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Definition of "vaginismus" []

  • A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vaginismus" in a sentence
  • "By the term vaginismus we understand a painful spasm or contraction of the vaginal orifice which makes intercourse very difficult, or impossible."
  • "A related condition in women is vaginismus, which is involuntary spasm of the vagina, preventing entry of the penis."
  • "I suspect that you have a degree of the female condition called vaginismus, in which the vaginal muscles contract whenever an attempt at penetration is made."