Painful intercourse is medically called dyspareunia and it is not unusual condition that occurs before, during, or after the intercourse. It is characterized by the persistent and recurrent genital pain. It is estimated that every fifth woman that is sexually active has this problem. It can be very stressful and frustrating for both partners, especially for a woman, if she has to cope with it.
There are two kinds of pain that usually appear: entry or superficial pain that occurs with every penetration, and deep pain during thrusting, accompanied with the burning sensation. The main cause for the occurrence of painful intercourse is different from woman to woman and depends on the place where the painappears. The entry or superficial pain usually occurs as the result of insufficient lubrication, some kind of injury to the genitals, trauma, irritation and inflammation, infection or skin disorder, as well as reaction to birth control products and vaginusmus. Thecauses for deep pain are certain diseases, infections and surgeries or medical treatments.
The medical conditions that in majority of cases lead to a painful intercourse are endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine prolapse, retroverted uterus and uterine fibroids, as well as cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and ovarian cysts.
Treatment of painful intercourse
It is very important for a woman to know that an intercourse is not normally painful and, if this condition occurs, it must be somehow treated. Since the painful intercourse may be caused by certain medical condition, it is crucial to stay healthy. It is advisable to regularly have a gynecological examination once a year. It is recommended to use condom during the intercourse as a prevention of certain diseases, and to treat promptly certain vaginal infections that occur.
Sometimes emotional problems can be the main cause for the painful intercourse. In that case, a woman must talk with her partner about that in order to nurture their relationship. If a woman does not want to have intercourse, then she should not do that. She can satisfy her partner with some other techniques that do not involve putting the penis into vagina.
In order to avoid a painful intercourse, a woman must stay lubricated. If she is not sufficiently lubricated, she can use some of the lubricants, such as water-soluble lubricants. Drinking lot of water and eating bran can help those women who have painful intercourse because of the constipation. Sometimes, a painful intercourse may be caused by the certain position, so it is recommended to try different techniques and positions and find the ones that are not painful.