OK, I'll be honest. I hop over to everydayfamily.com as well and for their 33 week checklist, they mentioned trying perineal massages for especially FTMs. I read the instructions and I have to say I'm not sure I can perform one on myself. I'm pretty sure I don't want hubby trying it on me though. Have any of you tried it yet and if you are a STM, did you have success with it and not tearing with your first? And is it really all that uncomfortable? In the article, it says it should sting with the stretching exercises you do. At least the first few times. That doesn't sound like a walk in the park to me, but neither does tearing. Pros/Cons...or is it all bull?