Pain during Intercourse

visit this geneva; font-size: small;”>In medical terms pain during intercourse is called dyspareunia.

pill geneva; font-size: small;”>Pain during intercourse is demonstrated by different sensations of discomfort or pain that appear and disappear during intercourse or even after.

Primary pain during intercourse appears after the first intercourse, Secondary pain during intercourse appears after a certain period in a woman who had a sexual relationship but the pain is caused by psychological trauma, superficial pain during intercourse appears at the beginning of penetration and Deep pain during intercourse occurs when the penetration is complete.

Superficial pain during intercourse is manifested by early discomfort at the beginning of the intercourse and is felt in the vulva with burning and stinging sensations and the causes are vaginal infections, irritation, trauma, radiation therapy and in most of the cases insufficient lubrication.

There are many possible causes that can lead to pain during intercourse the main being Lubrication failure due to insufficient stimulation and for women who have passed to menopause due to the low estrogen levels.

Diseases such as Urinary tract infections, Genital herpes can lead to painful intercourse.

Dyspareunia can also be due to Allergic reactions to latex condoms and certain drugs such as Antihistamines can cause temporary dryness of the vagina.

rofound causes of pain during intercourse are Infections or inflammation of the cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes, Pelvic tumors, ovarian cysts and uterine prolapse.

The psycho-social causes of pain during intercourse are mainly in women who have been victims of sexual abuse. Moreover these women may suffer from vaginismus a condition in which there is an involuntary spasm of the vagina making penetration painful or impossible.

Fear, anxiety, fear of pregnancy, religious considerations are all factors that may prevent arousal and lubrication.

Marital and psychological problems such as depression can cause pain during intercourse.

Mild pain during intercourse which usually occurs during penetration can be minimized by applying an ointment with anesthetic effect.

It is also helpful to apply a water based lubricant before intercourse because oil-based lubricants can affect the quality of contraceptives such as condoms or diaphragms.

or better lubrication of the vagina enough attention to foreplay and deep pain can be lessened or eliminated by careful choice of positions during intercourse.

Pain during intercourse due to menopause can be treated with hormone replacement therapy.

Inflammation and / or an infection are treated using antibiotics or antifungal drugs prescribed by qualified physicians.

Surgery can repair some anatomical abnormalities relieving the pain during intercourse.

Last but not least couple psychotherapy can be very effective in identifying negative or pessimistic attitudes about intercourse and improve communication between the couple.

Always remember that if left untreated pain during intercourse will make sexual activity to be associated strictly with pain and interest in intercourse would drop dramatically.


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