What is vaginismus?
Vaginismus is a spasm or contraction of the muscles around the vagina. This can happen during sexual intercourse, insertion of a tampon into the vagina, or during a pap examination.
What are the causes of vaginismus?
There is not always a clear cause of vaginismus. The condition was linked to past sexual trauma or abuse or physical conditions (such as scar tissue, tight pelvic floor muscles, or chronic constipation).
What are the symptoms of vaginismus?
Vaginismus is associated with painful, and sometimes impossible, vaginal penetration.