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...A heart is harder to open than a vagina...

Welcome here. We are glad you care enough to become more informed about Vaginismus. We hope this section will be helpful or a mind-opener too.
You will notice that some of these articles are addressed to partners, whereas others are addressed to those women trying to get their partners'understanding and support.
If you want to find out specific information on vaginismus, you can check the link to its definition and misconceptions (What's Vaginismus?) or read some myths about sex and vaginas under the Sex and Vaginismus section .

Whether you're the woman or her partner, these are the main messages for both of you:

1. Vaginismus is a couple's problem
2. A person is worth a partner's love even without being able to have intercourse
3. Your marriage is valid and legal independently from one of the partners' ability to have penetrative sex

LGBT! We may often refer to a partner as a "he", in particular when the topic is penetrative sex or other stereotypically male issues, but we are aware that most of the articles are valid for women in homosexual relationships too and if you are in one and liked to add an article on vaginismus from a LGBT point of view, please contact us or share your views in the forum.

DISCLAIMER: This site is not designed to provide medical advice. All material is gathered from the experience of hundreds of women who experienced vaginismus but it is for information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. Please review the information contained on vaginismus-awareness-network.org carefully and confer with a health care professional specialized in vaginismus, as needed.