Bliss Journal — Pelvic floor health

The Bliss Guide to Menopause.

The Bliss Guide to Menopause.

Sexual problems are far more common across the life span for those of us with vulva’s and vagina’s then most people realise. There are times throughout our life that this is more likely to occur and perimenopause is one of those times. Hormone changes may contribute to the likelihood that you will experience sexual issues, but it is important that we are not only blaming hormones, but sex and intimacy is also far more complicated than that. It is important that the whole person is taken into account including relationship issues, how you feel about yourself, mental and emotional health,...

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11 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Sex and Menopause.

11 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Sex and Menopause.

September is an awareness month for a few things close to our heart at Bliss. It is Menopause awareness month, Sexual Health month and it is also the month of Women’s Health Week. After a slow start to the month because the dreaded viruses of winter went through our office we are going to be talking about sex and menopause. Menopause is an important women’s health issue that is still shrouded in silence. Add sex into the conversation and things get taboo. This is the first article about menopause and sex, a catalyst for this important conversation. It is important...

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Pelvic Floors - Too short, too long or just right?

Pelvic Floors - Too short, too long or just right?

Q. I keep hearing people talk about pelvic floor health. What does that mean? Does that mean I need to do more kegel exercises or does pelvic floor health mean something else? A. Pelvic floor health is an important part of women’s health and has an impact on sexual health, sexual pleasure and function. It can impact bowel and urinary function as well. In order to address the question what is pelvic floor health, we spoke to Sami Cattach from Body and Birth Physio to find out more. This article explains how the muscles in the pelvic floor work and...

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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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