Vaginismus Panel

Moderator: Dr Rica Cruz


Ye Ruoshi

Aleeza Hanee

Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Living with Vaginismus, a condition involving a muscle spasm in the pelvic floor muscles that can make vaginal activity, from sexual intercourse, masturbation, gynecological exams and inserting a tampon difficult, painful and emotionally debilitating. This session discusses what it is, and h ow to take back your sexuality and how to feel more comfortable in your own skin.

About Dr Rica Cruz

Dr. Rica Cruz, RPsy is a Psychologist, Sex and Relationship Therapist and a Faculty Member of the Department of Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University. She has a PhD in Psychology and had further training and certifications in sex and relationships therapy from the University of Guelph, Cambridge Alliance-Harvard Medical School and the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality. Her expertise is focused on Filipino sexual behaviors and sexual pleasure and her practice revolves around individuals and couples with sexual and relationship/marital issues. As a sex therapist, researcher, educator, and lover, she opines that Filipino sexual ownership and empowerment is sexier than sex.