Bliss Journal — Endometriosis

Jodie West
7 Tips To Make Sex Less Painful If You Have Endometriosis.

7 Tips To Make Sex Less Painful If You Have Endometriosis.

There’s no sugar-coating it: endometriosis sucks. I have lived with it most of my life. It sucks if you have it and it sucks if your partner has it. If you live with endometriosis you will understand when I say that endometriosis is a painful and often debilitating condition and affects pretty much every part of your life, from periods, mental health, fertility, work or study, relationships and sex. What is endometriosis?“The lining of the uterus is called Endometrium. This is the tissue that grows inside the uterus each month and bleeds away with a period. When tissue like this is...

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7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

7 Questions I Have Been Asked As A Sex Educator & Women's Health Advocate.

In the time I have been a sexuality educator and women's health advocate I have been asked some interesting questions. Actually even before that while I was studying at uni, as soon as people found out what I was studying I came across curly questions and surprising statements from people. In this blog, I thought I would share 7 of the general questions I get asked frequently and a short answer for each.  Q: “Is it ok to masturbate in a relationship?” A: The simple answer is YES it is ok to masturbate in a relationship. Masturbation is normal and...

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A Frolic Down Memory Lane - The Ohnut

A Frolic Down Memory Lane - The Ohnut

At Ohnut they believe that everyone has the right to feel connected, healthy, and whole. What is The Ohnut I hear you ask? It is an intimate wearable that can help you manage and potentially reduce pain during sex by allowing you to easily customize how deep penetration goes. It is worn externally at the base of a penetrating partner, e.g. on their shaft or on a toy. The Ohnutcompresses down to act as a soft buffer during sex. Each set comes with 4 linking rings that allow you to make simple adjustments, so you and your partner can not...

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Sexual self-care means being mindful during sexual experiences.

Sexual self-care means being mindful during sexual experiences.

Does this sound familiar? 101 things on my to-do list - Fatigued and pained - Too busy, Too tired - My scars are ugly - Hurry up or no that is not right. Who has all this and far more going on in their head? It’s all that distracts us during intimacy & sexual experiences. I make that distinction on purpose. There is an abundance of pleasure, connection & health benefits to be had in non-sexual, consensual touch. Being able to be mindful during those interactions is sexual self-care. It is common during sex to tune out, let thoughts wander. These...

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