• | Caroline Knight

    Using Vaginal Dilators and Replens Products for Vaginal Atrophy

      The menopause can be a testing transitional period for women. It comes with a whole host of unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, but one of the most challenging symptoms is vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy affects around half of all menopausal women, and it happens when your... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    What is an Imperforate Hymen? How do you treat it?

    An imperforate hymen is the name for the condition in which a thin fleshy membrane (your hymen) covers the vaginal opening fully, rather than just partially. The hymen is present until sporting activities, sexual intercourse or tampons cause it to stretch, tear or wear away. When the membrane is ... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    How Do I Know if My Hymen is Torn or Broken?

    Although the idea of a torn hymen is associated with loss of virginity (after sexual intercourse), this is far from the only way to stretch or tear your hymen. In fact, it is very common for females to tear their hymens inadvertently, through physical exercise such as cycling, horse riding, gymna... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Is it Normal to Bleed when the Hymen is Stretched?

    There are quite a few misconceptions about hymens and losing your virginity, so it’s little wonder that women don’t know quite what to expect if they haven’t yet had sex. The presence of a hymen tends to be associated with virginity, but that’s often not the case at all. However, because first-ti... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How Do You Get Vulvodynia?

    Are you struggling with vulvodynia? You’re not alone. This painful condition affects 16% of all women in the United States. (1) This is about 26.5 million women who experience burning, stinging vulvar pain each day. According to the National Vulvodynia Association, 60% of women with vulvodynia c... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How the Vulvodynia Diet Alleviates Symptoms

    Are you looking to cure vulvodynia with healthy eating or removing foods that further irritate the pain syndrome? While changing your diet to relieve pain associated with vulvodynia is never guaranteed, it may eliminate any possible food sensitivity contributing to the vulval pain.   The vulvodyn... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    How to Get Rid of Stabbing Pain in Clitoris - The Causes and Treatments of Clitorodynia

    Pain in the clitoris is something most women don't expect to happen, much less discuss. The clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and hidden under the clitoral hood, stimulates intense pleasure during sexual activity. The whole reason for being part of a woman's body is to help her reach or... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Say Goodbye to Painful Intercourse After Menopause

    Are you experiencing painful sex after menopause? If so, it can take a severe toll on sexual health. The dryness and pain from vaginal atrophy cause vaginal pain and lowers your sex drive while impacting your relationships. There's no reason you have to glide into your golden years, leaving sexua... 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.