Vaginismus is a spasmodic painful contraction of the entrance to the vagina during attempted sexual intercourse, preventing the entrance of the penis.

Usually of psychological origin, although it may sometimes be due to vaginal inflammation.

Vag`i*nis"mus (?), n. [NL.] Med.

A painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina, often rendering copulation impossible.


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