Vaginismus is a disease that can be treated but harms marriages if it is not treated. Vaginismus is a problem that women can hardly find the courage to come to treatment. In this state, vaginismus is also called "postponement disease." Gynecologist, Sex Therapist, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Op.Dr.Esra Demir Yüzer gave information about vaginismus.
WRONG: Vaginismus resolves on its own over time.
RIGHT: Vaginismus is a psychological disease. It is absolutely necessary to treat. Years pass by waiting at home. Today, tomorrow, women steal their happiness and marriages may break down. However, vaginismus is a disease that can be successfully treated in 1 to 3 days when the right methods are used.
WRONG:You should keep trying by forcing yourself.
TRUE :Vaginismus is the inability to have sexual intercourse due to the contraction of the vaginal muscles during sexual intercourse. Forcing causes trauma at the contracted vaginal entrance, making the woman even more afraid of sexual intercourse and making the process even more difficult.
WRONG: A narrow vagina causes vaginismus.
RIGHT: The vagina acts as a reproductive and procreation canal. The absence of sexual intercourse in vaginismus is not due to the narrowness of the vagina, but to the narrowing of the vaginal entrance due to the contraction of the muscles in this region of the vagina.
WRONG: Vaginismus cannot be cured.
TRUE : Vaginismus is a disease with 100% treatment success. With the right treatment techniques, it shortens the treatment time and ensures permanence.
WRONG:Vaginismus is seen in very few women.
RIGHT: Vaginismus is a disease that is frequently seen especially in closed societies. Vaginismus is seen in 10 out of every 1 women in Turkey. However, women often think that they only have vaginismus because they do not share this problem with anyone, and they hesitate to come to treatment because they are ashamed and afraid of this situation.
WRONG: If I marry another man, the vaginismus problem will go away.
RIGHT: Divorcing and marrying another man is not a solution for a woman who has vaginismus problems. Moreover, most vaginismus patients marry their spouses happily. When they can't have sexual intercourse, men often say, "I wonder if my wife doesn't want me, doesn't she love me enough? “The thought occurs frequently. The right thing is for men and women to accept vaginismus as a disease and treat them without damaging their marriage.
WRONG:Vaginismus patients do not have children.
TRUE : In cases where the man can approach the external genitalia, pregnancy can occur even if there is no full sexual intercourse. Some vaginismus patients may choose to get pregnant with in vitro fertilization or vaccination treatments. However, if they get pregnant without vaginismus treatment, vaginismus treatment will be delayed even more, which is a situation we do not want.
WRONG: In the treatment of vaginismus, the hymen should be opened surgically.
RIGHT: Vaginismus is the inability to have sexual intercourse due to the contraction of the vaginal entrance. Therefore, even if the hymen is opened by surgery, it will not contribute to the treatment as the vagina muscles will contract.