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Supporting Women in Africa

Soul Source recently donated dilators to the Women Like Us Foundation and Elizabeth Makous, a pelvic floor PT. Together, they have teamed up to help women in Kenya, Africa overcome the pelvic pain and incontinence problems caused by female genital mutilation (FGM) and other trauma. Makous, who reached out to the global nonprofit to create a program after treating one of these victims in California, now extends her generous efforts to many others abroad. “When I was able to help her overcome the physical pain caused by FGM, I knew I was supposed to help more of these precious innocent...

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The Anatomy of a Hot Flash

Although you might know some lucky soul who went through menopause never experiencing one single hot flash, it's more likely that you know more who are well acquainted with these heat surges that are the hallmark of menopause. Indeed, hot flashes affect between 75 percent and 80 percent of U.S. women.

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Supporting Physical Therapy Training in Africa

Soul Source recently made a five-year commitment to donate dilators to the Kenyan Medical Training College in Nairobi, Kenya. They will be used to help instruct the region’s physical therapists on how to evaluate and treat pelvic floor dysfunction, an area of extreme need in Kenya. Soul Source is donating the dilators through the Jackson Clinics Foundation (JCF) program called Teach and Treat, a charity that works to train physical therapy professionals in Ethiopia and Kenya, and to improve the standard of care to those communities. They also strive to train advanced-level physical therapy practitioners and faculty who can lead...

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An Intimacy Game Changer for Relieving Painful Sex

An estimated 75% of women have experienced painful sex. Painful intercourse, termed deep dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh), is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs during deep penetrative intercourse. Painful sex can negatively impact a woman’s relationships, intimacy with her partner, and overall sexual self-confidence, as well as enjoyment of sex. A new product designed by a deep dyspareunia patient seeks to relieve the pain from deep penetration. The Ohnut Protector Ring is the first intimate wearable that allows the user to adjust the depth of penetration. Inspired by doughnut rings, the Ohnut features stackable, interlocking rings that can be...

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What is Lubricant Osmolality and How Can It Affect Vaginal Tissue?

Soul Source now carries a new personal lubricant, BioNude by Good Clean Love. It’s an all-natural, unflavored water-based lubricant that is iso-osmolar, meaning its osmolality is the same as vaginal tissue. So, what is osmolality? Personal lubricants come in a variety of options, from silicone-based and oil-based, to water-based, and hybrids of any and all of these. But depending on their chemical makeup, lubricants can also have varying levels of what scientists call osmolality.  Osmolality measures the concentration of dissolved particles per unit of water. The osmolality of a lubricant is important because the epithelial skin layer or the body’s...

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