DIAGNOSES

Do you already have a diagnosis or do you think a diagnosis might be the cause of your painful intercourse or sexual pain, please find more information about sexual difficulties and particular diagnoses. Every diagnosis is divided into a part for you who suspect a diagnosis, and you who know you have one. 

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis affects roughly 1 in 10 women in the reproductive age. Some have no or few symptoms, but for others, it can be debilitating and painful. If you do have symptoms, know that you are not alone in your struggles. Pain and sexual activity do not commute very well. Read how to get about some … Continue reading ENDOMETRIOSIS

POOR LUBRICATION

Experiencing vulva dryness, vaginal dryness, or painful genital skin is very common.  Dryness related to sex may just be a case of having a bad day or experiencing something that turns you off.  However, if your lubrication difficulties are a recurring problem, then we recommend you focus on trying to improve that.    

VULVODYNIA

Experiencing vulvar pain can be stressful and frightening, merely excruciating and difficult to handle.  Vulvodynia is a condition characterised by a burning sensation and soreness in the vulva, despite the lack of any distinct skin condition or infection. 

BOWEL PROBLEMS

Bowel problems are complications with the digestive tract. Symptoms can be painful and difficult to cope with. They can be urgent and embarrassing to those afflicted, including gas and waste difficulties. Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Cancers (colon, rectal, colorectal, intestinal, stomach), and other bowel issues can complicate the sex lives of those … Continue reading BOWEL PROBLEMS

LICHEN SCLEROSIS

Lichen sclerosis – Lichen planus …who would think – down there… Skin and tissue change,  white dots – itching, scar tissue diminishing vulva lips… We kindly ask you to refrain from googling. Lichen Sclerosus does not have to look like that or will not necessarily end looking like that. 

SEXUAL ASSAULT

When Love Hurts focuses on the long-term aftermath of sexual assault and how it can impact your sexuality later in life. If you have recently experienced a sexual assault, you must first speak to your doctor and to those who can help you come to terms with your experience. This section can assist you when you have … Continue reading SEXUAL ASSAULT

SCARS

How we form scar tissue and how it might affect us sexually is a very individual experience. Some heal so well that all you see is a thin, almost invisible line.  Others form a hard and inelastic twine that can extend into the body and adhere to inner tissues and organs and cause sexual difficulties.  Scar tissue … Continue reading SCARS

INFECTIONS

Infections, whether fungal, viral, or bacterial, can result in a host of unpleasant consequences. However, you can actively do things to help you cope with them or to get back to the feeling of being you!  

POST-SURGERY

There are many reasons for surgery. Pelvic surgeries can, unfortunately, come with a host of complications concerning our sex lives. It is normal and does not have to halt your sexuality in its tracks! Read the following to learn how surgery can affect you and how you might be able to get around some of … Continue reading POST-SURGERY

VAGINISMUS

Experiencing pelvic pain can be difficult and make you anxious. Too many women do not know that this can be a disorder. They live in ignorance about what causes their pain and anxiety related to sex. Vaginismus is a condition that silently affects a large number of women all over the world. The good news … Continue reading VAGINISMUS