Psychological and psychosexual aspects of vulvar vestibulitis. AIMS: To objectively assess the psychological and psychosexual morbidity of patients with vulvar vestibulitis. Each patient underwent a detailed history and clinical examination. Friedrich's criteria were used for the diagnosis of vulvar vestibulitis. Standardised questionnaires to assess psychological and psychosexual function were completed by the patient before review. All aspects of psychosexual dysfunction were affected.
Vagina dentata Latin for toothed vagina describes a folk tale in which a woman's vagina is said to contain teeth, with the associated implication that sexual intercourse might result in injury, emasculation , or castration for the man involved. The topic of "vagina dentata" may also cover a rare medical condition affecting the vagina, in which case it is more accurately termed a vaginal dermoid cyst. Such folk stories are frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of unknown women and to discourage rape. Erich Neumann relays one such myth in which "a fish inhabits the vagina of the Terrible Mother; the hero is the man who overcomes the Terrible Mother, breaks the teeth out of her vagina, and so makes her into a woman. The legend also appears in the mythology of the Chaco and Guiana tribes of South America.
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In this article, we identify and discuss a timeline of historical events and scientific breakthroughs that shaped the principles of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine TERM. We explore the origins of TERM concepts in myths, their application in the ancient era, their resurgence during Enlightenment, and, finally, their systematic codification into an emerging scientific and technological framework in recent past. I t is in the timbres of past that the future is echoed. This is particularly applicable to the realm of technology, which clearly has a cumulative character. The fact that a lot of technologies find their precedent in myths should therefore come as little surprise, for myths shape ideas, and ideas technologies.