Is a penetration disorder in which individuals are not able to tolerate any form of vaginal penetration such as tampons, digit, vaginal dilators, obgyn examination or sexual intercourse.
Vaginismus is both a psychological disorder (fear and anxiety to penetration) and a physical disorder (vaginal spasm).
Symptoms are different in each individual and it depends on the severity of the condition.
Common symptoms reported by patients:
👉🏻fear, anxiety and pain with penetration
👉🏻inability you use tampons
👉🏻inability to remove a tampon (stuck)
👉🏻sever pain with penetration
👉🏻attempted intercourses feels like “hitting a wall”
👉🏻inability to tolerate vaginal exam
🌸Sex and relationship counseling
🌸Physical Therapy 🙋🏻♀️
🌸cognitive behavioral therapy
If you’ve been dealing with Vaginismus in silence, just know there is nothing to be ashamed of and there are treatments available. You are not alone!
I see you, I hear you and I’m here for you!