Vaginismus? Have you tried a glass of wine?

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It can be quite a daunting experience for a woman with vaginismus to speak to her GP or medical professional about the condition, and it can unfortunately be all too common that the advice they are then given is to just relax and “have a glass of wine”. This is the equivalent of telling a depressed person to “cheer up, …

Do pelvic floor / muscle strenghtening exercises for vaginismus really work?

Ladies, it is a myth that vaginismus is caused by weak vaginal muscles and that strengthening them will lead to recovery A common myth is that vaginismus is the result of weak pelvic floor muscles; that through lack of use they have become stiff and tight. This belongs to the school of thought that says ‘if you don’t use it, …

5 things you didn’t know about vaginismus

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Five things you didn’t know about vaginismus Vaginismus is a sexual problem affecting women. It causes penetration to be painful or impossible due to the tensing of the vaginal muscles – the sensation is often described hitting a ‘brick wall’. Sufferers may also experience anxiety and difficulty inserting tampons or undergoing gynaecological examinations. It is extremely frustrating to be unable …

Words of advice from an ex-vaginismus sufferer

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My client Sophia, now pregnant, shares her honest and heartfelt words about how distressing having vaginismus was and how she overcame it with the Thrive Programme “Even if one girl reads this and is given some hope then my job is done. If you’re reading this desperately seeking for an explanation to your vaginismus, wondering if there is a cure …

10 of the most common beliefs held by Vaginismus sufferers

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Women with vaginismus hold a number of negative and limiting beliefs about the condition and their ability to overcome it. Every one of these beliefs will cause anxiety and will be a hindrance to resolving it. Below are ten of the most common limiting beliefs that my previous clients expressed at the start of the programme. How many do YOU …

Even female doctors suffer with vaginismus

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Thrive helps doctors too! A recent GP client of mine consulted for vaginismus. She thought it was a physical problem until The Thrive Programme helped her to recognise that it was caused by psychological and emotional factors. She is now able to enjoy sex for the first time. Below is her story… I had contacted Cara as I had vaginismus, …

Challenging unhelpful vaginismus myths!

There exists A LOT of misinformation regarding vaginismus. I’ll be making a series of videos and blogs dispelling some myths about vaginismus, which will give you informed insight into the condition and how to properly resolve it. Below is my video dispelling a couple of these myths… Myth #1 Vaginismus is a physical issue and you need physical therapy to …

You can overcome vaginismus too!

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is when I receive an email or text from my vaginismus clients informing me about their successes. One such message came from Rebecca, 30, who has recently completed the Thrive Programme and says it has changed her life 100%. The picture on this blog was attached to her email and sums …

Diary of how I overcame vaginismus with The Thrive Programme

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To help you understand how the Thrive Programme can help you overcome your vaginismus, I asked my client Riya, 26, to keep a diary of her journey throughout the process. She has kindly written about the content of the sessions, as well as her thoughts and feelings. Some of the ideas and concepts that she mentions may be unfamiliar to …

Do Vaginal Dilators Work?

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A question I’m often asked by vaginismus sufferers is ‘do vaginal dilators work?’ The short answer, is yes! I believe they can be beneficial, although perhaps not for the reasons that many people believe… How people often THINK dilators work.. Many people, including GPs and dilator manufacturers themselves, believe that the benefit gained from the use of dilators is that …