VuVaGirl Blog

  • | Caroline Knight

    5 Reasons to Use Vaginal Dilators for Vaginismus

    Vaginismus affects many women around the world, causing them both stress and pain in a variety of situations. Women with vaginismus will experience tightening and contractions in the vagina - especially at the thought of penetration. Vaginismus can make intercourse, examinations and menstrual cyc... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Causing Your Pelvic Pain?

      Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is the name for a group of disorders affecting the connective tissues that support skin, bones, blood vessels, as well as tissues and organs. Researchers classified Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as having 6 main types back in 1997, but in 2017, this was updated to 13 types. Thes... View Post
  • | Ericka Long

    Pelvic Floor Therapy for An Improved Sex Life

      Women all over the world have been disappointed with their sex lives because the activity was filled with more pain than pleasure. The medical term for painful sexual intercourse is dyspareunia and it can be the result of a variety of underlying issues, one of which is a weakness in the pelvic ... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Natural Dyspareunia Treatment

      Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse from medical, psychological, or unexplained reasons. While most women don't discuss this persistent condition, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) states that more than 20% of women experience painful penetration. Sexual pain may occur rig... View Post
  • | Tara Langdale

    Magnetic Vaginal Dilators vs Nonmagnetic Dilators – Why are the magnets important?

    Vaginal Dilators  have been utilized in the plan of care for patients that suffer from pelvic pain conditions for decades. Unfortunately, this safe treatment with usually no side effects isn’t the first option presented to women who suffer from painful sex.  Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists (fin... View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    Magnetic Therapy Studies Show How Magnets Heal Pain

      We recently wrote an article on healing with magnetic therapy. Magnets have a powerful healing effect on the body, which is why we include Neodymium magnets in our vaginal dilator sets. The idea of magnets as a therapeutic tool is not a new one, but since it may not be immediately obvious how m... View Post
  • | Lauren Peterson

    What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? by Dr. Peterson

    I am Dr. Lauren Peterson, and I am a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist in Oklahoma City. Many pelvic floorphysical therapists think of themselves as “Women’s Health Physical Therapist” and while I treat mostlywomen, I have plenty of men who come to me for pelvic floor dysfunction. I realize that wh... View Post
  • | Lauren Peterson

    Meet Dr. Lauren Peterson - A Pelvic Floor PT in Oklahoma City

    Who is Dr. Lauren Peterson? I am a wife, mother, and former professional ballerina. I cherish each of those roles. And each role hascontributed to where I am today, a pelvic floor physical therapist. As a wife, or rather a fiancé, my husband and I spoke a lot about our future. We are both driven ... 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.