mellebelle90 (mellebelle90) wrote in vaginismus,

is this really vaginismus?

Hi, i'm new to this community, and i've got some questions about whether or not i really have vaginismus. ive never had pain inserting tampons, or doing any type of sexual activities except for intercourse, but whenever i do attempt to have intercourse or when i am examined at the gynocologist, i end up sobbing from the pain! ive only had 2 sexual partners, the first of which i was ina rocky relationship with and we only had sex a few times, however, there was not any pain during sex. my second partner is my boyfriend of over 2 years, whom i have a fantastic relationship with, but i do have extreme pain when having sex with him. does anyone know why im having pain in the good relationship, and i didnt during the bad relationship? or if i even have vaginismus, considering i only have pain when having sex or when at the doctors? my gynocologist says it may be vaginismus, but he kind of just brushed it off like there was nothing he could do. does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? thanks :)
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thank you for the advice :) im just trying to figure this out so i can start some type of treatment
I'm not a medical professional but it does sound like vaginismus to me. Vaginismus can be an inconsistent and sometimes unpredictable problem.
I am seeing a physical therapist for treatment of vaginismus and general pelvic floor dysfunction. A very good point my therapist made is that disorders of this nature don't always follow a textbook definition. In my case, I can insert tampons as well. But I can't keep them in because my muscles contract and push them out. As far as penetration is concerned, the middle third of my vagina is by far the most painful area. The opening is only mildly tense and the end (or back or whatever) has no pain at all. But whether it's officially vaginismus or not, this is no way to live.