Vaginismus causes involuntary muscle spasms during sexual intercourse.

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Vaginismus - Explained

Vaginismus: What You Should Know


What is vaginismus?

Vaginismus is a condition that causes involuntary muscle spasms during sexual intercourse. The psychologically dependent condition disrupts penis-vaginal penetration as the vaginal muscles contract resulting in pain while attempting penile penetration.

What are some of the treatment options for Vaginismus?

The following are the common treatment options for Vaginismus: - Psychosexual therapy - Relaxation Therapy - Physical exercise - Sensate Focus Therapy

Can Vaginismus lead to Infertility?

While it isn’t right to say that Vaginismus has a direct impact on fertility, the symptoms that it causes can do so. Women who experience symptoms experience intense discomfort and pain during penetrative sexual intercourse. This makes penis penetration impossible - something that is needed for sperm to be ejaculated into the vagina for conception to be possible. Due to this, some women who have Vaginismus may struggle with infertility because they are unable to consummate their marriage, and therefore are unable to conceive.

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