunia: What is it and how do you fix it?

      Postpartum dyspareunia is the term for painful sex after childbirth. We all know that childbirth is no walk in the park, but it doesn’t seem that painful sex after childbirth is given much consideration. Obviously the idea wouldn’t stop you from becoming a mother, but it might surprise you to k... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    How Long Does it Take to Loosen Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles?

      Anyone who has suffered with the symptoms of a tight pelvic floor (hypertonic pelvic floor) will tell you that this excess tension is troublesome. It leads to restricted motion and often some form of pain. The pain usually manifests in the hips, lower back, tailbone, vagina or perineum area, bu... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    How Long Does it Take to Loosen Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles?

      Anyone who has suffered with the symptoms of a tight pelvic floor (hypertonic pelvic floor) will tell you that this excess tension is troublesome. It leads to restricted motion and often some form of pain. The pain usually manifests in the hips, lower back, tailbone, vagina or perineum area, bu... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Are Kegel Exercises Good For Vaginismus?

      Vaginismus is a testing condition to say the least. Fear of penetration is the cause of the physical symptoms associated with vaginismus, but it’s not something you can simply rationalize away. When any attempt at penetration is made (whether for sexual or medical reasons), women with vaginismu... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Why Don’t ALL Doctors Tell Women About Pelvic Floor Therapy?

    Pelvic floor issues are becoming increasingly common in modern times. According to a national survey, nearly a quarter of American women have a pelvic floor disorder these days, so you would think that Doctors would be quick to mention pelvic floor therapy… however, it doesn’t seem to be the case... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Is it Normal to be Tight Down There?

    The human body is a complex thing. This does mean that there is room for dysfunction to develop, sometimes in quite unpredictable ways. We may be so used to everything running smoothly that we end up quite confused and bewildered when part of our body suddenly just doesn’t feel right anymore. We ... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Why Does Sex Hurt Me? 4 Possible Dyspareunia Causes

    No woman wants to have to ask this question, but sadly it’s a very common one. Why does sex hurt? It should be a pleasurable and connective experience, but if anything is going to get in the way of that, it’s pain (or fear). The question of why sex hurts may have a range of possible answers. Dysp... 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.