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Hi @kaitsmith – welcome to our community!

Sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling. While proper diagnosis is key to successful treatment of any kind of pelvic pain, the experience you’re describing certainly sounds like it could be vaginismus. It is a highly treatable condition, so that’s the good news!

Dilators come in a variety of materials and widths, every woman’s body is unique, and a dilation protocol is rarely universal. While some women are able to use dilation on their own without guidance, we strongly recommend you seek support in order to establish a program that is customized specifically for you and your needs.

Anti-anxiety medications can certainly be part of treatment, but there are also behavioral modifications to seriously consider for whole healing.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help, consider calling us to arrange a free 10-minute consult. We offer on-site care for those in the NY metro area and distance dilation programs for those who aren’t nearby.

Take good care and let us know if you have any other questions!