My vagina is not what I envisioned it to be…
From a patient with primary vaginismus during her first gynecologic examination with us, looking at her vagina through an open speculum:
“It is not what I envisioned it to be… During all my years of struggling with vaginismus, I always thought of my vagina as raw, red, sad… But now, looking at it through the open speculum — it is simple, just a tunnel, nothing more, and it gives life! This experience is so amazing and powerful. Now I know that my vagina is a part on ME…”
We never grow tired of witnessing the transformation from living by misconceptions about the (invisible) vagina to a healthy woman who owns her body.