ReJuVey: Help For Vaginal Dryness and Atrophy (and a Survey)

ReJuVey GIF Logo CroppedI was recently contacted by Jana Morrelli, an MBA student who is completing an internship for a new women’s health company called ReJuVey and she has asked for our help! Would you consider filling out the survey listed below? It looks like a good way to have your voice heard in the development of a new menopause solution.

Jana writes, ““ReJuVey is developing a sonic-based device (similar to a sonic toothbrush) and non-estrogen based proprietary gels to help relieve women of the symptoms associated with vaginal dryness and painful intercourse due to atrophy.

As we develop this product, we want to make sure we are addressing real women’s needs so we’re conducting a survey! We would love to survey women age 45 plus – those approaching menopause, peri-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal women are all welcome.

The survey is completely anonymous – but if you would like to receive information or would like to help out with testing just enter your contact information at the end of the survey and we will add to our upcoming Newsletter list! Also, we’d love you to stop by and like our page on Facebook at

Please take the survey by clicking on this link:

Thanks!  ReJuVey is keeping the survey open until October 1, 2013.

About ReJuVey:

ReJuVey was founded in 2012 by three dedicated women who felt there had to be a better way to solve the problem of vaginal dryness and atrophy due to menopause.

Kathy Johanson, PhD. CEO. Kathy is a life-long business professional with a passion for connecting women together to share experiences and find solutions to challenging problems.

Tracy Girolami, MD. Chief Medical Officer. Tracy is a physician with thousands of female patients, so she sees the struggles women face with menopause every day.

Rhonda Rhyne, MBA. Chairman, Co-Founder. Rhonda is a Life Sciences professional with a degree in pharmacy and a history of developing extremely successful medical technology companies.

Rhonda and Kathy

Rhonda and Kathy



Aging, Menopause

Prolapse: Fix It with Duct Tape?

When I was in fifth and sixth grade, we girls used to sit on the bleachers at recess and discuss the horror of it all:  We were going to get periods.  It truly was a shock to most of us.  How could our bodies go so wonky?

But don’t ask me why, when I read menopause articles as a grownup,  I didn’t let this fact sink in:   Bad stuff  can happen to the girl parts.   Well I guess I should call them “lady parts.”   (Ah, to be a girl again.)  Dryness, pain, atrophy, AND pelvic organ prolapse.

The websites and medical advice books push kegels.  Kegels to PREVENT  prolapse.

So everybody, right now, wherever you are, kegel away.

(If you don’t know how, check out this site from the mayo clinic.)

Kegel.  Kegel.  Kegel. Kegel.  Kegel.

My doctor says kegels really do the trick for many women.  For others, it may not be so simple.

My mom had a tough time with  prolapse, a few years ago, so I’m wondering, if despite kegels,  prolapse is in my future.  If you’ve had prolapse and would be willing to write us a post, I know others would appreciate reading about your experiences in case they’re in the same boat.  We can keep your name off the post, if you like.

Break for more kegels!

Kegel.  Kegel.  Kegel.  Kegel.  Kegel.

I’m not a medical professional,and except for my kegel coaching and the Mayo Clinic site, I haven’t given you much information here, but I wanted to at least touch on the topic of pelvic organ prolapse and menopause.

Oh and I do know that you can’t fix prolapse with duct tape, but I wanted an excuse to show you the beautiful folder I made with this amazing stuff.  I love the  tape with the paint splotches the best.