From pain to trouble orgasming, these 9 conditions can substantially affect sexual health.
From pain to trouble orgasming, these 9 conditions can substantially affect sexual health.
Painful sex or problems using a tampon? It could be involuntarily contracting vaginal muscles.
Creams, oral therapies and injections help manage the common condition.
There's no quick fix to relieve involuntary vaginal tightening, but a cure is possible.
Here is what you need to know if you're feeling uncomfortable and inflamed 'down there.'
Females with the disease report vaginal dryness, low desire, painful sex and more symptoms.
When the vaginal microbiome gets unbalanced, common medical approaches can clear it up.
When the vaginal microbiome gets unbalanced, common medical approaches can clear it up.
Being there during this difficult time may mean more than you know.
With problems as varied as the parts that make up its anatomy, the vulva needs some attention.
With problems as varied as the parts that make up its anatomy, the vulva needs some attention.
Changing hormones are the main reason BV is prevalent in menopausal women.
Changing hormones are the main reason BV is prevalent in menopausal women.
The United States ranks No. 1 in spending, but not in overall quality of healthcare.
The United States ranks No. 1 in spending, but not in overall quality of healthcare.
The appearance of vaginal fluids varies. Learn what the differences can mean for your health.
The appearance of vaginal fluids varies. Learn what the differences can mean for your health.
Finding the cause of painful sex can be tricky, but there are a few courses of action for women.
Some people are celebrating lips of all shapes, colors and sizes as labiaplasty cases skyrocket.
Support goes a long way when your significant other suffers from painful intercourse.
Discussing vulvas has become a little less taboo, but patients must advocate for themselves.
Discussing vulvas has become a little less taboo, but patients must advocate for themselves.
Even little known conditions can pack big punches, so keep an eye on your vulva.
Physical health, mental health, libido and fertility are all key aspects of a healthy sex life.
Physical health, mental health, libido and fertility are all key aspects of a healthy sex life.
This disease impacts the external female genitalia and can result in a variety of symptoms.
Even the rarest or least known autoimmune skin conditions can be managed effectively.
Protecting the health of this organ is crucial, but it might not be where you think it is.
Find out the signs and symptoms of this infection, and how it's diagnosed and prevented.
Here's everything you need to know about the condition, including when to refrain from intimacy.
Here are the basics of the primary female reproductive organs.
This essential part of the reproductive process is a delicate dance of hormones.
The usually harmless condition can cause problems if infected.
While the practice is quite common, your vagina doesn't need it. Here's why.
While the practice is quite common, your vagina doesn't need it. Here's why.
The vaginal health supplements are a 'grift' and 'anti-feminist,' OB-GYNs say on social media.
While a short vaginal canal is normal for some women, it can also be caused by other factors.
While a short vaginal canal is normal for some women, it can also be caused by other factors.
This cause of pain during penetration can be dealt with, but you might need to reframe intimacy.
This cause of pain during penetration can be dealt with, but you might need to reframe intimacy.
Pelvic floor exercises can help with urinary incontinence and blood flow to the genitals.
Discharge, burning and a bad odor sound bothersome, but this condition is usually resolvable.
Don't overlook bumps and itching in the genital area. They could be signs of something serious.
Here's what you need to know about a residual and inconsequential bit of tissue.
The critical reproductive organs can experience a host of issues that may lead to infertility.
The condition is extremely common. Here's what you need to know about symptoms and treatment.
'Squeezing iron' can benefit your pelvic floor, but consult a professional before trying it out.
Here's what you need to know about the vaginal condition's causes, symptoms and management.
If it's not the hymen or the period, then WTF is it?!
Here's a guide to what you need to know. The first priority is screening.
It's time to debunk some myths about a piece of tissue with no biological purpose.
Although men are more prone to developing the disease, women tend to have worse outcomes.
Scientists design the most realistic model of the organ yet—it might lead to new BV treatments.
Here's what that line on an ultrasound means. (Don't worry, it's supposed to be there.)
The rare condition can bring chronic pain as well as gynecological issues.
France provides a journey of physical therapy for my pelvic floor.
This little-known condition threatens your vaginal pleasure.
This little-known condition threatens your vaginal pleasure.
The answer is probably exactly what you think it is.
The answer is probably exactly what you think it is.
Prepare yourself for all the twists and turns you may face in your sex life.
The first-ever count discovers more than 10,000 nerve fibers in the erogenous organ.
The first-ever count discovers more than 10,000 nerve fibers in the erogenous organ.
