Reasons Why Having Painful Intercourse


The pain experienced during intercourse can become a handicap to a healthy sexual life and a good balance within the couple. Where does this pain come from and how can it be remedied?

According to data from the American congress of obstetricians and gynecologists, three out of four sexually active women have already experienced discomfort or pain in the genital system at least once during their pregnancy. Life during sexual intercourse.

This sensation affects the vulva or other parts around the entrance of the vagina. Pain can also occur in the lower back, pelvic area, uterus and bladder. If this unpleasant experience repeats itself over and over again, the woman loses all desire and sexual enthusiasm, and her libido diminishes because her body associates intimate relationship with pain.

The causes are multiple and are either biological or psychological. Here are the 11 most common:

1 - Skin Problems

Dermatological disorders such as genital ulcers on the delicate skin of the vulva are one of the most common reasons for pain. It is also possible that the cause is a dermatitis (eczema for example) or allergic reactions caused by an imbalance of the pH of the vaginal flora. Avoid scented soaps and commercial lubricants. Prefer to rinse with clear water and use natural moisturizers such as coconut oil or olive oil.

2 - A lesion during coitus

Sometimes, during the report, some internal lesions occur due to excessive dilation of the vagina floor or some trauma. This causes severe pain and makes the act almost impossible. If the problem persists and causes other symptoms, consult a specialist as soon as possible.

3 - Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness has no age but is more frequent before and during menopause because the rate of female hormones, estrogens, decreases. This hormonal imbalance affects the natural lubrication of the vagina
And has the consequence of producing irritations which render the sexual act very painful.

To avoid this, use aloe vera to relieve and jojoba or coconut oil to lubricate.

4 - Vaginitis

It is an inflammation of the vulva, the vagina or both, due to a fungus or bacteria. It is manifested by abnormal and inconvenient flows which really complicate the unfolding of sexual intercourse. If you suffer from it, go to your gynecologist as soon as possible.

5 - Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a disease that is characterized by the involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles, which makes penetration very difficult, painful or even impossible. This complication is a psychic disorder of sexual behavior that can be treated in a few sessions only by a sexologist or a psychologist. It is also advisable to do regular exercises specific to the muscles of the pelvic floor.

6 - Episiotomy

This is the name of the surgical incision made by the doctor during childbirth to facilitate the baby's exit. If it is not fully healed, it can cause pain during intercourse in the months following delivery. Physicians advise physical therapies, meditation and in more extreme cases, surgery.

7 - Allergy to latex

Some women are allergic to latex or to the substance that lubricates the condom. This causes redness and itching intolerable to the point of making the sexual act impossible, or at least unpleasant.

8 - Emotional problems

Emotional and sentimental health is essential to the pleasure felt during sexual intercourse. Fear, guilt, shame or stress make it impossible to reach the level of relaxation and relaxation needed to reach orgasm or simply enjoy the moment. As a result, libido decreases and penetration hurts because the vagina is not lubricated enough due to lack of excitement.

9 - Couple Problems

Lack of communication, infidelity ... can have a very negative impact on the sexual life of a couple and the desire of the partners. These difficulties can make the moments of intimacy unbearable and painful.

10 - Some medications

Among the side effects of the birth control pill, some antibiotics and analgesics, there is a decrease in libido and an alteration in the lubrication of the vagina. Discuss these problems with your doctor to remedy them and stop suffering during intercourse.

11 - Cystitis

This inflammation of the bladder is also an obstacle to a fulfilled and painless sexual life. The constant desire to urinate and the pain caused by cystitis will make your life impossible until you have received the necessary treatment.

It is important that every woman is listening to her body and responding in time to any symptom that would negatively affect her sexual life by going to a specialist as soon as possible to resolve the problem.





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