Vaginismus

What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is medically defined as involuntary spasms of the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles, the muscles which surround the vaginal canal. Vaginismus is a physical disorder that can stem from psychological or physiological factors. On average, one in every 500 women will experience vaginismus. However, the true number of females with vaginismus is estimated to be higher because many females never report their…

Sex and Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is a medical condition in which an individual’s pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin. When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, their doctor will typically discuss the difficulties, changes, and life adaptations that accompany this chronic medical condition; however, navigating sex with Type 1 diabetes is rarely addressed. The journal Diabetes Care found that…

Low Sexual Desire

What Is Low Sexual Desire? Low sexual desire (LSD), characterized as the absence of sexual fantasies and thoughts and/or desire or receptivity to, sexual activity, is the most common sexual problem reported by females.1 Although this problem is not sexually dimorphic (affecting only one sex), the prevalence of LSD is much higher in females than…

Painful Intercourse

Pain or discomfort during intercourse is quite common among females and some males.  About 60% of females experience painful intercourse at least once during their lifetime. Painful intercourse can also affect males; however, it is not as common. Dyspareunia it is defined as chronic pain in the genital area either during or shortly after intercourse.1…