Hi lamomesel – so sorry to hear about the pain issues you’ve experienced with your partner! I had vaginismus that was eventually treated with the botox procedure at the Maze Clinic, and before that, many of my experiences at doctors or gynecologists were incredibly similar to yours. I couldn’t bear to have examinations done and would close my legs, wiggle away, etc. I think that while it sounds like you have a mild/medium form of vaginismus like you say, treatment with the dilators will be helpful to you both in making it easier to be penetrated and in helping you gain comfort and confidence in your body so that gynecological exams and other stuff will be easier for you in future.

Let us know if you have any issues or questions around dilation going forward – we’re always glad to help!