What is Vaginismus? - VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilators What is Vaginismus? - VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilators

What is Vaginismus? - VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilators

What is Vaginismus?

Vaginismus is a condition that can make sexual intercourse, gynecological exams and even tampon insertion painful, if not impossible.

The condition occurs when inserting an object such as a tampon, penis or speculum into the vagina.

The pain experienced during Vaginismus is caused by the involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles - specifically the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle group - leading to generalized muscle spasm and temporary cessation of breathing. Secondary to pain, women may be unable to insert tampons or undergo gynecologic exams

What does Vaginismus feel like?

When a woman has vaginismus, her vagina's muscles squeeze or spasm when something is entering it, like a tampon or a penis. It can be mildly uncomfortable, or it can be painful.

There are exercises and at home vaginal dilator therapy a woman can do that can help, sometimes within weeks.


Painful intercourse is often a woman's first sign that she has Vaginismus. The pain happens only with penetration. It usually goes away after withdrawal, but not always.

Women have described the pain as a tearing sensation or a feeling like the man is "hitting a wall."

Many women who have vaginismus also feel discomfort when inserting a tampon or during a doctor's internal pelvic exam. 


Doctors don't know exactly why Vaginismus happens. It's usually linked to anxiety and fear of having intercourse. But it's unclear which came first, the vaginismus or the anxiety. 

Some women have Vaginismus in all situations and with any object. Others have it only in certain circumstances, like with one partner but not others, or only with sexual intercourse but not with tampons or during medical exams.

Other medical problems like infections can also cause painful intercourse. So it's important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause of pain during sex.

How can Magnetic Vaginal Dilators help?

When  you use a Magnetic Vaginal Dilator, soft tissue lengthens, relaxing muscles and ligaments. As the tissue relaxes, the Neodymium magnets increase blood flow to the painful area calming nerves. VuVa™ Vaginal Dilators are the only patented dilators available with Neodymium magnets.

Magnetic Therapy is based on the premise that all living organisms exist in a magnetic field, including the human body. The human body generates its own magnetic field. Therefore, the body can heal itself when electromagnetic energy is in balance.

The “North Pole” of a Neodymium magnet is often referred to by medical researchers as the “healing side” of the magnet. The VuVa™ Vaginal Dilator set contains over sixty strategically positioned Neodymium magnets that allow this field of soothing energy to flow into the body. 

Iron is a component of our blood content and every ion - or atom - contained in our cells carries oxygen and produces an electrical impulse. These two elements make up our bodies own electrical magnetic field.

This means when the negative north side of a magnet is placed next to a painful area, it draws fresh oxygenated blood to the nerves and surrounding muscles. This, in contrast, is a positive energy field. The positive energy field creates two results: as magnets are alkaline, it counteracts any acidity in the body caused by disease and fresh blood helps to remove any acidity from the body which, in turn, accelerates healing while reducing pain.