If you live in Beyonce's world, you've probably heard the term for fat upper pubic area.
Two medical experts address this common myth about vaginal odor.
You started the pill to have sexual freedom, but now intercourse is a pain. Here are some tips.
From being hung upside down to applying cocaine, the cures have been weird and ineffective.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common complaint, but you may have to self-advocate for relief.
Feeling nauseous and experiencing cramping? This penetration pitfall could be the issue.
We asked doctors to explain which vaginal odors are normal—and which are not.
Influencers dispensing unverified medical advice on social media can cause real harm.
It's probably not a cause for concern, but look out for these other symptoms to be sure.
Experts break down why you might be suffering from painful urination.
Recurring infections can lead to complications with these organs near the vaginal opening.
This herbal suppository has no proven benefits and, in fact, can make you prone to infection.
Here's what you need to know about the side effects of hormone therapy.
We explain the elusive tissue that means so much to society.
Let's examine what's normal and what's not when it comes to your genital anatomy.
While not always serious, this recurring problem has impacted one woman's sexual confidence.
The physical stress of going through labor can cause changes throughout your body.
Here's what the experts have to say about the impact of thrush on your love life.
The social and cultural trends of wearing very tight clothes could be damaging your body.
Experts weigh in on what you need to know to battle this uncomfortable condition.
The FDA mandated new research on this controversial treatment after banning it in 2019.
Wearing vaginal fluid as perfume isn't new but it's having a resurgence, thanks to influencers.
Irritation and UTIs could be some results you didn't expect.
Sexual dysfunction caused by tightness of the clitoral hood is more common than you may think.
In this exclusive Q&A, Kate White, M.D., discusses her latest book about embracing your body.
Take care of your mental health or you may see the ramifications in your vagina.
There's a lot of talk about vaginal pH and how to maintain it. Let's clear the air, shall we?
Common ingredients in lubricants may cause health issues, but alternatives are available.
This common condition can impact a woman's quality of life, but supplements show promise.
If penetration causes pain, here's how you can make the experience less daunting.
Revelations about intimate products are all over social media, but are the items necessary?
Even when you have the purest of intentions, douching is generally not recommended by experts.
A mild scent is normal, but if you notice any changes, it's time to see a doctor.
Two women describe their experience with the rare complication sometimes related to tampons.
Sjögren's syndrome can lead to decreased moisture and impaired health in women.
But Vivjoa comes with a few catches, including who can use it safely.
A lack of liquid can have serious side effects on your sexual health.
D-mannose could be worth adding to your regimen to ward off infections.
People prone to yeast infections may be tempted to turn to probiotics, but here's what to know.
My vagina had a 'Do not enter' sign. Coming out eased the pain, physically and emotionally.
The 'female prostate' may play a role in female ejaculation, among other things.
But vulvar discomfort, the correct terminology, is very real.
You might want to still get your doctor's professional opinion.
Electrical impulses can build muscle strength after surgery and childbirth, or as you age.
It's possible to rebuild your libido while living with this vaginal muscle condition.
The test is probably unnecessary, except in a few cases, but don't forget pelvic exams.
This unpleasant condition is common, but the addition of blood may indicate a further problem.
Nobody deserves to be disrespected by a medical provider. Some doctors need further education.
More research is needed, however, before doctors start prescribing the live bacteria.
To get on the path to optimal vaginal health, deconstruct stigma and misconceptions.
Virginity is a social construct we should probably have in our rear-view mirror by now.
You should be aware of these 8 ingredients before a 'glove' goes on or in your body.
Candy G-strings and sugary foods are tasty ways to spice up sex, but precautions are crucial.
Maintaining your vaginal microbiome is important for your whole body.
If a Pap test reveals abnormal cells, you may undergo a loop electrosurgical excision procedure.
It's not just a childbirth issue—menopause also causes problems—but prevention is possible.
Having a bun in the oven brings on a bunch of bodily developments.
Xaciato, an antibiotic gel applied vaginally, offers an alternative to traditional methods.
The skin condition sticks around long term, so have a plan to manage the symptoms.
Skene's glands may be the cause of your bladder discomfort.
Women are ditching toxins in favor of safer period care.
Whether using water-safe toys or a running faucet, your clitoris will thank you.
A breakdown of the many options.
If you're experiencing unpleasant vulval sensations, vulvitis may be the cause.
The menopausal transition doesn't have to be the end of your arousal, desire or pleasure.
While rare, uterine didelphys (a double uterus) can cause a range of complications.
