Bliss Journal — Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

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...

Read more →


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...

Read more →


What to do if you love a position but it hurts.

What to do if you love a position but it hurts.

Whether it is doggy style or you on top, each to their own. I think we can all agree it sucks when something you and your partner enjoyed is disrupted when your favorite position hurts. It is actually very common for women to experience discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. It is also very common that we try to ignore it, by just doing it without complaining or we avoid sex. Neither does you or your partner any favors. If working out ways to get into your favorite positions and getting back into having sex with your partner appeals to...

Read more →


Sex without pain is a basic human right!

Sex without pain is a basic human right!

Sex is meant to be about pleasure and not pain, right? The American survey, the ‘National Survey of Sexual Health and Behaviour’ described as the ‘the largest national sex survey ever published’, found that one in three American women experienced some pain the last time they had sex. 75 percent of women have experienced pain during sex at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians. Painful sex happens for a whole range of reasons, including endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic floor issues, and the list goes on.   Does this concern anyone else? It is one of the reasons...

Read more →