Painful Sex

Advice on sex that is painful or less than pleasurable. Painful sex is much more common that many peeps think and in a world where everybody appears to be having amazing sex, it’s isolating too. We’ve advised lots of women coming to us for help, advise and products and share our guides about overcoming painful sex here…

The Vaginismus Network July Meet Up

We are delighted to welcome back The Vaginismus Network aka Lisa & Kat for a second meet up on 13th July at 6.30pm. Co-founded by Kat and Lisa, the Network was set up as a relaxed, safe space for women living with Vaginismus to chat and connect. Their mission is to educate, support and empower women who are … Continue reading The Vaginismus Network July Meet Up

The Vaginismus Network Community Meet-Up at Sh!

We are delighted to welcome The Vaginismus Network to Sh! for its very first meet-up on 13h April 2018. Co-founded by Kat and Lisa, the aim of The Vaginismus Network is to break isolation and create a inclusive community for those living with Vaginismus. Having only met in person as recently as 2017, Kat and Lisa have … Continue reading The Vaginismus Network Community Meet-Up at Sh!

Vaginismus Awareness Day

Vaginismus, a complex psychosomatic condition affecting thousands of women, yet so few talk about it. At least 2 in 1,000 women experience Vaginismus at some point in their lifetime – and probably many, many more who are too afraid or embarrassed to seek medical attention and help. Many of these women go for years without … Continue reading Vaginismus Awareness Day

Q&A: Is Coconut Oil Good For Sex?

My partner and I have been together for 4 years and have been enjoying a busy sexual life until last night, when I couldn’t penetrate her when we moved through to the bedroom. Before that she was fine, well lubed and happy, but when she was on the bed she said it felt like I … Continue reading Q&A: Is Coconut Oil Good For Sex?

Q&A: Which Lube is Best for Me?

I am a disabled woman and am entering the menopause. Vaginal dryness is a problem and annoyingly I have an allergy to the crèmes recommended by the Drs. which have oestrogen in them so cannot lubricate for sex this way. I have been experimenting with a variety of over the counter non hormone lubricants to … Continue reading Q&A: Which Lube is Best for Me?

Q&A: Did sex hurt because I’m not attracted enough to men?

I recently lost my virginity to a guy that I absolutely trust and am very attracted to. He was able to make me cum using his hands, but sex was incredibly painful for me. He isn’t particularly big but I’m pretty sure he caused some tearing as well (I bled a lot, although I think … Continue reading Q&A: Did sex hurt because I’m not attracted enough to men?

Q&A: I’m not sure if I want to have sex?

I’m still a virgin at 26. I have had bad experiences with sex before. Previously I’ve been burnt with guys but now I’ve found someone I really care about and have feeling for but I’m just scared of sex. I’m scared people I care about will just use me for sex and in some ways … Continue reading Q&A: I’m not sure if I want to have sex?

Q&A: Help! I think my girlfriend might have vaginismus.

Me and my gf, both virgins, tried to have sex for the first time recently. Everything was going fine for a while, we went through our general routine of oral and manual sex, but when we decided I should try penetration we were simply unable to. Lubrication wasn’t the issue, she was very wet from … Continue reading Q&A: Help! I think my girlfriend might have vaginismus.