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is there any madication or tretment for vaginismus

By Anonymous June 16, 2010 - 8:22am
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we r a new caples but we never make sex becous it is pain full for her ,her vagina is too tight and she afraid of pain ,how can we solve this problem?

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Dear Anon

Thank you for your question and welcome! I'm sorry that you and your girlfriend are going through this and I'm especially concerned for her as this is a very frustrating and painful condition.

On EmpowHer, Vaginismus is described as "an uncontrolled, involuntary spasm of the vagina muscles. These spasms cause sexual intercourse to be painful. It is a complex disorder because it is both a psychological and physical condition."

This condition often has it's roots in trauma. Do you know if she was raped, abused or experienced painful sex before? Do you know if she has had painful or extensive gynecological surgery?

Anon - there are several treatment option for your girlfriend.

Among them are:

Kegel Exercises
Kegel exercises cause the repetitive contraction and relaxation of the pelvic muscles. The exercises can help improve control over the vaginal muscles.

Vaginal Dilation Exercises
Vaginal dilation exercises use the patient's own fingers or plastic instruments called dilators. The dilators are gradually increased in size and placed in the vagina over time. Women may be asked to practice Kegel exercises while the dilators are in the vagina.

Once patients have reached a certain tolerance, sexual intercourse is attempted. Patients may be asked to place the dilators themselves, but the program is supervised by a healthcare provider.

Educational Treatment
Fear of sex is a large part of this disorder, so educating women is an important part of treatment. Women are taught about sex organs and how they work. The sexual response cycle and common sex myths are also discussed.

Depending on the cause, psychological counseling is often central to the treatment of vaginismus, particularly primary vaginismus due to sexual abuse or trauma.

For lots more information, click here: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/vaginismus

Has your girlfriend been officially diagnosed, Anon? What kind of treatment has she been offered?

I hope to hear more from you!


June 16, 2010 - 11:59am
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