Do you dread going to the gynecologist because of traumatic pap smears? Does painful sex prevent you from achieving healthy intimacy with your partner? Do you find it impossible to insert a tampon? Or maybe you’ve been told you have an “overactive” or “tight” pelvic floor. If any of this resonates, you may be suffering …
Power of Questions in Your Vaginismus Journey
Three questions you need to ask your doctor One-in-Five women in the United States experience sexual pain! There are many reasons for painful sex, but vaginismus-related pain (pain related to involuntary vaginal tightening) by far has the most success rate with treatments1. In a study in 2017, nearly 73% women suffering with vaginismus were able …
Does Vaginismus Last Forever?
Painful sex is unfortunately quite common, even if it isn’t regularly discussed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate that, at some point in their lives, 3 in 4 women will experience painful sex1. One cause is a genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder called vaginismus. Vaginismus is characterized by the uncontrolled tightening of the muscles at …
1 Spector I, Carey M: Incidence and prevalence of the sexual dysfunctions: a critical review of the empirical literature. Arch. Sex. Behav. 19, 389–396 (1990).