Vaginismus is
100% Curable

Pain during sex can be due to many different conditions. Not sure if you have Vaginismus? Let us help you better understand your body.

You too should enjoy a healthy, sexual relationship without fear.

Vaginismus can be treated and fully resolved, under the proper guidance and with a technique that is simple yet failsafe.

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What is Vaginismus?

With vaginismus, vaginal penetration during sex or even tampon insertion can hurt. The area around the entrance of the vagina is additionally sensitised; with involuntary spasm of a group of muscles surrounding the vagina, causing resistance and making it uncomfortable and even painful.

Vaginismus affects 2 out of 10 women worldwide. We understand that seeking help can be daunting and we are here to support your journey. Sexual intimacy does not have to be compromised.

What causes Vaginismus?

Fear, anxiety, lack of sexual experience, previous trauma or gynaecological surgeries can contribute to vaginismus. Vaginismus can even happen to women who have previously had comfortable sex – this is called secondary vaginismus where major life milestones like childbirth and menopause can suddenly make sex more painful.

Vaginismus comes in many forms – some are mild, while others are more severe. (even the attempted insertion of a cotton bud can cause tremendous pain!)

Types of Treatment

We specialise in sexual wellness & treating intimate issues including vaginismus. Our sexual health experts and doctors have treated many vaginismus cases successfully and have a thorough understanding of how daunting it can be to seek treatment. We will work closely with you and according to your comfort levels.

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Dr. Jessherin Sidhu

Affectionately known to her patients as Dr Jess, Dr Jessherin Sidhu adopts a holistic approach to patient care. She is a firm believer that relationships, sexuality and sexual behaviour are factors that have a significant impact on overall health.

With her sex-positive and health-focused approach, Dr Jess encourages safe and open discussions of sexual health issues that extend beyond just treating diseases. She is also a regular participant in the International Sexual Health Meet organised by the International Society of Sexual Medicine. 

FAQ

No. Vaginismus can also be experienced by women who previously never had a problem with sexual intercourse. This is what we call Secondary Vaginismus.

Vaginismus is an involuntary, self-perpetuating condition that is not normally resolved on its own.

When a women with vaginismus attempts to have intercourse, the pain experienced heightens her fear of penetration and this then lowers the success rates of curing vaginismus.

However, vaginismus is 100% curable and I work with my patients to achieve this by breaking the vicious pain cycle associated with vaginismus.

Every patient’s journey to recovery is unique, with its own set of challenges and triumphs. Typically, patients who are motivated and do not have significant complications can resolve their sexual pain or penetration problems in a month.

We encourage partners to be involved during the treatment process. They will be taught how to use the dilator and where exactly to insert them, so you can focus on your relaxation, breathing and your composure during this process.

We also believe that having a present partner can help to provide the open communication and emotional support you may need to start enjoying sex again.

No! It is particularly frustrates when health professionals prescribe kegels for patients with vaginismus without a thorough assessment of the physical state of their pelvic floor. Read more about why kegels should never be done on a tight pelvic floor muscle on our blog

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