ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUPS and FORUMS
SUPPORT GROUPS for Vaginismus:
This is a list of all the support groups on vaginismus we could find, in different languages. They change often so some links may be out of date now and make sure you check what they look like before joining or please report any mistake or any new group you are aware of, at Thank you.
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WhenSexHurts - a support community for couples struggling with intimacy due to disability
http://www.mavicanet.com/directory/ell/31224.html (in Greek)
http://women.far.ru/main.php?p=health/ginekolog&pp=ginek7 (in Russian)
www.egroups.com/group/vaginismo (in Spanish)
http://it.groups.yahoo.com/group/vaginismo-supporto (in Italian)
http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/Vaginismusgroup (in Singaporean)
http://www.egroups.com/group/vaginism (in Dutch)
http://groups.msn.com/VaginismeVulvodynies (in French)
There are two support groups in German. It can be confusing cause one is called a Forum but it is really a support group where you have to register in order to read and write.
Both are mailing lists with moderators and members, the difference is:
de.groups.yahoo.com/group/Vaginismus-Forum is for sufferers, partners and therapists, whereas http://de.groups.yahoo.com/group/Vaginismus-Germany is for sufferers only.
www.egroups.de/group/Vaginismus-Germany (in German)
http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/vaginismusgroup-support-indonesia (in Indonesian)
health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ttcwithvag (a group for women trying to conceive with vaginismus)
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/londonvpsg (based in London)
http://www.vulvalpainsociety.org/london(in London, meet every 6 weeks)
List of FORUMS on Vaginismus
VAGINISMUS 1 FORUM (in English. Some parts are public, some are private and require registration)
Forum-Vaginisme (in French/en Francaise)
Foro sobre Vaginismo: en busqueda de la solucion (in Spanish/ en Espanol)
www.vaginismus-forum.com is a forum with information for everybody (in German)
A Swiss therapist also has a website in German language with a forum (everybody can read and write): http://vaginismus-info.blogspot.com/
Hey, why not start your own in your language if its missing!?
It's easy! Go to Yahoo groups and follow the easy steps. You will help many women..
P.S. If you are a medical practitioner or an organization working on womens sexual health, you may want to add the relevant support group in your website/brochure on vaginismus in your language.
The 2 meanings of SUPPORT
There seems to be two ways of conceptualizing the word SUPPORT when it comes to vaginismus. For some, the idea of Support is to unconditionally support a woman to solve her vaginismus no matter what her personal circumstances are or what the possible consequences of having an open vagina will be for her, as long as that's what she wants at that moment or as long as her partner will be happy. Gynaecologists and therapists often give this kind of support too cause they'll need to give customers what they want and that's their way of making money out of them.
Other women believe instead that a woman with vaginismus should always be supported first of all to see herself as a complete human being, full of potential and passion, who can be loved independently from the state of her vagina, and who should not put up with abuse or pressure to be sexual if she doesn't feel like it or if it's bad for her because of an uncaring partner. Only when she's empowered to see that can practical support to solve her vaginismus follow.
We hope you'll find the support group that's right for you.
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|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.|