Understanding the differences between these conditions can help you determine the best treatment
Some experts recommend yearly pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) for preventive care.
Beware of marketing ploys and pay attention to the ingredients before using these risky items.
Gynecological pain may feel like the end of your sex life—but it doesn't have to be.
The bloody truth about refereeing your menstrual cycle.
The World Health Organization estimates up to 10,000 women develop this condition every year.
What life is like for women with underdeveloped wombs and vaginas.
The social media giant's advertising policies are under scrutiny from human rights experts.
You don't have to proceed with anything that feels uncomfortable.
Words matter, often more than we even realize. Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow.
Educate yourself about what happens when your birth control causes vaginal health issues.
A doctor weighs in on this sperm-blasting, dissolvable vaginal birth control method.
This condition can lead to PID and infertility, so early intervention is crucial.
Proceed with caution when putting nonregulated objects in your vagina.
This rare chronic pain disorder affects the nerve pathways in the pelvis.
Genital residue is often associated with penises, but it's just as common for women.
While people claim the trend has benefits, experts say it actually causes harm.
When you just can't shake yeast overgrowth, your mood may be next to go.
Yep, 'blue vulva' is one of the reasons. Here's what can help.
Self-lubrication depends on a number of factors and varies person to person.
Despite the rumors, your downstairs doesn't change with the seasons.
How you choose to style your pubes may impact more than aesthetics.
If you develop GVHD after a bone marrow transplant, vaginal issues are common.
While it's not something to add to your worry list, you should be aware of the symptoms.
Certain products can irritate your lady parts, so it's good to know what you're buying.
Understanding your vagina is important but experts say you won't find answers with this product.
Surgical options, Botox shots and laser treatments are transforming vaginal care.
Not feeling right? You might not be getting enough water, even if you have your daily 64 ounces.
Not looking to get pregnant anytime soon? The pill could treat this uncomfortable condition.
Most of it is not visible—and it's way bigger than you might think.
Supplies delivered to your door can help make your cycle as stress-free as possible.
There are some things to keep in mind if you're going to switch to this all-natural lube option.
Until more research is done, the FDA and physicians advise caution with this delivery method.
Research is uncovering just how important 'good' bacteria can be for your health.
Stitching a person too tight after tears from childbirth can happen on purpose or by accident.
If you're dealing with genital itching that just won't quit, don't put off seeing a doctor.
This common condition can't be prevented, but it can be easily treated at home or by a doctor.
The sexually transmitted disease's long-term health impacts can cause permanent complications.
If staining of undergarments has happened to you, don't be alarmed. It's totally normal.
The actress aims to eliminate the shame around pregnancy complications.
While DIV is often confused with other vaginal conditions, treatment is possible.
While rare, this condition can have a devastating impact—but treatment is available.
Experts explain why these sea creatures shouldn't be anywhere near your vagina.
You may not want to block out your calendar just yet.
If you think you know what to expect with your next bun in the oven, think again.
Urinary tract infections can lead to a life-threatening condition. Here are the warning signs.
While elasticity has nothing to do with your body count, you can strengthen your pelvic floor.
People are using gels for a boost in clit size to experience stronger orgasms.
Doctors warn against the latest viral suggestion involving ivermectin to treat COVID-19.
Working with your doctor can help prevent future complications.
Most intrauterine devices will work past their expiration dates, but don’t wait too long.
There's a difference between arousal and normal vaginal fluids.
Certain activities aren't safe when carrying a child. Here's how to adapt.
A hard-to-penetrate vagina may not mean what you think it does.
When you're trying to eliminate intimate odor, you may need to eliminate the suds.
Despite lots of anecdotal evidence, experts disagree about what’s really happening.
Some things even you—an expert in the field—may not know about one of your favorite activities.
Got questions about this itchy and uncomfortable skin disease?
Claims of health benefits abound, but let's dive into the realities of this holistic practice.
The often criticized diet has some disturbing side effects for women.
A positive pregnancy test for non-fertile women is rare but could signal a serious condition.
Whether you're thinking about going on or off the pill, it's important to know what to expect.
The two conditions seem unrelated, but evidence suggests they might be intertwined.
No one wants to contract an STD, but what if you get diagnosed with two of them? Ouch!
FDA-approved in June 2021, this new drug is great news for people prone to yeast infections.
These tube-shaped devices aren't pleasurable, but they're essential for overcoming painful sex.
Experts weigh in on this unregulated hormone treatment option.
The once-routine procedures used to be standard practice in childbirth.
