In some cases, women may have vaginismus afterwards. One of them is vaginismus that occurs after “dyspareunia”. Pain during intercourse; It is defined as “dyspareunia”. However, vaginismus is not “dyspareunia”. It is necessary to distinguish between painful sexual intercourse, namely “dyspareunia” and vaginusmus. This is usually seen postpartum. Dyspareunia may develop due to vaginal dryness and atrophy due to vaginal dryness and atrophy due to decreased estrogen in menopause, vaginal infections, wounds in the cervix, that is, sexual intercourse may become painful and painful. If dyspareunia is not treated, it may lead to the development of vaginismus over time. This can lead to the development of vaginismus in women who have a sexual life.
“Sexual coldness” is another factor. Postpartum mental and physical changes or relational problems may cause women who do not have a problem in their sexual life to experience frigidity later on. Sexual coldness is also described as frigid in the colloquial language, and sexual problems related to women are generally generalized in this way. However, frigidity vaginismus is also different from each other. In frigidity, the woman does not enjoy sexual intercourse, is not sexually aroused, and cannot orgasm. For this reason, there is no or very little wetting in the vagina. In vaginismus, there is no problem in terms of sexual desire and orgasm. In these people, although there is no real sexual intercourse, the woman can be stimulated by alternative means, can experience orgasm, and the vagina becomes wet during sexual desire. Vaginal dryness experienced in women who experience long-term frigidity can make intercourse painful and vaginismus can be seen later.
Women with vaginismus may experience temporary vaginal bruising, tearing from childbirth, attempting to have sexual intercourse before healing is complete, or physical or emotional trauma caused by any other temporary pain, including a normal labor process. In women who have not been fully treated and have given birth without a problem, sexual pain and difficulties in entry are encountered that continue for months and years following the birth. Once vaginismus is triggered, it causes the body to tighten the pelvic floor when an attempt is made to enter, making it very difficult to attempt re-sexual intercourse. When sexual intercourse efforts are painful and unsuccessful, the body reacts even more strongly to this situation, further strengthening the vaginismus effect. As this becomes an ongoing and worsening experience, this is sometimes referred to as the ‘pain cycle’ of vaginismus. The longer the vaginismus pain continues, the more intense the tightness becomes. Eventually, simple entry becomes impossible. Therefore, the earlier the symptoms of vaginismus are diagnosed and treated, the easier it is to resolve.