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Interview: A Vaginismus Christmas

Imagine having a lover that you can’t make love to?  What if when you tried to insert a tampon, it popped right out?  Or not being able to masturbate with a dildo?  These few symptoms describe the Vaginismus condition which effects 2 in ever 1000 women.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Ashley (I have changed her name for privacy purposes) this week who suffers from Vaginismus and got to dig a little bit deeper into this condition.

Vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted intercourse. The tightness is actually caused by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina. The woman does not directly control or ‘will’ the tightness to occur; it is an involuntary pelvic response. She may not even have any awareness that the muscle response is causing the tightness or penetration problem.

vaginismus anatomy diagram

Vaginismus Involuntary Tightness – In the diagram on the left, the effects of vaginismus are illustrated with the tightening of the pelvic floor muscles and the resulting tightness of the vagina. On the right, the pelvic floor is relaxed and intercourse is possible without pain.

Primary & Secondary Vaginismus

Examples of Vaginismus – In the vaginismus condition, as the man approaches the woman, her PC muscle group (darkly shaded) involuntarily tightens the vaginal entrance making intercourse painfully impossible or penetration may be successful but may result in burning, discomfort, and pain.

I got to ask Ashley a few questions about this horrible condition.

Vibin’ Vixen: When did you find out you had Vaginismus?

Ashley: I first had an idea when I was 13.  I hit puberty very young – when I was only 8 years old I had underarm hair.  Shortly after, I got my first period.  When I tried to insert a tampon, it would pop right out or wouldn’t insert at all.  I thought it was odd, but I was young and just wore pads.  I didn’t know there was actually a disorder for many years.    Through high school I had boyfriends that I would try to have sex with and it just wouldn’t work.  I couldn’t even fit a finger inside me without excruciating pain (if it even managed to get in).  I continued to talk to my friends through high school and no one had these issues — so I had a feeling I was a little different.  Finally when I was 24 years old, I knew I had it because I tried (again) to have sex and the next day I was completely swollen shut.  I was bleeding and in a lot of pain.  I googled these symptoms and headed straight to my gynecologist…..and it was confirmed.

VV:  How have you been treating it?

A: It’s a little embarrassing!  The doctor told me to get the kit which consists of stretching devices and numbing creme – but I didn’t have $60 to spend on it so I created my own version. I had this long plastic decoration at home that looked very similar to a dildo, so I put a condom on it (I didn’t trust where it might have been before) and lubed it up.  I tried to stay relaxed and practiced each night getting it in a little further each time until finally it was enjoyable. Every time I used it, it was easier to insert and I got more & more comfortable.  After a few weeks I was becoming quite a pro and very proud of myself.

VV: So….have you had sex yet?

A:  Actually, this interview is very timely.  Just Wednesday after all of my practice, I had full-on sex for the first time in my life.  He got the whole way inside me and yes it KILLED to begin with but by the end it was enjoyable.  I feel like I just lost my virginity and can’t wait to try it again!

VV: That is so excited!! Congratulations!  Please keep us posted on your progress…

After talking further with Ashley, we learned that there are many deeper issues that may have caused Vaginismus.  Since she hit puberty much younger than her peers, had a religious family that shunned sex and an eating disorder her self-esteem has been pretty low.  She’s looking into therapy and is continuing to practice stretching and sex with her new practice partner.


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Real Housewives Making Real Sex Toys

I can’t say I’ve ever watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but this was sent to me and it definitely peaked my interest.  This just proves that anyone can do a collaboration!

Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss, has debuted a new line of pleasure products for women and New York’s premier boutique for toys and accessories, Babeland, is hosting a launch event with her next week. At a ladies’ night themed event, Kandi will meet customers, talk about the toys and dish on some of her experiences on Real Housewives of Atlanta. The Bedroom Kandi line is elegant, sophisticated, discreet, and taps into her background as a songwriter and performer. Above is her ‘Kandi Kisses’ which is disguised as a lipstick. Leave it lying around and your friends will think you’ve got the latest Chanel shade! If you’re in the NY area, check it out and let me know how it goes!

Thursday, December 15, 7pm, Free Babeland SoHo, 43 Mercer Street

Would a celebrity endorsement of a sex toy make you want it more?  What about if a celebrity designed it?


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Bangin’ to the 80’s

Normally we get it on without music.  This is never a conscious decision….it just happens that way.  The other night, I decided to play the iPod before we got to banging and just put it on shuffle.  A few minutes into our romp, my stripper song came on.  Followed by all of Cowboy’s favorite hair bands.  It put a bit of a damper (and some humor) onto our bang-fest!  I’ll have to make a playlist we put on for our next time so we don’t get distracted by Quiet Riot’s ‘Come On Feel the Noise’.

Have you ever had an awkward song come on during sex?


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Product Review: Tri-O Waterproof Vibrating Couple’s Cock Ring

It’s been a while since I’ve done a straight up product review so I’m a little giddy right now.  Actually a few days ago was when I was really excited — the best feeling is coming home to a box of goodies from Good Vibes!

I’m still adjusting to the wife thing and refuse to lose the spice in our bedroom behavior!  Cowboy is always a good sport so we got the cock rings out that night.  We have other cock rings but none that show love for the balls!  Cowboy particular likes a good ball cupping so this Tri-O does my job for me so I can enjoy other things…..like having an orgasm??!  Let me warn you, the dual vibrators are pretty strong so it took a few seconds to get used to the intensity.  I wouldn’t suggest using an intensifying cream or anything like that.  There are two holes, two vibrating units and little grapes (not kidding) that are there for clitoral pleasure.  There is also a taint tickler!  Cowboy felt a little too ‘tied up’ because we used every function of the ring including the ‘BALLER’ ring which is an extra attachment for his balls to fit inside.  He was feeling a little restricted after a few minutes and requested that I do my usual ‘ball cup’ that he preferred.  Overall we liked it and the concept of it but would suggest monitoring the BALLER ring to be not as tight.

The price is only $19 which I thought was pretty affordable, and it’s waterproof so lube it up!

You can get your own Tri-O Cock Ring at GoodVibes HERE.

Let me know your thoughts or do you have a favorite cock ring?  I’d love to hear suggestions.


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