“There are many likely explanations for sexual aversion after vaginismus treatment…Libido may have deteriorated, orgasm may be difficult to achieve, relationship disconnect may need more healing and partner hostility may be a factor. In more severe situations, there may be avoidance and persistent negative feelings similar to symptoms noted in post traumatic stress disorder. Our post procedure counseling addresses these issues since it is hard to predict how sexual aversion will manifest itself after vaginismus treatment. It is always suggested that a woman who experiences sexual aversion should continue her care with a therapist skilled in managing this. It is well known that vaginismus is both a physical and an emotional disorder and even though a woman may be making excellent physical progress with her dilators, our patients sometimes complain that they need to “catch up emotionally to where they are physically”. Sexual aversion tends to further delay the emotional healing process of vaginismus treatment but with willingness to address these issues and proper guidance from a trained counselor these issues can be overcome.”
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