No beating around the bush

what a big bush

It’s not a biology lesson I just want to be clear on what’s what. Vagina is the tube inside. Vulva is everything outside you can see, inner, outer lips (labia), clitoris and the opening of the vagina.

Vulvovaginal atrophy, sound familiar? 1 in 3 of us suffer with this but rarely talked about. Falling oestrogen stops the vulva, vagina and urinary tract from being supple and lubricated, which can result in soreness. Leading to discomfort during activities such as cycling, running, even wearing fitted clothing, during sex and so on. I’ve posted on this topic before, however I feel it’s super important as it’s so common.

Don’t be shy your gynaecologist has seen all shapes and sizes. I told mine thank goodness for her and others like her. I’d never want to do the job even though I’m fascinated with women’s health.


Oestrogen creams can be used which are inserted into the vagina. Lubricants are also available. See your doctor for best advice.

UTIs (urinary tract infections)

I suspect under reported and under diagnosed. There are oestrogen receptors along the urinary tract. Muscles become weaker, tissue becomes thinner making it susceptible to tearing and shrinkage.


  • Needing to pee urgently
  • Pain and or burning when peeing
  • Cloudy or blood in your urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Temperature

Pelvic floors can help, we all know. Those who did your pelvic floors years ago and continue to give yourself a pat on the back. By the way there are specialist physios. If you’re in need I strongly recommend going via your medical professional or GP. Don’t self treat.


The Emsella chair is a breakthrough pelvic floor treatment. Each session is equivalent to doing 11000 pelvic floor exercises but without the hard work. You sit there for 28 minutes!

Lastly we have to give a shout out to all those women who are marching forward in this space for us. Men have been in the fore front for many years and women’s health unfortunately has taken a back seat regarding science. Let’s take Viagra. No more needs to be said. If perimenopause and menopause was a male topic I’m almost certain more funding would have been made available. Just saying….(I love men)

I’ve yet to try the Emsella chair!

One response to “No beating around the bush”

  1. Joolz avatar

    Reading your last blog realised I really don’t know my own body, and how it all works. The Emseller Chair sounds very interesting.

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