Review book How to overcome your vaginismus, by winner
Some time ago, I made my book 'How to overcome your vaginismus' available for a review. I didn't really expect a response, because in my experience openness about vaginismus is still not very common. That's why I was pleasantly surprised about Esther's enthusiastic reaction. You can read it in this blog.
Gained much more insight I've gained so much more insights because of Jacqueline's book. I never really knew what my problem was, until - because of my husband - I saw this book on the GezondTotaal Facebook page. My husband pointed out that I could win this book. I reacted immediately, and how fun it was to actually be the winner! And it was so thoughtful of Jacqueline to include a personal note, addressed to me.
Easy to read The book is very easy and comfortable to read. Very open, short, and to the point. It contains many examples, I don't recognize all of them, of course, but it gives a very clear image of whatvaginismuscan mean, and what it's like for women who have to deal with it.
Open and sincere It's really great that Jacqueline is so open and sincere about her own vaginismus. Her commitment also shows in an email I received from her, with a tip about a documentary about vaginismus. If I had any questions, she answered them for me. All of this makes it so pleasant to read, especially knowing that you're not the only one with this problem, and that there are people ready to help you.
The book as a guide All in all, it was a real eye-opener that this is a very common problem. Much more common than I ever realized. I now dare to talk about it more with my husband. I use the tips and exercises in the book to better explain my vaginismus. Though it's still a bit too soon to be able to talk about it with my friends. It's not exactly an easy subject to talk about. Though Jacqueline is doing a great job in making it all much more lighthearted.
Involved my husband Because of the way the book is designed, I advised my husband to read it as well. And he did. He thought it was really easy to read, and finished it in one read..... I didn't, but then again, I am dyslexic, which makes it harder for me, and also because it's more personal for me. All in all, really happy with all the insights and with "overcoming" my reluctance.