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product recommendationsImprove your general sexual well being with these products for vaginismus and a variety of sexual issues

Our favorite products for mind, body and soul for pelvic health and orthopaedics for all.

A whole body approach is a must! These are things we recommend everyday, including products for Pilates and yoga, preconception, pregnancy support, postpartum recovery, pelvic health, general orthopedic conditions, and more - and for across a woman's full lifespan! And if you're local we stock many of them in our offices!

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Recommended Books


When Sex Seems Impossible by Peter Pacik, MD

Have fear and pain stopped you from having intercourse?
Are you unable to use tampons, or feel like they won't fit?
Do you physically withdraw or panic during gynecological exams?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be suffering from vaginismus, a condition that affects millions of women worldwide.

This book offers important medical information and first-person stories, including a new treatment option that has helped over ninety percent of my patients with severe vaginismus overcome this condition to go on to have pain-free, intimate relationships.

My treatment of vaginismus has put me in contact with patients from around the world and many different cultures. While each patient is unique, their stories evoke common themes-the shame of not being able to experience intercourse; guilt over lost relationships; a deep fear that their childbearing years will come and go. The stories shared by these women moved me deeply, and I felt their voices needed to be heard.

When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy provides medical information about this condition and how it can be overcome. Equally important, the book shares the personal experiences of several of my vaginismus patients. These women volunteered to tell their stories in an effort to let their sister sufferers know that they are not alone, and do not need to suffer in silence. I admire them more than I can say.

Testimonials from Patients of Dr. Pacik for the Treatment of Vaginismus:

It has been three weeks and two days since my procedure. I was finally able to achieve intercourse tonight (full penetration)! I have learned so much about myself and my body since the procedure. I woulld highly recommend this treatment to anyone who suffers from vaginismus."

I feel like I have a real marriage now. I feel triumphant!"

Today we finally made love. It was actually incredible. I finally got to connect with him on this amazing level."

Beating Endo by Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD and Amy Stein, DPT

From two of the world’s leading experts in endometriosis comes an essential, first-of-its kind book that unwraps the mystery of the disease and gives women the tools they need to reclaim their lives from it. 

Approximately one out of every 10 women has endometriosis, an inflammatory disease that causes chronic pain, limits life’s activities, and may lead to infertility. Despite the disease’s  prevalence, the average woman may suffer for a decade or more before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Once she does, she’s often given little more than a prescription for pain killers and a referral for the wrong kind of surgery. Beating Endo arms women with what has long been missing—even within the medical community—namely, cutting-edge knowledge of how the disease works and what the endo sufferer can do to take charge of her fight against it.

Leading gynecologist and endometriosis specialist Dr. Iris Kerin Orbuch and world-renowned pelvic pain specialist and physical therapist Dr. Amy Stein have long partnered with each other and with other healthcare practitioners to address the disease’s host of co-existing conditions—which can include pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, gastrointestinal ailments, painful bladder syndrome, central nervous system sensitization—through a whole-mind/whole-body approach.

Now, Beating Endo formalizes the multimodal program they developed, offering readers an anti-inflammatory lifestyle protocol that incorporates physical therapy, nutrition, mindfulness, and environment to systematically addresses each of the disease’s co-conditions on an ongoing basis up to and following excision surgery. This is the program that has achieved successful outcomes for their patients; it is the program that works to restore health, vitality, and quality of life to women with endo.

No more “misdiagnosis roulette” and no more limits on women’s lives: Beating Endo puts the tools of renewed health in the hands of those whose health is at risk.

Personal Lubricants


Good Clean Love

Backed by more than 100 years of expertise

We pride ourselves on leading the industry with the most innovative and scientifically advanced Bio-Match® product formulations for vaginal care. Our Scientific Advisory Board supports our mission to be a trusted and approved brand for the many medical communities we serve.

