Addressing Female Sexual Health and Incontinence

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The hormonal shifts that occur during menopause are responsible for more than hot flashes, mood swings and the end of periods—they’re also one of the primary reasons for sexual health related issues and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Women often feel embarrassed or ashamed discussing these types of issues with their partner or doctor. Silk’n, a global leader in home-use medical aesthetic devices for over a decade, has recently launched Tightra, a feminine wellness device which significantly improves symptoms associated with both vaginal dryness and laxity, and SUI symptoms. 

“After menopause, the body’s production of estrogen decreases, which contributes to collagen’s ability to provide support for the pelvis”, says Dr. Jessica Shepherd a Board-Certified OB/GYN and women’s health expert. “The tissue in the vaginal area and the bladder region loses tone and elasticity, which can decrease the body’s ability to keep things functioning as they once did. Women with vaginal laxity can be uncomfortable with vaginal appearance or may experience reduced sensation during sexual activity. This lack of intimacy can affect relationships and self-esteem. This decrease in estrogen is a normal physiologic happening that can occur. When these symptoms begin to impact quality of life, that’s when we look to provide solutions.” 

Health Canada cleared, Tightra is the first and only home-use device that utilizes Radio Frequency (RF) energy to increase blood flow and boost elastin and collagen production in weakened pelvic floor muscles. Tightra stimulates the cells, resulting in enhanced natural lubrication, increased sensation, and improved external appearance, helping to improve overall sexual function. Tightra’s revolutionary RF technology was designed to strengthen the vulvovaginal tissue which can improve sexual pleasure and overall well-being.

In terms of stress urinary incontinence, around 35% of adult women in Canada, experience symptoms which can include everything from mild leakage while laughing, sneezing, coughing, or running to urge incontinence, an acute need to urinate immediately. SUI can also be a sex saboteur, causing reduced intimacy. 

While many women simply accept these changes as a normal part of aging and menopause, it doesn’t have to be. Tightra offers women the option of pursuing an effective solution in the privacy of their own home. All it takes are two 20-minute sessions a week for four weeks. Best of all? The treatment requires no recovery time, and all regular activities can be resumed immediately.

Dr. Shepherd has been speaking to her patients and the public about the importance of voicing women’s health issues for over ten years. Intimacy issues and urinary leakage can directly affect one’s self-esteem and significantly impact lifestyle choices. “Finding a support system is always helpful”, says Dr. Shepherd. “Speaking with your healthcare provider is a good first step. You may be surprised to learn that friends and family members are dealing with the same issues. Do not be afraid to start the conversation. You are in control.”

Tightra retails for $499 CAD and is available on silkn.ca, shoppersdrugmart.ca, tsc.ca and costco.ca. To find out more, please visit www.Tightra.ca or email your questions to [email protected]

Receive $80 off your Tightra device when purchased at silkn.ca between June 21st – June 27th, 2021, for World Continence Week. 

Between now and August 31st, 2021 Silk’n will also include an extra 130ml bonus Silk’n Intimate Gel with your Tightra device when purchased at silkn.ca. To receive your additional Intimate Gel, use the code ZOOMER at checkout.

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