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Your Vagina Is Cleaner Than You Think

In Female Pelvic Pain by Sigourney CrossLeave a Comment

By: Sigourney Cross   I love taking bubble baths. I use my scented body wash and a loofah down there. Sometimes I wipe so hard I bleed a little bit. I always use scented wet wipes to stay fresh. I wear thongs under my yoga pants. I use a daily scented panty liner just in case I have discharge or urine …

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Get to know your Vulva: A Guide to Self Examination

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie PrendergastLeave a Comment

By Rachel Gelman, DPT “ Let’s just start with the word vagina. Vagina. It sounds like an infection at best. Maybe a medical instrument. ‘Hurry, nurse, bring me the vagina.’ Vagina. Vagina. It doesn’t matter how many times you say the word, it never sounds like a word you want to say. ”-Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues There are many …

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How your Vagina is supposed to Smell

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast20 Comments

Fish taco. Crotch mackerel. Cod canal. Tuna town. With these common snipes at the vagina, is it any wonder that women worry about how they smell! Not to mention that every single drugstore across the land houses shelves full of “feminine hygiene” products euphemistically pointing out that a woman’s natural state is being smelly. Sadly, many women buy into the …

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Taking a Closer Look at Pelvic Organ Prolapse

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Urinary Incontinence by Stephanie Prendergast7 Comments

One of the jobs of the pelvic floor in women is to support the organs of the pelvis. But for a variety of reasons the muscle and fascia that offer that support can weaken, and when it does these organs can descend into the vagina causing a myriad of symptoms. This condition is known as “pelvic organ prolapse” or “POP” …

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Pelvic Pain in the News

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie and Liz Prendergast and Rummer1 Comment

Every couple of months, we plan to bring you a roundup of the coverage of pelvic pain in the news. Today’s post, our first roundup, contains a slew of interesting topics from the need for a greater understanding of the clitoris/brain connection to surprising news about male pelvic pain and IC to research-backed advice on pelvic floor-friendly bike riding.   …