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Heard About Vaginismus?

Pelvic Floor Exercises Vaginismus Women's Health

Both sexually experienced and inexperienced women can develop vaginismus.

Vaginismus is a condition where one is unable to insert anything into the vaginal: their own or partner's finger; or even a tampon, when they need a pap smear or vaginal examination;  the doctor's finger or speculum.

Primary vaginismus occurs when a woman has never, at any time, been able to have pain-free intercourse. Dyspareunia is the term used to describe pain during.

Secondary vaginismus occurs when a woman who previously has enjoyed intercourse without pain, develops the condition later. It can be triggered by a traumatic experience like a difficult child birth, sexual assault or painful experiences with intercourse due to underlying conditions such endometriosis, pelvic or vaginal infections, low sexual arousal with lack of lubrication, menopausal dryness or other vulval conditions.

Vaginismus is treated by counselling, education, anxiety reduction, pelvic floor exercises and retraining of the pelvic floor muscles. Psychosexual education is important as it is essential that the woman gains knowledge of her sexual anatomy. Women who suffer from vaginismus are often raised in moral or religious homes, schools or institutions and, after a childhood of anti-sexual messages, it can be very difficult to face sexual interaction and accept sexual pleasure, even within a loving relationship.


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Nia Amaro is a health writer specialising in general wellness, women’s health, men’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction and gender dysphoria. Nia is a current contributor to The Profile Shop.
Disclaimer:  The Profile Shop does not offer, nor authorised to provide medical advice, and is not accredited to dispense prescription medications. Should you require any medical attention we can only advise you to seek medical attention from a registered health care professional

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