|The clinical term for pain during or after sexual intercourse.
|A chronic inflammatory skin condition (suspected to be auto-immune) that causes skin changes often in a figure 8 or keyhole pattern on the vulva and perineum. The skin is blanched, shiny, and tissue paper-like. Most women complain of itching, vulvar pain, and/or pain with intercourse.
|Lubricants can be water, silicone or oil based products that can help reduce friction and minimize irritation upon vaginal/anal penetration.
An estrogen cream alternative for postmenopausal pain and dryness. The MonaLisa Touch is a laser that rejuvenates the vagina in 2-3 treatments.
|Pain in the genital area or deep inside the pelvis during intercourse. This pain is often described as a dull ache (similar to menstrual cramps) or stretching and sharp burning at vaginal entrance.
|A cylindrical tool which is inserted into the vagina. It is used to gently stretch the vaginal muscles and reduce pain during intercourse.
|A condition with which a woman is unable to comfortably get an object (ex: penis, finger, tampon) into the vagina. Generally, it involves an involuntary muscle spasm of the introitus.
|Vaginismus Treatment Under Anesthesia
|Medication is used as a treatment for Vaginismus, by reducing tension in the vaginal muscles.
|A supportive online environment for people struggling with Vaginismus to discuss concerns and frustrations, share ideas, experiences, and support each other.
|A small device of variable shapes, made to oscillate very rapidly. Often used by women in order to stimulate erogenous zones and produce orgasm.
|This is a condition in which the the vulvar vestibule (tissue surrounding entrance to the vagina) is irritated or painful. This is a subset of Vulvodynia and can have many causes.
|This term simply translates to vulvar pain. This is most often described as burning pain occurring in the absence of relevant visible findings.