Susan Elms P.T., M.C.P.A.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Focusing on Incontinence & Pelvic Pain

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Vaginismus

This occurs when there are involuntary contractions of the muscles in the outer third of the vagina. These contractions often interfere with sexual intercourse, tampon insertion, etc. This condition or these contractions are often recurrent.

There are two types of Vaginismus:  Primary and Secondary.


•    Primary Vaginismus:  When a woman has never been able to have pain free intercourse due to pelvic floor muscle spasm
•    Secondary Vaginismus: Pain that develops sometimes later in life after a traumatic event such as childbirth, surgery, or a medical condition