painful sex

Women's Health
October 27, 2017

What exactly is Endometriosis?

Do you find yourself curled up in bed with severe period pain, popping painkillers nearly every month? Something could be wrong! Endometriosis is one of the causes of severe period pain … but what exactly is it? What is endometriosis? The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inner cavity of the uterus (womb) Endometrial cells are shed every month during menstruation Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium grows outside of the uterine cavity It is a painful condition as these endometrial growths bleed in the same manner as the endometrial lining inside the uterus does every month during menstruation Endometriosis…
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Sexual Health
September 2, 2017

Hope for those struggling with pain during sex

You used to enjoy sex, but now it hurts like hell. Here are the possible reasons why, and how you can deal with it. Women: Vaginal dryness This is most commonly caused by too little arousal before sex. When a woman becomes sexually aroused, her vaginal glands secrete a fluid that acts as a lubricant. If this process is disrupted, not enough lubrication can make sex uncomfortable and painful. This issue can also stem from a drop in oestrogen levels after menopause, childbirth or during breastfeeding. Certain medications can also constrain arousal, and decrease lubrication. These include antidepressants, high blood…
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