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Discomfort with Sex; Pain with Sex

 There is an enormous difference between discomfort with intercourse and severe debilitating pain with attempted penetration. Discomfort with intercourse is known as dyspareunia, impossible painful intercourse is diagnostic of vaginismus. Understanding the different degrees of pain is important in reaching … Continue reading

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Dilators for vaginismus: The Home Stretch

It may take two to three months to adequately stretch tight vaginal muscles, but perseverance pays off. Some of my patients report working with dilators for 7-10 years but they were either not instructed in the proper use of dilators, or their schedule was “on again, off again”. Once the larger dilators are comfortable, transition to intercourse is physically easy but emotionally difficult. Continue reading

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