Allergic Vulvovaginitis -OR- Does my Vag seriously have seasonal allergies?!?!
Is your vulva/vagina feeling raw for no reason? Experiencing a burning sensation that you can’t pinpoint? A mild itching or discharge that isn’t attributed to an infection or any other cause? Your bits may be experiencing seasonal allergies! I know it sound nuts but your vagina and vestibule are mucus membranes just like your eyes,…
How Estrogen affects THC
With the legislation of medicinal and recreational marijuana in a growing number of places I thought it would be wise to provide some general info on how estrogen and cannabinoids interact with each other and how cannabinoids effect a few other key parts of the human body in an attempt to help people make a…
MINI POST SERIES: THINGS I WISH I HAD LEARNED IN SEX ED/HEALTH CLASS–How to Wash the Vulva and Vagina
So many people are using products to clean their vulvas and vagina that just end up doing harm, even products that claim to be specially formulated for the area. “Organic”, “limited ingredient”, “pH balanced”, “formulated for the sensitive vaginal area”—most of these products should be used on the vulva or inserted into the vagina. Any…
A possible treatment for vulvodynia/inflammatory vestibulodynia and vulvar pain on the horizon!
UPDATES: nomenclature updates Vulvodynia, simply put, is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. Inflammatory Vestibulodynia is cellular level inflammation of the vestibule and sometimes the surrounding labia, not to be mistaken with swelling such as with a sprained ankle or swollen lip that you can see. The location, consistency, and level of severity can…
Facts About Vaginal Boric Acid Treatments
Bacterial Vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis recurrences are becoming more common due to medication resistant strains, use and overuse of antibiotics, immunocompromising conditions, or poor vaginal health practices. These infections are becoming harder to eliminate with bacterial biofilms and exposure to uncommon yeast strains being the most recent theory. Boric acid has been used as a…
MINI POST SERIES: Things I wish I had learned in Sex Ed/Health Class–Vaginal Fluids: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
WARNING: Post contains graphic images of infections discussed What should it look like? There is are stereotypes regarding what normal vaginal discharge should look like, taste, or smell like but the the vaginal/cervical fluid changes throughout not only a woman’s life but throughout each menstruation cycle, as well as being different from person to person…
MINI POST SERIES: Thing I wish I had learned in Sex Ed/Health class–What do vaginas/vulvas look like and is mine normal?
A big place I feel women have been let down in regards to our sexual education is simple female anatomy. Too many people (women AND men) do not know the different parts of a woman’s urogenitals, vulva, and reproductive organs and if they are “normal”. So let’s “dive” right in! Vulva Let’s just start with…
MINI POST SERIES: Things I wish I had learned in Sex Ed/Health class–When do I ovulate?
I am not proud of this but when I was much younger, before I got into female sexual/vulvovaginal health, I was a part of the population that was unaware of when I ovulated. Having to take hormone replacement therapy because of a medical condition I had to learn really quick about what my menstrual cycle…
The Role of Probiotics in Combating Chronic BV and Yeast Infections
Studies show that taking a probiotic formulated for vaginal flora is having great success at reducing recurrent bv and yeast infections