1. Confided in a friend
You talked to your best girlfriend, then had to deal with her confused or negative reaction to your 'abnormality'.
2. Took an information-only approach
You scoured the internet for answers, discovered you're practically alone in this and took no action towards recovery.
3. Visited your doctor
You overcame your embarrassment and explained your issue to your doctor, only to be told that you 'just need to use more lube'.
4. Went to a sex therapist
You spent countless sessions with a therapist unsuccessfully trying to identify a childhood memory that made you this way.
5. Saw a pelvic floor physiotherapist
You finally found such a specialist on the other side of town, but stopped going because it was pricey, or due to the COVID chaos.
6. Tried dilating
You bought dilators, self-inflicted unnecessary pain as often as you could muster up the willpower, saw no progress and gave up.
7. Did nothing
Since your body is sending you a strong message, you just tried to accept that you don't need or want intercourse in your life.
I've been in your shoes. None of the above worked for me either.