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Vagina too tight

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I'm currently in a happy relationship with my girlfriend; sex has been great until the past month. Now my vagina tightens up so much that penetration is impossible and is causing problems in our sex life. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?


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replied November 9th, 2009
Sexual Health - Women Answer A7854
Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!

Tightening of vaginal wall is called vaginismus. A tight vaginal wall can be due to various reasons. Since everything was fine earlier it is a secondary vaginismus. There is a chance that you now have vaginitis or inflammation of vagina, sores at the mouth of vagina or vestibulitis, vulvodynia or a dry vagina, or thrush or fungal infection. Treating the cause often takes care of the problem.

If no cause is found vaginal dilation exercises are usually carried out using plastic dilators, done under the direction of a sex therapist or other health care provider. Generally both partners are counseled to gradually increase more intimate contact, ultimately resulting in intercourse.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!



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