06th Sep
2018

Why Some Women Go Through Painful Sexual Intercourse?

Known as Dyspareunia, it is when women experience intense pain while having sex. Apart from the physical pain, it can also create problems in a couple’s life and even cause negative emotional problems. So, what causes the pain? Usually, when there is not enough lubrication, a woman experiences painful sex. But, it can be avoided to a large extent, if the foreplay is increased, relaxing the woman or a couple can also use a store-bought lubricant.

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Other Reasons Why Women Experience Painful Intercourse Are :

  • Vaginismus

It is a very common condition when the vaginal muscle spasms involuntarily. It can also be triggered by the fear of being hurt.

  • Vaginal Infection

They are common and also include yeast infections.

  • Problems with cervix

Cervix is nothing but the opening of the uterus. Here, the penis can reach the cervix due at maximum penetration and if there are any problems with the cervix, such as infections, etc. It can cause pain.

  • Problems with the uterus

Fibroids Symptoms can be one of the problems in the uterus, which can lead to painful intercourse.

  • Endometriosis 

This is a condition, where the inner lining of the uterus, starts growing outside on the reproductive organs, such as fallopian tubes and ovaries.

  • Problems in ovaries

These problems include cysts and other ovarian problems.

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is a condition where the tissues become severely inflamed and the pressure exerted during the intercourse can lead to intense pain.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

This is a pregnancy where the fertilized eggs start developing outside the uterus.

  • Menopause

When a woman hits menopause, the woman loses her vaginal moisture due to the thinning of the vaginal lining, making it dry. Hence, the painful sex.

Participating in intercourse soon after a major surgery or childbirth

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

These also include genital warts, herpes sores, or other STDs.

  • Injury

When there is an injury to the vulva or vagina, it can lead to extremely painful sex.

  • Vulvodynia

It is basically the chronic pain a woman experiences in her external sexual organs, known as the vulva.

 

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