Painless, Fearless Sex after Menopause: Overcoming Vaginal Atrophy and Secondary Vaginismus by Sophie Germaine is a guide to recovering the use of the post-menopausal, atrophied vagina with vaginismus to achieving normal, painless, complete, penetrative intercourse. This book is for post-menopausal women for whom penetrative vaginal sex is painful, difficult or impossible, who may been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy, and who very likely have an underactive or unused vagina, whether because of painful sex, or life factors, such as widowhood, illness or celibacy. This is for women past menopause who enjoyed normal, pain-free sex before menopause, and want to be able to have sex again, easily, without pain and without fear.
The author, Sophie Germaine, is a holistic health counselor. This is her personal story of how she discovered — the hard way— that at the age of 55, she could no longer have sex, due to vaginal atrophy and post-menopausal secondary vaginismus, and how she successfully overcame the condition to be able to have fulfilling, enjoyable, painless, penetrative, vaginal intercourse. She tells exactly what she did, how she did it, and how soon after starting her program she was able to have intercourse easily and pleasurably. She also talks about what to do after intervals of discontinuing the program or celibacy. She describes in explicit detail her inexpensive, self-paced program, practiced in the privacy of her own home. For her, lubrication and prescribed vaginal estrogen suppositories were not enough to overcome painful vaginismus, but expensive surgery and medical treatments were completely unnecessary. Oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was not used.
By using the principles detailed in this book, a woman and her partner might be enjoying a satisfying sexual relationship again in as little as 2 weeks. The author estimates the normal recovery program, done as she describes, is anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks. Others’ results may vary. This book is meant to save you time and eliminate the need for a possibly embarrassing, and likely unhelpful, conversation with a doctor on exactly how to rehabilitate an atrophied vagina which can no longer be penetrated. The old adage “use it or lose it” is true. But how can you get it back if you can’t use it? Find out in this book.
Disclaimer: The material in this book is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided should never be applied in case of any injury, infection or disease of the vagina. Your physician or other qualified health care provider should always be consulted first regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.
Please note: This book is NOT for women who experience painful sex due to urogenital infection, injury or disease. It is NOT for women with life-long chronic pelvic pain or a long-term inability to have penetrative vaginal intercourse which began before menopause (primary vaginismus). It is NOT for women with psychologically or emotionally caused vaginismus or for women who have always been afraid of sex, or for whom sex has always been painful. This is NOT about boosting libido. It is NOT for pre-menopausal women who simply have painful se