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Painful Intercourse

Painful Intercourse: An article to help doctors make the right diagnosis This article was written by our clinical head, Dr Elna Rudolph, and was published in Nociceptive Views. It is intended to help doctors make the right diagnosis and offer…
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Botox Injections for Sexual Pain, Vaginismus and Vulvodynia

Botox has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for sexual pain, vaginismus and more recently also for vulvodynia.   Depending on the diagnosis and cause of the pain, it is used in conjunction with various other medical treatments,…

My Broken Vajayjay

Painful intercourse is one of the most common conditions I treat. Each patient has a unique journey and a special story. Jo was one of those who had a unique story and she was kind enough to share it with us… Dr Elna Rudolph Clinical Head…
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New MSH Silicone Dilators – a breakthrough in treating painful intercourse

About the new MSH Silicone Dilators This product is our pride and joy because it has helped so many couples to have pain-free intercourse. They have been custom made here in South Africa, according to the needs of the thousands of individuals…
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LOCALISED PROVOKED VULVAR PAIN (Vestibulodynia)

Localised provoked vulvar pain (vestibulodynia) is a term used to describe pain upon penetration of the vagina. There is also tenderness to touch around the vaginal opening (vestibule) during physical examination. It occurs in women of all…
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Sex Q & A with Dr. Elna Rudolph

Dr. Elna Rudolph answers a few questions about sex. My partner wants to try anal sex more often, but I don’t enjoy it. I’m worried that if I don’t do it, he will feel unfulfilled… There are certain no-no’s when it comes to sex…
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VAGINISMUS

What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is vaginal tightness causing discomfort, burning, pain, penetration problems, or complete inability to have intercourse. Depending on the intensity, Vaginismus symptoms range from minor burning sensations…
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Love Coach: The Sex Doctor Will See You Now

By Dr. Elna Rudolph, published in Women's Health Magazine, December 2014. WH's resident sex doc shares four of her actual cases with advice so real and raunchy, you'll want to try it tonight! Read the full article here.
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Seer Seks

Die navorsing wys dat soveel as een uit vyf vroue sukkel met pyn tydens seks.  In my praktyk vind ek dat meer en meer vroue daarvan kla en kom aanklop vir hulp. Ek werk al 'n geruime tyd saam met Dr. Elna Rudolph en die res van haar…
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Eager Beaver

By Nichi Hodgson, Originally published in Women's Health Magazine, 2015. Edited by Dr. Elna Rudolph. Things we love about vaginas: they have more names than Snoop Dogg. People have written poems, songs and plays about them, and in our…
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Sex and Pain

Many women who complain about low libidos actually experience pain during sex, according to Dr Elna Rudolph, head of the multi-disciplinary team at My Sexual Health in Pretoria. "When it comes to sex, some medical practitioners feel out…
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The ins and outs of a sexologist

When people find out that I’m a “sex doctor”, it is either a great conversation starter or the ultimate convo killer. Yes, I’m a sex therapist – but I’m also a qualified medical doctor. Some think I watch people have sex, others…