Have fear and pain stopped you from having intercourse? Are you unable to use tampons, or feel like they won't fit? Do you physically withdraw or panic during gynecological exams? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be suffering from vaginismus, a condition that affects millions of women worldwide. This book offers important medical information and first-person stories, including a new treatment option that has helped over ninety percent of my patients with severe vaginismus overcome this condition to go on to have pain-free, intimate relationships. My treatment of vaginismus has put me in contact with patients from around the world and many different cultures. While each patient is unique, their stories evoke common themes-the shame of not being able to experience intercourse; guilt over lost relationships; a deep fear that their childbearing years will come and go. The stories shared by these women moved me deeply, and I felt their voices needed to be heard. When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy provides medical information about this condition and how it can be overcome. Equally important, the book shares the personal experiences of several of my vaginismus patients. These women volunteered to tell their stories in an effort to let their sister sufferers know that they are not alone, and do not need to suffer in silence. I admire them more than I can say. Testimonials from Patients of Dr. Pacik for the Treatment of Vaginismus: "It has been three weeks and two days since my procedure. I was finally able to achieve intercourse tonight (full penetration)! I have learned so much about myself and my body since the procedure. I woulld highly recommend this treatment to anyone who suffers from vaginismus." "I feel like I have a real marriage now. I feel triumphant!" "Today we finally made love. It was actually incredible. I finally got to connect with him on this amazing level."