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Vaginismus felt like a puzzle…

02 May 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus

From K, who recently completed the vaginismus treatment program and celebrated during a weekend stay in Manhattan before flying back home: "Vaginismus always felt like a puzzle I couldn't quite put together until I came to the WTC.  This mirrored the puzzle I worked on while...

Completely overcome vaginismus

20 Feb 2014 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

Every woman who suffers from vaginismus would like to completely overcome vaginismus so she can move on with life in a 'normal' manner.  But, how does she go from finding the name (vaginismus) for her 'problem,' to finding the right treatment, to reaching a cure...

Vaginismus, dilators, and Lidocaine

22 Dec 2013 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

A 09/09/2020 updated version of this post is available here. Women with vaginismus will often try vaginal dilators for self-cure. While this is a good first step, not all women are successful, and many won't even be able to use the littlest of the set as...

Gynecologic health

16 Sep 2013 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends undergoing annual pelvic examinations starting at age 21.  Screening for cervical cancer is also recommended starting at that age, irrespective of sexual activity.  Pelvic examination of women younger than 21 is recommended only when indicated by medical...

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen?

04 Jul 2013 Posted by womentc in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen? These different vaginal preparations can be confusing, and women don't always know when to use which one.  So, let's sort it out. Vaginal moisturizers are the parallel to body/hand lotion, which add moisture to a dry skin, typically by mimicking the chemical...

Vaginismus: Penis too big?

03 Apr 2012 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus

While nature created us suitable for copulation, there are times when size matters. She says: "He feels too big to fit inside my vagina.  When we try, I feel that I am being torn, and the vaginal opening will often bleed.  Try as we may, he...