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What is Vaginusmus?

Vaginismus is the name given to the inability of sexual intercourse to occur as a result of involuntary contraction of the muscles at the entrance of the vagina. Sexuality is one of the most important topics in our lives and a need. Sexual tendencies, which are a necessity of reproduction and an expression of our humanity, vary according to cultures, but they should not disturb the person for any reason, should not be a painful process and should not be a source of stress. Sexual problems are often of psychological origin, but it is a condition that needs to be treated, especially in women, due to the effect of physiological problems.

Vaginismus, which is classified by physicians as “sexual dysfunction”, “painful sexual intercourse” or “sexual phobic reaction (fear of sexual intercourse)”, occurs when the pelvic muscles contract involuntarily and make sexual intercourse painful and difficult.

Observation of Vaginusmus Symptoms

Sexuality is an important part of our lives and everyone has the right to a healthy sexual life. In some cases, however, we may encounter problems such as vaginusmus. It is therefore extremely important to recognize the symptoms and take the right steps. Here are the points you should pay attention to observe the symptoms of vaginusmus:

  • Inability to Allow Initiation of Sexual Intercourse: Difficulty or complete inability to allow sexual intercourse to begin is one of the symptoms of vaginusmusmus.
  • Fear of sexual intercourse: Fear of sexual intercourse or great anxiety with this thought are among the symptoms of vaginusmusmus. This fear can lead to sexual rejection and avoidance behaviors.
  • Painful sexual intercourse: Experiencing pain and discomfort during intercourse is one of the most common symptoms of vaginusmus. This is associated with involuntary contraction of the muscles of the vagina and can make intercourse painful.
  • Feeling that the vagina is closed: The feeling that the vagina is closed during sexual intercourse or the idea that there is an obstacle at the entrance to the vagina are among the symptoms of vaginusmus. This is associated with contraction of the muscles around the vagina.

If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, do not worry. In our clinic, our specialist physicians will help you step into a healthy sexual life by determining the most appropriate treatment methods for you. If you are having difficulty coping with these symptoms, contact us immediately and step into a healthy future with solutions that are right for you.

Vaginismus is a Disease, Treatable

We have seen in many of the female clients who visit our clinic that there is a misconception that a painful sex life and stressful sexual encounters are normal. Just as a problem with our hands, arms, face or even internal organs can be called a disease, so problems with sexual intercourse are both psychological and physiological disorders. If problems with sexual intercourse are recognized as a disease, it is easier to access treatment and solutions can be found.

73% of Women Applying to Psychiatry Clinic Complain of Vaginusmus

Vaginismus is one of the most consulted issues worldwide. Non-medical views are common, such as feeling as if it is only happening to them, the misconception that the problem is caused by their own personal problems, the tendency to look for something missing in themselves, or the tendency to be driven by their partner or spouse. Scientific studies on vaginismus show that 17% of women living in our country have encountered a sexual problem at any time in their lives and have been diagnosed with vaginismus.

Vaginismus Has No Common Denominator of Education and Profession According to Research

Sexual problems and vaginismus affect a wide range of people, from highly academic women to women who have never had an academic education. As a result of the interviews with women who come to our clinics, vaginismus complaints are seen in women from all walks of life, from illiterate women to women with university degrees; from housewives to women working in managerial positions.

Vaginismus Is Not Only Psychological, There Are Physical Obstacles

Fear of sexual intercourse, complaining, not realizing the union, vaginusmus, in which the person is often afraid of even being touched, does not only occur for psychological reasons. Research has shown that vaginusmus is an involuntary contraction of the pelvic muscles that prevents sexual intercourse or causes excruciating pain. Girls who grow up in families where sexual intercourse is feared from an early age and where the enjoyment of sexual intercourse is considered shameful within the framework of moral and religious understandings, hesitate to have sexual intercourse with their partners in the future. This is the psychological dimension of vaginusmusmus, but reducing this disorder to cultural reasons only hinders treatment.

Vaginismus can occur for purely physical reasons such as urinary tract infection, fungus, endometriosis, pelvic cancer, cyst, vulvadinia, menopause and hormonal changes, insufficient vaginal wetness, vaginal dryness, pelvic surgery, difficult vaginal examination, hymen thick and high sided, closed hymen, small and large lip disorders, vaginal septa (curtain inside the vagina). At this point, simply seeking psychological support or engaging in a broad dialog with one’s partner will be insufficient. These physical conditions should be detected by a specialized physician and his/her team, each of these conditions should be examined separately and the necessary operation or treatment should be performed. Painful sexual intercourse should be shared with a physician and treated by a specialized team.

Our Treatment Approach for Vaginismus

Vaginusmus is one of the most common issues that female patients apply to physicians around the world. Vaginusmus, which is based on both psychological and physiological causes, can be resolved with the understanding of the correct causes and physician support.

Sexual intercourse takes place with two people and it is wrong to look for the solution to the problem in one person. Sexuality is the totality of a person’s spiritual and physical fulfillment. It is not only a physical activity, but also a process of steps that requires responding to the psychological needs of the person. At this point, dialogue with the partner is vital. Almost all women who cannot communicate their needs to their partners have sexual complaints.

Vaginismus Treatment Possible Even in One Session

Vaginusmus is an extremely easy condition to treat when the emotional and physical needs of the person are identified. After a detailed dialog with the person, it is possible to achieve highly satisfactory results with the support of the partner after a session in which physical ailments, if any, are treated and psychologically supported.

Our Team Supports Your Dialog Process

Each person and each couple has their own needs. A uniform, traditional, conventional, conventional, general understanding of treatment is not accommodated in our clinic. Experts say that the biggest step in the treatment of vaginusmus is the development of dialogue between spouses, and that the responsibility of making women feel comfortable about sexual intercourse and psychologically safe should be given to partners. He adds that in this process of spouses who cannot have sexual intercourse, any accusatory behavior, a possible tension can drag the discomfort to a dead end, and women with vaginusmus complaints will refuse to heal in the face of these attitudes. For each couple and individual, a specific process is determined and the treatment process is supported by expert psychologists. During this time, it is of great importance that your partner is also included in the treatment, and both as a couple and individually, with medical support, the sexual dialogue of the couple becomes healthy.

All Stages are Observed with the Accommodation Process

After the initiation of the treatment process, our specialist physicians determine what needs to be done between the couples item by item and, if deemed necessary, a long-term treatment program with accommodation is applied. In this process, the person’s physical problems are treated and the necessary psychological support is provided, and recovery is achieved through day-to-day communication with the person.

Working with Female Physicians

An expert team of physicians will follow your entire recovery process and special attention is paid to the number and quality of our female physicians. Among our physicians who will provide both psychological and physiological treatments, your freedom to work with female physicians is reserved at every stage. Vaginusmus is not incurable with dialog between partners and the help of a specialist physician. Our sexual functioning is determined by our psychology and existing physical disorders can be overcome with the support of a physician. The important thing is to be able to discuss our fears freely with experts and our partner, to not be shy and to be free of our social fears.

Last but not least

In today’s highly modernized understanding of medicine, it is a very human reflex to talk about sexual problems, to discuss them and to ask for help. A happy sex life is a necessity, not a luxury. All sexual problems are treatable and can be prevented from recurring during a person’s lifetime. Having sexual problems is as natural and as common as having the flu. Our team, working with urgency, today supports dozens of women and achieves successful results.