Sexual intimacy can be one of the most profoundly pleasurable experiences we have as human beings.
But what happens when sex becomes painful or has always been always painful?
Many women who experience vaginal pain may feel isolated, alone, and “broken”, and yet- far from being an extraordinary experience, pain during intercourse or stimulation is actually very common.
It is estimated that nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives.
For some women, the pain is only a temporary issue; for others, it is all they have ever known.
My guest Marthe Schneider is a Certified physiotherapist and body psychotherapist, who specializes in holistic healing for vaginal pain disorders.
In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, she shares what vaginal pain disorder is, what causes it, and what YOU can do to heal it.
And I must say- just listening to what Marthe had to say about the way the brain interprets sensation, was extremely helpful to me in resolving some of my own vaginal pain issues.