Definition of vaginismus in English:

vaginismus

Line breaks: vagin|ismus
Pronunciation: /ˌvadʒɪˈnɪzməs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina in response to physical contact or pressure, especially during sexual intercourse.
    More example sentences
    • As stated earlier, in the majority of cases, vaginismus is a physical response as a result of emotional factors.
    • Another common complaint was painful intercourse because of vaginal dryness and vaginismus.
    • Women with vaginismus may seek sexual contact and sexual play as long as vaginal penetration is avoided.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin vagina (see vagina).

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