Hello there superstars! This is a good-news report. (I hope that’s allowed? lol) I posted some time ago about pain with penetration and a possible Hymen of Steel. I saw my gyno yesterday and we talked about this. She took a look and said, “Nope, it’s broken all right, but there is this band of tissue” and pressed it–ouch! “which looks sensitive; what lubricant are you using?”

Oh. Right. Lubricant. Duh. I knew that. Really. I did.


Seriously, it just hadn’t occurred to me, since I’m not with a partner right now–it’s just me and the toys. So she advised me on what to get (Astro-glide), and generally told me another thing I’d forgotten, that the vaginal muscles get tight when they haven’t been used in a while, and advised me on how to start stretching them some.

Just thought you should know there are good, helpful practitioners out there who don’t think you’re stupid for asking basic sex questions like I did.

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6 Responses to My gyno is wonderful

  1. Elddy says:

    This is great! I hope when I eventually go in for my first gyno visit it will be as awesome as yours. May I ask, what was her advice on the stretching? I have this same issue and am curious. Hope you don’t mind me asking.

  2. 27sme says:

    OH yes please share. It didn’t occur to me that not having had sex in a long time may require some prep and I may have found out the hard way (pun intended).

  3. 29dWoman says:

    I hope she recommended a glycerin/paraben free version, so you don’t have to deal with the possibility of an irritating yeast infection.

    Read more at VaginaPagina: http://vaginapagina.womanorium.com/20761827.html?view=242531811#t242531811#ixzz1qKqIzK4z

  4. SseNope says:

    That link bizarrely linked to this page. Don’t know what happened there.

    But yeah, I totally agree. I had been having pain that really resembled vaginismus, and switching to glycerin-free, paraben-free lube all but eliminated the pain. Like MissPaigeB, I love Sliquid Organics. Wet Botanicals also fits the bill, but tends to get sticky really fast.

    I think Astroglide has a glycerin, paraben-free version, but it might be hard to find.

    If your toys are latex-free, coconut oil is a nice slick lube, but in my experience it doesn’t provide a buffer.

  5. 29dWoman says:

    I have no idea how that even appeared! Kind of cool though

    The astroglide natural is really great, I’ve found it only at Raley’s though (not sure how far spread those are)

  6. Begana says:

    I’d go with a lube that doesn’t have glycerin or parabens, like sweetchild said. My favorite is Sliquid Organics, which you can get online in a lot of different places. If nothing else, I’ve had success with KY’s “sensitive” brand, it doesn’t have glycerin or parabens in it.

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