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I'm 24 years old. Female. I've been a until a few months

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I'm 24 years old. Female. I've been a virgin until a few months ago. My boyfriend, of 8 months now, and I have tried on multiple occasions to have sex but have been unsuccessful. When he tries to insert himself, I feel a stinging/burning pain around the top of my vagina opening/urethral area. It persists as he moves and I can't continue and we end up not having sex. This scenario has happened every time we try. What could be the problem? It only hurts if he moves inside me. Just being still doesn't hurt. I have nervousness about sex and possibly a low sex drive because I don't crave sex as much as I think I should at my age. I have no problem lubricating and no problem inserting tampons or fingers. I've looked into vaginismus and even bought the books and trainers but it hasn't helped. The pain is unbearable and my relationship has become strained because of this.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 3 months ago.

Hello

I am a double board certified US clinical doctor and I will be happy to help.

This is called vaganismus, and it is often from anxiety during sex.

It is due to muscle spasm.

Psychological training can help in this case.

That said, you need a full exam to make sure there are no anatomic problems.

Please read this

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/painful-intercourse/basics/causes/con-20033293

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