As Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and trained pain medicine physician, explains in the New York Times, there's a lot of mansplaining and shaming when it comes to women's vaginas. (1) So, if you have chronic vaginal pain that makes sexual intercourse painful or vaginal discharge, you may be too embarrassed to speak to your doctor. After all, talking about vaginaI tissue and sex together in the same sentence is taboo. However, according to John Hopkins Medicine, pelvic pain is all too common. (2) There's no reason to suffer in silence when you can use vaginal wands to massage for pelvic pain.
Vaginal wand therapy
Vaginal wand therapy provides vaginal rejuvenation by tightening and toning the vaginal tissue. It's known as holistic pelvic physical therapy that can treat pelvic pain conditions for both men and women. Trained physical therapists (usually women) can provide a therapeutic massage with what some people refer to as a rejuvenation stick. If the intimacy of a vaginal massage is too much for you, you can self-massage at home with equal success. (3)
What is a vaginal wand?
Vaginal wands by TheraWands have a curved design that fits the body naturally. Some refer to vaginal wands as vaginal dilators or a vaginal tightening wand. Regardless of the name, TheraWands are made from 100% acrylic that's smooth and can reach deep into the vaginal canal or as far as you're comfortable with inserting. You can use them for treating vaginal pain or for increasing vaginal lubrication.
How does it work?
The V-Wand has two sides for you to choose from during treatment. One side is rounder and resembles an opposable-thumb shape to massage a wider area of the vaginal wall. The other side is smaller (about the width of a fingertip) with a tapered end. With the smaller end, you can tighten the vagina by pinpointing the exact pain point. With a length of 8" and a diameter of ⅞, the magic wand can reach any area in the vagina. It tightens the vaginal muscles with your control and guidance.
How long does it take?
It's normal to want fast results. Living with chronic vaginal tightening lowers the quality of your life. It may take a few days or weeks before you begin to feel a difference. Every woman's body's natural vaginal flexibility is different. It's essential to be patient and know that vaginal wands work and recommended by pelvic pain therapists.
Are there any side effects?
A tightening wand is a natural way to ease vaginal stress. Unlike taking medications or having surgery, the side effects are minimal. You may experience some slight discomfort when first undergoing treatment. Perhaps, you may have some red-tinged discharge. Remember to take it slow and go at your own pace.
What conditions do vaginal wands treat?
Vaginal wands can help treat a wide variety of pelvic pain disorders. In some cases, you may suffer from having painful sex but may also have endometriosis. It's essential to make an appointment with your healthcare provider or gynecologist for a diagnosis.
Dyspareunia is when sexual intercourse or penetration is painful. As mentioned on Hello Giggles, Dyspareunia or painful sexual experience can happen for many reasons. (4) It can be connected to another vaginal issue or concern or have no known cause. In many ways, not knowing why your body is reacting to sexual intimacy is alarming. Vaginal wands help you become accustomed to penetration and increase your sexual pleasure.
Vaginal stenosis is when your vagina changes into an abnormal shape. Your vaginal tissue also becomes thin and dry. The result is that any touch (intimate or normal) causes extreme pain. Vaginal stenosis may develop during menopause when your body starts to produce less estrogen. Or it may be the result of having radiation therapy as a cancer treatment. Vaginal stenosis can be aggravated by inserting a tampon or having a gynecological exam.
Vulvodynia is when the vulvar area of the vagina is inflamed and causes stinging and burning pain when irritated or touched. The vulvar is the opening of the vagina and includes the clitoris and labia majora and labia minora. As with other pelvic pain conditions, vulvodynia may not have a direct cause and can be chronic or intermittent. Localized vulvodynia is when only specific points in the vulvar are painful. Generalized vulvodynia is when the entire vulva is inflamed.
Vaginismus is the uncontrollable spasming of the pelvic muscles and vaginal walls. The spasms may occur from wearing tight clothing, while exercising, or during intercourse. The seizures can cause the vagina to become sore and chafed. Some women describe it as stinging or burning.
Vaginal dryness or atrophy is when the vaginal tissues lack moisture. The reason for this may be from vaginal stenosis or another issue. It’s a common symptom during menopause. You can use a vaginal dilator to encourage wetness and use a water-based moisturizer and lubricant to help get the juices flowing.
Pelvic pain may come from bladder issues, such as incontinence, urinary tract infection (UTI), and an overactive bladder. In addition to pain in the abdomen and pelvis, you may have vaginal discharge, desire to go to the bathroom regularly, or unable to urinate.
When you have a health issue affecting the gastrointestinal tract, it can cause severe abdomen and pelvic pain. Some common conditions include intestinal obstruction, structural abnormalities, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your anal tissue may become sore, bleeding, and inflamed. Rectal wands may be a solution for you.
Your vaginal health is essential. Vaginal wands massage your pelvic pain with a holistic method that works. If you suspect that you have a pelvic pain condition that needs treatment, speak to your health care professional about the power of TheraWands—- begin healing now!