Vaginismus

Authored by: Helen Singer Kaplan

The New Sex Therapy

Print publication date:  December  1974
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780876300831
eBook ISBN: 9780203727317
Adobe ISBN: 9781135821364

10.4324/9780203727317.ch20

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Abstract

Anatomically, The Genitalia of the vaginismic woman are normal. However, whenever penetration is attempted, the vaginal introitus literally snaps shut so tightly that intercourse is impossible and even vaginal examinations must frequently be conducted under anesthesia. Hence, vaginismus is a common cause of unconsummated marriages, often of many years’ duration.

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