What are the causes for vaginismus?

We do not know the exact cause of vaginismus. But some of the known causes of vaginismus include trauma or abuse, painful intercourse in the past, anxiety and fear of penetration.


Vaginismus is not the same for everyone and looks different for different people. For example, in some people, any kind of penetration even a tampon can cause pain and in others, medical exams and penetration can cause pain.



Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaginismus/

https://www.healthline.com/health/vaginismus#treatment

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15723-vaginismus

https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginismus-causes-symptoms-treatments

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