Completely Overcome Vaginismus: The Practical Approach To Pain-Free Intercourse
By Mark & Lisa Carter
Vaginismus affects women of all ages, from newlyweds struggling with impossible penetration to mature women encountering unexplained sexual pain after years of pleasurable intimacy. For the last 20 years, Completely Overcome Vaginismus has been the go-to guide—for women and professionals alike—to confront this condition. This fully revised, 20th anniversary edition, updates the most effective approaches for successful resolution.
“Nobody understood my issue like you do.”
We’re excited to offer our newly-revised and updated book, which provides everything you need to know about vaginismus — who is affected, symptoms, physiological and emotional causes, and most importantly, a proven, at-home treatment program.
The step-by-step, easy-to-understand treatment protocol is delivered with solid expertise, encouragement and compassion. Thousands of women the world over have used this life-changing book to help overcome vaginismus and successfully restore their capacity to enjoy full and satisfying sexual intercourse.
Comprehensive resource for vaginismus education and research-based resolution.
Easy-to-understand information and clear, step-by-step instruction for vaginismus treatment in the privacy of your own home.
Learn about the mind-body mechanism behind vaginismus, how to eliminate pain, strategies for achieving penetration, and ways to progress from basic insertion to full and satisfying sexual intercourse with a partner.
Simple exercises, effective graphics and illustrations, reflection questions, journaling space for notes and progress.
“An excellent guide...I can recommend use of this resource by all patients with vaginismus.”
Beth Shelly, PT BCIA-PMDB, APTA Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy
“Great self-help option for women who are ready to take control over their vaginal penetration problem...a thorough educational program firmly based on current research knowledge and written with the sensitivity of a couple who know the fears and hopes that come with working to find solutions.”
Elke Reissing, PhD, C Psych, Human Sexuality Laboratory, University of Ottawa
"Best we have ever seen!! The content, set-up of the content, thoroughness of descriptions and diagrams make it so easy to follow. Everyone should know about your books."
Dr. Clifford & Joyce Penner, Therapists & Authors, Passionate Commitment
“A very big thank you from a grateful therapist in England...the contents are superb.”
Colin Tindall, Psychosexual Therapist, Relate Lincolnshire
“Excellent and very helpful...well written, easily understandable for a lay-person, and a much-needed resource.”
Susan Decker, PT, The Rehabilitation and Health Center
“Pleased that such materials exist...excellent adjunct to treatment.”
Elizabeth Norman, MEd LMFT LPC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate)
“Very impressed...My clients have had wonderful results.”
Chris Lambruscati, MS, LPC
"I am very pleased with your product … patients come in early to read the book."
Hollis Herman, MS PT OCS BCIAC-fellow, HealthyWomen
"I am a physical therapist that treats women with pelvic pain…I have your books and find the information in them beneficial for my patients."
Giselle Roedel, DPT
"I have treated women with vaginismus for over 20 years. Your products, and especially your books, are very helpful. They take the woman through a series of steps from education about vaginismus, exercises to prepare them for fixing the problem, and beyond. I use your materials, along with coaching women through difficult times and helping their partners understand what is happening, all with an excellent success rate. As you say, vaginismus is highly treatable. Congratulations on your most helpful work."
Ann Hartlage, Ph.D., Director, Marital and Sex Therapy Program
“Really impressed with your books - you’ve done a great job! I can think of so many of our patients who would benefit from reading them.”
Caroline Allen, PT, Pelvic Support Physiotherapy
“Really excellent and validated information...illustrations and contents are simple and yet comprehensive...learned more about Vaginismus through this book than even in my undergraduate medical training a decade ago...you have integrated the emotional aspects of sexuality and sexuality problems seamlessly into a self-healing and self-help approach to treating Vaginismus...a great product.”
“After a 14-year battle with vaginismus, I personally overcame this condition using the program...invaluable for both me and my clients.”
Kathy Cordell, Life Coach
“[I’m a] medical doctor and specialist in sexual health in Australia...recently received a copy of your book and workbook on vaginismus...excellent resource.”
Dr. Rosie King, Intimate Solutions Pty, Ltd.
“Love your product. Thank you for having the fortitude to produce it. I will certainly be promoting it in my gynaecology practise and to my OBGYN colleagues.”
Dr. Jackie Stacy, Australia
"I have just seen your books from a patient and love the diagrams (plus the books). I have ordered 2 sets for our clinic and patients.”
Mary Wood, PT, Cura Physical Therapies
(Names Kept Anonymous for Privacy)
"I have moved through all 10 steps now and my husband and I have been able to have sexual intercourse! It is very exciting to overcome a problem that had consumed my life in the past. Thanks again for a very successful and encouraging program!!"
"Hi, I bought one of your treatment packs and I'm really pleased with the results so far, so thank you very much! I think the tone of your book is brilliant and it is a great help knowing there are people who understand what I'm going through … Thank you again"
"The book is great and I love the journal. The best part is the "leading" questions. Sometimes it is hard to think why you have this problem. The questions make you think of all angles … it is the best program … nobody understood my issue like you do."
"I purchased your 10-steps book and have been going through all the steps. It is the most comprehensive and helpful information I have found about vaginismus and overcoming it."
"I love the positive tone of the book. Though shame and fear are thoroughly covered, you don't stay there … physical treatment section was excellent. I know this is your area of expertise and it really showed."
"It is awesome and I like the idea that everything is discussed in great detail for me to understand why things are happening the way it does! Already, just by reading the book, I'm starting to feel like a new person … I just wanted to thank you"
"First of all, I am glad to say that my girlfriend and I are past vaginismus!!! She had a combination of Primary and secondary vaginismus... Your book was the best that I have found … I own about 5 on the subject, and yours, hands down is it. I think people are looking for the step-by-step "procedure" if you want to call it that … In short, your book is awesome"
"I am extremely grateful … when I received the books and read about vaginismus I finally realized that I was not alone. Like many, many women, I had been to my gynecologist several times and she said that there was nothing wrong with me. She could not offer me explanation as to why any attempt at intercourse was so very painful … after about one and a half months … I was able to have intercourse."
"I had been using vaginal dilators for 5 months … I tried several times to have i/c with my husband, but never could. Your book gave me the clues to attempt i/c without problems … I have strongly recommended your book in some support groups because I think it can help many women like me. Pls keep on helping women and thank you very much."