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October 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm #19884Heather34Moderator
Hi all. I recently came across a newer article: Like many other women, I find sex agonising
by Olivia Funnell
Excerpts from the article include:
“I researched and delved deep into Google to find some help and I found a physiotherapy centre that specialised in pelvic floor muscles. The way that vaginismus is usually treated is via pelvic floor physiotherapy – the tight muscles need to be gently released. I have to say that it is very beneficial. Yes, the therapy sessions do involve a latex-wearing physio stretching your pelvic floor muscles with their fingers, but it helps a lot.”
“While I have not overcome this condition yet, there are many others – beautiful, strong women – who are holding their breath and fighting back tears in the bedroom. Many of whom can overcome it. You are not alone, and there is a way to fix the painful thing that you can’t talk about.”
The article itself was excellent but what stood out to me was there were 360 comments underneath from others affected by the same article, several of which have vaginismus.
One anonymous comment included:
“I started crying when I saw this article posted on the Guardian Facebook page because it’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything about this condition in a major news outlet. I’ve known that I have vaginismus for about a year, and I’ve been able to find treatment options with doctors and support in obscure corners of the internet, but it is still a condition that so many people just don’t know about — including women who have it.”
As you read this post today, please know that you are not alone and you have all of our support in overcoming vaginismus!!!!!November 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm #19979Rachel Hercman, LCSWParticipant
Wow– I don’t see much about vaginismus in the media…this is great!!!
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