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A New Look at the Older Vagina

By Marcia G. Yerman
 
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n;" class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle">·      Regular clitoral stimulation to maintain blood flow and keep the clitoris strong and responsive.

·      Kegel exercises, which not only help women maintain strong orgasms, but help them retain urinary continence.

DePree supports the use of “localized estrogen,” because she maintains that it is well tolerated and “very effective in bringing more bloody supply to the area”—so that not only are tissues healthier but “it adds to arousal.”  She did acknowledge that not all women were interested in using estrogen, and that there were other options to keeping the vagina "supple and moist.”

Michele Carelse, who heads up the Native Remedies’ Expert team, takes the naturopathic perspective—which is to look at the larger picture. Carelse believes in going beyond just the symptoms to see a broader context.   Noting that a woman’s hormonal balance is constantly changing, she said, “Our point of view is to help the body to achieve hormonal balance.

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Saw this first on HuffPo, but wanted to say again that it's a great post! Honest discussion about these sorts of issues are hard to come by, and another great resource is WVFC (http://womensvoicesforchange.org/sex-talk-vaginal-dilators-vagifem-and-c...) where they discuss it in a conversational manner.

March 20, 2011 - 8:27pm
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If you need more sizes of dilators, so you can take each step more gradually, these may be helpful. http://middlesexmd.com/product/vaginal-dilators-set-7
They're more expensive, but work well.

March 7, 2011 - 11:28am
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