"If sex is a pain in the ass, then you're doing it wrong."
What is Dyspareunia?
The quote isn't necessarily true; at least not all the time. Painful sex can happen to anyone for several reasons. Dyspareunia is abnormal pain, normally in the pelvic area, and it is usually experienced during or after sexual intercourse. It can happen anytime during intercourse, from penetration down to the moment of ejaculation, and you can even continue experiencing some pain after you finish having sex. It can be experienced by both women and men, but generally, women suffer more from this condition.
If you feel pain during intercourse, even if it is not often, it can put a strain on your relationship and even make you lose interest in sexual activities, but you’re not alone. Many people suffer from Dyspareunia. If it is severe it is recommended that you see your physician to get help.
Is this what is causing me pain when I have intercourse?
Not necessarily, but it could be one of the many reasons you experience pain during intercourse. Dyspareunia can be caused by many things and one of the reasons in women is muscle spasms. Abnormal conditions in your genitals such as a yeast infection, urinary tract infection and an ulcer in your vaginal wall can also be reasons why you are experiencing pain.
The most common causes of Dyspareunia are: A diaphragm that does not fit properly, Endometriosis, genital irritation from soaps, detergents, douches, or feminine hygiene products, hemorrhoids, herpes sores, genital warts, or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Intercourse too soon after surgery or childbirth, menopause, ovarian cysts, Inflammation of the prostate, a diaphragm that does not fit properly, past sexual abuse or rape, vaginal dryness and Vaginismus. Seeing a doctor to diagnose if you have any condition, and to ask why you experience pain, is important because it is the first step to fixing the condition. Below are images of factors that are most commonly associated with, and common causes of, female dyspareunia.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Dyspareunia, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer your questions. Check out the medical dictionary or pubmed health for more information on Dyspareunia and other conditions that cause painful sex.