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Vaginal Dryness

We have many patients who come to us because they're experiencing vaginal dryness and/or lack of self-lubrication. This is an issue often related to menopause, but there are a lot of other times during a women's life that she may run into vaginal dryness and irritation, and it's our goal to find the cause [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:34:49+00:00January 13th, 2018|Pelvic Health, Sexual Issues, Sexual Pain|0 Comments

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder & Physical Therapy

Persistant Genital Arousal Disorder A Pelvic Pain Disorder   Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) should not be overlooked. Here at 5 Point Physical Therapy, we take it really seriously - we've learned that it has little to do with pleasure and everything to do with pain. Many patients come to us after researching online solutions [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:11:02+00:00October 13th, 2017|Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain, Sexual Issues|1 Comment

Jade Eggs: Not all they’re cracked up to be

I was first introduced to jade eggs by a friend. She told me that since she had begun using one regularly, she had experienced better sex with her partner – including enhanced orgasms. It should be stated that she had a very healthy pelvic floor to begin with, so these perceived side effects could be coincidental, [...]

Vaginal Weightlifting?

Early on in graduate school, I remember learning about vaginal weights and I was very intrigued.  Did someone literally put a barbell inside their vagina, did it hang outside? Later on, I learned that it was more of an egg shaped structure that had very small weights that went inside (think ¼ lb, ½ 1b, [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:56+00:00April 17th, 2016|Pelvic Health, Sexual Issues|0 Comments

Slippery when wet!  To lube or not to lube.

We as physical therapists think this is very subjective.  You don’t technically need to use lubricant but it can help in making sex more comfortable, fun and decreasing any discomfort/pain. In one recent study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, out of 1000 participants, 65% of women had used lubricant in the past and of [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:56+00:00April 11th, 2016|Pelvic Health, Sexual Issues|0 Comments

The Female Viagra?

Everyone knows about Viagra. We're bombarded with commercials during every sporting event; it usually starts with a cute couple in their middle age sitting in  a bathtub. We also know that Viagra will afford gentleman unlimited hours of pleasure. But how does this really work, and is it good for you? Viagra was the first drug [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:56+00:00November 11th, 2015|Sexual Issues|0 Comments

Postpartum Intimacy

I am a huge fan of the show Friday Night Lights.  As I approached the second season, an issue arises where one of the characters (Tami Taylor) experiences difficulty getting intimate with her husband, about 6 weeks after she had given birth. Most doctors tell new mothers that they’re ‘allowed’ to have sex after 6 [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:57+00:00September 16th, 2015|Pregnancy and Postpartum, Sexual Issues|0 Comments

Men and Erectile Dysfunction: to kegel or not to kegel?

I recently treated a young twenty-something man with a primary complaint of erectile dysfunction. When he started to notice this issue, he attempted to treat it by performing lots of kegels. (If you haven't heard of kegel exercises, they're done by repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, as if you were [...]

By |2016-10-28T04:07:57+00:00August 6th, 2015|Sexual Issues|0 Comments