Difficult or impossible penetration, entry pain, uncomfortable insertion of penis
Burning or stinging with tightness during sex
Difficulty inserting tampons, even after repeated attempts
Difficulty undergoing pelvic/gynecological exam with speculum
Avoidance of intercourse due to fear, pain, or failure
The Hope & Her program begins with muscle identification. Once the over-responsive muscles are located, women learn how to gain control and relax the muscles.
Through a series of limbic reduction exercises, females are taught how to correct the reaction, while exposing their bodies to penetration and normalizing the feeling of insertion.
A Muscle Reaction
Vaginismus is vaginal tightness causing discomfort, burning, pain, penetration problems, or a complete inability to have intercourse.
The vaginal tightness results from a limbic system response toward penetration, a protection mechanism that signals the body to brace and protect against potential harm.
Effective treatment solutions, including vaginal dilators, are available on Hope & Her.
Vaginismus is unique because it may result from a combination of physical or non-physical causes, or seem to have none at all.
For many women, vaginismus comes as a surprise; unexplained tightness, discomfort, pain, and entry problems are unexpectedly experienced during intercourse attempts.
A Time For
Women often suspect they have vaginismus from their symptoms, but getting medical confirmation can be challenging. Woman should strongly advocate for themselves, insisting on a full diagnosis from a knowledgeable professional to rule out any other medical condition and properly confirm the vaginismus diagnosis.