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  • | 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
  • | Caroline Knight

    How Common is Vaginismus According to Statistics?

    Women with vaginismus often complain about feeling alone with the problem. It isn’t hard to imagine why that is, since there is unfortunately a lot of stigma and shame around discussing sexual conditions openly. For this reason, it is hard to be sure how common vaginismus really is. How many women are suffering in silence through embarrassment, or avoiding sex completely? So the question is: How common is vaginismus, really? View Post
  • | Caroline Knight

    What Causes Dyspareunia? The 101 on Painful Sex

    If sexual intercourse is a problem, you might be wondering what causes dyspareunia. The reasons are varied and often tied to other physical or psychological conditions...

     

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  • | Tara Langdale

    What is Mycoplasma Genitalium and Could You Have it?

    There are many sexually transmitted diseases out there, but some have slipped under the radar. Mycoplasma genitalium is one that you won't want to ignore...

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  • | Tara Langdale

    Atrophic Vaginitis is a Reality for Breast Cancer Survivors

    Vaginal problems are all too common after breast cancer treatments, causing atrophic vaginitis in up to 70% of survivors. Here's what you can do about it...

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  • | Caroline

    Pudendal Neuralgia Symptoms and Causes

    Pudendal neuralgia symptoms can be painful and worrying, so should be diagnosed quickly. Find out more about pudendal neuralgia, its symptoms and causes...

     

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  • | Tara Langdale

    Cervical Cancer Survival and Your Sex Life

    Cervical cancer does not need to be the end of your sex life. Read about common emotions and physical problems after cancer, and what you can do about them...

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  • | Tara Langdale

    Vaginal Stenosis Treatment Options for Quick Relief

    In our last article we talked about the causes and symptoms of vaginal stenosis. In case you haven’t read it, vaginal stenosis is the term for the condition in which the vagina (or birth canal) narrows and shortens. It can also form scar tissue, become dry and inflexible, and lose elasticity.

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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.