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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting women’s hormone levels, in that their bodies will produce more male hormones than is normal, and cysts will grow inside their ovaries. The word “polycystic” actually means “many cysts.” Polycystic ovary syndrome affects the ovaries and reproductive organs that produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

The ovaries also normally produce a small amount of androgens (the male hormones), but with PCOS, estrogen and progesterone levels will be lower than normal, while androgens will be higher. Due to the abnormal hormone levels, fluid-filled sacs (cysts) start to grow inside the ovaries. These cysts are actually follicles containing immature eggs, but the eggs don’t mature enough to start the ovulation process. When women don’t ovulate regularly, fewer eggs are released for fertilization.

PCOS was first discovered by Italian physician Antonio Vallisneri back in 1721, and today it affects up to 27% of women of childbearing age (from…

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When sex hurts, we don’t always know why. It is obviously scary and distressing to when something that should be pleasurable and natural results in pain. However, for many women, this is the reality. It is important to try and get to the bottom of the reasons sex hurts, so that you can find a solution and resume normal balance in your relationships. Dyspareunia (the name for painful sex) is no laughing matter, but it is a broad term.

In this article we’ll take a look at why this is and some of the reasons you may be having painful intercourse.

When sex hurts, finding the cause is important

Dyspareunia is often linked to underlying physical or psychological problems. The term refers to any kind of pain related to sexual activity, whether that is before, during or after sex. If the cause is not obvious, it can be tempting to brush the problem under the carpet it in the hope that it will get better… and it might. …

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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 (find one here: know the importance of using dilators for their pelvic floor patients.

VuVa Dilators are the only dilators containing a patented Neodymium Magnet sleeve.

So whats the big difference? What are Neodymium magnets?

While most dilators are just pieces of plastic, VuVa Dilators contain over 60 magnets in a full set of five dilators. Neodymium magnets are a member of the Rare Earth magnet family and are the most powerful permanent magnets in the world. They are also referred to as NdFeB magnets, or NIB, because they are composed mainly of Neodymium (Nd), Iron (Fe) and Boron (B).

Magnetic Therapy is based…

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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 floor muscles.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles located underneath the pelvis, which, apart from playing a vital role in sexual intercourse, also supports other important actions of the body such as urination, bowel movement, and childbirth. When pelvic muscles are weak, pelvic floor therapy might be recommended which is typically comprised of exercises, massages, education, biofeedback, electrical simulators, and/or the use of certain devices such as vaginal dilators.

  • Exercises

Pelvic floor muscles are like any other muscle in your body in that exercise makes them stronger. While undergoing pelvic floor treatment, a therapist might recommend certain specific exercise techniques…

Is Ehlers Danlos causing your Pelvic Pain?

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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. These disorders often manifest as mildly loose joints, but in some instances can be life threatening.

The type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome that affects the pelvic region is classified as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — hypermobility type (EDS-HT). Hypermobility refers to a large range of movement in the joints, which can result in loose joints, resulting…

Tara Langdale-Schmidt — VuVa Vaginal Dilators

Tara Langdale-Schmidt is the inventor of the VuVa Neodymium Vaginal Dilator set. She has dedicated her life to helping women with pelvic pain.

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