I hadn't planned on coming on here to provide an update on my lab results, but I decided that it might be an interesting part of my journey with vaginismus. The reason I say this is because there was one section of my lab results that didn't quite make sense. I wasn't sick when I … Continue reading My Lab Results
Drawing and writing has always been my outlet during the hard times. I drew this self portrait a VERY long time ago when I was 18 and first found out that I had vaginismus. I felt broken and vulnerable. I felt rejected by my relationship, friends and family. So, as my way of expression and … Continue reading Expressing Emotions about Vaginismus Through Art
To find out that you have vaginismus is already daunting, but shouldering the burden all on your own is arduous. When I first found out that I had vaginismus at 18, I kept the condition a secret from my family and friends. I knew my parents would be disappointed in me for having sex before … Continue reading Do You Have Vaginismus And Are Afraid To Tell Your Loved Ones?
Katrin With Love posted this video on my Living with Vaginismus Facebook Group. I was so happy she did she because this video leaves a very powerful message for the viewer. Be A Lady They Said When I watched this video, I instantly began to tear up without even realizing it. I got goosebumps and … Continue reading “Be a Lady They Said”
One thing that many women who suffer from vaginismus fear, or end up being afraid of, is intimacy. I never used to be afraid of intimacy, but after knowingly having vaginismus and experiencing painful sex for almost 2 years, I began to shy away from it. Keep in mind intimacy doesn't mean just sex. Intimacy … Continue reading Fear of Intimacy and Ways to Overcome it
It’s time for a change! I don’t view this as a negative. Everyone needs change in their life! Lately, I’ve been feeling really depressed and I don’t want to fall down that rabbit hole again. My depression could be heightened because of the whole Day Light Savings thing and lack of Vitamin D, but vaginismus … Continue reading It’s Time for a Change!
Overcoming something is a challenge and can be scary. It's not a simple straightforward path that we walk down. Sometimes we are forced to jump hurdles, are stopped by road blocks, and might make a wrong turn here or there. However, none of this makes you weak. It's all part of the process proving that … Continue reading Overcoming can be hard
I’m so excited to take a step forward into a new chapter in my life once the wedding is over. I’m taking this wedding as, not only an end of the old me, but also a brand-new beginning that is bigger and brighter than ever. People’s true colors have emerged as my fiancé and I … Continue reading Goodbye Baby Victoria!
Just yesterday, I decided to start a Facebook group relating to vaginismus and mental health. It is designed to spread awareness, but also give individuals a platform to discuss their experiences, ask questions and share stories. If you are interested in helping this group to grow, please join the group! 🙂 Living with Vaginismus https://www.facebook.com/groups/459846504837825/ … Continue reading New Facebook Group
Never personally tell a person with vaginismus that you think sex before marriage is a sin, unless you wish to make them even more depressed than they already are. Just a word of advice from the person, who was finally having a decent day and then got sideswiped by that random message. Just try to … Continue reading Note: