21 Mar Beneath the Belt with Sexologist and Zenzsual Co founder Dr. Sofia Herrera
On in the present day’s episode we’re talkin’ ALL issues personal and going under the belt with Dr. Sofia who has a wealth of information and is really so enjoyable to comply with. I’m obsessed together with her and her entire product line, and what they’re doing for our girls’s well being, particularly in midlife. Sexual well being and dialog typically instances feels “taboo”, but it surely’s a very necessary subject for us to debate overtly. On this episode, I requested her ALL of the issues that many people could be too scared (or shy) to ask!
Girls’s well being is basically misunderstood. Not like males, girls undergo a whole lot of adjustments in life and we’re always having to adapt. The lack of awareness about these adjustments can lead girls to make selections that would have some dangerous penalties. Dr. Sofia got down to train girls, like us in midlife, extra intimate sexual well being.
Ache Throughout Intercourse After You Have a Child That Appears to Get WORSE in Menopause and Midlife
Ache throughout intercourse is the primary killer of somebody’s sexual drive. While you’re always experiencing ache, you’re possible not going to want or like to get intimate. The ache after delivering a child is of course induced by the hormonal adjustments a girl goes by way of (no matter supply technique). Throughout this time, a girl’s physique is ready to feed and care for the infant, so the entire hormones produced in our brains and ovaries are literally blocking want and vaginal lubrication — which is the principle wrongdoer to the ache you may expertise throughout this time (along with the potential vaginal tear from supply). Since girls are SO inventive, if we expertise ache and will not be conscious of our physique’s adjustments, we would leap to conclusions that one thing is flawed with us, and tuck away in our brains the “wanting” of intercourse. That is the simplest ache to alleviate with correct lubrication or altering our strategies of entry.
What Ought to You Look For in a Lubricant?
There are a TON of lubricants on the market. Sadly, a whole lot of them trigger some not so pleasurable uncomfortable side effects. The right lubricant is water primarily based. If it’s not water primarily based, they are usually oily, and can get caught within the tissues of the vagina and might trigger a bunch of infections. You additionally need to ensure you use one with out glycerine, with out silicone, with out perfume/taste, with out phenoxyethanol, and with out parabens. All of those may cause actually dangerous uncomfortable side effects. Along with being water primarily based, you need to search for one that’s truly good for you even AFTER intercourse. One with hyaluronic acid is definitely actually moisturizing to your physique (who knew that try to be moisturizing your vagina?!)
What Occurs to Vaginas as We Age?
Our our bodies and vulva rely rather a lot on estrogen. As we age, our hormones change and diminish. When the estrogen begins to dip, we will get actually dry. Once we age, our vagina loses the aptitude of retaining as a lot water because it did beforehand. When this occurs, we will expertise dryness. Think about a sponge. When it’s moist, it’s plump and full and spongy. When it’s dry, its shriveled, jagged, and simply not as plump and full. That is precisely what occurs as we age, which is why moisturizing your vagina with high quality gels is SO necessary. Performing like water to a sponge, the gels being added each day to your vagina (each externally and internally), you’ll basically “preserve your sponge moist”, wholesome, and plump.
What’s Happening With the Odor Down There in Midlife?
After a girl will get her first interval, and all the way in which even previous menopause, a girl will get a odor that could be very explicit to that space of her physique. It’s NOT a odor of flowers, or strawberry! Sorry girls. Nope, it may well’t odor like fragrance. It smells like a vagina and is barely acidic. And sure, once we exercise, it’d odor like B.O. as a result of it’s truly the one different place on our physique (the folds between our legs and vulva) that has the identical kind of glands as our armpits do! It’s regular (even when we don’t prefer it!) Even when we don’t just like the odor, it’s NOT wholesome to wash inside your vagina (like with a douche). While you do that, you have an effect on your microbiota within the vaginal microbiome that protects us from infections. The ONLY protected spot to wash is the exterior vulva — NOT the within. The within is like an oven, and cleans the within itself. To scrub your vulva, ensure you are utilizing one thing clean that has NO detergent (search for SYNDET), consists of hyaluronic acid, and different good ingredients for your lady parts like Zenzsual cleanser has. Ensure you will not be over-cleaning and solely wash like 1-2 instances per day.
Hear, this and SO MUCH MORE (together with toys and strategies) is on the episode! You’ve gotta tune in and study what Dr. Sophia has to share with us.
About Dr. Sofia
Sofía Herrera Mendoza is a famend Venezuelan physician; specialist in gynecology, obstetrics, hysteroscopy, laser, and Private Coach. Along with medication, her ardour is schooling, which is why she has devoted to informing by way of conventional and various media. In 2017, she got here to the USA as a “Celeb Physician” within the data space by way of social networks. With personalities equivalent to Ingrid Matcher and María Marín, she maintains weekly data packages by way of completely different platforms.
With greater than 20 years of expertise, Dr. Herrera has been a pioneer in social networks, establishing open communication on points regarding girls’s complete well being. She is the creator of two Books: “Tu Cuerpo” and “Basta de Hacerte Pipí en Los Pantalones”, each Greatest Sellers in classes of latest releases on Amazon. She wrote them in an effort to alert and inform that they need to remember that information is the best device to forestall or deal with ailments early with larger success and a constructive affect on well being.
Her recommendation will also be obtained at “Your Intimate Well being”, the place along with Dr. Klara Senior, she is co-founder and essential speaker for the Zenzsual model.
Sofia Herrera wan to unfold her well being message for girls and adolescents in an effort to actually generate empowerment by way of the acutely aware transformation of wholesome habits.
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On this episode, you’ll study:
- Why we would expertise ache throughout intercourse in midlife
- Why correct lubrication and moisturizing is critical under the belt
- What it’s essential do to care for your self down there in midlife