Guest Stories, Inner Work, Vaginismus

When Sexy Time Turns Into Sad Time – My Life With Vaginismus: Lannee’s Story

“Vaginismus is the involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina in women with no abnormalities in the genital organs.” – Rosemary Basson Well…I guess that’s me. Hi there! I’m Lannee, a vulva owner with no abnormalities in her genital organs. (cue Jenna Marbles singing voice) I’m a 22-year-old lady, and I’m experiencing …

Guest Stories, Relationships, Vaginismus

Journey To Pleasurable Penetrative Sex: Anna’s Story

I was 20 years old when I lost my virginity. I believed in the notion that sex, at first for women, will be uncomfortable because our bodies have to get used to it. Plus, I’m Asian, so there is a misunderstanding that Asian women have tight vaginas so it might take a little bit longer …

Testimonials, Vaginismus

I Now Wear Tampons Pain Free And Have Had Intercourse Without ANY PAIN

Before I came across Katrin, I was seriously worried about my future with the constant questions of will I ever find love, will I ever be able to have children, will I ever not be excluded out of the girly chats about casual hook up’s, the constant feelings of guilt and pain within my heart …

Guest Stories, Inner Work, Vaginismus

Body Image Issues, Brutal Family Pressures And Suppressed Trauma: Rachel’s Vaginismus Story

It’s been two years since the word, “vaginismus” was thrown at me. Two years of agony, two years of sadness, two years of depression, two years of self loathing, two years of physical pain, two years of self-neglect, two years of complete and utter loneliness.  I was in bed when it happened – I had …

Dilating, Products, Self-Pleasure, Trigger Point Release, Vaginismus

What Vaginal Reflexology Has To Do With Sexual Liberation

There’s no doubt that sexual shame and suppression exist… On a MASSIVE scale in our society. It is the programming that we’ve received in our childhood and throughout our lives, passed down generation to generation. That is the culprit here. The hush hush attitude towards sex and intimacy among our families… Then the ridiculously surface …

Guest Stories, Inner Work, Vaginismus

Do It For You, Not For Anyone Else: Susana’s Story

The first time I’ve heard the word vaginismus I was 35 years old and I was not able to practice intercourse. By then, I was having a nice life in Barcelona, where I am from, living with my ex-boyfriend, enjoying my family and friends and with an exciting role in a womenswear fashion retail company. …

Guest Stories, Inner Work, Vaginismus

Creative Writing As A Tool For Overcoming Vaginismus

When I was in high school, my mom took me to the gynaecologist to address heavy bleeding and intense cramps. The doctor tried to perform a pelvic exam on me, and it was horrible. I had never seen a speculum before and the doctor did not offer to use a smaller size on me. I …