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Navigating Life with Vaginismus

04 Aug 2023 Posted by Ditza Katz in Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Vaginismus Blog

Vaginismus, as well as dyspareunia or painful intercourse, extend their impact beyond physical discomfort. They permeate daily life, affecting routine tasks and intimate relationships, necessitating comprehensive understanding, diligent management, and often, professional intervention.A 2016 study by Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey titled "Sociodemographic features, depression...

Understanding and Overcoming Secondary Vaginismus

04 Apr 2023 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog, Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health

Vaginismus is a condition that affects many women and can have a significant impact on their sexual health and well-being.  Primary vaginismus refers to the condition always present when attempting vaginal penetration, while secondary vaginismus refers to its onset subsequent to being able to have pain-free...

The Limitations of Vaginismus Self-Treatment

16 Feb 2023 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Vaginismus is a condition that causes significant distress for both women who experience it, and their partners. Vaginismus self-treatment is one option women often explore, and many are successful in curing their vaginismus, especially in mild cases.  Consider the following statement received from a couple with...

Vaginismus, Menstruation, and Menstrual Aids

19 Oct 2022 Posted by Ditza Katz in Uncategorized

Menstrual aids and their use can become complex when dealing with conditions like vaginismus. This condition, characterized by involuntary vaginal muscle spasms, can make using internal menstrual products a challenge. In this blog, we'll shed light on vaginismus, highlight various menstrual aids, and tackle common...

Vaginismus, Fingering, and Masturbation

07 Jun 2022 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Uncategorized, Vaginismus Blog

Vaginismus often affects a women's sexual being, from reluctance to engage to complete avoidance and sexual shutdown.  This is regrettable as the woman can still be sexually active and satisfied with non-penetrative sexual activities that stimulate her clitoris, including masturbation and fingering (when possible).  Read...