Recently I was discussing the impact of hormonal changes with a patient in my clinical practice named Theresa, who had been experiencing vaginal dryness because she was on the oral contraceptive pill. This alone led to painful sex for her which in turn led to low sexual desire. She loved her partner Mark, was sexually attracted to him, and was happy in their relationship, but the sexual frequency was diminishing.

They used to have so much fun especially engaging in anal play and using sex toys like dildos and strap-ons. But the only thing she felt like strapping on these days was a chastity belt, she said. Sex was so painful she did everything to avoid it. It had been months since they had had sex.

According to a 2015 Globe and Mail survey of approximately 10,000 respondents, although 75.9 % of respondents reported being satisfied in their relationship, 51.2% were dissatisfied with their sex lives. There are many reasons people are unhappy in their sex lives from painful sex to body image, gender identity issues, medical conditions and more.

Many people do not know how to deal with the sexual dissatisfaction in their relationship in part because they don’t know the reason that underlies the problem. In this way, Theresa was fortunate because she knew the reason for her problem was vaginal dryness a direct result of the oral contraceptive pill, which she did not wish to discontinue at this time.

When I explained to Theresa that vaginal dryness was a common side effect of the oral contraceptive pill, not to mention low sexual desire, she was relieved.  When I explained that a personal moisturizer was in order, she was happy to know something could be done about it.

I suggested she use RepaGyn an ovule that is inserted into the vagina and she seemed astounded! She said, “you want me to put the treatment into my vagina?” Yes, I responded. The vitamin E will keep your tissues healthy and the hyaluronic acid will help to repair tissues.  Still a bit stunned, she said, “my vagina doesn’t swallow.”

Trying to maintain composure as best as I could, I took a big gulp and retorted, you are correct, your vagina does not swallow,  “your vagina absorbs.”  It will absorb the RepaGyn ingredients which will help to  make your vaginal tissues healthy and moist once again.  She was able to swallow the information and after two months was right where she wanted to be….back to the bedroom with Mark.





Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.

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