Sex Education – Bartholin Glands and Cysts

What are the Bartholin glands?

The Bartholin glands are two small organs under the skin in a woman’s genital area. They are on either side of the folds of skin (labia) that surround the vaginaand urethra. Most of the time, you can’t feel or see these glands.

The Bartholin glands make a small amount of fluid that moistens the outer genital area, or vulva. This fluid comes out of two tiny tubes next to the opening of the vagina. These tubes are called Bartholin ducts.

What are Bartholin gland cysts?

If a Bartholin duct gets blocked, fluid builds up in the gland. The blocked gland is called a Bartholin gland cyst. (Sometimes it’s called a Bartholin duct cyst.) These cysts can range in size from a pea to a large marble. They usually grow slowly. If the Bartholin gland or duct gets infected, it’s called a Bartholin gland abscess.

Bartholin gland cysts are often small and painless. Some go away without treatment. But if you have symptoms, you might want treatment. If the cyst is infected, you will need treatment.

What causes a Bartholin gland cyst?

Things like an infection, thick mucus, or swelling can block a Bartholin gland duct and cause a cyst. The cyst can get bigger after sex, because the glands make more fluid during sex.

Infected Bartholin cysts are sometimes caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You can lower your risk of STIs by using a condom when you have sex.

What are the symptoms?

You may not have any symptoms if the Bartholin gland cyst is small. But a large cyst or an infected cyst (abscess) can cause symptoms.

Symptoms of a cyst that is not infected include:

  • A painless lump in the vulva area.
  • Redness or swelling in the vulva area.
  • Discomfort when you walk, sit, or have sex.

Symptoms of an infected cyst include:

  • Pain that gets worse and makes it hard to walk, sit, or move around.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Swelling in the vulva area.
  • Drainage from the cyst.

How are Bartholin gland cysts diagnosed?

You may find a Bartholin gland cyst on your own, or your doctor may notice it during a physical examination. Unless it is causing symptoms, you may not know you have one.

An abscess is diagnosed based on signs of infection, such as fever or swelling, and pain in the vulva area.

In some cases, especially if you are older, your doctor may remove the cyst to make sure that it isn’t cancer or another problem.

How are they treated?

Some Bartholin gland cysts go away without treatment. You can take a non-prescription pain medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin, for example) to relieve pain. To help healing, soak the area in a shallow, warm bath, or a sitz bath. Don’t have sex while a Bartholin cyst is healing.

If the cyst is infected, it may break open and start to heal on its own after 3 to 4 days. But if the cyst is painful, your doctor may drain it. You may also need to take antibiotics to treat the infection.

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Information from Alberta Health Canada

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Health Benefits of an Orgasm a Day

It has been awhile since I have written a Blog post and today after many discussions in the past few weeks I wanted to add a Blog post on Health Benefits of an Orgasm a Day through Sex and / or Masturbation.

I added the and/or Masturbation as I have experienced that many people here in Vancouver, BC, Canada are very busy with their lives, family, work etc, etc that masturbation or ‘quickies’ are more and more popular as many of us do not have the time or energy to have a good long Sex Session with our partner or loved ones.

Therefore this Blog post is a quick reference for you to view the Health Benefits of a Daily Orgasm!!!

1. Keeps the Immune System running smoothly. A health orgasm helps stimulate the blood flow and fight off viruses etc.  An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away!!!

2. Helps to strengthen the Pelvic Muscle therefore supports a Bladder.  A good orgasm a day helps protect against Bladder Controll Issues as when the muscles contract during an orgasm it helps build up the PVC muscle which supports the Bladder!!

3. Helps boost Libido and keeps you looking sexy, fresh and youthful.  An orgasm helps stimulate positive energy towards the world in general via your natural glow.

4. Helps with Female Monthly periods as the contractions from good Orgasms help the blood to become released from the body faster and helps reduce pain during our Time of the Month.

5. A good Orgasm can help you sleep better and everyone needs a good sleep.

6.  Last a good Orgasm can Ease Stress and Anxiety which is 100% better than taking medication for Depression, Anxiety etc and it is the one main reason why I love a daily routine of an Orgasm a Day keeps me Health!!!

So enjoy the Summer and remember to have an Orgasm a Day!!!

If you want to learn more about techniques to achieve stronger Orgasms – I offer SEX ED Seminars for women and couples just email me at laskamaria@yahoo.ca or text me at 604-6577840 for details and prices.

An Orgasm a Day can ROCK your WORLD

An Orgasm a Day can ROCK your WORLD