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The case for sex possible: women who suffer from vaginismus.

The case for sex possible: women who suffer from vaginismus.

There seems to be an epidemic of women who cannot have sex in Asia. This condition is known as Vaginismus. Vaginismus is the result of involuntary tightening of the vaginal walls, making penetration during intercourse difficult or even impossible.

This is usually manifested by the following symptoms:
• Pain due to tightening of the vagina during intercourse
• Painful sensation during insertion of the penis/ failure to achieve penile penetration due to pain
• Difficulty having a gynecological exam involving the vagina performed
• Sexual pain and discomforts after giving birth or undergoing a surgical procedure involving the female reproductive system
• Troubled relationship between partners
• Lack of interest to engage in sex due to pain.

For Dr. Martha Tara Lee, Clinical Sexologist in private practice for five years, Vaginismus is the number one reason why couples seek out her sexuality coaching services. Martha will be sharing a profile of these clients, how she works with them, as well as the innovative ways in which she has tried to generate awareness that help is available. She will also be sharing how she has launched a revolutionary 28-day online program on overcoming Vaginismus called Sex possible. Martha will be sharing about her own online training program called Sex Possible in the interest of professional sharing.

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AOFS 2014

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