Experience our wonderful products for yourself:

  • Almost Naked® Organic Personal Lubricant - Our certified organic, water-based lubricant is pH-balanced while helping you enhance your love life naturally. Made with aloe vera and infused with lemon and vanilla for a light flavor, our organic formula provides long-lasting glide without irritating chemicals or sticky cleanup.
  • BioNourish™ Ultra Moisturizing Vaginal Gel with Hyaluronic Acid - Nearly one in five women ages 18 to 50 experience vaginal dryness. It's not just a symptom of menopause. Dryness, and associated discomfort or unnatural odor, has a wide variety of causes and ranges from occasional mild symptoms to chronic irritation and atrophy.
  • Restore® Moisturizing Vaginal Gel - This pH-balanced and moisturizing gel may help eliminate feminine odor and relieves vaginal dryness and discomfort. Restore® promotes the maintenance of healthy vaginal flora by mimicking the body’s natural pH levels, salt balance and lactic acid produced by proven, beneficial lactobacilli.
  • BioNude™ Ultra Sensitive Personal Lubricant - Some bodies are naturally more sensitive than others, which is why we offer BioNude™ Ultra Sensitive Personal Lubricant. This water-based personal lubricant is made with hydroxyethylcellulose, a plant-based material shown to be hypoallergenic.

Use the code FEMINA at checkout to receive 20% off the entire Good Clean Love product line!

Damiva Mae | Vaginal Moisturizer

Who gets vaginal dryness?

Women can have vaginal dryness for a variety of reasons and at any age. Dryness is most common after menopause due to the loss of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.

Vaginal dryness occurs due to hormonal changes after menstruation, pregnancy, breast feeding, peri-menopause and menopause. It can also occur as a side-effect of taking certain medications, such as birth control, acne meds, antidepressants, antihistamines and fertility treatments.

  • Mae is a 100% natural, body-friendly vaginal suppository used to moisturize the vagina from the inside.
  • Mae is made for women experiencing vaginal dryness and designed for long-term usage.
  • Each package of Mae comes with 10 individually wrapped suppositories.

Is Mae natural?

Mae's all-natural formulation contains no water or alcohol, both of which dehydrate the delicate mucous membrane of the vagina over time. Instead, Mae contains emollient plant butters for silky lubrication. As Mae has no water, there is no need to add harmful chemical preservatives. Mae has a shelf-life of 5 years based on extensive laboratory studies.

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Is Mae safe to use with condoms?

Mae is not safe with latex condoms. Non-latex condoms are available at your local drugstore.

How long do I need to use Mae?

Mae takes a few weeks for most women to obtain results. However Mae’s all natural composition makes it suitable for long-term use.

Is Mae tested on animals?

No. Mae is vegan and cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny and PETA.

Does Mae have any preservatives?

No, Mae does not have any chemical preservatives.

We named our heroine product Mae because of all the Maes who inspire us such as Mae Jameson and Mae West. We especially love Mae West’s cheeky humor! Did you know that she was arrested for writing a Broadway play, Sex, in 1927? We salute all the Maes in our lives.

Click here and use code FEMINAPT to get 10% off your own supply of Mae and start enjoying sex again!
Damiva Cleo | CBD Labial Balm

100% natural CBD labial balm

Who gets labial skin dryness?

Although loss of labial skin moisture is most common among women who are menopausal (i.e. have not had a period for 12 months), it can affect younger women. Labial skin dryness occurs due to hormonal changes after menstruation, postpartum, during breast feeding or during peri-menopause (typically ages 40 to 50) or as a side-effect of taking certain medications, such as oral contraceptives, antidepressants, and antihistamines.

  • Cleo CBD is a 100% natural CBD labial balm with dermabiotic qualities. This means that Cleo is chemical-free and water-free and helps maintain and restore your skin's natural flora.
  • Cleo soothes and provides topical relief. This unique formulation has approximately 15 times (!!!) the average CBD content of other topical creams so get ready for major relaxation.
  • Cleo is packaged in discrete and sanitary sachets that are perfect to use at home or pack in your car or purse.
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Because Cleo is 100% natural, the consistency changes in different temperatures.

