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chronic pelvic pain

  • | Tara Langdale

    How Your Pelvic Floor Condition Can Be Improved with a Vaginal Dilator

    Painful experiences with vaginal penetration don’t have to be something you deal with forever. There are ways to help address your pelvic floor condition. Vaginal dilators are a proven way to recover from some or all of the symptoms associated with your condition, when used properly. Check out ou... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    5 Treatment Options for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    What is Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) refers to a range of infections that can cause damage and dysfunction in the endometrium (womb lining), ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum). The most common cause o... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How to Relax Vaginal Muscles, Vaginismus & Sex

    How to relax? 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 t... 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.