Abigail wants to have penetrative sex but it’s not working. She is worried it’s her fault or at least her vagina’s fault. In her quest to find out why she cannot have penetrative sex, Abigail finds an essay called Frigid and a community of women who have similar issues. In talking to them she realizes that her partner’s are contributing force to her pain and discomfort during sex.
For more resources on Vaginismus and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction check out the upcoming animated short, Tightly Wound, by Shelby Hadden. If you want to find a Physical Therapist that specialized in PFD there here is a national directory and here is an international directory.
Written and produced by Abigail Bereola, fact checking by Julia Alsop, editorial advising by Molly Osberg. Additional editorial support by Samara Breger & Julia Alsop. Bodies theme music produced by Allen Watts, special thanks to Jess E. Jelsma. Image art by Jen Ng.