One of the most difficult aspects of vulvodynia or any other type of pelvic pain can be the inability to enjoy sex and intimacy.
When intercourse or orgasm is painful, has been painful in the past, or causes burning or pain afterward, it makes sense that you might avoid sex entirely.
But giving up on sex and pleasure can not only prevent you from connecting with a partner, it comes with other costs as well.
Like disconnection from your body, stagnant life force energy, depression, and health issues like chronic tension and pain.
Pleasure (of all kinds) supports health and feeds your soul!
When you experience sensual pleasure, your body releases pain-inhibiting neurotransmitters and accelerates healing in many other ways.
So today I’m giving you some tips and tools you can use NOW to start bringing pleasure back into your body and your life. #pelvichealth#pelvicpain#healyourbody#womenshealth#mindbody#sexualhealth#painfulsex#vulvodynia#vulvarpain#womeninpain
Long lasting, hormonal, daily contraception are just some of the types you can use. What type of contraceptive do you use? And Why? Is it for the #conveniencefactor? Are you planning a family but much further down the line?... let us know we’d love to hear from you 🙌 👂
Self-Care Sunday: I’m constantly busy and on the go but knowing that our wonderful NHS Service allows me to have an appointment on Sunday, I’m having routine wellness health check and then my PAP Smear. Women, I can’t stress enough please please please get your smear test, there is no shame in wanting to know if our bodies are in working order, prevention is better than cure! Have a good Sunday 💜 #MentalHealth#SexualHealth#BoneHealth#MetabolicHealth#HealthBehaviour#WellBeing#BeKindToYourself
When was the last time you spoke to someone about your goals and dreams, your bottlenecks and hurdles, and your sexuality and relationships? www.integratedmenshealth.com.au .
🚹 Catherine Lyell
Mens Health & Porn Addiction Specialist www.integratedmenshealth.com.au
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Sunday afternoon musings 💭
It's so important to get to know your vulva and show it some love. It's not only good for your sexual health to know what your vulva looks and feels like, it also strengths your sexual awareness and comfort with your own body.
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It is my mission to educate as many people as possible about #herpessimplexvirus and also to empower those who have it and stay small because of the shame and stigma around STIs. This article is all about talking about herpes, but more importantly it’s about how getting vulnerable serves the betterment of the world at large. We all have challenges, from physical disabilities to illness to mental health struggles. No human is spared from adversity. The more we can talk and share our experiences openly the more we dissolve shame, stigma and hate. So ya, this article is for people who have an STIs but it’s really for all human beings. We all have a story to share. Let’s open our minds and ears to diversity, link in bio. 👊🏻 Photo Cred @girlsareawesome#endshame#endstigma#freetobeme#selflove#bodypositive#getbrave#honesty#vulnerability#sexualhealth#canadiansexualhealth#writer#blogger
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#selfcaresaturday tip from our friends at @rootedlondon 💛 Instagram should be a place to connect with people and things that build you up NOT drag you down or make you feel like you need to be any different than you are!
Our friend, @cyclops_guy, has bought to everyone's notice this wonderful festival held in #TamilNadu and is celebrated by #transgender community. To make it better, he also bought a part of tradition along with him. He #dressedup and also performed.
We totally loved his #saare look! ♥️
In this festival, thousands of transgenders who come for the annual event consider themselves the brides of #Aravan
It is celebrated for 18 days with songs, dances, games and even a #beautypageant. The winner of the pageant is crowned 'Miss Koovagam'. The festivities reach their peak on the 17th evening when all the transgenders dress up as brides, They wear colourful #bangles and ritually tie mangalsutra (thali) around their necks.
The festival concludes with the widowing of these brides, who then mourn the death of Aravan by breaking their bangles and thalis, symbolising the end of their one-day #marriage.
Beyond the rituals and traditions, #Koovagam festival became a meeting point for the community, a space of celebration of transgender culture. There are #blooddonationcamps that are organised, #SwachhBharat drives and even #education and #awareness programmes organised that are aimed at the community to spread information especially on issues like various STDs, #AIDS, and proper #sexualhealth.
ONE OF THE LEGEND ABOUT ARAVANA The Mahabharata portrays Aravan as dying a heroic death in the 18-day Kurukshetra War.
When the Mahabharata war was inevitable Sahadeva, who was well versed with astrology, decided on a day for Kali Pooja with all their weaponry for victory of Pandavas in the battle field. It was upon his suggestion that narabali (human sacrifice) as part of their prayers was decided. But only an extraordinary human who is the best in eerezhu pathinaalu lokam (the 14 lokas of Hinduism; 7 upper worlds or Vyarthisand the 7 lower ones, known as the Patalas) could be sacrificed. There were only three eligible candidates. Lord Krishna, Arjuna and Aravan.