Vaginismus is severe pain during intercourse or intercourse being impossible due to sudden spasm of vaginal introitus.
Vaginismus is a common cause of ongoing sexual pain and is also the primary female cause of sexless (unconsummated) marriages. Sexual pain can affect women in all stages of life; even women who have had years of comfortable sex. Depending on the intensity, vaginismus symptoms range from minor burning sensations with tightness to total closure of the vaginal opening with impossible penetration.
Ongoing sexual pain of unknown origin, with no apparent cause or difficulty inserting tampons or undergoing a pelvic/gynecological exam or spasms in other body muscle groups (legs, lower back, etc.) and/or halted breathing during attempts at intercourse.