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How is vaginismus related to painful intercourse treated?

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Painful spasms of muscles at the opening of the vagina may be an involuntary but appropriate response to painful stimuli. These spasms may be due to several factors, including painful insertion, previous painful experiences, previous abuse, or an unresolved conflict regarding sexuality. For a woman with vaginismus, her doctor may recommend behavioral therapy, including vaginal relaxation exercises.

Treatment for Painful Intercourse from eMedicinehealth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

Treatment for Painful Intercourse from eMedicinehealth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 10, 2017

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