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Penetration, arousal and vaginismus treatment

01 Aug 2010 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

A piece of common treatment advice for women who struggle with vaginismus is to get sexually aroused for penetration training.  What a misleading approach! The vagina is built to accommodate penetration without arousal: finger, tampon, gyno exam and vaginal ultrasound, dilator/dildo, even intercourse when the...

Vaginismus, returns?

10 Sep 2009 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Vaginismus is a common condition that affects women worldwide regardless of their culture, religion, education, sexual orientation, or family status.  Vaginismus is a somatic (body-mind) reaction to fear/apprehension of vaginal penetration.  It happens instantaneously and involuntarily. Women with vaginismus tend to suffer in silence and shame,...

Anxious gyno exam

26 Jun 2009 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

The reflexive reaction during gynecologic exam is to tighten up the pelvic floor (PC muscles) as the clinician is about to 'go in.' The physical fact is that the more you tighten up, the more discomfort you will feel. So, what is the trick?  Minimizing this reflexive...

Guiding the penis?

27 May 2009 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Do women need to guide the penis toward their vagina when having sexual intercourse or can the penis find its own way in? Generally speaking, the penis has a built-in GPS and can find its way without guidance, aided by the V-shape of the pelvis that...