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Vaginismus, Menstruation, and Menstrual Aids

19 Oct 2022 Posted by Tim Brauning in Uncategorized

 What is vaginismus?Vaginismus is the instantaneous tightening and closing of the vaginal opening in anticipation of penetration.  Vaginismus is always an anxiety-base condition, with the main causes being fear of pain, fear of the unknown, and religious/cultural inhibitions.  For more details and explanation, read our Vaginismus...

Vaginismus, Fingering, and Masturbation

07 Jun 2022 Posted by womentc 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...

Dilators and Lidocaine for Vaginismus

27 May 2022 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Vaginal dilators have been a vital component of vaginismus treatment. They may be used as a home kit for self-treatment or by a clinician attending to the condition. When trying to self-treat with dilators, success is variable: some will be successful, some will continue to...

Vaginismus and Pregnancy

27 May 2022 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Vaginismus and pregnancy open the door to many questions and concerns, all of which are typical and common to women around the globe regardless of race, culture, religion, educational level, financial status, etc.: Is vaginismus a contraindication to getting pregnant? Getting pregnant is a healthy process, a...

Hitting Her Cervix

27 May 2022 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

The act of thrusting, which is the back-and-forth movement of the penis inside the vagina during intercourse, will typically tap on the cervix (the opening to the uterus).  This is a normal part of the act, and most women do not even feel it. However, some...

Female genital hygiene

27 May 2022 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Is there a 'right way' to clean the genitals or vagina? Generally speaking, the female genitals include: Pubic Hair Skin folds (outer and inner lips) The clitoral hood The clitoris The openings to the urethra and the vagina. A lot to clean, right? Not really. The vagina itself...