LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX....
I am not a sex therapist or counsellor but I have talked about sex a lot with women in my clinic. I am comfortable with the topic and hope you will find these articles helpful. Don't hesitate to ask a question.
Do you wonder what BREATHING has to do with bladder control, prolapse support or vaginal or anal pain?? Physios are not going woo-woo It’s rather because clinical research & our understanding of the body has deepened, so pelvic floor exercises exercises are evolving. It’s no longer one size fits all. There’s a good place for … Continue reading How to improve pelvic floor control by simply breathingRead More
Getting your Mojo back: #3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flat What if you are having sex, confident there’s no medical issue, but its just not really ‘doing’ it for you? I’ve heard mums say postnatal sex is flat, “a bit boring really”, or “sore and uncomfortable”, or “not very satisfying”. I have … Continue reading #3 When postnatal sex is just a bit flatRead More
Getting your Mojo back: #2 When POSTNATAL sex is PAINFUL If postnatal sex is painful, it’s not your fault. And it can be sorted. The problem is that a pain-avoidance cycle can develop quickly. If you experience pain when you have sex, your body recoils from the idea of sex again. Your partner doesn’t want … Continue reading #2 What to do when postnatal sex is painfulRead More
GOOD postnatal sex? Can you remember sex at all?? We women can adapt quickly to things not being ‘right’. Patiently accepting a less than good experience as our new normal. When your body changes slowly, with a process that evolves like pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, it can be disorientating. Don’t be surprised if you … Continue reading #1 What is GOOD postnatal sex anyway?Read More
When you are busy with a newborn baby, sex can drop quite low on your ‘to do’ list. If it isn’t even comfortable when you do find the moment, it is all too easy to lose the intimacy in your adult relationship. There are some simple but effective things you can do yourself, straight away, to … Continue reading Postnatal sex giving you Valentine’s blues?Read More
Truly, the inventors of personal lubricants should be honoured for services to postnatal women and their intimate relationships. Painful sex? Might it be because of lack of lubrication? Don’t be embarrassed. We’ve all been there. You might even actually want this to be the problem because it is the easiest problem in the world to fix! WHEN … Continue reading Nobel prizes for the inventors of personal lubricants?Read More
If sex is painful, personal lubricant could be life-changing. It is useful to understand the difference between water-based lubricants and oil-based lubricants. If you have you have never tried a personal lubricant you might not realise what you have been missing. Those inventors should get Nobel Prizes! Forget teen movie references to ‘lube and gloves. … Continue reading What is the difference between water-based & oil-based lubricants?Read More