Thanks so much for sharing this, Sks823! It’s so hard to find good resources about this, but I’m glad more women are starting to share their stories with the wider world to increase awareness. I completely agree with the assessment that the culture of silence and taboo around talking about the female body should take a lot of blame in terms of how vaginismus is pathologized and why women often wait so many YEARS to seek treatment or even to figure out what’s going on with their bodies. We’d never treat a cold or a broken arm this way, so it’s damaging that we give certain conditions this weight of shame. I hope that as mainstream awareness of vaginismus grows, we can better diagnose and treat it sooner and with far less shame.