Vaginismus is the recurrent or persistent contraction of muscles around the vagina. It commonly is thought to be a psychological condition, brought about by fear of sex, anxiety, or a past sexual trauma. Vaginismus can also develop as a result of menopause. When the body’s estrogen levels decline, the lack of vaginal lubrication can result in the development of vaginismus in some women.
Most Common Symptoms:
- Involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles
- Burning or stinging pain during penetration
- Fear of penetration due to pain