How To Deal: Living with Vaginismus

Q. I have vaginismus and have never been able to have penetrative sex. While my boyfriend is supportive, he lives in another state and will be at least 300 miles away for the next 2-3 years. We see each other several times a year (and will see each other twice a month when he moves closer to me in the spring), but we’re both relatively inexperienced/awkward and have been struggling to find pleasurable alternatives to penetration. The whole situation has made me so depressed about having sex that my sex drive has evaporated and none of my regular “fixes” (reading racy novels, sending my boyfriend sexy texts) are helping. My boyfriend is worried about my lack of desire and how we’re going to balance his desire for penetration with my issues. He wants me to be enthusiastic about our sex life but doesn’t know how to help. Read More How To Deal: Living with Vaginismus

Living With Painful Intercourse: Physical Therapy

Up until just a while ago, I had no idea that this condition had treatments other than topical medication or surgery available. Then, my doctor introduced me to the concept of physical therapy. Immediately, some pretty gnarly images of what physical therapy for painful intercourse would constitute came to mind. Read More Living With Painful Intercourse: Physical Therapy