Vaginismus is common in teenagers and women in their twenties.

Contributing factors

The woman is unable to have penetrative sex without pain. It also happens when trying to use tampons for the first time. Usually you are unaware until this happens. In severe cases of vaginismus penetration is impossible. This can result in a breakdown of the sexual relationship. Factors which can contribute to vaginismus include urine infections, sexual abuse, anxiety, fear of losing control and misconceptions about sex. Treatment of vaginismus consists of injecting botox into the vagina as a once-off procedure, resulting in cure of the condition.

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