Happy February! The month of love, romance, glamour, spoiling, wooing and all the things in-between! This month is one of my favorite months to discuss sexual wellbeing and health with my clients because it is normally on their minds anyway, which makes it less awkward to have a full blown discussion about. This is one of those “taboo” societal topics that people will often turn a blind eye, or complete ignore.
However I really feel like this has done everyone a huge disservice. Sex is a natural biological function, and not to mention we have sexual organs and processes that our bodies go through to manage it! I’m sure that if you are reading this, then at one point you have more than likely experienced one of the following (from a female perspective):
These are serious questions that I have answered from clients – more than once.
The question we all seem to be trying to ask ourselves, is “what is normal”? That is a wonderful questions to be asking, and we should not feel ashamed for asking these types of questions.
Truthfully, our youth is where we need to help make the change. We need to implement better health and sex education, OR be better at having those hard conversations with them. It is the only way that we are going to see real change for women in regards to period product education and funding, decreased rates of teenage pregnancies, and decreased rate of STD transmissions.
So do you want to better educate your daughter, sister, niece or mother? Then THIS is your blog post.
To clarify any confusion, the urethral opening is where urine flows from. The clitoris is a sexual organ and has a hood for protection. The vagina is what most people think and verbally referred to when looking at this picture – but as a whole, this image is the anatomy of a vulva.
This is a great image to sum up what is going on during a menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycles are how our body knows whether or not an egg has been fertilized, so thus it’s the cycle that our body goes through continuously. The hormone shifts, feelings, moods, sensations – all of the changes are part of the process and vary greatly in every individual woman.
This relevant because around the time of your body ovulating, you will feel an increase in your sex drive. Obviously your body wants you to try and have a baby, so it is very normal to have increased libido around this time each month. Now does that mean it’s a “guarantee” of sex drive? No… low sex drive is also very common (not normal) especially in those who take certain types of birth control. It’s all about the hormone balance… As a woman, there has been a huge taboo around discussing a woman’s sex drive, so unfortunately this has led many women to believing that it’s abnormal to desire sex, or to initiate it.
There are many sexual dysfunctions that can relate to pelvic floor dysfunction. Some women are unable to orgasm, some experience terrible pain (dyspareunia), some have coital incontinence, and many more… does this sound like you? Then let’s continue to chat about this.
I know that urinary tract infections are also fairly common in today’s time, so Uqora has a great library on educational articles and products that help with UTI’s. I have personally never used this brand, however I can attest that cranberry juice never did anything to help my UTI’s – so I think the effort this company has put into making products that work, looks sound. I would love to hear your opinion if you have ever used their products before!
This can a be a lot of information, and sadly I don’t feel like I covered near enough!! I’d love to dive deeper in the next blog on how pelvic tools can you deal with your pelvic floor dysfunctions that affect your sexual dysfunctions!
If you have any specific questions regarding the topic of this blog, or have a personal question that you would like answered by yours truly – then please feel free to contact me HERE!
I truly hope to see you here next week, sorry this blog was posted late! Have a fantastic week!