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Vvs And Surgery: Part I

For many women with VVS, the word "surgery" is an anxiety-inducing one; I’ve always found this to be the case mostly because, although it is touted to be the only “cure” for VVS, scholarly articles on the subject are awfully hard to come by (this has become much less so over the past several years though, thank goodness). Add anxiety-inducing questions like “Does it actually work?”, “What happens during the surgery?”, and “What happens afterward?” (and so on) to the mix and it...

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Feminine Hygiene

In this article, I'd like to address the topic of feminine hygiene. The topic is one of interest for almost all women; for those with VVS, however, it becomes significantly more complicated due to pain levels and sensitivities. Therefore, I'd like to go bring up some solutions to common problems that often come up for women with VVS.

But to begin, I'd like to address the most common question I hear when it comes to hygiene (and will set up the discussion in the rest of the email).

**Quest...

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Vaginal Steam Baths

In this article, I just wanted to share a new treatment that I learned about from my PT; I've tried it (I am my own guinea pig, after all) and had success! So I wanted to tell you all about it...I hope it helps some of you!

So what's the treatment?

Vaginal Steam Baths.

While I heard about this from my physical therapist, this treatment actually comes from the book [Ending Female Pain][1] by [Isa Herrera][2]. (The second link is to her website if you're interested.)

Please not...

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Fighting Yeast Part I

While I know that this email topic won't be relevant to all of you, I have been noticing (and have noticed in the past) what an enormous percentage of women with VVS also struggle with yeast infections. And even those of you who don't get yeast infections often can attest to the need to have a solid plan of attack the moment you feel one coming on. So, that is precisely why this email is devoted to suggesting what to have in your "arsenal" in the chance that a yeast infection (or even just an o...

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Review Of Secret Suffering

My physical therapist recently recommended a book to me called Secret Suffering: How Women’s Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships by Susan Bilheimer and Robert J. Echenberg M.D. Because we're all very busy, I decided to write up a little review of the book so that it might make it easier for you to decide whether or not it's something you'd like to take the time to read. Also, if anyone else has found a book that is relevant to this topic that was particularly helpful (or awful ...

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