Firstly, happy #InternationalEndometriosisAwarenessMonth! An entire month dedicated to educating people in this potentially earth-shattering ailment. Did you know 75% of women will have painful sex in their lifetime? That’s a lot of us. It begs the questions, how many of us are experiencing painful sex with endometriosis? And have perhaps just given up having sex or self-pleasure full stop. Pain during sex is a common symptom of endometriosis. Penetration and other movements related to intercourse can pull and stretch endometrial tissue, particularly if it has grown behind the vagina or lower uterus. EmpressBody believe that no woman should suffer or feel less than a woman from any condition, we’ve looked into how you can relieve the pain caused by endometriosis and how our products can help ease any discomfort.
Click here to read more about the importance of early diagnosis for endometriosis
What does sex feel like with endometriosis?
Not every woman with the condition experiences pain during sex. Those who do may experience the following:
· pain that is acute or feels like stabbing
· pain deep in the abdomen
· pain ranging from mild to severe
This pain varies from person to person and may depend on the type of intercourse. Some experience pain only during deep penetration, for example, while others experience pain after sex, rather than during it.
Best positions for endometriosis
Some positions put less pressure on areas of the pelvis that contain endometrial tissue. An individual should experiment with their partner to discover the positions that are best for them. However, many people find that certain positions are better than others. For example, when the person with endometriosis is on top, they can control the depth and speed of penetration, allowing them to determine a comfortable pace. Also, comfortable positions often involve shallow penetration. Some of these positions include:
· raising the hips of the person with endometriosis
· a modified doggy style
The missionary position is often painful for women with endometriosis.
Below are some additional steps a person with endometriosis can take to reduce pain during sex:
· having penetrative intercourse at certain times of the month. It may be less painful in the week after ovulation, or in the 2 weeks following a period.
· extending foreplay to increase the amount of natural lubrication before penetration
· practicing gentle and slow penetration
· using plenty of lubricant during sex
· communicating with a partner about what does and does not feel good
· having a warm bath or taking a painkiller to ease symptoms before sex
· trying different positions
· practicing forms of sexual activity that do not involve penetration
The EmpressBody Detox Pearls
The Detox Pearls can help ease the symptoms of endometriosis as they EmpressBody pearls work by the specially selected herbs creating a pulling effect that draws toxins, bad bacteria, dead cells, old blood clots, mucus and more from your yoni, while at the same time tightening your yoni and deterring vaginal dryness and other ailments. In particular, the pearls help to regulate the menstrual cycle correctly as endometriosis causes retrograde menstruation, where the blood does not flow out of the body as it should, this is one of the main theories as to why women have endometriosis. The pearls also help to flush out the endometrial tissue that is deposited in locations they shouldn't be e.g the outside of the womb and uterus.
Because every woman is so beautifully unique we do tell everyone that their relief may differ from other women, but we generally advise women with endometriosis to complete a full detox of 24 pearls back to back. This means inserting 6 pearls over a course of 24 days, leaving each detox pearl in for 3 days and not just 2 days to help with the endometriosis.
Click here to read more about Yoni Detoxing with EmpressBody
EmpressBody Yoni Elixir
Our Empress Yoni Elixir Oil 100ml is a natural lubricant that can be used during intercourse that will prevent any pain or discomfort. It can also:
Soothes irritation Assists in preventing infections Rids excess discharge Strengthens vaginal tissues Moisturiser
Anti-inflammatory Cleansing properties Anti-Fungal Toner and Rejuvenator
NB: PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS OIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONDOMS
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