A sex position is a position of the body that people use for sexual intercourse or other sexual activities. Sexual acts are generally described by the positions the participants adopt in order to perform those acts. Though sexual intercourse generally involves penetration of the body of one person by another, sex positions commonly involve penetrative or non-penetrative sexual activities. Three categories of sexual intercourse are commonly practiced: vaginal intercourse involving vaginal penetration , anal penetration , and oral sex especially mouth-on-genital stimulation. The act may also involve anilingus. There are numerous sex positions that participants may adopt in any of these types of sexual intercourse or acts; some authors have argued that the number of sex positions is essentially limitless. Sex manuals usually present a guide to sex positions.
Vaginismus is a condition in which involuntary muscle spasm prevents vaginal penetration. The underlying cause is generally a fear that penetration will hurt. Treatment may include behavior therapy such as graduated exposure therapy and gradual vaginal dilatation. Severity and pain during vaginal penetration varies.
Electronic address: m. The VPCQ was explicitly designed to assess cognitions regarding vaginal penetration in women with vaginismus and dyspareunia. METHODS: A sample of Dutch women with a female sexual dysfunction FSD; women with lifelong vaginismus and women with dyspareunia and women without sexual complaints completed the questionnaire.