Sex Unshackled with Becky Crepsley-Fox

Vaginismus and us

August 7, 2021

In this episode I speak with Lisa Mackenzie and Kat Wilson about their personal experiences of vaginismus. We talk about what people can do if they are experiencing these issues, where they can go and how to find community.


About Lisa:

After living with vaginismus for many years, and feeling broken and isolated, Lisa decided to take control of the situation. She met Kat Wilson, a vaginismus blogger, and very quickly they set up the Vaginismus Network after realising how life-changing it is to meet someone else who truly understands what you are going through. Lisa is passionate about supporting and empowering others living with vaginismus, and providing them with the sense of community that she believes she could have benefitted from as a young girl growing up with the condition. Lisa is a passionate public speaker and is always happy to share her experience to help others. Since setting up the network, she has spoken at numerous events, has engaged with university students and has featured on several podcasts, such as Standard Issue and Huff Post UK. Lisa is currently responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the network alongside her day job.


About Kat:

Kat started her blog 'Hey Vaginismus!' in 2015, after years of feeling alone, embarrassed and ashamed. Her main goal was to meet one other person with vaginismus. Since meeting Lisa, and founding the Network, Kat has lost count of the number of people she has met who have vaginismus, and remains passionate about the power of connecting with others and sharing our stories. Kat is keen to speak about vaginismus to anyone that will listen and has told her story on podcasts and media interviews, as well as to health professionals and students. However, her biggest achievement is shaking off the shame that she once felt. She hopes, through engaging with the Vaginismus Network, that others can do the same.


Where to find them:

Instagram - @thevagnetwork


Where to find me:

Instagram - @becky_crepsley_fox

TikTok - @becky_crepsley_fox

Clubhouse - @becky_c_fox

Facebook - Becky Crepsley-Fox

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