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Advising and educating newly sexually active young women

Submitted by Talli on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 20:37
I am a premarital instructor and want to provide basic education for the "wedding night"My daughter wants to begin having sexual intercourse with her boyfriend. How can I advise her?I am a sexuality educator and get asked a lot about what to do if intercourse hurtsHow do I relay the right messages about the decision to engage in sexual intercourse?

See this short video for some pointers:


"Once a week" Q&A: Can I fake virginity?

Submitted by Talli on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:27


"Once a week" Q&A: Endometriosis and painful intercourse

Submitted by Talli on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 21:25



It is a bit hilarious to watch the Cross Fit people driving pelvic floor physical therapists crazy. A couple weeks ago, Cross Fit released a video making light of “exercise induced incontinence” by normalizing the phenomenon and joking with women athletes who pee during workouts. This scatelogical video is not for the faint at heart and is a bit, well, gross.


Pelvic pain is understood to be multifactorial, and includes medical musculoskeletal, and psychosocial components. The current model for treating pelvic pain designates medical diagnosis and treatment to physicians, treatment of   psychosocial factors, such as depression, and anxiety, to psychotherapists and musculoskeletal pain and pelvic floor hypertonus to physical therapists.


Pleasure and Pain

Submitted by Talli on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:03

A new study looks at how having an orgasm (or not!!) affects genital sensitivity . Genital sensations are pleasurable but also more painful after masturbation. Reaching orgasm decreases genital pleasurable sensitivity and further increases pain sensitivity on the vulvar vestibule only.  This has practical application for physical and sex therapists who counsel  women with genital pain. Being aroused increases pleasurable sensations, but may not decrease pain. Still, focusing on the pleasure is difficult for women experiencing pain. Another reason why mindfulness is such a good intervention. 


Guest blog: Your pelvic floor and sexual health

Submitted by Talli on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:55

Your Pelvic Floor and Sexual Health


Why sexual pain is not your fault.

Submitted by Talli on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 22:08


On the interactive promotion of ritual purity and women's health.

Submitted by Talli on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:20

Last week I picked up a brochure at the center where I do yoga. It was called "Bishvilaych" which means "For you." Inside the brochure, after introductory letters from both the community Rabbi and the ultra Orthodox Mayor of the town of Bet Shemesh where I live, I found an interesting mix of information and resources. In this brochure, one may find the prayer to say after ritual immersion, as well as a listing of womens health resources including necessary preventative medical tests.