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

If you see a GP for vaginismus they'll ask about your symptoms and may examine your vagina. You may be referred to a specialist.

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

Vaginismus does not always have an obvious cause. Sometimes it can be caused by things like anxiety about having sex or a bad sexual experience.

Vaginismus is when the vagina suddenly tightens up when you try to insert something into it.

Page last reviewed: 12/05/2024
Next review due: 12/05/2027