Vaginismus Procrastination Taking the first step

Taking the First Step

Botox treatment for vaginismusWomen with vaginismus tend to procrastinate about treatment because of high anxiety to penetration, fear of pain with penetration, fear of failure and much more. Taking the first step is important in order to begin the process of overcoming vaginismus.

If possible, get treatment while you are still young. Younger women tend to have a good libido and a strong desire to have children, hormonal levels are better and there are fewer problems with lubrication. Usually, there are also fewer problems within the relationship.

First steps moving away from procrastination:

  1. Gain more information about vaginismus
  2. Join a Forum to avoid feelings of isolation
  3. Seek the opinion of a qualified physician
  4. Lastly, get treatment

Gain more information about vaginismus: has a wealth of information that will help you understand vaginismus such as “what is vaginismus”, “what are the causes of vaginismus”, “what are the symptoms of vaginismus”, and “what available treatments for vaginismus”.

Vaginismus MD ForumJoin a forum to avoid feelings of isolation: The VaginismusMD Forum is a place to introduce yourself, share your personal story, ask a question, and discuss ALL aspects of vaginismus and the treatment program. Do not be afraid to join and become an active member. This is a friendly, safe and most importantly private forum.

Seek the opinion of a qualified physician: By filling out the VaginismusMD contact form, you will be given the opportunity to fill out two questionnaires that will be used to evaluate your level of sexual pain and to determine if you are a candidate either for a lesser treatment or if it would be best to have the Pacik multimodal Botox treatment under anesthesia.

Maze logoLastly, get treatment: With my retirement, many women thought that they lost the opportunity of receiving the Botox treatment program. It is with pleasure to announce that the website will now be supported by Maze Women’s Sexual Health, a medical group in New York that specializes in female and male sexual health. In 2010, Maze brought their team to New Hampshire so they could observe the Botox treatment of two of their vaginismus patients. During the two days we spent together, many questions were asked and the entire flow of treatment and follow-up reviewed. Maze participated in the email follow-up and both women were successful. Since then, Maze has treated many other vaginismus patients with excellent results.

So now is the time! If you have procrastinated about getting treatment you should request the questionnaires so that you can get a free evaluation. These questionnaires can be requested by using the VaginismusMD Contact Us form or by contacting Maze Women’s Health directly with questions or to schedule an appointment. They can be reached at 914-328-3700 or by email at

With Maze joining the fight against vaginismus, there continues to be hope and a cure.

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About Dr. Pacik

Peter Pacik, MD, FACS is a recognized pioneer in treating patients with Botox for vaginismus and the author of When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy. He has been in practice for over thirty years and belongs to a small group of prestigious surgeons who are double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 2010, Dr. Pacik received FDA approval to continue his study to treat vaginismus using intravaginal injections of Botox together with progressive dilation under anesthesia.
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