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Vaginismus: is something (not) wrong with my vagina?

12 Oct 2020 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Despite widespread online visibility in recent years, vaginismus continues to be an elusive condition.  Professionals are still not sure how to diagnose it, treatment is not standardized, misconceptions abound, and the women who suffer often find themselves left alone searching for solutions. Why is vaginismus so...

Vaginismus and hymen

29 Sep 2020 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

Can a hymen cause vaginismus? Typically, NO, the presence of a hymen will not cause vaginismus, or this condition would have been most common, which is not the case. Furthermore, most vaginismus patients do not have an intact hymen in the first place despite not...

Vaginismus, dilators, and Lidocaine

22 Dec 2013 Posted by womentc in Vaginismus Blog

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...

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...