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Vaginismus on YouTube

23 Jan 2011 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

Just posted on YouTube: a heartwarming video of a vaginismus journey, sent to us by a former patient and her husband. Erin and Jim invite the viewer into their intimate zone where they share their suffering with an unconsummated marriage for many years and an equally...

Vaginismus on TV

26 Dec 2010 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

The following link is to a live interview done at our office quite a few years ago by seXtv, a now-gone Canadian television station. In this episode, you can follow the 'vaginismus story' of two former patients of ours, face on camera, all details in the...

Penetration, arousal and vaginismus treatment

01 Aug 2010 Posted by womentc 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...

Scraping my cervix?

16 Jun 2010 Posted by womentc in Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog

The term 'scraping the cervix' that is associated with the Pap test tends to cause distress to many women because it implies 'sharp, pain, blood.' According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, scraping means "to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument" as in...