how do i treat vaginismus

How do I treat vaginismus?

Vaginismus is a condition characterised by the involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles when penetration (not just sex – including tampons, fingers, sex toys, penises) is attempted.

It is commonly described as what we call a Psychosomatic condition; and it can have a huge impact on self-esteem, relationships, dating, confidence, sex lives, sexual pleasure and much more. There is an amazing resource called The Vaginismus Network which has great advice and blogs.

Commonly, vaginismus is treated with psychosexual therapy, women’s health physiotherapy or dilators. It’s important if you are worried about what you are experiencing that you try and see a professional who can offer you advice.