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Vaginismus: a major psychological reason women experience pain during sex

Don’t suffer in silence (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk)

If you have never heard of vaginismus, it’s time to get it on your radar.

Aly Dilks, sexual health expert and clinical director at The Women’s Health Clinic, says: ‘It is the term used to describe recurrent or persistent involuntary tightening of muscles around the vagina whenever penetration is attempted,’

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According to Vaginismus Awareness, the condition affects at least two in every 1,000 women at some point in their lifetime.

Approximately 10% of adult women have… Read the full story