Day 45 – Diary of a Wimpy Vagina

The Wimpy Vagina

Day 45

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It’s been a while…

For just over a week I’ve been doing a mixture of Hab-it workouts almost every day. Before that I was doing them once or twice  a week (mostly once, let’s be honest) and feeling like it was a waste of time because my vagina hadn’t had a miracle yet.

I was right.

No miracle.

Doing it once a week was, unsurprisingly, a waste of time. According to the instructions, that I completely ignored, 2-3 times per week was about right, with Lift and Holds/Quick Flicks scattered throughout every other day.

Of course, this makes sense; regular attendance to anything will bring results, especially exercise. Sigh.

With my sloppy vag exercises out of the way, I’d like to talk about constipation. If you’re eating your toast and don’t like poo-talk, put it down.

A while back I read something about constipation exacerbating pelvic floor issues, and that people with floppy pelvic areas should avoid straining at all costs. Reluctant poos are very rarely a problem for me, being the nervous freak that I am, so I hadn’t given it another thought until recently.

After a round of antibiotics, my bowel went on strike. Suddenly and painfully – think labour breathing. As I sat there, day after day, trying to squeeze one out, I started feeling like all of that work, my “extreme” and full week of pelvic exercises, coaxing my flaccid innards back into its shell, had been wasted. It seemed important to say “water your poos” otherwise you’re kind of screwing yourself and all of your efforts.

Needless to say, ladies, nothing has changed.

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Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Read more about Jessica and My Vagina's origin story.
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