Every woman deserves to feel great, confident and beautiful.
One of the many reasons that makes Sex & The City a great success is how the series is cleverly built around 4 bold beautiful women who confidently talk about their sex lives in such a fun way that almost every woman in the entire world can relate to. While sex remains as one of the uncomfortable topics to discuss, today I’d like to break the ice and bring to light a condition called vaginismus &/or dyspareunia (painful intercourse).
Just because this is not a topic widely talked about, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exists. Vaginismus is an ‘involuntary vaginal muscle spasm’ condition, where women feel pain whenever there is penetration or insertion i.e. a tampon. Yet, this doesn’t mean they are not interested in sexual activities with their partners.
There are many causes that can contribute to this psychological situation such as conservative moral education, negative views towards the idea of sex, self-consciousness about body image, bad experience with UTI, etcetera. Most patients suffered in silence before seeking help a lot later in life. This doesn’t have to be the case.
The good news is that if your situation is related to fear or stress, it can be treated at the privacy of your own home by doing Kegel exercises - Squeeze the muscles used to stop urine flow, hold for 6 seconds, then relax. Repeat as many times a day, anytime as you like.
Few days later, try inserting 1 finger while doing the exercise and slowly work your way up to 3. Make sure to clip your fingernails! Having a lubricant in hand will come in very handy because usually pain occurs when vaginal lubrication decreases. Remember: there is no need to be shy with yourself.
I’ve heard of a story where Virginia* bought some lubricants online because she thought it’d be embarrassing to purchase them at a store. As a result, she ended up at a gynecologist due to itchiness and severe inflammation. Low-quality products can cause burning sensation after the romantic moment, so don’t play play!
If you are unsure of the best lubricant in the market to buy (whether you have vaginismus / dyspareunia or not), allow me to introduce the No. 1 female lubricant recommended by Cosmopolitan HK: Smile Makers!
Made with the safest ingredients for your most sensitive part, a bottle of Smile Maker is nothing but pure. All ingredients used are as pure as those in the hospital, which makes it an extremely safe product. Paraben free and fragrance free, it contains zero harmful chemicals, which may lead to potential risks for your reproduction organ, unlike majority of competitors’ products in the market.
Smile Makers is also the only brand to use 2 premium ingredients in female lubricants that are usually only used in luxury skin care products such as Shiseido and Guerlain, namely Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (DPG) and Methyl Propanediol, which are imported all the way from France and Japan.
From left to right (liquid to gel, thickness from low to high):
- Little Light Liquid (as light as a feather, this lubricant is formulated for a natural sensation).
- Stay Silky Serum (silky and soft, this soothing lubricant instantly nourishes for a smoother, velvety feel).
- Generous Gel (rich and luxuriously textured, this ultra-sensational lubricant provides the right amount of cushioning).
Texture and sensation: The natural and pure ingredients allow you to put Smile Makers even on your face (if you like). No more greasiness, stickiness, or annoying fruity smell!.
P.S. The same designer who designed SKII bottles, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci perfumes, created these bottles!
With only RM59, now every single Malaysian woman can afford a luxury ‘skin care’ product for her sweet spot. This whole range of pretty pastel collection is available at Smile Makers’s website; Lazada or any Watsons stores.
This post is sponsored by Smile Makers, a brand inspired by the belief that beauty starts with a smile – when you’re smiling on the inside, you smiling in the outside – and nothing is more gorgeous than that.