What to Do When Penetration Becomes Painful During Sexual Intercourses?

Do you feel pain in your vagina when having sex? You ask yourself why instead of providing pleasure, it is painful when you are having sex. Some reasons and solutions of this are presented in this article: read carefully.

What Causes Pain During Vaginal Penetration?

Dyspareunia is the medical term for persistent or recurrent pain in the genitals occurring just before, during, or after sexual intercourse. Women or people with a vagina can experience pain during sex because of many reasons including emotional reasons and gynecological conditions.

You can experience pain during intercourses because of shyness, sexual anxiety, embarrassment and lack of body or self-confidence during sex.

Also, low levels of estrogen lead women to experience vaginal dryness (which is also a cause of painful intercourses) mainly when they approach menopause. Vaginal dryness can also happen just after women give birth because their body slowly recovers from the pregnancy and delivery. This also happens to breast-feeding mothers.

Other possible causes to sexual discomfort with women can be: pelvic floor dysfunctions, sexual infections, illness, damage of some nerves, muscles dysfunction, perineum trauma and vaginismus (involuntary tightening of vaginal muscles during sex).

How to Treat Such A Problem?

First of all, it is important to know that finding an efficient and relevant solution to a sex-related problem relays on its cause. You should refer to a gynecologist. He is the only specialist who can determine the real cause of your dyspareunia and provide you with an adequate solution. However, here are some tips you can try.

You can use water-based lubricant during your sexual intercourse. Childbirth mothers should wait at least six months before restarting their sexual activity.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is another solution for vaginal dryness. HRT is the supplementation of the hormones your body needs. Pay attention: at all costs, you should avoid the HRT if you have a personal or genetic problem of heart, hypertension, cancer, blood clots, stroke and liver disease.