VaginismusOverview

overview

Vaginismus an automatic reaction where your vaginal muscles tighten up whenever penetration is attempted.

symptoms

The main symptom of vaginismus is your vagina suddenly tightening up if you try to put something into it, like a tampon.

treatments_overview

Treatments for vaginismus include talking therapy, relaxation techniques and pelvic floor exercises.

causes

Vaginismus does not always have an obvious cause. Sometimes it can be caused by things like fear your vagina is too small or a bad sexual experience.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/2018
Next review due: 01/01/2021