Vaginismus Support Services & Information

The following organisations provide Vaginismus Support Services for couples currently experiencing difficulty with Vaginismus.
There are also website links and recommended reading below.


Tel: 01 – 5053112

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists Ireland
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists UK

Tel: 020 – 8543 2707

Dublin Well Woman Centre

Tel: 01 – 8749243

Healthy Living Centre Dublin City University

Tel: 01 – 7007171

Institute of Psychosexual Medicine

Tel: 020 – 75800631

Relate Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 – 90323454

The Womens TLC Online Workgroup for Vaginismus Symptoms and GPPPD

Information on Vaginismus

Orlagh Reid Vaginismus Series Blog : : Causes of Vaginismus

Vaginismus Network: A Community for People with Vaginismus : Vaginismus Network

Recommended Reading

Brotto, L.A. (2018) Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women can Cultivate Desire. Greystone Books.

Heiman, J.R. & LoPiccolo, J. (1988) Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Programme for Women. Piatkus. [Recommended by Relate National Marriage Guidance and the Family Planning Association]

McEvoy, M., McElvaney, R. & Glover, R. (2023). Vaginismus in the Irish Context [C8] in B. Gornika & M. Doyle (Eds.) Sex and Sexualities in Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Palgrave McMillan.

McEvoy, M., McElvaney, R. & Glover, R. (2021). Vaginismus: A Biopsychosocial Perspective. Sexual and Relationship Therapy DOI: 10.1080/14681994.2021.2007233 

Rogan, M.F. (2017) Sex for Simple Humans: Sex Throughout your Life. [ISBN: 9781549792649]

Valins, L. (1988) Vaginismus: Understanding and Overcoming the Blocks to Intercourse. Ashgrove.

Weiner, L. & Avery-Clark, C. (2017) Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual. Routledge.