Vaginismus and fear
It is normal for women who suffer from vaginismus to feel fear.
They are afraid
- that they aren’t normal because they cannot have penetrative sex or only whilst experiencing great pain.
- to go to see a doctor because they don’t want to hear there is something wrong.
- that an examination will hurt.
- to talk about the problem with others.
- to be seen as some kind of freak.
- that others will find out about their vaginismus.
- that it will always stay this way.
- that therapy won’t work.
- to lose their partner.
- they won’t be able to get pregnant.
- they won’t be able to have children.
- they aren’t real women.
- to try and change the situation, for fear of failure.
All these fears are natural –
There’s no need to have fear – as this all can change, often within three to four sessions of only 90 minutes.