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Hi Patricia – I’m sorry for the pain you’ve been having, and especially that your gynecologist was so dismissive! This is depressingly common even in gynecological medicine even though vaginismus and vulvodynia affect so many women. I agree with everything Melissa has said and think it might be a good idea to try dilating at home. Even though you don’t have as severe of symptoms as some people, working with dilators could stretch your vaginal muscles and get you more used to the feeling of being penetrated. There is a ton of support and information on dilation on these forums, so I highly recommend looking into that!

Let us know if you have other questions – you were brave for posting here and seeking answers so I hope you’ll keep pursuing a painless and pleasurable sex life!