It’s official, spring has sprung. And with all that extra Vitamin D bouncing around, it’s no secret bunnies aren’t the only ones emerging from a long winter and finding extra time for their mate.


Warmer temperatures tend to bring out the sex drive in humans. Ever wondered why? Vitamin D, and its long-distance cousin, serotonin, are key ingredients to this mood-boosting sex drive and increased energy levels. Sunlight carries these elements into our bodies and – boom – you find yourself suddenly in the mood.


Of course, sex is only fun if it’s not painful. According to a large survey conducted in the U.K. and published in the BLOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it found that nearly one in 10 women reported experiencing painful sex. There are many conditions that can cause painful sex, including little to no lubrication, tense pelvic floor muscles or sensitive nerves, to name a few. Another statistic from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that three out of four women experience pain during sex at some point in their lifetime. Countless women muddle through the pain because they are simply unaware that there is an alternative.


Like so many people, you may be asking yourself, “But can’t I just eat healthy and exercise my way through this?” And the long and short of it is yes. And no. Food certainly affects the pH levels of our lady parts. Maintaining a healthy vagina means we need to be more cautious of what we put in our bodies. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, yogurt with live and active cultures, and plenty of water, are a great place to start. This also ensures that healthy bacteria can stick around to keep any infections at bay.


Exercise is always a great choice. Anything to get that blood pumping and heart rate up is sure to bring strength to any part of your body. Many women who experience painful sex might have a pelvic floor issue. Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that stretches from your pubic bone to your tailbone. Not only does it control your bladder and bowel, it is what relaxes to allow for penetration. Some pelvic floor exercises can be done to help strengthen these muscle groups. Check out this website to find some common exercises you can do.

Even with all the diet and exercise in the world, it can still leave women experiencing painful sex. The good news is there is an even better way to achieve desired results.


If you find yourself desiring to give in to the warmer temperatures, but painful sex is keeping you back, consider an alternative.

Dr. Natalie Drake recommends a combination of a physical therapist designed exercise program (see above link) with a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment. At Practice Happiness, Dr. Drake specializes in the treatment of female sexual disorder using vaginal rejuvenation with the latest natural, non-surgical technology called ThermiVa. This process uses temperature-controlled radio frequency to tighten skin, encourage collagen production, increase vaginal moisture and lubrication and improve sexual function. The list does not stop there. Fortunately, ThermiVa is not a laser so it does not bore holes in the vaginal mucosa so anesthesia, painful discharge and having to abstain from sexual activity like many other rejuvenation procedures is not necessary. ThermiVa not only helps with painful sex, but also urinary incontinence due to aging, childbirth and menopause.

Don’t let painful sex keep you from enjoying the benefits of warmer temperatures. Contact our offices today at (281) 402-3268 to schedule your private consultation and see if ThermiVa is right for you.