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Hi All. There is an excellent new article referenced in the Winter 2015 Newsletter: Is Vaginismus Behind Your Painful Sex Life:
Excerpts from the article include:
“Vaginismus has a wide array of symptoms which drastically vary in their discomfort level. Minor cases of vaginismus include slight pain or burning during attempts at vaginal entry or during thrusting, but these symptoms can fade as intercourse carries on. Other women experience slightly more painful burning or tightness upon vaginal entry, which does not fade during intercourse. In the most extreme cases of vaginismus, women experience painful involuntary tightness that makes entry and thrusting painful and intercourse impossible. The vaginal opening becomes tightly closed and nothing can enter, including tampons, partners, or doctors during gynecological exams.”