For a balm-like texture, just place your Cleo sachets in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes.

For a serum-like texture, warm Cleo up in your hands or a warm place for 1-2 minutes.

Cleo is available in packs of 15 or 30 sachets, each with 3 ml of product.

Cleo was inspired by Cleopatra. Did you know Cleopatra with the inventor of lip balm?

Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of Egypt who, to solidify her throne, made lovers’ pacts with two of Rome’s most powerful political leaders – Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. She also was a scientist, who wrote many treatises and invented cosmetics, including the world’s first lip balm. We named Cleo – the world’s first labial moisturizer – as a tribute to her strength and intellect.

Click here and use code FEMINAPT to get 10% off your own supply of Cleo and experience its soothing effects on your lady parts!
Yes Yes Yes Personal Lubricant

YES® WB is a water-based personal lubricant which feels natural, intensely hydrating, and gentle. Certified organic and pH matched, YES® WB provides safe lubrication for intimacy alone or with a partner.

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Testimonial by M.N., age 28

A personal journey and testimonial from one of my patients:

I was diagnosed with vaginismus 4 years ago. I never heard of such medical condition until after I got married. At first my husband and I didn't know what to do, we didn't know what the issues were or how to overcome it. Being born and raised in Armenia and being Christian I wasn't that open about talking to sex with others and so it wasn't easy to seek help. But eventually I went to an Ob-Gyn and luckily she knew about the medical condition (not many doctors know). She referred me to a physical therapist and I couldn't believe it and thought it's something I can handle myself. I ordered a kit from vaginismus.com and started practicing with dilators. There was some small progress but wasn't much helpful.

Read more: Testimonial by M.N., age 28

Testimonial by M.M.

A personal journey and testimonial from one of my patients:

My husband and I were married for 5 years before we were able to have intercourse due to my vaginismus. There was nothing traumatic in my past but for some reason, even though I wanted sex, I mentally avoided "that area" of my body and didn't even admit to myself that there was a problem for a long time, even though I was never able to put tampons in. Once I finally opened my eyes up to the fact that I had a problem, I had a surgery that was supposed to fix the issue.

Read more: Testimonial by M.M.

Testimonial by Jackie W.

I was in multiple car accidents a decade ago, and I have been to many physical therapists through the years without success. They found the root of my lower back pain problems and after nearly a decade of barely being able to walk I finally can again without pain. They are also the best pelvic floor pts and the only ones who found the connection between my pelvic floor and lower back problems. If you need help with physical pain, they are your answer.

-- Jackie W., 1/19/17 via Yelp!

Testimonial by S.S., age 54

Heather is the best! I saw her today for terrible hip/groin pain. I was so impressed with the safety measures in place and felt completely safe . Thanks for the healing hands.

S.S., age 54

Testimonial by Rosanna R., age 35

Heather has affected my life in the MOST POSITIVE way and I am forever grateful. My husband refers to her as the "sex doctor" so you can only imagine how happy he is with my therapy outcome.

After the birth of my son I suffered from "Vaginismus", however, at the time I just thought I was broken. My "broken vagina" affected me physically but it was an emotional struggle as well. Many women in my life also suffered with pain from sex after their babies were born so I knew I wasn't alone. They told me they "just got used to it" but I couldn't see myself living that way.

Sex wasn't just painful, it was literally impossible - IT DIDNT FIT!

Read more: Testimonial by Rosanna R.,...

Testimonial by A.M.

Months after giving birth, it was difficult for me to go from a sitting or lying position up to a full standing position without feeling that I had to remain hunched over until a bit of time had passed to get fully upright. However, after taking Heather’s course, I learned exercises to get my body back to normal. She also showed me correct ways to lift and carry my son as well as put him in/take him out of the carseat and stroller. This class was really beneficial and Heather is a wonderful teacher who made me feel very comfortable.

-- A.M.

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