• | Tara Langdale

    Are You Getting Recurrent BV and UTIs in the Perimenopause?

      We probably don’t need to tell you that the vagina is a complex organ. This complexity brings many benefits, but it’s a double-edged sword since it also means that there are plenty of things that can go wrong – especially during the perimenopause. For instance, as is the case in your gut, many ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    What is a dilator used for? - VuVa Dilator Company

      A vaginal dilator is an instrument designed to gently stretch the vagina when it has tightened, shortened or narrowed, or to reduce or eliminate the pain associated with various gynecological problems. These small tube-shaped devices are made of medical grade-silicone or plastic and come in var... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    When Do You Use Vaginal Dilators? 10 Times You Should Use Dilators

      A vaginal dilator (also known as a vaginal trainer or vaginal expander) is an instrument that women (and therapists) use to gently stretch the vagina. Vaginal dilators are used as an effective treatment for many different gynecological disorders and conditions. Aside from the pain that many gyn... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    The Vaginal Side Effects of Anal Radiation

      Statistics say that anal cancer affects 1 in 10,000 people. However over the last few decades, incidences have been rising. Women tend to be affected by anal cancer more often than men, and unless a tumor is only in its early stages, the standard recommended therapy for anal cancer is primary c... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Premature Menopause and Why Sex Hurts

      The menopause generally occurs around the age of 51, but it can happen later; occasionally it comes earlier than expected and includes pelvic floor dysfunction unfortunately. For 1% of women, it comes even before they reach 40 years of age, and this is considered premature. Premature menopause ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    What are dilators used for?

    Vaginal dilators are pelvic wands used to strengthen vaginal muscles slowly and naturally. Sometimes referred to as vaginal trainers, they are commonly prescribed to improve the elasticity of the vagina for a variety of reasons. Is sexual pain normal? No. And you should know what devices to use ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How are Dilators Used For Pelvic Pain?

    Your healthcare provider or physical therapist may have recommended dilators for pelvic floor dysfunction. This may have been the first time you’ve heard of a vaginal dilator or pelvic wand. Not knowing what they are or how to use dilators for pelvic pain is normal.    After all, talking about s... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    What Exercises Will Loosen Down There?

    Do you have tight pelvic floor muscles causing you pain? It may be time to loosen a tight vagina. Stretched and inflamed vaginal tissue causes painful intercourse, pelvic pain, and mental health concerns. The good news is that you don't have to suffer. Specific exercises will help loosen down th... 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.