I am soooo happy to see this thread. I feel like postpartum sexuality is something that no one is talking about, I felt completely alone and there wasn't any information out there to help.
I felt horrible pain during intercourse. I would describe it as traumatic. I was convinced that my sex life was over forever. In an attempt to find out what was happening with other women I started a survey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...ISmnYuSQ_3d_3d
Feel free to participate if you wish. So far I have discovered that close to 80% of women are experiencing painful intercourse after giving birth and close to 50% of couples aren't having sex at all for years in some cases.
I discovered that my pain was caused by scar tissue and I went to a Sexological Bodyworker who literally wiped the scars away. I couldn't believe it. I had major keloid scars that are now pretty much gone. I also used castor oil and that helped break up the collagen. I am so passionate about this that I want to do more research.
I am also a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, so I have started a study to help women postpartum. If anyone is in the LA area and would like to participate, you will get all of your session work for free. I want to see how much of painful intercourse is related to hormones, pelvic floor health, and scar tissue. There is also an emotional element I am sure, during my sessions I cried a lot as the intensity of the birth was released.
Here are 7 steps that I put together to help myself:
Fitness and Nutrition (Lots of Kegels and MSM)
Hormones (My DR. checked my hormones and gave me supplements to help things out)
Emotional Clearing (Releasing the physical trauma and emotion from my body)
Understanding my Body (learning as much as i could about scar tissue and my own anatomy)
Healing the Physical Scars (recieving bodywork sessions to work on the scar tissue)
Sexual Education (making sure that my partner was educated, and learning about different personal lubricants and other stuff that would work, as well as doing things that didn't necessarily involve penetration sex)
Effective Communication (making sure I knew how to communicate with my partner about what I was experiencing, as well as with my bodyworker, midwives and doctor)
Good luck to everyone, and I look forward to continued conversation and shedding the light on this topic that has been in the dark for far too long.
Question: What exactly does the Silver Nitrate do?