It's easy to confuse the two, but doctors want you to know there's a big difference.
Beware of sweaty spandex and all the other ways the season can wreak havoc on your nether parts.
It's never fun when penetration doesn't go your way.
Yoni eggs have surged in popularity, but they're a yo-no from doctors.
A doula serves as your advocate and guide during one of your most life-changing experiences.
Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, your sex life may be impacted.
An OB-GYN weighs in on the connection between birth control pills and your gallbladder.
This congenital condition can be scary, but a simple surgery is often the answer.
Preventing inflammation is key to keeping you safe from further complications.
You have no problem with giving, so what's stopping you from receiving?
A few lifestyle changes can stave off the condition.
Three women share their harrowing journey to an endometriosis diagnosis.
This common condition is almost as misunderstood as the vagina itself.
If you’re among the 16 percent of women with vulvar pain, here’s what you need to know.
The condition can impact your sex life, but it doesn’t have to destroy your relationship.
Let's review where to find your cervix and what it can tell you about your reproductive system.
This painful condition can be debilitating, but getting back to your life is possible.
An imperforate hymen can affect your reproductive health, but the fix can be straightforward.
This common condition can affect fertility, but help is available.
Anemia can be a serious side effect of heavy periods, but treatment options are available.
Learn how simple lifestyle changes can help prevent this uncomfortable condition.
You can overcome the painful side effects and return to the sex life you want.
Learn about the types of vaginal cancer, and the risk factors and symptoms to watch out for.
The often unexplored territory between your clitoris and vagina deserves your attention.
It's a fast solution for unwanted smells. Here's how it works and why you should avoid overuse.
Most women who've read the back of a tampon box have heard of TSS—but how can it affect you?
Postpartum pelvic floor issues are common, but it is possible to regain control of your body.
These innovative products offer super protection—plus save money, stress and the planet.
If you think you've got 'dead vagina syndrome,' think again.
It’s like a monthly report card, telling you so much about your health.
Monthly periods can be a hassle, but changes in your cycle could signal a health issue.
It's important to know the facts, as it affects millions of women in the U.S.
Diet, supplements, special baths and de-stressing are just a few of the treatments available.
Changes in your menstrual cycle may be worth a discussion with your doctor.
Entering the wiser years? You get to define your sexual life as you grow older.
Can changing your diet help you prevent or alleviate a urinary tract infection?
Sometimes periods aren't as timely as they should be. What's to blame?
There are some surprisingly simple and holistic remedies to improve vaginal health.
These two bodily stages have overlapping symptoms, making it hard to determine their origins.
While the cause of this chronic vulva pain is unknown, treatment is possible.
Battling the pain of endometriosis can be exhausting, and sometimes you need a break.
It's time to face facts: Douching is bad for you—and your vagina.
Hormonal contraceptives are linked to candidiasis, but other factors can cause them, too.
So, like, what happens when you get stuck inside a vagina?
You may be able to improve your sexual health by drinking more water and staying hydrated.
It’s about to get real—let’s talk about vaginal discharge.
Maintaining a healthy reproductive system is challenging but necessary for overall wellness.
Understanding the truth about your vaginal health is essential to preventing serious illness.
Hitting the weights may have physical benefits, but it can also boost self-image and libido.
Vaginal dryness can have numerous causes, but your birth control might be the culprit.
Social media videos swear by these moisturizing aids, but take caution.
I've learned some lessons after two decades of hormonal birth control.
Creating a mutual support network is the first step.
A new attitude about periods has led to innovative products meant to help women deal with them.
Remedies in conjunction with antibiotics may help you bounce back faster.
It may be time to spruce up areas you've been neglecting during the pandemic—just not this one.
A brand-new, easy form of contraception has hit the market, but be sure to read the fine print.
Prevent and treat some of the unpleasant symptoms of maturing.
While not strictly necessary, certain probiotic strains can help with persistent health issues.
Candidiasis may start as a minor bacterial infection, but it should be taken seriously.
Here’s what you need to know about vaginismus, which can cause sex to be painful or impossible.
With pleasure sometimes comes pain. Here's why you may get yeast infections after oral sex.
Understanding the causes of uterine prolapse can help you avoid this common condition.
Surprise: Your regular STI screening doesn't include one. Here's why it's best to be proactive.
From haircare to hair removal, we get into the truth about daily routines.
The parasite causes premature labor and low birth rates, but treatment is simple and effective.
Slow strides are being made toward a more open understanding of women's sexual dysfunction.
