What happens in sex therapy? Treating vaginismus

While most people won’t think twice before inserting a tampon, or having penetrative sex with their partner, for women with vaginismus this isn’t physically possible. In fact, the condition can make penetration agonising, and can have a serious detrimental affect on both their life, and their sex life. The condition causes an involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscle upon penetration, and is completely out of someone’s control.

Black cohosh for hot flushes: what you need to know

If you are a woman of menopausal age, you may well have experienced a hot flush, one of the most common symptoms of menopause. It is unique, and often the first symptom of menopause that women experience. Although flushes can occur with other medical conditions, the physiological changes that occur with a menopausal hot flush are different.