It can be devastating to feel pain when you were expecting to feel pleasure. And yet, if you have ever experienced this, you should know you are not alone. The landmark "Sex in America" survey conducted in 1994 found that 1 in 5 women experience pain during sex, and this likelihood increases to 1 in 3 women when they are post-menopausal.
About eight years ago, I began my own self-directed study of positive psychology, even writing a daily blog called The Positivity Quest (and multiple other iterations over the years). It was a public commitment that kept me going and taught me what practices created the space for more positive thinking to happen in my brain.
Allergies are one of the most common chronic illnesses in the U.S. – more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year. But did you know that antihistamines, one of the most popular class of drugs used to treat allergies, can cause vaginal dryness?
It’s safe to say the COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of life as we know it. But what can you do to help encourage yourself to prioritize pleasure and intimacy during these difficult times?