Don’t hide from the condition…

Girl with the Paw Print Tattoo

It’s hard to admit that something is wrong with your body or even your mind. It took me a long time to admit that I had vaginismus. Reading about it online, prior to being officially diagnosed, was horrifying to say the least. I couldn’t comprehend how a trigger, that I couldn’t even discern, was causing my body to be in physical pain. I would think to myself, “How is this a real thing and how can it possibly be fixed?”

Unfortunately, because of my fears of telling others and them seeing me as abnormal, I kept it a secret for so long and just felt lost and hopeless. I wept at the realization that I couldn’t do something that everyone around me was enjoying. I felt alone, not only because I didn’t know anyone around me who suffered from the same condition, but also because I couldn’t express the pain…

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