Vaginismus ensues when the muscles of the vagina contract or spasm when something penetrates it, like a tampon or a penis.
It can vary from mildly uneasy to relatively painful.
Vaginismus certainly does not influence your ability to get aroused and relish other types of sexual contact.
Sings of vaginismus
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia) is frequently the initial sign of vaginismus
Other indications of vaginismus include:
- Not being able to have penetration, even to insert a tampon
- Anxiety about the pain or intercourse
- Loss of sexual craving
- You feel scorching or throbbing pain during intercourse
These involuntary symptoms imply that a woman can’t control them without therapy.
Causes for vaginismus
Doctors, too, are unaware of exactly why vaginismus occurs.
- Vaginismus is generally linked with anxiety or fear of having sex.
- Other health issues like infections and dryness can also result in painful intercourse.
It’s always essential to seek a doctor to determine what’s inflicting it.
Treatments for vaginismus
Treatment mainly concentrates on:
- Handling feelings around penetration
- Exercises to get you used to penetration slowly
Possible treatment covers;
- Psychosexual therapy- enables you to comprehend and modify your feelings about your body and sex.
- Relaxation techniques- mindfulness and breathing exercises to help you learn to relax the vaginal muscles.
- Pelvic floor exercises- pressing and liberating practices to gain control of the vaginal muscles.
- Vaginal trainers- objects to help you slowly get used to having something put into your vagina.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022