My girlfreind and i have just started having a "sexual" relationship, but before that i was only fingering her. However whilst i was fingering her, her muscles would suddenly contract and i would no longer be able to get my fingers inside, also she complains of pain after cliteral stimulation over a period of time (usually about 10 minutes before it gets sore) also, she says that afterwards she gets slightly itchy, but then it goes away (this is why i cant see it being a yeast infection), anyway any help or comments greatly appreciated, thanks guys
Muscle Contraction & Itching
Vaginismus is described as a spasming of the muscles surrounding the vagina.
Symptoms - Symptoms include painful spasms of the musculature surrounding the vagina. The muscles may spasm in response to the slightest touch. This may interfere with the woman's ability to have sexual intercourse or the ability to insert a tampon into the vagina.
Cause - Although rare physical abnormalities may be present, nearly all cases of vaginismus are caused by an emotional or psychological factor. These factors may include fear, anxiety, or a distaste for sex that develops from past sexual experiences.
Diagnosis - The aforementioned symptoms will be noted by the woman and may need to be evaluated by a physician to rule out any physical cause.
Treatment - In the absence of a physical cause, therapy involving both sex partners is advised. Therapy may focus on building trust and communication between partners. The woman may also be advised on relaxation techniques and dilation therapy which involves the insertion of a small dilator into the vagina. The size of the dilator is then increased over time.