From dryness to pain, sometimes the body knows what the heart wants.
You may feel no symptoms, but it's important to find cervical cancer early for the best outcome.
These surgeries are just some of the choices to consider after a diagnosis.
For women surviving cervical cancer, pregnancy can still be an option, depending on treatment.
A mindful nutrition plan can help reduce the severity of symptoms
PMS is the most commonly known, but there are more menstrual conditions to be aware of.
Your body and mind go through a lot during 'the fourth trimester.' Pay attention to them.
The answer may surprise—and free—you. Here are some do's and don'ts for going au naturel.
Available for any situation and taste, sex toys boost pleasure, but which ones are safe to use?
An abnormal Pap smear can require further testing via a colposcopy. Here's how you can be ready.
Two experts weigh in on all your noisy vag concerns.
Support your partner during menopause in a way that fosters a healthy dynamic for both of you.
An intimate night shouldn't leave your vagina feeling like it survived a high-intensity workout.
We have all heard the myths, but what do we actually know about female ejaculation?
It’s OK to drink during your period, but know the chemical changes your body may experience.
Cycling is great for maintaining an active life—but daily rides may impact your sex life.
If you have urination difficulties, identify the root cause so you can receive appropriate care.
If you're exposed to the herpes simplex virus, act quickly to stop the spread.
Simple diet choices can make a big difference in avoiding and beating candidiasis.
Incorporating certain foods into your diet can help keep your vagina healthy.
Understanding vaginal conditions can help with diagnosis, treatment and avoiding complications.
Drinking cranberry juice is more myth than cure-all, but you can take steps to stave off UTIs.
Positive diet, lifestyle and hygiene choices impact vaginal health and prevent chronic issues.
Itching down below? Here's a list of possible causes along with helpful treatments.
Scientific advances in conception continue to offer fresh hope for men facing infertility.
Aligning your exercise routine with your hormones can maximize health and wellness.
Misleading but common ideas around vaginal health may lead to harmful decisions.
Optimal underwear can lead to a healthier vagina in terms of sex life and fertility.
Women should know how to approach follow-up tests when their Pap smear comes back abnormal.
Know how to spot chlamydia, the most commonly reported STD among U.S. adults.
Two patients explain their reasons for going under the knife.
Though less common today than it was in the 1980s and '90s, toxic shock syndrome is not gone.
Pay close attention to factors and symptoms, because PID can get dangerous if left untreated.
And why do we only ever talk about blue balls?
Searching for a solution to painful sex, I faced the needle.
Feminine hygiene products are all the rage—but how much do we really know about them?
If you're worried about what you look like down there, stop stressing.
Let's break down this mythical erogenous zone and find out if the fantasy can come true.
Sexually active? Keep your pH balanced and your vagina healthy with these tips.
As these procedures for women have grown in popularity, so has the surge of bad info.
The trick to shopping for intimate hygiene and pleasure products: Keep it simple.
Women shouldn't let myths about menstrual products leave them confused and misinformed.
Vaginal dryness doesn't have to spell the end of your sex life.
When it comes to birth control, choose the type that's best suited to your lifestyle.
Users claim these non-medical suppositories change a woman's smell and taste.
We’re all highly susceptible to these common infections, so be prepared with the facts.
This ‘warm’ and ‘euphoric’ erogenous zone may be your new favorite thing.
Trichomoniasis can be symptomless, which makes awareness and routine screenings paramount.
Need help choosing the right lube? We’re here to help.
Blemishes and pimples can make menstrual periods even less fun. Try these simple solutions.
Typically a cosmetic treatment, Botox is also used to treat some sexual health conditions.
Learn key information on changing the appearance of your downstairs bits.
Women may seek cosmetic surgery to improve their quality of life or for cosmetic concerns.
If a toy goes into your body, make sure it comes out.
Our vagina guide covers the ins and outs of lady parts. Learn how to make the vagina happy.
Vaginal discharge cleans and protects the cervix, and can also alert women to potential issues.
Though common, candidiasis is a condition to take seriously.
A sex toy can be a lot of fun, but seriously now, it requires proper use and cleaning.
Keeping everything clean and fresh down there is actually pretty simple.
Diet and lifestyle changes can result in a healthy vagina and improved well-being.
Spotting is definitely annoying and inconvenient, but is it cause for concern?
Don’t put your sex life on hold during your period.
Menstrual cups aren’t new, but they have seen a recent spike in popularity. Find out why.
Increase vaginal health with fewer products and more nurture.