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Vaginismus: The story of a Jewish Orthodox couple

Posted by Ditza Katz in Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Vaginismus Blog 04 Dec 2014

We are an Orthodox Jewish couple. When we first went to Women’s Therapy Center we were married for around a year and a half. The reason why we went was because my husband and I were having a challenging time having intercourse. Ever since we got married I would often tighten up during intercourse making it challenging or impossible for my husband to enter. I would tighten up because of the fear which I had because I found intercourse painful. We did not do anything about it at first hoping that it would stop being painful and that I would just learn to open up by myself.

After giving birth a year into our marriage, we were not able to have intercourse at all because I would always tighten up so much that it was impossible for my husband to enter whenever we tried.

I called my OBGYN to ask her what she thought we should do because I wanted to be able to be more open when we tried intercourse. She suggested we go to Women’s Therapy Center. I decided to call them to see if they would be able to help me. We went in for a consultation visit and they told me that they would be able to help. I was a little discouraged at first because of the price of the therapy. In the end I did go through with the therapy and I am very glad that I did. All of the time and expenses were worth it.

Now we are able to have intercourse successfully without it being painful for me. There have even been times that I have enjoyed having intercourse.

I give that tribute to all the wonderful people at Women’s Therapy Center. Their friendliness and patience with me have helped me tremendously. I would like to thank Dr. Katz, Dr. Tabisel, Dr. Lauren Stietzle, and Sloane Tabisel for helping me.

Thanks again,

-anonymous (Nov 2014)