7 SECRETS OF PAINFUL SEX, AND HOW YOU CAN OVERCOME THEM
PAINFUL SEX PROBLEMS
When a woman feels pain while having sexual intercourse, it is called dyspareunia. Painful sex is fairly common. Nearly 2 out of 3 women have it at some time during their lives. The pain can range from very mild to severe.
Pain during sex is a sign there may be a problem. Talk to your doctor about the pain so that the cause can be found and treated as soon as possible. Proper treatment can help you enjoy your sex life.
Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse, due to medical or psychological causes. The symptom is reported almost exclusively by women, although the problem can also occur in men. The causes are often reversible, even when long-standing, but self-perpetuating pain is a factor after the original cause has been removed.
What causes pain during sexual intercourse?
The quality of your sex life is important at every age. One problem that can be hard to talk about is painful sex. The pain can be at the opening of the vagina and vulva, inside the vagina, or deeper in the pelvic area. Sex should never be painful. When it is, it means that something is wrong. In many cases, simple things such as a lack of natural lubrication in the vagina or an awkward position can be the cause. There are many physical and emotional factors that can cause painful intercourse.
You may feel pain at the opening of your vagina or in the vulva, which is the area around the vaginal opening. Even a gentle touch in this area may cause pain. The pain can be caused by:
irritation from soaps, spermicides, or other chemicals
a problem called vulvar dystrophy, which is a thinning or thickening of the skin of the vulva
Pain during sex can be caused by vaginal dryness. Possible causes of vaginal dryness are:
a lack of natural moisture resulting from not enough foreplay
hormonal changes such as those that happen during breast-feeding or during or after menopause
psychological factors that affect your level of sexual arousal
Examples of other problems that can cause pain in the vaginal or vulvar area are:
Bartholin’s gland cyst, a swelling of a gland near the opening of the vagina
scarring of tissues from a pelvic infection, childbirth, or vaginal or pelvic surgery
injury to the vaginal area
Sometimes the muscles at the opening of the vagina tighten because of spasms. The muscle tightening can make the vaginal opening smaller. It may even close the opening. This condition is called vaginismus. It causes pain and the penis may not be able to enter the vagina. Psychological factors such as a fear of intercourse, fear of getting pregnant, or fear of being hurt may cause the vaginal muscles to tighten.
You may feel pain deep inside your vagina during sexual intercourse. This can be caused by problems such as:
movements that are too forceful
bladder that is too full
infection of the bladder, vagina, or pelvis
growths in the uterus called fibroids
ovarian cysts (fluid-filled sacs in or on an ovary)
endometriosis, an abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus
prolapsed (fallen) uterus, meaning the uterus has moved from its normal position down into your vagina
tipped uterus (the uterus is tipped backward and downward)
scarring of tissues from a pelvic infection
injury to the vagina from childbirth, rape, or sexual abuse.
A number of conditions may cause pain and / or discomfort during sexual intercourse. These conditions include:
 Vaginal dryness
 Inadequate foreplay
 Poor sexual technique
 Sexual anxiety
 Recent childbirth – due to both reduced libido and physical vaginal injuries or stretching.
 Lactaton – the requirements of breastfeeding causes vaginal dryness from reduced hormone levels.
Some other physical medical disorder causes of intercourse pain in women include:
Vaginal injury – such as a bruised vagina from many possible causes (such as from a previous episode of painful or forceful intercourse)
 Post-childbirth – many women experience intercourse pain while the vagina recovers from childbirth changes.
Episiotomy – if this procedure is performed for childbirth, this can cause painful intercourse.
 Vaginal infection
 Vulva infection
 Skin condition
 Atrophic vaginitis
 Vaginal abnormality
 Vestigial vagina
 Vaginal changes from childbirth
 Narrow vaginal
 Thick hymen
 VAGINAL INFECTION
Certain vaginal infections such as vaginal yeast infections and trichomoniasis are often present without noticeable symptoms. However during sexual intercourse, the rubbing motion of the penis against the vagina and genitalia sometimes causes the symptoms of these vaginal infections to intensify causing stinging and burning. Genital herpes sores are another frequent cause of pain during sex.
 VAGINAL IRRITATION
Many products contain irritants which can cause vaginal irritation leading to discomfort or pain during vaginal sexual intercourse. These include:
[a]Any contraceptive foams, creams, or jellies
[b]Allergic reactions to condoms, diaphragms, or latex gloves
[c]Vaginal deodorant sprays
[f]Laundry detergents in sensitive individuals
[g]Excessive vaginal douching
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