For some, sex isn’t always pleasing. In fact, it can be downright painful. If this describes you, you aren’t alone – and you aren’t doomed. Usually painful sex occurs for women if there isn’t enough vaginal lubrication. This could be solved by increased foreplay and relaxation, and/or the use of a sexual lubricant. Or, in the case of post-pregnancy, waiting about six weeks after childbirth and easing back slowly and gently can remedy the problem.
However, for some, the problem may be a bit more serious and may require medical attention. Don’t worry, there are solutions. You can feel secure talking to your doctor in our confidential, relaxing atmosphere in order to solve the “painful sex” riddle. Proper identification and treatment can open up a whole new world to you and your partner’s sexual life.
This problem can be very common. The pain can be located at thevaginal opening or in the vagina, sometimes deep within the pelvis. The location of the pain can help isolate the reason for the pain. Endometriosis, scar tissue, and prior traumatic birth can all cause painful sex. Hormonal imbalance and menopause can also lead to painful intercourse.
There are many treatment options available, including hormones, biofeedback, prescription medicines, and physical therapy.
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