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Heather
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Hi Hazel! Vaginismus can effect any woman at any age. And I’m sorry you’re going through it! I second what Jess567 said about physical therapy. It is soooo beneficial to have a doctor who specializes in those muscles, help teach you how to relax them. I also highly suggest a dilator kit! I got mine from Maze and it’s called Pure Romance. You will start with the size comfortable for you, and work your way up. Spending 20 minutes a day, aiming for almost every day of the week. And you will insert the dilator and leave it in for a minute. Let your body adjust. And then take it out fully. Then re insert it, and begin going about the back and forth motions. This will stretch out your muscles! Once you get comfortable with 1 size where it is super easy, then go up a size. I see you said you’ve already been having sex so inserting a dilator will come a bit easier to you, especially starting off with a much smaller size! A lot of women have trouble even inserting a finger. You could also give stretching a try. If you Google yoga stretches for your pelvic floor muscles, you’ll get a lot of different options and they really do work!! Also, you can massage your vagina. Insert a finger and gently press up against the wall of your vagina and slowly move it in circles, gently pressing at the same time. You can also go back and forth and switch it up. You don’t have to go too far as the PC muscles are more in the opening and those are the muscles you want to target. I hope I could be of help!! Definitely keep up updated! 🙂