What Is It?
Vaginismus is a painful, often embarrassing condition where the vaginal muscles tense uncontrollably due to anxiety or stress. It can affect women from all walks of life in any country. It’s estimated that up to seven percent of marriages crumble due to vaginismus.
What Are The Symptoms?
While it strikes everyone differently, here are a few common complaints of those with vaginismus:
– Painful intercourse
– Burning or tightness with attempted penetration
– Inability to use tampons
– Phobia of the gynecologist
– Racing heart or sweatiness
– Involuntary spasms
Why Did It Happen To Me?
Despite the myth, vaginismus isn’t caused by a fear of sex. Indeed, many women want to overcome it so they can satisfy their husbands or go swimming in the summer. They’ve just created such a psychological block, or their bodies have become so accustomed to their fight-or-flight responses, that overcoming the condition is difficult.
What Can I Do?
The good news about vaginismus is that it doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle. There are several ways to combat it.
– For mild cases, kegal exercises at home can stretch the muscles in the legs and pelvis, allowing easier penetration and less tension during sex.
– For more moderate cases, various forms of therapy, including psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, have been effective in figuring out the root causes of the vaginismus.
– In extreme cases, Botox injections have been shown to “loosen up” the vaginal wall and relax the muscles so spasms won’t occur. Visit a site like VaginismusMD.com to learn more about Botox treatments and how they can cure your condition.