Seeing vaginismus everywhere.

My husband claims I see vaginismus everywhere. Okay. Maybe he’s right. Maybe I do…it kills me. When I see a woman who is totally avoidant of relationships I suspect she is fearful of penetration. When I see a young girl fearful of tampons, I suspect she is panicked at the idea of putting something inside. …

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“When Sex Seems Impossible.”

At the Center, I frequently see patients suffering from vaginismus. Vaginismus is a “female sexual dysfunction,” specifically a genital pain disorder. Vaginismus is defined by involuntary spasms of the vaginal muscles which interfere with sexual intercourse. It goes without saying that this condition causes distress and tension in a couple’s relationship. In my search to …

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On trusting yourself.

We saw two patients in two weeks who had severe vaginal pain. In both cases the pain started 3-6 months after starting a new form of birth control pill. In both cases the patient felt that it was related to the birth control pill and asked their prescribing physician about it. In both cases they …

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Newsletter brings vaginismus into the open.

The Medical Center for Female Sexuality remains on the cutting edge of female sexual concerns with the latest issue of its newsletter, Sex for Women Today. The September issue is dedicated to vaginismus, a rarely discussed disorder identified by pain during intercourse. Women are finding there is a solution and they no longer need to …

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Vaginismus.

I have to write about vaginismus. It’s a condition where a woman can’t get a penis into her vagina. It can be mild…so mild that often-time she can get a penis in the vagina for very short periods but it’s unpleasant and painful. Or it can be severe, so severe, she can’t touch herself near …

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