speculums hurt

  • | Caroline Knight

    Why Does the Speculum Hurt During Examinations?

      At some point, most adult women will come into contact with a vaginal speculum during a pelvic examination for health check purposes. This is standard practice during routine cervical cancer screening, for example. Speculums are designed for insertion into the birth canal, which may be uncomfor... 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.