54 min

When sex hurts (and what to do about it) with holistic physiotherapist and women\'s health educator Ashleigh Mason Off The Record

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In this week’s episode, I am joined by holistic physiotherapist and women’s health educator Ashleigh Mason to talk about the taboo topic of painful sex. Ashleigh has a special interest in trauma-informed women\'s health and has her own lived experience with chronic pain and painful sex. By sharing this conversation, we hope that you can feel safe and comfortable in reaching out for support should painful sex be something that is impacting your life. We discuss 
Ashleigh’s own story with chronic pain and painful sex (3:45)What is pain? And is all pain bad? (10:15) How common is sexual pain? (12:40)Common conditions that cause pain during sex and the treatment options available for these (16:25)Trauma-informed pain (20:30)The mental and emotional impact of painful sex (29:30)How to talk to your partner about your condition (31:00)Dealing with invalidation from health professionals and what to do about it (35:30)Dealing with the shame associated with sexual pain (39:40)How to begin seeking help if you are experiencing sexual pain (46:50)
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

In this week’s episode, I am joined by holistic physiotherapist and women’s health educator Ashleigh Mason to talk about the taboo topic of painful sex. Ashleigh has a special interest in trauma-informed women\'s health and has her own lived experience with chronic pain and painful sex. By sharing this conversation, we hope that you can feel safe and comfortable in reaching out for support should painful sex be something that is impacting your life. We discuss 
Ashleigh’s own story with chronic pain and painful sex (3:45)What is pain? And is all pain bad? (10:15) How common is sexual pain? (12:40)Common conditions that cause pain during sex and the treatment options available for these (16:25)Trauma-informed pain (20:30)The mental and emotional impact of painful sex (29:30)How to talk to your partner about your condition (31:00)Dealing with invalidation from health professionals and what to do about it (35:30)Dealing with the shame associated with sexual pain (39:40)How to begin seeking help if you are experiencing sexual pain (46:50)
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

54 min