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Vaginismus is the recurrent or persistent contraction of muscles around the vagina. It commonly is thought to be a psychological condition, brought about by fear of sex, anxiety, or a past sexual trauma. Vaginismus can also develop as a result of menopause. When the body’s estrogen levels decline, the lack of vaginal lubrication can result in the development of vaginismus in some women.
Most Common Symptoms
Involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles
Burning or stinging pain during penetration
Fear of penetration due to pain
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