Vaginismus is defined as the involuntary spasm of the pelvic muscles surrounding the outer third of the vagina, specifically the perineal muscles and the levator ani muscles (Masters and Johnson, 1970; Kaplan, 1974; Ellison, 1972). In severe cases of vaginismus the adductors of the thighs, the rectus abdominis and the gluteus muscles may be involved. This reflex contraction is triggered by imagined or anticipated attempts at penetration of the vagina, or during the act of intromission or coitus.
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