One of the most important things I have learned about having sex with chronic vulval/vaginal pain, is that it is IMPERATIVE to be able to tell your partner when sex/sexual acts HURT. I've already lectured in previous posts about why you should NEVER fake your way through pain, but I'll say it one more time. … Continue reading Telling Your Partner When Sex Hurts.
It has been a while since I've written, and while I don't have anything earth shattering to share, I figured I'd write a post that is a bit of a mish mosh. The estrogen gel I was prescribed to treat my vestibulodynia/vulvodynia is making a noticeable difference which is something I'm very grateful for. However, … Continue reading Vestibulodynia Update, New Game, and a Movie.
There is yet another neglected part of the vulva that not only those of us with vulva's fail to check, but also doctors. It was only a few months ago that I looked at my clitoris for the first time. For one reason or another I had never thought to pull back my clitoral hood … Continue reading Why You Should Look at Your Clitoris.
A few nights ago I had a very thought provoking dream. I won't go into too much detail except to say that this dream was like an alternate reality in which I had managed to become totally pain free. In this alternate reality I had had a total hysterectomy, just like in this reality, except … Continue reading Alternate Reality. Is Being Health Issue Free Worth It?
One of the things I'm committed to doing here on PeachTalk is spreading general women's health information. Many women don't know the basic anatomy of their vagina, and vulva (the clitoris, labia majora, minora, and vestibule comprise the vulva!) nor their reproductive systems involving the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix (cervix is part of … Continue reading Textured Vagina?
I will preface by saying for those who are new to the blog (or those who may not know) that I have both provoked and unprovoked vestibulodynia/vulvodynia (pain at the entrance of the vagina, and in the vulva which includes the labia majora, minora, and clitoris) which means I have pain both with direct touch … Continue reading New Vestibulodynia/Vulvodynia Regimen/Update.
How we define intimacy can either hurt, or aid us on our journey. It can be easy to feel defeated, and as though you're failing at a basic part of life when you can't have penetrative sex. For many of us, we've been taught that penetrative sex is the pinnacle of intimacy...but is it really? … Continue reading Redefining Intimacy