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Sexual Health Evaluation – How Do You Fare?

As September begins and schools get back into full swing, it can be easy to slip into your new, everyday routine. Days become more predictable and early lights out ensures a good start to the next day. Your sexual health and awareness might be the furthest from your mind as you prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Even though it may be easy to forget, your sexual health is extremely important to your overall health.

Fortunately for us, September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. It might be a good idea to pause and evaluate. Here’s an important question to ask yourself: Is your sexual intimacy hindered by reduced vaginal function? If so, it is important to know there is hope and a clear path to restoration.

What is Reduced Vaginal Function?

Reduced vaginal function can be the result of childbirth or simply the natural process of aging. It can even affect bladder control. Reduced vaginal function means you might feel dry, loose, or have a lack of sensation. The result of it can lead to a decreased desire for sex, loss of pleasure or a complete avoidance all together.

According to the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), among the many definitions of what being sexually healthy means, one important point is being able to experience sexual pleasure, satisfaction, and intimacy when desired. In other words, to consider yourself sexually healthy, sexual pleasure, satisfaction and intimacy should be of great concern to you. If you feel you are lacking in any of these departments, whether due to the result of aging or childbirth, it might be time to make changes to improving your sexual health.

Perhaps reduced vaginal function has left you feeling helpless. Some may accept post-childbirth and aging symptoms as “the facts of life.” There is no need to do this! Fortunately, with the help of a wonderful piece of technology called ThermiVa, these so-called facts can be drastically altered into a new reality.

Not only can function be an issue, but also orgasms and overall libido and energy. Even for these categories there are safe and effective treatments available such as Cliovana and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Let’s Evaluate

It might be time to get real with each other. When’s the last time you took a serious look at your sexual health underneath a microscope? It’s never too late to make changes, so let’s begin by having open, honest dialogue.

Have you had children? If so, does it feel the same down there? If not, what’s different? Consider these questions.

  • Am I unable to feel penetration due to looseness?
  • Does lack of lubrication cause me pain?
  • Do I feel any sexual pleasure at all during sex?
  • Am I avoiding sex?

How you answer these questions could be the result of reduced vaginal function. One might naturally conclude that after having children things will just never again be the same, sexually speaking. How could they, right? You pushed anywhere from one to several watermelon-sized babies through your vaginal opening. While it’s true life will never be the same again after delivering your new bundle of joy, it has become abundantly clear that your sexual health does not have to suffer the consequences.

Remember, sexual health and satisfaction is not just about function. What good is it if you’re not enjoying it? Let’s evaluate our intimacy levels. How are your orgasms holding up? Are you having any at all or do they tend to be weak? Are you feeling any satisfaction during sex? How would you describe your energy levels right now? How’s your libido or desire for sex?

It’s important to be honest with yourself. Maybe keep a journal of symptoms you notice or are feeling during certain times of intimacy. The more honest you are with yourself and your healthcare provider, the more beneficial treatments will be.

What’s the Next Step?

ThermiVa

The answer to your reduced vaginal function issues is ThermiVa. By now you must be thinking, “Not another surgical procedure!” But ThermiVa is NOT a surgical procedure. ThermiVa is a small probe that uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat vaginal tissue and regenerate collagen. It treats both internal and external areas of the vagina to improve not only function but also appearance.

ThermiVa is temperature controlled allowing Dr. Christi to tailor each treatment to each woman’s needs. Because it is a small probe device, it can gently transfer heat through the vaginal walls. There is no pain, little to no discomfort and no downtime.

With the use of radiofrequency energy, blood flow begins to regenerate healthy collagen production. After each 30-minute session you will notice drastic improvements like a decrease in dryness and stronger vaginal walls.

Another perk of ThermiVa is that it helps with bladder control. Post-childbirth and aging can naturally cause some uncontrolled leakage. ThermiVa can help improve bladder function thereby reducing your risk for urinary tract infections.

Cliovana

Cliovana is going to be the right choice for anyone experiencing weak or no orgasms, decreased libido or desire for sex or little to no lubrication when aroused. Dr. Christi is pleased to offer Cliovana, the latest non-invasive soundwave technology to enhance female orgasms. Benefits of Cliovana include:

  • Increased long-term sexual responsiveness
  • Better, stronger orgasms
  • No Needles, probes, lasers, numbing creams, freezing or surgery
  • No downtime
  • Results lasting up to a year or more

BHRT Pellets

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is designed to match naturally occurring hormones already found in your body. It is a more natural approach to aligning your hormones rather than, say, synthetic hormones or testosterone injections. Among its many benefits, this treatment can specifically get your hormones back on track so your energy and libido can come back to life.

Your sexual health and awareness is important to us. Let’s evaluate and take steps to better improving your overall sexual health. Call our office today at 281-542-8124 to schedule a consultation and see if ThermiVa or any other treatment is right for you.