My Vaginismus & the Vaginismus Network #Periodically 23

I had a different blog planned for this week but after a rather special evening on Friday I've had a change of heart. Today I want to talk about something I've only touched upon before - Vaginismus.  In #Periodically 18 - "Can I examine you?" - I spoke about how my gynaecologist had informed me … Continue reading My Vaginismus & the Vaginismus Network #Periodically 23

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Peaks and Falls #Periodically 22

You might have noticed in my last #Periodically that I wasn't feeling too hot about my time on the pill so far. I'm happy to report that things are going much better, but this second pill pack hasn't been without its fiascos. Before anyone gets scared, don't worry, I do not plan on documenting every pill … Continue reading Peaks and Falls #Periodically 22

Farewell Ovulation – Going Back on the Pill #Periodically 19

In news that was both disappointing and not at all unsurprising, my new doctor and I recently agreed that I will be going back on the pill. I've known for some time that the pill was likely to be the quickest source of relief for my dysmenorrhea (painful periods), menorrhagia (heavy periods), dyspareunia (painful sexual … Continue reading Farewell Ovulation – Going Back on the Pill #Periodically 19

Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16

I first heard the phrase "Rhythm Method" in a Religious Education class at my all-girls catholic high school. It was discussed alongside actual birth control methods like the pill and condoms, and I detected a tone of skepticism in the voice of my teacher. I have a vague memory of dropping the phrase at home one … Continue reading Is Fertility Awareness a Teched-up Disguise of the Rhythm Method? #Periodically 16