Hitting a wall.

It happened again today! A prospective patient called the center to make an appointment because she could not manage to have vaginal penetration. She felt that all she needed was a therapist because she had already been seen by her OB/GYN who said “everything was fine.” She was insistent that she did not need a …

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Botulinum toxin procedure — How does it work?

When people hear about a medical injection being used in the vagina many think it is a “vaginal rejuvenation” procedure. Although plastic surgeons have made the use of this medical substance well known for the treatment of wrinkles, we have found it to also be a very successful treatment for vaginismus. Unlike the treatment of …

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The Center answers your questions.

In a recent blog post, The Medical Center for Female Sexuality asked to hear from you, the readers. Here is one of the questions we received: Question: Hello! I am a sophomore in college and I’m not sure if a problem I am experiencing is normal or something that I should pursue medically. When I …

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How long is too long?

I am referring to how long penetration should optimally last. Many women I see at the Center have pain with intercourse. Pain during intercourse can come from many things: dryness, low hormone levels, vaginismus and/or vulvodynia. Sometimes pain is simply the result of intercourse lasting too long. So when I see a patient who is …

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Vaginismus.

If you’ve perused this website you know that vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary spasm of the entry muscles to the vagina, causing either pain or, in extreme cases a complete inability to penetrate. I hope you also know that it’s very treatable and you shouldn’t’ t feel like you have to live …

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