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Menopausal (secondary) Vaginismus

14 Aug 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus, Women's Health

Menopausal (secondary) vaginismus is characterized by the gradual onset of penetration difficulty after having enjoyed many years of normal, pain-free vaginal function. Diagnosing Secondary Vaginismus Lisa, a 60 years old professional lady in a happy marriage for the past 30 years, arrived for her appointment quite distraught:...

Why I Forgave My Man’s Affair

25 Jun 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus

Back in February 2015, Breanna and Dave described their long struggle with vaginismus. Upon returning home to Australia, their story captured the interest of a local publication ( and was published on May 5, 2015, for all to read:  Why I forgave my man's affair. Thank you,...

What is it like to live without sex?

04 Jun 2015 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus, Women's Health

Daily Life, an Australian online magazine, featured the article What is it like to live without sex? on March 29, 2015. The writer notes, "Sex. Everyone is doing it, right? Middle-aged mums are going to tantra workshops, infidelity websites are booming and perfectly polite couples are...

Vaginismus and orgasms

18 Mar 2015 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus

Can a woman with vaginismus be sexually aroused and have an orgasm?  Of course! I can orgasm -- does it mean I do not have vaginismus? No, because being able to orgasm does not negate having vaginismus! Unlike the penis, a one-for-all body part (urination, sexual activities), the...