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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