Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Endometriosis And Uterus Didelphys – An Incredibly Tough Reality

Vaginismus is usually defined as pain related to a psychological reaction in which the woman associates sexual activity with pain and fear. There’s a so-called phobia of any penetration or in some cases, anything going near the vagina. Just the thought of penetration, or any attempted penetration, gives involuntary muscle spasms around the vaginal opening. …

I Am Not Broken And I Now Have The Tools To Work Through Vaginismus

I have been struggling with vaginismus now for over two years. ​​Originally, I did not know that this was what it was. I did not have a name for it and I kind of just felt helpless. This year I decided to get to the bottom of it. I was taken for test after test, …

From Anxiety About The Female Anatomy To Becoming A Midwife And Overcoming Vaginismus: Becky’s Story

When I was in primary school, around 10 years old we started to do some sex education lessons… In the first of these they showed us a cartoon video, in the video it showed a diagram of female anatomy and then the insertion of a tampon and how this looks from the inside. I remember …

To Think That I Now Have My Own Success Story Is Unreal

I started seeing my current partner when I was 18 (I am now 24) and before this I had never had any sexual experiences… So I didn’t yet realize that I had vaginismus. There were signs – for example never being able to use tampons and never feeling comfortable with exploring my own body in …

Talking During Our Consultation Was The Beginning Of A Shift For Me

I just want to say talking with you during our consultation was the beginning of a shift for me. I’m on to the biggest dilator of the original set I bought which is one of the hard plastic ones so not the easiest. I know I’ve a way to go with this one but I …

We Felt Understood. We Felt Empowered. We Felt Hope.

I’m 41. I found out I had vaginismus when I was 22, on my wedding night with my first husband.  I went through many doctors who didn’t know what was wrong with me… A hymenectomy because one doctor thought that a thick hymen was my problem, acupuncture, biofeedback, herbs, numbing creams, anxiety meds, kegels, dilators, the …