What is vaginismus?

Vaginismus is a spasm or contraction of the muscles around the vagina. This can happen during sexual intercourse. It can also happen when you try to insert a tampon into the vagina, or during a Pap test.

What are the causes of vaginismus?

  • Psychological conditions such as; Fear of ses, Anxiety, Past sexual abuse or trauma, Negative emotions towards sex
  • Physical conditions involving:
    • Scar tissue
    • Tight pelvic floor muscles
    • Tight connective tissue
    • Chronic constipation
    • Digestive dysfunction

What are the symptoms of vaginismus?

The main symptom of vaginismus is painful, and sometimes impossible, vaginal penetration.

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