A couple from Australia have been unable to have ‘pain-free sex’ for the past nine years they’ve been married, due to the wife’s rare medical condition call Vaginismus.
Michaela, 38, and James Reece, 34, have launched an online appeal with hopes to raise treatment funds for vaginismus, which they say isn’t available in Australia.
Michaela was first diagnosed with the condition after experiencing what she described as ‘excruciatingly pain’ the first time she tried to have sex with her husband during their honeymoon.
The disorder causes the vaginal muscles to involuntarily tighten. Medical experts say there is no cure for the condition which affects a woman’s ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration including sexual intercourse. The couple have shared how they ‘fell madly in love’ when they first met but has waited 9 years to have sex.
“It has broken us. Brought us to tears. And eventually became a thing we just didn’t talk about. Until now, Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in December this year,” “ they wrote on their fund-raising page.