Painful Sex: When Sex Seems Impossible by Dr. Peter T. Pacik
These blogs discuss the highlights of each chapter in the vaginismus book “When Sex Seems Impossible. Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy” so that one can better understand vaginismus and vaginismus treatment. An important vaginismus symptom is painful sex and many patients note that “sex seems impossible”.
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The table of contents and the first two chapters can be read in their entirety.
Chapter 2 Vaginismus Book: When Sex Seems Impossible by Peter T. Pacik, MD
Chapter 2 discusses the history of vaginismus and a description of a case report which enabled Dr. Sims to make this diagnosis in 1861 and coin the medical term “vaginismus”. A direct quote from his paper is included. It is noted that vaginismus is both a physical and a psychologic problem and that treatment needs to address both issues. The physical aspects of spasm of the entrance to the vagina (“the wall” as so many patients note) causes a profound degree of fear and anxiety to penetration because of severe pain.
A case history from Dr. Pacik describes the typical symptoms and likely causes of vaginismus which can result in severe relationship disorders and feelings of being a “freak”.
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