Vaginismus, sometimes anglicized veganism is the German name for a condition which affects a woman’s ability to
engage in any form of vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons, and the penetration
involved in gynecological examinations.
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to vaginismus. These may be psychological or physiological,
and the treatment required can depend on the reason that the woman has developed the condition. As each case is
different, an individualized approach to treatment is useful. The condition will not necessarily become more severe
if left untreated, unless the woman is continuing to attempt penetration, despite feeling pain. Some women may
choose to refrain from seeking treatment for their condition. Further trials are needed to compare therapies with
waiting list control and with other therapies.” Although few controlled trials have been carried out, many serious
scientific studies have tested and proved the efficacy of the treatment of vaginismus. In all cases where the
systematic desensitization method was used, success rates were close to 90?95% and even 100%.
There are two types of vaginismus treatment:
- Psychological treatment has the three most common contributing factors to veganism’s are fear of painful
sex; the belief that sex is wrong or shameful and traumatic early childhood experiences.Vaginismus patients are
twice as likely to have a history of childhood sexual interference and held less positive attitudes about their
sexuality whereas no correlation was noted for lack of sexual knowledge or physical abuse.
- Physical treatment of the internal spasms may include sensate focus exercises, exploring the vagina through
touch, and desensitization with vaginal dilators. Dilating involves inserting objects, usually phallic in
shape, into the vagina. In treating the spasms through dilation, the objects used gradually increase in size as
the woman progresses. Medical dilators may be obtained online, though they may be expensive.
Luckily, this topic can be significantly improved with hypnotherapy
and clinical hypnosis.