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August 18, 2021

Causes of Sexual Pain & What To Do About It

with podcast guest

Bat Sheva Marcus


Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus is the founder and director of Maze Women’s Sexual Health, the largest independent women’s sexual health center in the US. A Licensed Clinical Social worker, with a master’s in public health, a master’s degree in social work, a master’s degree in Jewish studies, and a PhD in Human Sexuality, she has developed and overseen the treatment of thousands of women ranging in age from 18–81 over the past 20 years. Dr. Bat Sheva’s new book, Sex Points, is available now.

In this episode, Dr. Bat Sheva and I talk about my experience with painful sex when I was on the pill, the different types of sexual pain and what causes them, how she treats her patients with incredible success, what she learned from doing her PhD thesis on women’s use of vibrators, and so much more!


  • Differentiating between the three most common types of sexual pain
  • Why tight pelvic muscles are a key component of sexual pain conditions
  • How hormonal birth control can wreak havoc on your vagina
  • The most important thing to remember about sexual pain
  • When does vaginismus first show up?
  • Botox treatment for vaginismus
  • Why Dr. Bat Sheva believes it’s not enough to treat the body alone
  • Understanding that your sex life is responsive to other issues in your life
  • Using Dr. Bat Sheva’s sex point system to improve your sex life
  • What Dr. Bat Sheva found in her PhD research on women’s use of vibrators
  • Taking a practical approach to your sex life


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