Making one's mikveh experience isn't only about the physical condition of the mikveh itself, or how the balanit does her job. Sexual pleasure and physical comfort impact on a woman's overall mikveh experience. Not feeling good about your body is going to impact on your desire to go to mikveh.
We are pleased to present (in the first of such articles) a piece by Tali Ginsburg who writes about a health problem many women experience, but few discuss, even with their health-care providers.
Let's talk about genital prolapse.
Let's talk about it because hardly anybody ever does. If you have a bulging, uncomfortable sensation in your vagina then know that you are not alone. At least half the mothers in the world have some degree of pelvic prolapse. What you're feeling is your pelvic organs (either the uterus, bladder or rectum) pushing down into your vaginal canal. Not only is it uncomfortable, it can be downright frightening, and difficult to discuss it with a partner because essentially a very important and sensitive part of you feels broken.